Amanda Narkis, M.D.

Adult Neurology, Class of 2026


Undergraduate School: Augustana College

Medical School: Rush Medical College

I grew up in a diverse suburb of Chicago right next to O’Hare airport. I was the first person in my family to attend college and I went to Augustana College where I studied Biochemistry and Spanish. As I continued to explore if medicine was the right career path for me following undergrad graduation, I worked as an applied behavior analyst therapist working with children with autism, a chemistry tutor, and an ER scribe.

I ultimately attended Rush Medical College in Chicago. I enjoyed both psychiatry and neurology in medical school with a great interest in the mind-body connection and the investigative nature of both fields. Neurology ultimately seemed like the right fit for me and I could not stay away from doing the neurology exam for the rest of my life! I am a Midwest gal through and through and finally left Illinois to come to Ann Arbor for residency.

Outside the hospital, my husband and I run a cocktail Instagram page and love on our cat Bart named after Bartonella Henslae. I love listening to crime podcasts and reading psychological thrillers. I am a long-time pop-punk music fan and also enjoy indie/folk-rock/alternative.

Fun Fact: My mom is from Poland, and I am the first person on her side of the family to be born in America.

My theme song: “Serotonin” by the girl in red