Ben Zion Roitberg, MD
Professor of Surgery
Dr. Ben Z. Roitberg is a neurosurgeon with expertise in spine surgery -- including cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine procedures. He is skilled in the surgical treatment of disc disease, stenosis, myelopathy, radiculopathy, instability, lower back pain and other spine problems. Additionally, he specializes in the surgical management of: tumors of the spine and brain; neurological trauma; Chiari malformation; peripheral nerve entrapments; tumors and injuries; and neurovascular conditions -- including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and cavernomas.
Dr. Roitberg has more than 25 years of experience and training in neurosurgery. Also an active researcher, he leads multidisciplinary clinical studies focused on improving outcomes of neurosurgical patients with diseases of the spine. In his laboratory, Dr. Roitberg examines the characteristics of nerve cells after transplantation into stroke models to determine if neurological function is improved after transplant. He is currently studying methods to accelerate recovery after spinal cord injury.
His most current research topics include:
Dr. Roitberg is also editor-in-chief of the journal Neurological Research.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School
University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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When her sciatica pain became too severe to ignore, Tanya Cochran sought Dr. Roitberg's surgical expertise. After spinal fusion surgery, she ran two marathons to support Dr. Roitberg's research. Read Tanya's story.
View a partial list of Dr. Roitberg's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.