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"As physicians, we must meet two basic prerequisites to delivering the care our patients deserve - communicate better and take pride in caring for our patients." With a background rooted in research and education, Dr. Chwajol is committed to sharing his expertise with primary care physicians. He believes the measure of success is based not only on the clinical results but on how happy the patient is with the outcome.

Markus Chwajol, M.D.

Neurological Surgery


Affiliations Presence Health Partners
Unite Here Health
Hospitals Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center-Joliet
Years in practice 6
Languages spoken English, Czech
Education State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine (Brooklyn) ; Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York (Residency) ; University of Illinois Medical Center - University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago (Fellowship)
Extended/Weekend Hours Evening and weekend hours Handicap Accessible Handicap accessible Convenient Parking Convenient parking
Office 1
301 N. Madison St.
Joliet, IL 60435
Ph 815.725.4367
Fax 815.725.4863
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Handicap Accessible Convenient Parking




PPONEXT Accepts Most Health Plans Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO POS Beech Street (Viant) PPO Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice POS Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO CIGNA Care Network
CIGNA Choice Fund CIGNA HMO CIGNA Open Access/Open Access+
CIGNA PPO (State of IL) CIGNA PPO POS CorVel Workers Comp
First Health (Coventry) Great West HMO (CIGNA) Great West PPO, POS (CIGNA)
HMO Illinois Humana HMO Humana PPO POS
Medicaid Medicare Multiplan / PHCS PPO
PHCS PPO, EPO (Multiplan) Preferred Plan Inc. PPO UHC HMO
UHC PPO POS Workers Compensation Aetna Choice POS / SmartCare
Tricare / Champus Healthcare Finest Network -HFN Personal Care/Coventry Health
Unicare Health Plans Caterpillar, Inc. Dreyer Medical Clinic, Inc.
Health Dynamics Inc. PPO Presence Health EPO / BCBS PPO Blue Choice PPO
Brain Surgery Brain Surgery Concussion Treatment
Epilepsy / Seizure Surgery Minimally Invasive Cervical Spine Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery
Skull Base / Brainstem Surgery Skull Base / Brainstem Surgery Spinal Fusion
Spinal Fusion Spinal Surgery Spinal Surgery
Transphenoidal Surgery Vagal Nerve Stimulator Battery Changes Vagal Nerve Stimulator Implant
Aneurysms AVM Back Pain
Degenerative Spine Disease Epilepsy Stroke
Arteriovenous Malformation Brain Tumors Herniated Discs
Neck Pain Spinal Stenosis Spine Trauma
Cerebral Vascular Malformations

Markus Chwajol, MD, earned his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY), Downstate College of Medicine. He completed residencies in Neurosurgery at Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Roosevelt Hospital, New York.

Additionally, Dr. Chwajol completed a fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Skull base Neurosurger at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Minimally invasive and complex spine and brain surgery are procedures he performs. He treats patients who have cerebral vascular diseases of the brain, including aneurysms, AVMs, Moyamoya disease, cavernous malformations, ischemic disease of the brain, as well as other brain and spine conditions.

Dr. Chwajol has been published in numerous journals and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgery and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.