Dr. Leonard Cerullo, MD

Dr. Leonard Cerullo, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
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Dr. Leonard Cerullo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 1970 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

680 N Lake Shore Dr Ste 1428

Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
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Degenerative Disc Disease
more than 85% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 81% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Cerullo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cerullo "Len Cerullo, M.D. has pioneered a personalized and holistic approach aimed at alleviating pain – with surgery as the last option.The Len Cerullo Method care plan features a holistic approach to managing pain, as a team of holistic healthcare practitioners assists patients to create and maintain healthy habits that support the wellbeing of mind, body, and spirit. At the Len Cerullo Method clinic, Dr. Cerullo and his team bring the eastern and western styles of medicine into one treatment plan: with the west encompassing more technologically-oriented with physical therapy, imaging, injections, and the east being more mind-over-body oriented with yoga, pilates, meditation, and acupuncture, offering patients all possible opportunities to recover and achieve long-term health goals. Dr. Cerullo is dedicated to improving patient mobility, reducing pain, and promoting optimal health and wellbeing."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cerullo "I believe in treating the whole person, not just the disease. I think it is important to utilize the highest technology combined with the best communication, with the patient, the family, and the other treating physicians. Being available to the patient at all times and encouraging open and honest communication is essential. I believe that healing requires the spirit, as well as the body. If the patient is not part of the healing process, he or she becomes part of the disease."


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Hospital Foch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Neurological Institute of New York Columbia University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America,
  • Best Doctors in Chicago (Chicago Magazine),
Media & Publications

Dr. Cerullo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cerullo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cerullo to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Cerullo's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

He was a resident at Northwestern when my mother had the misfortune of having him as her surgeon. The Doctor that was supposed to operate fell and broke his arm. My mom walked into the hospital to have an aneurysm taken care of. Came home 10 months later unable to speak or care for herself. ...more
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I had an appointment with Dr. Cerullo today and got a call 50 minutes before my appointment to cancel. The nurse told me that there was no reason for me to see him since he was sending me for epidural steroid injections. This could have been done earlier since the MRI was done almost a week ago. ...more
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