Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgeon

I am a neurosurgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. I am passionate about neurosurgery, spine surgery, robotics, and artificial intelligence. On this website, I share my thoughts about these topics and others. 

To schedule an appointment with me at the Northwestern Medicine Center for Spine Health, please call 312.695.7746 (312.695.SPINE)


I have worked on numerous books that you can find on my Amazon author page. You can also check my research on Pubmed.

Spine Health: The back bone of a healthy life

I am driven to improve the quality of life of patients with spine problems through a wide range of procedures ranging form the minimally invasive to the complex and reconstructive. 



Read about some of the disease that I treat below

Degenerative Disease

Degenerative diseases of the spine are those that arise from wear and tear of the vertebrae, the intervertebral discs, and the spine joints.

Spine Trauma

Trauma to the spine can lead to fractures, soft tissues injury and injury of the neural elements. The treatment goals in these instances can be quite variable depending on the presentation.

Spine Deformity

A spinal deformity is an abnormal curve in your spine, It can affect your spine's ability to do its job, leading to pain, neurological problems, and even difficulty walking.

Spine Tumors

Spinal tumors are abnormal growth that develop within the spinal canal or within the bones of the spine.

Spine Robotics

Robotics enables more precise access to the spine. It allows more complex procedures to be done through less invasive approaches.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

The goal of minimally invasive surgery is to achieve the same goals of open surgery while causing minimal disruption of the soft tissue.

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