Konstantin V. Slavin, MD Professor

Dr. Konstantin Slavin is the head of a section of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery in the University of Illinois at Chicago and director of a fellowship program in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. Dr. Slavin was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan. After graduation from medical school, he completed his residency in neurosurgery in Moscow and then moved to Chicago where he completed a research fellowship and residency in neurosurgery, and fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Slavin has been working on staff in UIC since 2001 and went up through the academic ranks to become professor of neurosurgery in 2010. Dr. Slavin has authored and co-authored more than 200 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. His first book on “Peripheral Nerve Stimulation” was published in 2011; “Principles of Neuromodulation” (co-edited with Prof. Eljamel) came out in 2013; a new book on PNS came out in 2015. Currently, he is an associate editor of “Neurosurgery,” “Neuromodulation” and “Surgical Neurology International” and editorial board member of several other journals including “Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.” Dr. Slavin is the Past President of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and Director-at-Large (past Secretary) of NANS. He is also a current Secretary of the International Neuromodulation Society and Secretary of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. For many years, he served on the Executive Council of AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain. Dr. Slavin has taught extensively on more than a hundred professional educational courses sponsored by national and international societies and device manufacturers. As a sign of peer recognition, he is for many years included in the lists of “Best Doctors in America” and “US Top Surgeons” and has received prestigious “Patients’ Choice” and “Most Compassionate Doctor” awards.