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The neurosciences have played a major role in Peoria's long history as a regional medical center.

An early pioneer in the field, the Department of Neurology installed the first CAT scanner in Illinois. Another first occurred in 1983, when the first Neuro-Special Care Unit in downstate Illinois was opened in order to care for patients during an outbreak of botulism.

Today, our department includes faculty trained in many different programs throughout the United States and the world. They have brought their individual experiences together to create a vibrant team of sub-specialized neurologists.

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Meet the Department Chair Heading link

Jorge Kattah, MD, received his medical degree in 1972 from the University of Rosario, Bogota, Colombia. After completing a neurology residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, Dr. Kattah obtained his fellowship in neurophthalmology and orbital disease at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital.

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