Dr. Shakeel Chowdhry, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 42
  
Dr. Chowdhry
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

NorthShore University HealthSystem

1000 Central St Ste 880 Evanston, IL 60201

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Dr. Shakeel Chowdhry, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Evanston, IL. Dr. Chowdhry has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Evanston Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chowdhry to book an appointment.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chowdhry

4.4

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Dr. Chowdry has been taking care of me for years. He understands the hardships patients face, and his staff is as professional as he is. Many physicians become depressed when they are emotionally overwhelmed by what their patients go through. He's a brillant physician who really cares about his patients. Some physicians will try to avoid compassionate burn out in various ways some see it as arrogance. I have seen Dr. Chowdry work hard to avoid sending me through another surgery. Ed Green
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Edward Green in AZ, IL – Jul 03, 2018
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Dr Chowdhry operated on me on at 8 a.m.on a Sunday after I was diagnosed with osteomyelitis the night before and removed an abscess from my vertebrae. He no doubt saved my life. He was pleasant, informative, and thoroughly let me know about the surgery.
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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IL – Jun 26, 2018
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Arrogant, selfish doctor with terrible bedside manner. Shakeel Chowdhry thinks anyone who is not himself is not worth his time. Personally witnessed him being disrespectful to and dismissive of his hardworking staff, and condescending to his patients. While it seems he may be technically skilled, his compassion and people skills leave much to be desired.
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Mar 16, 2018
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He saved my BF, Robert E. Hofstadter's Life by operating on his Brain. Bob is a joker and many of his friends even wondered if he HAD a Brain in the 1st plAce, but after a fall that manifested itself in to "Blood on The Brain" in which I (as his live-in girlfriend) only heard of "Water on The Brain", Bob was whisked into Surgery on Sept 5 & by the time he was OUT could speak. What Golden Hands, Dr. Chowdhry has. Bob was lucky to have Dr. Chowdhry go to bat - the Definition of a True Hero.
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ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith in Chicago, IL – Sep 21, 2017
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Excellent surgeon. No more horrific back pain.
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Barbara in Des Plaines, IL – May 19, 2016
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He saved my life. He consulted with colleagues about my specific and unusual case, which resulted in deeper knowledge and a successful outcome. Thank God.
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Ben H. in Chicago, IL – Feb 26, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

At Northshore Neurological Institute, we put our patients first. Dr. Chowdhry is committed to treating his patients with compassion and to providing innovative...Read more

Biography

Shakeel Chowdhry is a dual fellowship trained board certified neurosurgeon in practice in the greater Chicago area. After graduating with honors from Harvard...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2012
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
2006
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Awards

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Dr. Chowdhry accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
CRS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
HealthLink
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chowdhry

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chowdhry treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chowdhry treats other conditions, please contact the office at (847) 570-1440.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 91% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chowdhry performs Brain Surgery more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Chowdhry performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chowdhry performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Chowdhry performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chowdhry performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Chowdhry performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 89% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chowdhry treats Brain Aneurysm more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Chowdhry treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chowdhry treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Chowdhry treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chowdhry treats Subarachnoid Hemorrhage more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Chowdhry treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Check Dr. Chowdhry's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Chowdhry's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Neurovascular Conditions
  • Neurovascular Surgical Services
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Locations

NorthShore University HealthSystem

NorthShore University HealthSystem1000 Central St Ste 880 Evanston, IL 60201
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