Zahra Sara Afshari, MD Private Practice Neurologist

Dr. Afshari is a board certified Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist serving patients at Neurology at the Glen in Glenview, Illinois. She specializes in treating conditions such as headaches/migraines, dizziness/vertigo, neck/back pain, seizures/epilepsy, memory loss/dementia, tremor, Parkinson’s disease, insomnia, sleep apnea, multiple sclerosis, ALS, non-narcotic based pain management. She reads EEG studies and performs EMG procedures. Dr. Afshari is affiliated with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois as an Advocate physician partner.

Dr. Afshari earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology/Immunology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago with the General Assembly Scholarship. She then completed her preliminary Internal Medicine and Neurology residencies at the University of Michigan, followed by her fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG/EMG) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Afshari attributes her success to being empathetic to patient suffering, highly motivated, and responsible- much like the characteristics of her immigrant parents. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and cats, volunteer work and house calls centering her patients, and gardening.

Dr. Afshari has three board certifications: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, as well as American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM). She is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Epilepsy Society, Illinois State Neurological Society, and Women Neurologists Group.

Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. Neurologists are licensed medical specialists who diagnose and treat disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles of patients. They examine a patient’s mental and physical status, conduct medical tests and scans, and evaluate the results to diagnose and treat the patient. 

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