Dr. Julian Bailes is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem and Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute. Dr. Bailes is a nationally-recognized neurosurgeon with an expertise in neurovascular disease and has conducted extensive research in traumatic brain injury. He is a recognized leader in the field of neurosurgery and the impact of brain injury on brain function. Dr. Bailes also is a founding member and director of the Brain Injury Research Institute, which focuses on the study of traumatic brain injuries and their prevention. Since 1994, he has been a neurological consultant to the NFL Players’ Association (NFLPA), which has supported research on the effects of head injuries on professional athletes. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Study of Retired Athletes based at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dr. Bailes has over 100 scientific publications concerning various aspects of neurological surgery, including three books on neurological sports medicine, and performs editorial duties for a number of medical journals. Dr. Bailes has been honored as one of the nation’s best surgeons for eight consecutive years in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Doctors” and “America’s Top Surgeons.”