Cure HHT Launches 22nd Center of Excellence



22nd HHT Center of Excellence in North America

University of Chicago Medicine HHT Center

Chicago, IL


“We are delighted that HHT multidisciplinary care will now be a reality in Chicago and the surrounding states,” said Cure HHT Executive Director Marianne Clancy.

The University of Chicago Medicine is the only facility in Illinois that specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of HHT. This newest HHT Center of Excellence features a multidisciplinary team, led by Dr. Issam Awad, which coordinates care for adult and pediatric patients. Whether a patient needs genetic screening or a complex procedure, Dr. Awad’s team of specialists has the knowledge, resources and expertise to provide advanced and comprehensive care.

Dr. Awad is an internationally recognized leader in neurosurgery. As the John Harper Seeley Professor of Surgery, and Director of Neurovascular Surgery at The University of Chicago Medicine, he specializes in surgical management of neurovascular conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord, including 30 years of experience with managing HHT related problems. Dr. Awad is looking forward to a fruitful and contributive partnership with Cure HHT and the HHT patient community.

Dr. Umesh Dyamenahalli, Associate Medical Director

Dr. Umesh Dyamenahalli, Associate Medical Director

Dr. Award Issam, Medical Director

Dr. Awad Issam, Medical Director

Medical Director: Issam Awad, MD, MSc, FACS

Program Coordinator: Shannon Love, RN, BSN

Make an Appointment: 773-702-4452


HHT Specialties at U Chicago Medicine:

Medical Genetics
Neurointerventional Surgery
Interventional Radiology
Neurovascular Surgery
Otolaryngology (ENT)
Pulmonology/Critical Care
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatric Surgery