Dr. Sepehr Sani, MD

Dr. Sepehr Sani, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
42 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sepehr Sani, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

University Neurosurgery

1725 W Harrison St Ste 855

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sani performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Brain Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Deep Brain Stimulation
very high
more than 96% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Sani's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Sani does not have any board certifications listed.

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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29  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of California In San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Sani has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • Sani S and Lopes DK. Treatment of a middle cerebral artery bifurcation aneurysm using a double neuroform stent "Y" configuration and coil embolization: technical case report. 57(1 Suppl):E209; 2005.,
  • Sani S, Smith A, Leppla DC, Ilangovan S, Glick R. Elipermoid cyst of the sphenoid sinus with extension into the sella turcica presenting as pituitary apoplexy: case report.63(4):394-7; 2005.,
  • Sani S, Boco T, Lewis SL, Cochran E, Patel AJ and Byrne RW. Postoperative acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after exposure to microfibrillar collagen hemostate, J Neurosurgery. 109(1):149-52; 2008.,
  • Rayport M, Sani S, Ferguson SM. Olfactory Responses Evoked by Electrical Stimulation of Amygdalar Region in Man are Qualitative Modifiable by Interview Content: Case Report and Review.76:35-42; 2006,
  • Sani S Jobe KW Lopes DK. Treatement of wide-necked cerebral aneurysms with the Neuoforms2 Treo stent. A prospective 6-month study. 18(2):E4, 2005.,
  • Jimenez JC, Sani S, Braverman B, Deutsch H, Ratliff JK. Palsies of the fifth cervical nerve root after cervical decompression: prevention using continuous intraoperative electromyography monitoring. 3(2):92-7; 2005.,
  • Sani S, Shimamoto S, Turner RS, Levesque N, and Starr PA. Microelectrode recording in the posterior hypothalamic region in humans. Neurosurgery 64(3sup):161-7; 2009.,
  • Sani S, Jobe KW, Smith A, Kordower J, Bakay RAE. Deep brain Stimulation for treatment of obesity in rats. J Neurosurgery. 107(4):809-13; 2007,
  • Pilitsis JG, Metman LV, Toleikis JR, Hughes LE, Sani S, Bakay RA. Factors involved in long-term efficacy of deep brain stimulation of the thalamus for essentual tremor, J Neurosurgery. 109(4):640-6; 2008,
  • Sani and Byrne RW. Advances in diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy - The Rush experience. 2005.,
  • Sani S, Jobe KW, Byrne RW. Successful repair of an intracranial nail-gun injury involving the parietal region and the superior sagittal sinus. Case Report. 103(3):567-9; 2005.,
  • Sani S, Ratliff J, and Cooper P. A critial review of cervical laminoplasty. 14(1):5-16, March 2004.,
  • Musaacchio M, Kuchay B, Patel N, Sani S, Lopes D. Long-Term Follow-Up of Quality of Life after Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Treatment for Arteriovenous Malformations. 6:211-20; 2006.,
  • Lopes DK and Sani S. Histological post-mortem study of an internal carotid artery aneurysm treated by the neuroform stent. 56(2):E416; 2005.,
  • Sani S, Boco T, Deutsch H. Cervical stenosis presenting with acute Brown-Sequard syndrome: case report. 30(16):E481-3; 2005.,
  • Sani S, Traul D, Klink A, Niaraki N, Gonzalo-Ruiz A, Wu CK, and Geula C. Distribution, progression and chemical composition of cortical amyloid-beta deposits in aged rhesus monkeys: similarities to the human. 105(2):145-56,2003.,
  • Sani S and Medhkour A. Olfactory groove meningiomas: Psychiatric symptoms foster delayed diagnosis. 52(2):13-18; 2006,
  • Sani S, Ostrem JL, Shimamoto S, Levesque N, and Starr PA, Single Unit "Pauser" Characteristics of the Globus Pallidus Pars Externa Disinguish Primary Dystonia from Secondary Dystonia and Parkinson's Disease.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sani to family and friends
83 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (83)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Sani's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Sani is not a good doctor at all. I came in with my fiance who needed to see him based off of a referral from a Rush Copley ER visit. They referred him due to a fracture in his spine, which occurred during a seizure that he recently had. This doctor stereotyped him , and only offered a back...more
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Dr Sani is an excellent surgeon. He has performed two surgeries on my neck over the last two years with excellent results. However since he relocated to the downtown Rush campus office, his office staff at this location lacks on many fronts. They do not order scripts for the CT's like they promise....more
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Dr. Sani is not only a brilliant surgeon but his professional manner is outstanding. He was always available to answer questions and he has an incredible NP named Joshua Siebell who was knowledgeable and so very responsive. We have already recommended Dr. Sani to other possible patients.
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