Dr. Tanya Simuni, MD

Dr. Tanya Simuni, MD

Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Tanya Simuni, MD is a neurology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 23 years. She specializes in neurology.Read her story

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 20-100

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Brain Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Parkinson's Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gait Abnormality
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Simuni'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.

Dr. Simuni's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Simuni "Dr. Simuni is an Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Professor of Neurology and Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Simuni leads a multidisciplinary movement disorders center that is recognized by the Parkinson Foundation as a Center of Excellence and serves as a training model in the region. She is the lead investigator of a number of clinical trials on experimental pharmacology, non-motor manifestations, and pharmacological and surgical management of PD including a multicenter phase 3 clinical trial supported by a multimillion dollar grant from the National Institute of Health of a potential disease-modifying agent in early PD. Dr. Simuni is a board-certified neurologist and trained in Parkinson's and Movement Disorders. The most common movement disorders she sees are Parkinson's disease, tremors, atypical parkinsonism, tardive dyskinesia, and tic disorders. She has extensive clinical and research experience with these conditions, and works with a multidisciplinary team of experts which includes a clinical nurse, social worker, genetic counselor, and rehabilitation team. Additionally, she has extensive experience performing botulinum toxin ("botox") injections for various conditions including dystonia, spasticity, facial spasms, and migraines. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Simuni "Dr. Simuni is a firm believer in holistic approach to care of patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. She has founded and leads the multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to delivering state of the care in the patient centered collaborative environment. As the national expert in Parkinson's experimental treatment options, she always incorporates discussion of the novel treatment options in the patient's counseling."

1  Specialties

  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

63  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Neurogenetic Disorders
  • Neuro-Ophthalmological Disorders
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spastic Gait
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Steppage Gait
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Wilson's Disease


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4  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.


  • Leningrad Academy Of Military Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Temple University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simuni has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Simuni's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simuni to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Simuni's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I found Dr. Simuni more interested and knowledgable in her research projects than her patient care. Although she is the head of the movement disorder department, she and her staff did not even realize that a family member of a patient who was unable to drive a car, was entitled to a handicap...more
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We took a older relative to see Dr. Simuni and team today. They were prompt and thorough in their assessments, and Dr. Simuni was very clear in providing her opinion and direction.
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