Jonathan Lamano, MD, PhD

Jonathan was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the southwest suburb of Orland Hills. As an undergraduate at Northwestern University, Jonathan obtained both a B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. He continued his education at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine as a member of the Medical Scientist Training Program where he earned a combined M.D./Ph.D. He completed his graduate training under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew T. Parsa and Dr. Orin Bloch where he studied the role of glioblastoma-derived IL-6 on the induction of immunosuppressive myeloid cells. Throughout his training, Jonathan has also been involved in medical device innovation including the development of an intracranial aneurysm model to characterize endovascular coil embolization and the development of a novel neuroendoscope. Outside of neurosurgery, Jonathan enjoys exploring new restaurants and cocktail bars, bouldering, playing golf, watching movies, and following the Formula 1 season.


Stanford University
 - Palo Alto, CA
Department of Neurosurgery
Resident Physician

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
- Chicago, IL
Medical Scientist Training Program
M.D., magna cum laude in scientia experimentali
Inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
- Chicago, IL
Ph.D. in Life Sciences, Cancer Immunology

Northwestern University
- Evanston, IL
M.S. Biomedical Engineering

Northwestern University
- Evanston, IL
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude
Inducted to Tau Beta Pi Honor Society

Research Interests:

Neuro-Oncology, Immunotherapy, Glioblastoma, Brain Metastases, Medical Device Innovation

Program Completion Year:



2017: Northwestern Medical Scientist Training Program Travel Grant

2017: Northwestern Graduate School Travel Grant

2016-2020: Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NIH/NCI F30CA206413)

2016: Northwestern University Presidential Fellowship Nominee 

2013-2015: Northwestern University Medical Scientist Training Program, Training Grant (NIH/NIGMS T32GM008152)

2013: Daniel D. Mickelson Engineering Prize for Insight, Innovation, and Creativity

2013: Robert B. Taggart Best Design Award

2013: Northwestern University Biomedical Engineering Award for Research

2013: Northwestern University Biomedical Engineering Outstanding Academic Record Award

2012: Northwestern University Premedical Scholars Program (Early Acceptance into Feinberg School of Medicine)

2010: Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award

2009: Design Communication Award, McCormick School of Engineering Design and Communication Fair

2009-2013: McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean's List



Jonathan Lamano