Douglas Nordli, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., MD

Professor of Pediatrics Co-Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Chief, Section of Pediatric Neurology

Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., MD, is a highly skilled neurologist who specializes in treating children with neurological conditions. Dr. Nordli focuses on pediatric epilepsy, with a particular interest in early onset epilepsy, and he is passionate about understanding each child’s unique condition so that he can provide targeted treatment for better results.

Along with Dr. Nordli’s clinical work, he is also actively researching methods to improve pediatric neurology care. Dr. Nordli is investigating techniques to predict and alter the course of epilepsy and examining how a novel method of classification of epilepsy can lead to better diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Nordli has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsia and Epilepsy & Behavior

Dr. Nordli is also involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows. He mentors fellows and has developed CME courses to help guide pediatric neurology residents and fellows. Dr. Nordli has also given multiple lectures both during ground rounds and as an invited lecturer nationally and abroad. 

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Epilepsy

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

Practicing Since

  • 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • New York Presbyterian Columbia Univ. Med. Ctr.

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