Tord Alden, MD, Neurosurgery, Chicago, IL, Northwestern Memorial Hospital


Neurosurgery Chicago, IL

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School

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  • Dr. Tord Alden is a neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and has been in practice 22 years. He specializes in brain & spinal tumor, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery, and neurosurgical spine surgery and is experienced in neurosurgical oncology, minimally invasive spine surgery, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery.

    [Video] A resection of cervical anaplastic myxopapillary ependymoma with Tord Alden, MD:

Education & Training

  • Children's Hospital & Medical CenterFellowship, 2003 - 2004
  • St Louis Children's HospitalFellowship, 2000 - 2001
  • University of Virginia
    University of VirginiaResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1996 - 2000
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemInternship, Transitional Year, 1995 - 1996
  • Rush Medical College
    Rush Medical CollegeClass of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2004 - 2023
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1995 - 1996
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery
  • American Society of Pediatric NeurosurgeryPediatric Neurosurgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FAANS) American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • 10 Spine Surgeon Leaders to Know
    10 Spine Surgeon Leaders to KnowJanuary 30th, 2019
  • Rhaeos, Inc. Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for FlowSense™ Noninvasive Thermal Sensor
    Rhaeos, Inc. Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for FlowSense™ Noninvasive Thermal SensorJune 2nd, 2020

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