Dr. Tord Alden, MD
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Dr. Tord Alden, MD


Pediatric Neurosurgery | Male


Dr. Tord Alden, MD is a pediatric neurosurgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Alden is affiliated with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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in Chicago, IL |
Awful! Never listened to a word that was said. He was judgmental and egotistical. He clearly had no clue about my son's condition even though he was a self proclaimed specialist in that area. He went so far as to claim my 15 year old was faking it. He then suggested that he go to the pain clinic to mask his symptoms and have him become addicted to pain killers instead of getting to the root of the problem. I expected way more out of Northwestern and their staff. Never again!
Naperville, IL |
I was referred to Dr. Alden for my 4 year old sons brachial plexus injury. Dr Alden gave us the best experience we've ever had during our consultation. We never felt rushed, he waited patiently as we asked any question that came to mind. The appointment was only over when we were ready for it to be over. His care plan was well thought out and gave us much comfort that our son would be cared for in the best way possible. Thank you Dr. Alden, we look forward to the possibilities our son now has.
in Chicago, IL |
Great doctor who takes genuine interest in patient and explaining diagnosis. Very thorough, doesn't make you feel rushed, and takes time to answer your questions no matter how simple they may seem. Wish more doctors were like him!
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      •  Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
      •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Ataxia
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brachial Plexus Injuries
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Epilepsy
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Myelopathy
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pediatric Brain Tumor
      • Scoliosis
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Vascular Disease


      • Medical School
        Rush Medical College Of Rush University

        Graduated in 1995

      • Internship Hospital
        The Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

        Completed in 1996

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Virginia Health Sciences Center

        Completed in 2000

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Auckland Hospital

        Completed in 2002

        Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle

        Completed in 2004

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      • Pediatric Neurosurgery
      • Neurosurgery

      Procedures Performed

      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Epilepsy Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Neurosurgical Procedures
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spine Surgery
      • Stereotaxis