Brian Walcott, MD

Specialty in Neurosurgery

Certifications and training

American Board of Neurological Surgery [BE]

Dr. Walcott is a dual fellowship trained neurosurgeon that specializes in neurovascular disease. His clinical interests are in the management of patients with stroke, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, carotid artery disease, moyamoya disease, brain tumors, and spinal cord tumors. He performs both surgery and minimally invasive, endovascular procedures.

Dr. Walcott received his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University. He then went on to graduate from medical school at Loyola University Chicago, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed a residency in neurological surgery at Harvard Medical School & the Massachusetts General Hospital. Following residency, Dr. Walcott joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School as an attending neurosurgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He then went on to complete a fellowship in neurovascular surgery at the University of California San Francisco, with an emphasis on cerebrovascular bypass and minimally invasive skull base surgery. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at the University of Southern California. His research interests are focused on investigating the genetic and molecular basis of vascular malformations, brain edema, and cerebral ischemia. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and his research been funded by the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Walcott is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.

Education and training

2016-2017 - Fellowship Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2015-2016 - Fellowship Neurovascular Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

2008-2014 - Neurosurgery Residency , Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2004-2008 - Doctor of Medicine , Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

2000-2004 - Bachelor of Science, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Practice names

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, University of Chicago

Faculty Page on University Website

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