Edwin Ramos, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Edwin Ramos, MD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency

Edwin Ramos, MD, is a neurosurgeon with expertise in oncologic and complex spinal surgery. He cares for patients with malignant or benign tumors of the spine, spinal cord and brain, as well as patients with other degenerative or traumatic spine disorders. Dr. Ramos has significant experience with minimally invasive spinal reconstruction techniques, which aim to preserve function while reducing pain and recovery time.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ramos is a dedicated educator and active author. He has written several book chapters on spinal tumors, degenerative spine disorders and other topics in complex spine surgery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Back Pain
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumor Resection
  • Spine Tumors

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Society Of Lateral Access Surgery
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Practicing Since

  • 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine


  • Tampa General Hospital


  • Ohio State University Medical Center

News & Research

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