Over the past 30 years, Dr. Hilliard Slavick has made a substantial impact on the field of neurology—as a physician who has helped treat more than 50,000 people, as an instructor at highly regarded medical universities, as an influential presenter at scores of medical conferences and as an expert who has consulted on well over 500 legal cases.
The conditions he most frequently treats include migraine headaches, Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease.
For all patients, he has maintained a passion for giving high-quality, state-of-the-art care. In 1979, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified Dr. Slavick as a specialist in neurology. In 1989, the American Academy of Pain Management certified him in pain management.
From 1980 to 1998, Dr. Slavick was the team neurologist for the Chicago Blackhawks professional hockey team. He also was a neurological consultant for the Chicago White Sox (professional baseball team) and the Chicago Bears (professional football) in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
In 2001, Chicago magazine selected him as one of the top 10 neurologists in the city.
His experience and expertise are amply reflected by his numerous academic appointments, directorships, honors and society memberships, drugs and clinical research protocols, presentations, published reports, as well as his ongoing training through courses he has attended.
After growing up in Chicago, Dr. Slavick received a bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin in 1970 and graduated from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1974. His neurology residency was combined at Loyola Foster McGaw Hospital in Maywood and Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Hines.
Dr. Slavick has been instrumental in the creation of two charitable foundations.
He is the director of the Frieda Shiner Memory Center Fund, established in 1999 to pay the expenses of indigent patients at the center. The fund was created in memory of Dr. Slavick’s maternal grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2002, he established the Hilliard E. Slavick (Charitable) Neurological Foundation, which aids indigent patients, helps educate nurses, supports clinical drug trials, and develops videos for patient education on neurological illnesses.
Dr. Slavick resides in Chicago with his wife of 36 years, Jackie. They have two grown children.
Dr. Slavick is Section Chief at St. Joseph's Hospital. Read about the hospital's most recent awards.