Martin Herman, MD

Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Surgery | More

Clinical Associate of Neurosurgery

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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.

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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Spine Neurological Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English