Agnieszka Ardelt, MD PhD

Associate Professor, Neurology and Surgery
Director, Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program
Director, Neurocritical Care Research Laboratory

Assistant: Esther Sommerville
Telephone: 773-702-6397
Patient Calls: DR. ARDELT DOES NOT SEE PATIENTS IN CLINIC. IF YOU WISH TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A NEUROLOGIST, PLEASE CALL 773-702-6222
Fax: 773-834-4612
Email: Assistant: esommerville@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu
   

Agnieszka Ardelt, MD, PhD, treats critically ill neurologic and neurosurgical patients. She has expertise in a wide range of neurological conditions, including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, status epilepticus, myasthenia gravis crisis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and meningitis. As a member of the Brain Tumor Center physician team, she cares for patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors who require admission to the intensive care unit. She does not provide outpatient neurology care. If you would like additional information or need to make an appointment please contact Christi Kordeck RN at 773-834-4604.

As director of the Neurocritical Care Research Laboratory, Dr. Ardelt focuses on basic and translational research of therapies that improve outcome after ischemic stroke. Her clinical research investigates ways to treat intracranial hemorrhage, including minimally invasive procedures.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Internship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • M.D.: Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
  • Ph.D.: Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
Board Certification
  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Neurocritical Care, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
Clinical Interests
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain tumors
  • Neurocritical care
  • Vascular neurology
Research Interests
  • Clinical:
    • Intraventricular thrombolysis for intraventrivular hemorrhage
    • Minimally invasive procedures for intracerebral hemorrhage evacuation
    • Rapid reversal of coumadin-related coagulopathy with prothrombin complex concentrates in intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Basic:
    • Post-ischemic angiogenesis in ischemic stroke
    • Therapeutic angiogenesis in cerebral ischemia
    • Effect of estradiol on neuroprotection and neurorepair after ischemic stroke
    • Molecular markers of hyperacute cerebral ischemia
    • Modulation of RNA stability in the ischemic stress response
Teaching
  •  Dr. Ardelt is involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows.
  • Voted Teacher of the Year by the Neurology Residents, 2010-2011
Society Memberships
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Stroke Association
  • Neurocritical Care Society
  • World Stroke Organization
Selected Publications