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Stephan Munich, MD

RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Neurosurgery Services
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
English, Serbian

About Me

Stephan Munich, MD, is a neurosurgeon at RUSH. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his residency in neurological surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He then completed a cerebrovascular and skull base fellowship at the University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital and completed a second fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo, Gates Vascular Institute. 

Munich also serves as an assistant professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Radiologyat Rush University. His expertise in both open and endovascular neurosurgery allows him to explore the best treatment options for cerebrovascular conditions with each patient, whether it’s traditional brain surgery or a more minimally invasive approach.  

As the director of skull base neurosurgery, Munich is a leader of RUSH’s skull base team, which has been designated as a Multidisciplinary Team of Distinction by the North American Skull Base Society. The team provides patients with effective treatment options, including traditional surgical approaches, endoscopic techniques and stereotactic radiosurgery. 

One of the most important things is not only understanding when to operate, but when not to operate,” Munich says.  

Munich’s clinical expertiseincludes skull base tumors, meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, brain aneurysms, stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, carotid artery disease, vascular malformations and cerebrovascular ischemic diseases, including moyamoya and intracranial atherosclerotic disease. 



Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH Neurosurgery
RUSH Neurosurgery
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
6th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60607

(312) 942-6644
(312) 942-2176
RUSH Comprehensive Stroke-Neurosurgery Clinic
RUSH Comprehensive Stroke-Neurosurgery Clinic
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
6th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60607

(312) 942-4500
RUSH Munster
RUSH Munster
9200 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN, 46321

(219) 806-6585
(312) 947-2270
RUSH Oak Brook
RUSH Oak Brook
2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

(630) 724-1300
(312) 942-3012



Neurological Surgery

Education and Training

Rush University Medical Center - Neurosurgery
University of New York at Buffalo - Endovascular Neurosurgery
University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital - Cerebrovascular/Skullbase
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Clinical Expertise

Acoustic neuroma
Angiogram, cerebral
Angioplasty and stenting, cervical carotid
Angioplasty and stenting, intracranial
Arteriovenous malformations
Brain aneurysm
Brain tumor
Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
Cerebrovascular disease
Coil embolization
Endovascular/vascular neurosurgery
Neurological trauma
Pituitary tumor
Sinus and skull base tumors
Skull base surgery
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Transient ischemic attack
Trigeminal neuralgia

Academics & Publications

In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at RUSH University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.

Assistant Professor


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