Julian Bailes, MD


Julian Bailes, MD headshot

Julian Bailes is the Bennett-Tarkington Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute. He is also a Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He considered one of the leaders in the world in traumatic brain injuries and is a recognized leader in the field of neurosurgery and both the short and long-term impact of brain injury on cognitive function. He helped to identify the first clinical evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurological disorder classified by cognitive deterioration with symptoms that can include mood swings, failure in executive functions, psychotic problems, memory disturbance, dementia and Parkinson’s disease. His work on CTE was described in the 2015 film Concussion. He has been honored as one of the best U.S. surgeons for eight consecutive years in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Doctors.” He has over 125 scientific publications concerning various aspects of neurological surgery, including three books on neurological sports medicine.