CEO – OSF Neuroscience Service Line & Illinois Neurological Institute Avellino
Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
I am the CEO of the OSF HealthCare Neuroscience Service Line/Illinois Neurological Institute. My clinical interest is in pediatric neurosurgery. I trained in Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, and completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Prior to joining the Illinois Neurological Institute and OSF HealthCare in 2014, I served as the Director of UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute and Chief of Neurological Surgery at UW Medical Center. In 2009, I became the first director of the UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute where I was responsible for consolidating and integrating neuroscience programs across the UW Medicine Health System to minimize duplication of resources and improving quality, value, efficiencies, access, cost, volumes, and market share. Prior to leading the UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute, I was the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital from 2007-2009.
B.S. – Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)M.D. - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (New York, NY)Internship - University of Washington (Seattle, WA)Residency - University of Washington (Seattle, WA)M.B.A. - The George Washington University School of Business (Washington, DC)
Avellino Avellino Avellino Avellino Fellowship - Pediatric Neurosurgery - Seattle Children's Hospital (Seattle, WA)Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) as a Cognitive Evaluation Tool for Patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.Nakatsu D, Fukuhara T, Chaytor NS, Phatak VS, Avellino AM.Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2016;56(2):51-61. doi: 10.2176/nmc.oa.2015-0027.Commentary on: "Spontaneous Ankylosis of Occiput to C2 following Closed Traction and Halo Treatment of Atlantoaxial Rotary Fixation".Avellino AM.Global Spine J. 2015 Jun;5(3):239-40. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1549436Dural herniation of the spinal cord: a rare cause of myelopathy with unique imaging features.Porrino J, Scherer KF, Gellhorn A, Avellino AM.PM R. 2014 Nov;6(11):1063-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.06.004