Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine

The Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center

At the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center one of the first multidisciplinary ALS clinics in the country, you will receive care from a team with extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

During your visits, you and your loved ones will meet with several members of the ALS team, and each will discuss your treatment and answer any questions including assessment, care planning, education, clinical trials and other healthcare needs.

What We Offer

• Access to enrollment in clinical trials and dedicated clinical trial coordinators
• Chicagoland’s first and largest multidisciplinary ALS Clinic, with the highest number of neurologists and dedicated pulmonologists
• Access to no-cost, coordinated support and expertise from ALS Support Services coordinators from the Les Turner ALS Foundation
• Multidisciplinary care that brings together an experienced team of neuromuscular specialists in one clinic to provide comprehensive support for you and your family

We use a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that provides high-quality care that is convenient for families. This means you will be able to meet with each member of your care team as needed at every single visit, minimizing the need for multiple doctor visits. People with ALS who participate in a multidisciplinary clinic generally report a high level of satisfaction with their care, stay healthier and have improved health care outcomes.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic, please call 312 695 7950. The clinical nurse coordinator will make your appointment and discuss the schedule of your visit.

Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center 
Northwestern Memorial Hospital 
Lavin Pavilion
259 E. Erie St., 19th floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Parking: 321 E. Erie St. Lot C and D


Dr. Senda Arjoud-Driss, Director of our Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center discusses how the multidisciplinary team at Northwestern Medicine works hand-in-hand with the Foundation’s Support Services team to provide the highest quality of care to people and families living with ALS.

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About the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic

The Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital was established in 1986 as one of the first such multidisciplinary ALS clinics in the country and the very first in Chicago with funds from the James V. Insolia Family Foundation and the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

Shortly after losing his wife, Lois, to ALS, James Insolia and his family attended a Les Turner ALS Foundation support group, led by Anne Lidsky. James was so moved with a deep sense of empathy for other families living with ALS, he knew he needed to find a way to help those who were suffering. So in 1986, in partnership with the Les Turner ALS Foundation, he established the Lois Insolia ALS Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one of the first multidisciplinary clinics in the country and the first in Chicago.

Today, the renamed Lois Insolia ALS Clinic is a part of the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and provides a comprehensive, patient-centered system of care that serves as a model for ALS treatment around the world.

After James’ passing, his son, Greg, and his sister, Gia, have continued this legacy of support through the James, V. Insolia Family Foundation. Additionally, Greg and his wife, Rosemary, have been longtime active supporters of the Foundation. Since 1986, the Insolia family has contributed well over a million dollars to continue the legacy of Lois and to provide the highest level of care for people with ALS.

“My father felt strongly that a multidisciplinary patient clinic for those living with ALS was critical in the Chicagoland area,” Greg Insolia said. “It’s an  honor to have helped establish and provide that resource for over 30 years through the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine while carrying on the memory of my mother.  Our family looks forward to continuing this partnership for years to come.”

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