H. Hunt Batjer

2011, Washington, DC

H. Hunt Batjer, MD, is the Michael J. Marchese Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Batjer is recognized internationally as a leading cerebrovascular surgeon, especially for complex aneurysms, vascular malformations, and brain ischemic states.

Dr. Batjer, who joined Northwestern in 1995, is a past President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Society of University Neurosurgeons. He is past Chairman of the AAANS/CNS Section on Cerebrovascular Disease. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, The Society of Neurological Surgery, and the American Surgical Association. He is past Chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and Chairman of the Board of the Interurban Neurological Society. Last year he served as Vice President of the Neurosurgical Society of America and has been nominated as President-Elect, he has also been nominated for a position as Director-at-Large with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and is currently serving his second year on the Neurosurgical Residency Review Committee of the ACGME, and co-Chair NFL Committee on Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries.

Dr. Batjer came to Northwestern from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where he was Professor of Neurological Surgery and was twice voted outstanding teacher.

His academic pursuits and research in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke have resulted in over 300 publications as well as 5 books and two major texts titled The Textbook of Neurological Surgery and Intracranial Vascular Malformations. He also serves on multiple editorial boards and is principal reviewer for Cerebrovascular Disease for NEUROSURGERY®. Dr. Batjer has served as Visiting Professor at over 50 medical universities worldwide and given 20 Endowed Lectureships.

He and his wife Janet live in Wilmette, Illinois and have four daughters.