Michel Kliot, MD, an expert in treating peripheral nerve disorders, joined Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine this month as a professor in Neurological Surgery. He is one of the few individuals with expertise in peripheral nerve surgery in the country and the only one in the Chicago area.
He focuses on the evaluation and surgical treatment of a wide range of peripheral nerve conditions, including entrapment syndromes, trauma to the brachial plexus and other nerves, peripheral nerve tumors and other types of masses.
“In the short time I have been at Northwestern, I have been extremely impressed with both the depth and variety of clinical and research resources that are so readily available,” said Dr. Kliot. “Going forward, I am very excited at the prospect of establishing a world class peripheral nerve center that will provide our patients with state-of-the-art effective medical and surgical care in a compassionate and timely manner.
“I also look forward to joining a department and institution that is dedicated at all levels to not only providing the best care possible in the present, but is also constantly striving to improve and develop new diagnostic methods and treatments. I am very thankful to be able to join the Northwestern Medical community and will do my very best to live up to its high standards and aspirations.”
Before joining Northwestern, Dr. Kliot was a neurosurgeon and clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, and was a neurosurgeon and professor at the University of Washington in Seattle for 20 years. He also served as chief of Neurosurgery at the Seattle Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Health Care Center.
He completed his medical degree at Yale University, his residency at Columbia University Medical Center in Neurological Surgery and a fellowship at University of Toronto also in Neurological Surgery.