The Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute 

The Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute (ANII) sets the standard for the high level of innovation and patient-centered neurological care offered throughout the Aurora system.

A core commitment to providing minimally invasive surgical options for neurological diseases and disorders makes ANII one of the most advanced facilities of its kind.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

In the past, patients might have needed major surgery to treat a neurological disorder. Today, Aurora’s techniques and technology provide very different care – and the results are clear: smaller incisions and faster healing time.

Patient-Centered Treatment

At ANII, every patient is considered an active member of the care team. You can rely on us for outstanding, compassionate care paired with the most advanced treatment options available. 

Meet the Team

Our neuroscience institute features a multidisciplinary team of experts who are using advanced medical technology to deliver excellent patient outcomes. Our team is also committed to sharing their expertise with other neuroscience centers around the world.

A Leader in Innovation

At ANII, we’re focused on meaningful discovery. We push the limits of today’s neurosurgery procedures in order to advance the field of neuroscience and help our patients live healthier lives.

Led by premier neurosurgeon Dr. Amin Kassam, ANII provides groundbreaking neuroscience services in a patient-centered environment.

Meet Dr. Kassam

Treatment Options

Our multidisciplinary team treats a wide variety of conditions using state-of-the-art technology and facilities. If you have a neurological disorder – like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, a tumor or a condition that stems from trauma – you can expect comprehensive medical care with a compassionate touch.


We offer the very latest in specialized brain and skull base treatment, including the world's most advanced and minimally invasive surgical options for treating brain tumors.

Head & Neck Surgery

Using an interdisciplinary approach, Aurora’s specialists in endocrinology, otology, oral oncology, ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, speech pathology and audiology offer the latest and most effective treatment options to patients with conditions of the head and neck.

Spine Care

Whether it’s a herniated disk, lumbar stenosis or a spinal fracture or tumor that’s causing your pain, our renowned surgeons will develop a comprehensive care plan to treat your pain and help you feel your best.


Problems with your nervous system can cause pain, numbness or muscle weakness. Aurora’s team of nerve experts will get to the root of your problem and develop a personalized plan for treatment.  

Stroke Care

Aurora has 11 Primary Stroke Centers, as well as a Comprehensive Stroke Center at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. This means you can expect advanced diagnostic services and a multidisciplinary treatment team dedicated to timely, effective stroke treatment. 

“Time is brain,” explains Dr. Elizabeth Marriott. Count on the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Aurora to deliver the best care possible when seconds count.

Learn More


Your nervous system carries messages to and from your brain – so if this neurological passageway is ever disrupted, you may have trouble moving, hearing, seeing or walking. Your team at Aurora can identify the source of your symptoms, treat it with the latest procedures and guide you on your path to recovery. 

Brain & Skull Base

Aurora is home to some of the country’s most experienced neurosurgeons in treating pituitary and skull conditions, such as pituitary adenoma and meningioma.

Head & Neck Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, tongue, sinus, larynx, or another cancer of the head and neck, Aurora offers a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide comprehensive and compassionate care throughout your treatment journey.

Back & Spine Care 

At Aurora, we offer comprehensive treatment for a full range of spinal conditions – from common low back pain and disc problems, to spinal injuries and tumors.

Nerve Care 

If you’re having problems with hearing, vision, headaches, dizziness, balance or speech, you can count on Aurora for state-of-the-art equipment to pinpoint and remedy the source of your symptoms.

What to Expect

From advanced diagnostic testing through treatment and recovery, trust Aurora to provide you with a personalized neurological care plan. We’ll identify the best possible remedy for your circumstances and provide the follow-up care you need to get you back to living an active, healthy life.

Advanced Diagnostic Tools

We use a variety of imaging tools to detect blood clots, tumors and other problems inside the brain, including 3T MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), 64-slice CT (computed tomography), PET/CT scans, cerebral angiography and neuropsychological exams.

Multidisciplinary Team Under One Roof

Once we’ve identified the source of the problem, a multidisciplinary team of experts – neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists and endocrinologists, as well as occupational and physical therapists – will work together to address the nuances of your condition.

Individualized Treatment Plan

Your team of specialists work with you to develop a comprehensive plan tailored to your specific needs. Throughout the treatment process, you can expect compassionate, respectful care.

Your Voice Counts

At Aurora, we treat you as a member of the board when it comes to planning your treatment. We encourage your questions and your feedback, turning to you and your loved ones for input along the way.

Follow-up Care

We believe that the right follow-up care is an essential part of recovery. Your care team will make sure you have appointments with the appropriate doctors and specialists after your neurological treatment.

Find aSpecialist

Our search tool can help you find the right neuroscience specialist.

Get a Second Opinion

Knowing all your options can make life's toughest decisions a little easier. 

Your LifeYour Health

myAurora makes it easy to manage your care online, anytime.