New Faculty 2022

Martin D. Herman

Martin D. Herman

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery

Martin D. Herman is a board-certified neurosurgeon whose clinical interests include anterior, posterior, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar fusion surgery; carpal tunnel, ulnar, and peroneal nerve surgery; cervical and lumbar microdiscectomy; foraminotomy; minimally invasive spine surgery; robotic spinal surgery; repair of spine fracture and spondylolisthesis; correction of kyphosis; and spinal tumor resection. His early research included the development of instrumentation for minimally invasive lumbar fusion. His current research involves surgical placement of wireless multielectrode arrays in the lumbar spinal cord for the treatment of paraplegia in pigs.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by an MS in molecular biology from the University of Illinois Chicago and an MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he was a James Scholar. He completed his residency in neurological surgery, as well as a PhD in neuroscience, at Northwestern University. He then completed a fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, where he trained in spine fusion surgery. Previously, Herman was the division director of neurosurgery at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (ALGH), assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center, and the neurosurgery residency director at ALGH.

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