Sayona John, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery and Neurological Sciences, Rush Medical College
Role: Clinician, Faculty
Joined Rush in August 2008


I am the Director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and the Section Head of Critical Care Neurology.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I had a keen interest in neurological care. I was particularly intrigued by critically ill neurological/neurosurgical patients.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I liked the opportunities for collaboration among many teams.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

They are great ways to introduce people to your field of practice and leadership.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

Pursue this only if you are passionate about this aspect of patient care. The days can be long and exhausting; however, there is satisfaction in knowing that you have done everything you can to save lives.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I enjoy reading and listening to music.