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“My team and I are passionate about developing minimally invasive cures and treatments for brain and spinal cord problems so patients can get back to their lives and families.”

Demetrius Klee Lopes, M.D., is Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and the Comprehensive Stroke Program Surgical Director at Advocate Health. He is highly skilled in neuroendovascular therapy, which is an innovative approach to the treatment of brain and spinal cord diseases from inside the blood vessels. Dr. Lopes specializes in the revascularization of the brain for cerebral ischemia, stroke and the conditions leading up to stroke, and the treatment of brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. Read full biography.

Dr. Lopes and the Cerebrovascular Program at Advocate Health
Meet the Cerebrovascular Team
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Timeline & Milestones
Selected Publications


Patient Stories

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Letter & Photos: Rachel’s Story

You saved my life on May 24, 2014, and there is no amount of thank yous I can say to show my gratitude…

Facebook: Alex’s Story

Eight years ago on this day I was pretty much dead on a hospital gurney with all my family around me and being told I wasn’t gonna make it...

News Release: Gale’s Story

A mother, age 50, of two teenagers, Gale, from Dyer, IN, suffered a stroke the day before Easter. She was rushed to a community hospital…

Letter: Frances’ Story

How do you even begin to thank the people who saved your life? A simple “Thank You” does not even come close to how I feel since you were brought into my life. I now have a second chance in life…

Rush Community Benefits: Wanda’s Story

Last year, Wanda Williams-Harrell had the mother of all headaches — a headache that hurt so overwhelmingly that no over-the-counter pain reliever would help…

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Cure4Stroke Foundation: “MOVE that BODY!” Main Event & 5K Fun Run/Walk

On Sunday, June 7, 2015, in downtown Chicago, the Cure4Stroke Foundation presents the Inaugural “MOVE that BODY!” Main Event to raise Stroke Awareness, celebrate stroke survivors and reinforce the significance of movement in people’s lives. We welcome family, friends, run/walk “In-Memory” and Celebration Teams, diverse cultures, individuals with disabilities and also welcome our international colleagues […] Read more »

Video Playlists: Dr. Lopes Discusses Advances in Neuroimaging

Dr. Lopes on syngo Dyna4, advanced imaging technology using 4D angiography. Dr. Lopes on syngo DynaCT SMART, advanced imaging technology using metal artifact reduction.

Video: “Okay Glass, Send a Text to Dr. Lopes”

Demetrius Lopes, MD, discusses how Google Glass can play a role in cerebrovascular neurosurgery. “The hands-free component and the access to information in a situation where you cannot have your hands available — that is quite remarkable,” Dr. Lopes said. For more, watch the video.

Join WLNC 2015 in Chicago

We cordially invite you to join us for WLNC 2015 for the first time in the United States. We chose the exciting Chicago summer – June 8-10 – to host this event. WLNC 2015 features an amazing new structure and schedule: WLNC 2015 runs from Monday through Wednesday, from 8:00 to 18:45. Mornings and afternoons […] Read more »

Dr. Lopes is a Five-Time Patients’ Choice Honoree

Only a small percentage of the nation’s physicians are ever honored with a Patients’ Choice Award. But Chicago Neurological Surgery Dr. Demetrius Lopes belongs to an even more selective group of doctors who are being honored this year as five-time Patients’ Choice honorees, marking the award’s fifth anniversary. Of the nearly 900,000 active doctors and […] Read more »

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Conditions & Treatments

Cerebrovascular Diseases are conditions that develop as a result of problems with the vessels that supply blood to the brain and spine.

All treatments benefit from state of the art equipment at Advocate Health.

Dr. Lopes and his team are particularly experienced at treating these types of cerebrovascular diseases:

For help with specialized language, please refer to our Definitions of Common Medical Terms.

Clinical Trials

“Clinical trials are a strength of our program. Being part of trials offers us the ability to offer you the latest treatments and also helps advance the field of minimally invasive neurosurgery.”

Dr. Lopes is participating in active trials and research that involve:

For more information about the trials listed, call our Research Coordinator: 844-376-3876 or 844-DRNEURO


For Patients

Dr. Lopes and his team have a patient-centered philosophy of care.

Dr. Lopes talking with a patient

Dr. Lopes talking with a patient

Contact us and learn more about what happens in our office:

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Find out about Dr. Lopes’ efforts to find a cure for stroke: