Martin Herman, MD

Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Surgery | More

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Martin Herman, MD, PhD, is an expert neurosurgeon who specializes in common and complex spine conditions. Dr. Herman performs a wide range of spine surgeries, including minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal fusions, spine fracture repairs, spinal tumor resections, microdiscectomies, foraminotomies and more.

Dr. Herman has been invited to speak about minimally invasive spinal surgery at academic programs both nationally and globally. He has also been named one of the “Top Chicago Doctors” by Chicago magazine for more than a decade.

UChicago Faculty Physicians who provide services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are not employees or agents of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

Areas of Expertise

  • Correction of Kyphosis
  • Anterior, Posterior Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar Fusion Surgery
  • Repair of Spine Fracture & Spondylolisthesis
  • Foraminotomy
  • Cervical & Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal Tumor Resection
  • Carpal Tunnel & Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine


  • Northwestern Medicine


  • Northwestern Medicine


  • Rush University Medical Center; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Spine Neurological Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English