Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, MD


Board Member

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Dr. Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD, is the Chief Diversity Officer at American Medical Women’s Association and Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. She is a cognitive neurologist, clinical trialist and researcher in the field of population health and aging. She is the Senior Neurologist for  the federally funded Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) Clinical Core in Chicago; Director of Research at the Rush Heart Center for Women, and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurological Sciences and Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center. A graduate of the Academy of Neurology - Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, Dr. Aggarwal is a long-standing voice for community based research, clinical trial participation, public health initiatives, both locally and nationally. She has served in numerous leadership roles throughout her career.  She is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), member of the Governing Council of the American Medical Association- Women's Physician Section, a Fellow of the Institute of Medicine Chicago, and was recently awarded the 2016 Woman in Science award from the American Medical Women's Association. Her role as a Chicago Innovation Mentor (CIM) in addition to serving as the National Chair for the Women in Bio (WIB) Mentoring, Advisors and Peers Committee places her in a unique position to work with a diverse group of colleagues and mentor women in the medical, life sciences and STEM sectors. She completed her medical degree from the Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, completed her neurology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and completed an aging and neurodegenerative disorders fellowship at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.