Peleg Horowitz, M.D., PhD

Specialties:

Neurological Surgery and Neurology
  • Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute

Call 815-723-4387

Accepting new patients.

Peleg M. Horowitz, MD, PhD, is a neurosurgeon with expertise in brain tumors and skull base tumors. He provides multidisciplinary care as a member of the neuro-oncology and skull base tumor teams. Dr. Horowitz uses endoscopic and open surgical approaches to the skull base, including advanced stereotactic and 3-D surgical planning for operative treatment and radiosurgery of both benign and malignant brain tumors. In addition to his specialization in neurosurgical oncology, he also provides general neurosurgical care, treating patients with a wide range of conditions, including hydrocephalus, head trauma, and spine pathology in adults and children.

Dr. Horowitz conducts clinical and basic science research, with emphasis on the genetics of brain and skull base tumors. His scholarly work has focused on the pathogenesis and management of nervous system tumors and on the genetic characterization of tumors, controversies in current management and decision-making, surgical technique and complication avoidance. His research on tumor genetics has been published in Nature Genetics and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and identified several novel genes that drive the formation of meningiomas and pediatric gliomas. His research has been funded by the Brain Science Foundation and the Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program.

Contact Information

  • Office: 815-723-4387
  • Fax: 815-723-4634

Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

1st and 3rd Fridays of the month

Locations

Profile

Gender:

Male

Languages:

English and Hebrew

Experience

Year joined staff: 2022

Year began practicing in specialty: 2016

Education

2000-2008
Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

Residency

2008-2009
Brigham and Women's Hospital
2008-2015
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellowship

2015-2016
University of Texas MD Anderson Center

Board Eligible

  • Neurological Surgery

Board Certified

  • Neurological Surgery

Accepted Insurance

  • MEDICARE
  • BLUE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE-HMO, PPO
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD-PPO
  • HUMANA MEDICARE ADVANTAGE-PPO
  • AETNA-POS, PPO
  • AETNA MEDICARE ADVANTAGE-HMO, POS, PPO
  • MULTIPLAN/PHCS/PHSC SAVILITY  -PPO
  • UNITEDHEALTH CARE CHOICE/SELECT/PL-PPO
  • CIGNA-HMO, POS, PPO

Other Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Honors, Awards, etc.

Dr. Horowitz conducts clinical and basic science research, with emphasis on the genetics of brain and skull base tumors. His scholarly work has focused on the pathogenesis and management of nervous system tumors and on the genetic characterization of tumors, controversies in current management and decision-making, surgical technique and complication avoidance. His research on tumor genetics has been published in Nature Genetics and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and identified several novel genes that drive the formation of meningiomas and pediatric gliomas. His research has been funded by the Brain Science Foundation and the Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program.

Areas Of Interest

Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology (Brain & Spinal Tumors), Head and Neck Cancer, Surgery, Brain Tumors, Gliomas, Skull Base Tumors, Schwannomas, Meningiomas, Pituitary Tumors, Glioblastomas, Brain Metastases, Head and Neck Cancer

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.