Martin Herman, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Martin Herman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

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

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.

Areas of Expertise

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

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Illinois State Medical Society

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine; University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System


  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Northwestern Medicine


  • Northwestern Medicine; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


  • Rush Medical College; Rush University Medical Center

  • 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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