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James H. Tonsgard, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

Director, University of Chicago Ambulatory Program for Neurofibromatosis

A pediatric neurologist, Dr. James Tonsgard is an expert in neurofibromatosis (NF), epilepsy and seizures, and neurocutaneous disorders, including tuberous sclerosis. He provides comprehensive care for both children and adults with neurofibromatosis. In addition, Dr. Tonsgard specializes in mental retardation and metabolic brain disease.

Dr. Tonsgard is an active researcher and is studying various biochemical processes that may affect neurological diseases. He conducts clinical research in neurofibromatosis and is one of the principle investigators in a government-sponsored consortium for the development of treatments for NF.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Palos Heights Clinic
7350 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, IL 60463

University of Chicago Specialty Suite at
NorthShore University HealthSystem at Glenbrook Hospital
2150 Pfingsten Road
Suite 3000
Glenview, IL 60026

Year Started Practice

1978

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Neurology

Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine

Residency

Yale Medical School, New Haven

Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships

American Academy of Neurology
American Society for Cell Biology
Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group
Chicago Neurologic Society
Child Neurology Society
Midwest Society of Pediatric Research
Society for the Advancement of Science
Society of Human Genetics
Society of Pediatric Research

Language Spoken

English

Email

tonsgard@midway.uchicago.edu

Office Phone

(773) 702-6488

Office Fax

(773) 702-4786

Office Postal Address

James H. Tonsgard, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3055
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Tonsgard's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.



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