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Russell Glantz, MD

Neurology and Electromyography


Dr. Glantz is a board-certified neurologist at Parkview. He is responsible for conducting Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction tests, which are performed to help your physician diagnose conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or nerve irritation in the neck or back. This is done via the placement of a thin, sterilized needle into specific muscle groups in order to electrically stimulate nerves and determine how well and how fast they are working.

Dr. Glantz received his MBBCH (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) Degree in 1972 from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed neurology residency training at the University of Witwatersrand, at the Charing Cross and St. Mary’s Hospitals in London, and at the Nassau County Medical Center at SUNY Stony Brook in New York. In 1980, Dr. Glantz completed a year of fellowship in Extrapyramidal disease and pharmacology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Glantz sees patients on a referral basis, from Parkview physicians as well as some outside physicians. If you have been referred to see Dr. Glantz, you may contact his secretary at 708-923-2521 to schedule an appointment.


  • Anesthesia of skin / Paresthesia of skin
  • Brachial plexus disorders/injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (Ulnar nerve entrapment)
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Nerve injuries and compression of upper limbs
  • Nerve injuries and compression of lower limbs
  • Nerve injuries and compression of spinal nerves
  • Neuropathy
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Radiculopathy
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Needle electromyography
  • Nerve conduction studies


    • Fellowship, Extrapyramidal Disease & Pharmacology, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center | Chicago, IL | 1980
    • Residency, Dept. of Neurology, Nassau County Medical Center at SUNY Stony Brook | Stony Brook, NY | 1976-1979
    • Residency, Dept. of Medicine, Charing Cross and St. Mary’s Hospitals | London, England | 1976
    • Residency, Dept. of Neurology, University of Witwatersrand | Johannesburg, South Africa | 1974-1975
    • MBBCH Degree, University of Witwatersrand Medical School | Johannesburg, South Africa | 1972

Certifications & licensure

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology | June 1981

Professional memberships

    • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
    • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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