Northwestern Medicine is an integrated academic health system anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a top 10 hospital in the U.S. and the No. 1 hospital in Chicago and Illinois, as ranked by the U.S. News & World Report 2021 – 2022 Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. Northwestern Medicine provides patients with access to world-class medical care, delivered in state-of-the-art facilities offering leading-edge treatment options.
Northwestern Medicine has 11 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient clinical sites, more than 33,000 employees, and more than 4,000 practicing physicians on the medical staff.
Oncology – Northwestern Medicine is proud that Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has received the highest rating of “Exceptional” from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Oncology program is ranked among the top 10 programs in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021 – 2022, and remains the highest-ranked cancer program in Chicago and Illinois. Treating more than 10,000 patients each year for both common and rare cancers, Northwestern Memorial Hospital gives patients access to leading-edge technologies and advanced treatments.
Being an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center means we provide innovative, research-based approaches to detecting and treating cancer. Through approximately 300 active clinical trials for nearly every type of cancer, Lurie Cancer Center offers patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital access to the most advanced treatments available, often before they are available anywhere else. In addition, Lurie Cancer Center is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 31 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to defining and advancing high-quality, high-value cancer care. Lurie Cancer Center is also the only NCCN facility in Chicago and Illinois.
World-renowned physicians and scientists at Northwestern Medicine are not only at the forefront of how cancer is treated today, but are also collaborating to develop new approaches to better prevent, detect, treat and educate communities about cancer. They are actively translating breakthrough discoveries into the cancer treatments of tomorrow.
Neurology and Neurosurgery – Northwestern Medicine Neurology and Neurosurgery teams provide world-class, comprehensive care for a full range of injuries and diseases of the brain, spine, peripheral nerves, and arteries of the head and neck. They are at the forefront of treating neurological disorders including epilepsy, movement disorders, ALS, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. Many Northwestern Medicine specialists are recognized worldwide as leaders in this field.
The program’s goal is to provide the highest level of care possible through a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. Personalized treatment plans help ensure the best possible outcomes.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital has one of the highest-ranked Neurology and Neurosurgery programs in Chicago and Illinois according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021 – 2022, and is ranked among the top 10 in the U.S. Specialized treatment centers include the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Stroke Center, Peripheral Nerve Program, Spine Center and Brain Tumor Institute.
Transplant – Northwestern Medicine Organ Transplant Center has been providing transplantation services since 1964 and is an international leader in research, innovation and patient care. More than 400 organs are transplanted each year, and Northwestern Medicine’s program is among the top in the U.S. in patient outcomes and the number of transplants performed. Northwestern was one of only nine centers in North America participating in a study sponsored by the NIH from 2004 to 2010 to assess living donor liver transplantation.
- Twenty-six Northwestern Medicine patients who received a kidney transplant show no signs of immunosuppression. This is the largest known group in the world.
- Among the 213 transplant centers that perform living donor kidney transplants, Northwestern Medicine is number 13 in the country, performing 78 living donor kidney transplants in 2020.
- In 2020, Northwestern Medicine was the largest kidney transplant program in Illinois with surgeons performing 243 kidney transplants.
- Over the last ten years, Northwestern Medicine has been the largest pancreas transplant program in Illinois. In 2020, surgeons performed 26 pancreas transplants.
- In 2020, Northwestern Medicine was the largest liver transplant program in Illinois with surgeons performing 111 liver transplants.
Interventional Radiology – Northwestern Medicine is a world leader in performing radioembolization (yttrium-90, or Y90) procedures for the treatment of liver cancer. Its physician leaders were pioneers in developing and perfecting clinical protocols for this treatment. After a 15-year, 1,000-patient study showed superior results, Northwestern Medicine now offers Y90 transarterial radioembolization (TARE) as its standard of care.
Orthopaedics – Northwestern Memorial Hospital has one of the top-ranked Orthopaedics programs in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021 – 2022. Northwestern Medicine Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a premier destination for orthopaedic care. Featuring state-of-the-art imaging and operating room facilities, the center specializes in hip and knee replacement as well as spine surgeries, including correction of spine deformities and complex revision surgeries.
Cardiology – Northwestern Memorial Hospital has the highest-ranked Cardiology and Heart Surgery program in Chicago and Illinois according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021 – 2022, and continues to be ranked among the top 20 in the U.S. This reflects the leading-edge cardiac and vascular services offered by Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.
Northwestern Medicine offers 10 specialized clinical programs and six niche centers: Center for Coronary Artery Disease, Center for Heart Failure, Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders, Center for Heart Valve Disease, Center for Preventive Cardiology and Center for Vascular Disease.
Urology – The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Urology program is one of the top urology programs in the U.S., and is the highest-ranking program in Chicago and Illinois according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021 – 2022. With one of the nation’s most experienced and well-respected urology programs, Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment capabilities for men, women and adolescents.
Compassionate, comprehensive urologic care for sensitive conditions is delivered through an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. Care team members are recognized leaders in their fields of expertise, and all potential therapeutic options are considered and discussed with each patient. Together, the care team and patient create an individualized treatment plan with a goal to achieve the best outcomes. Northwestern Medicine also has separate programs for Women’s and Men’s Health and Vitality Restoration.
Fertility and Reproductive Medicine – Northwestern Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Medicine is widely recognized as one of the foremost infertility programs in the U.S. With vast clinical expertise, specialists deliver compassionate patient care. They are committed to leading-edge research and the use of advanced technologies. The clinic’s multidisciplinary team tailors evaluations and treatment plans to fully address each person’s needs.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology – Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center brings together leading academic and clinical minds in pursuit of medical excellence in the area of gastrointestinal health. The team’s mission is to prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the digestive tract and associated organs.
At the heart of the center’s success is a complementary approach with a multidisciplinary team of physicians working to bring top-quality care to patients. The team includes gastroenterologists, interventional endoscopists, surgeons, psychologists and dietitians who work with patients to control the symptoms that negatively affect their health and lives, while also treating their condition or disease.
Northwestern Medicine’s comprehensive digestive health program is one of the largest in the U.S., and Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery by U.S. News & World Report, 2021 – 2022.