Thomas C. Origitano, M.D., Ph.D., was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 15, 1954. He received his B.S. degree in 1976 at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois and received his Ph.D. in 1981 from Loyola University of Chicago. His dissertation was "Neurochemical Studies on the Metabolism and Effects of Catecholic Isoquinolines." Dr. Origitatano graduated with his M.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, in 1984 and took a general surgery internship at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at that institution in 1990.
Beginning as assistant professor at the Department of Neurological Surgery and Physiology at Loyola in 1990, he has advanced to the position of professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Medical Director of the Neuroscience Service Line and Co-Director, Loyola Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the Loyola University Medical Center.
He was honorary house physician at the Institute of Neurology, the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London. He belongs to the American College of Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and is active in the various joint sections of the Congress and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
He has been active in research, beginning with his college career, and has published 41 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has written nine book chapters.
His area of clinical and research interest are focused on cranial base and cerebrovascular physiology.