I believe that every patient is entitled to the best possible outcome for their conditions and that they and their families should be treated with utmost respect, compassion and support. Each patient should have an individualized plan of care and preferences and suggestions from patients and their families as well as cultural and religious beliefs should be intertwined with each plan. I consider patient and parent education to be very important in order to have an educated and informed decision making process for care. I also believe in a holistic approach to treatment of the body and supporti of emotional needs for each patient.
Robert T. Egel, M. D. is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Lecturer at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and Chicago College of Ostepathic Medicine. His primary appointment is Division Head, Pediatric Neurology at Advocate Children's Hospital (Oak Lawn, Illinois) where he has practiced for nearly 40 years. He is also Site Program Director for the UIC Adult Neurology Residency Program at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Dr. Egel completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Loyola University (Chicago, Illinois) and earned his medical degree at The Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science in 1971. He spent two years in pediatric residency at The Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Illinois) then completed a neurology residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center (Lexington, Kentucky). Following two years military service at the Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center (Denver, Colorado) as a pediatric neurologist, he attained dual certification through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Egel's interests have included pediatric epilepsy, migraine, tic disorders and neurocutaneous disorders. He has published articles on a variety of subjects in Archives of Neurology, Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Ophthalmic Genetics and other online or printed journals. Dr. Egel has lectured on local, regional and national levels. He has participated in several clinical drug trials for epilepsy and migraine. He is a member of the Child Neurology Society, Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the Southern Clinical Neurological Society. Dr. Egel was an examiner for the Neurology boards for over 25 years. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America and Chicago Magazine's "Top Doctors".