Fady T. Charbel MD, FAANS, FACS

Professor and Head, Richard L. and Gertrude W. Fruin Professor,
Chief of Neurovascular Section
Work Email: fcharbel@uic.edu
Categories: Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Fady T. Charbel is the Richard L. and Gertrude W. Fruin Professor and the Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2001.

In 1997 he established the CANVAS (Computer-Aided Neurovascular Analysis and Simulation) Program at UIC, part of an interdisciplinary effort spanning the colleges of Medicine, Engineering, and Computer Sciences, both at Chicago and Champaign-Urbana. This program resulted in discoveries, which led to the first start-up originating from the College of Medicine at Chicago.

Dr. Charbel’s research yielded innovations in medical devices, diagnostic imaging as well as surgical simulators. He is the developer and co-inventor of the “Charbel Micro flow probe®”-Transonic systems, Inc.; of the Immersive Touch Simulator-Immersive Touch®, Inc.; and of the NOVA® system-VasSol, Inc. Dr. Charbel currently holds nine patents, has produced over 300 scientific presentations and over 250 publications.

Dr. Charbel has been consistently named one of America’s Top Surgeons – Consumers’ Research Council of America; Best Doctor – Best Doctors in America and Top Doctor – Castle Connolly Medical Limited. He is an internationally recognized expert in micro-neurosurgery with special interest in cerebral revascularization: bypass, carotid and vertebral artery surgery; surgical reconstruction of complex intracranial aneurysms; resection of AVMs, moya moya disease and treatment of complex brain tumors.

Dr. Charbel’s honors for innovation include: The University of Illinois at Chicago “Inventor of the Year” award in 2002, the “Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards/ Medical Devices, Runner-up” in 2006 and the Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 2017.