Dr. Roger Lichtenbaum, MD

Dr. Roger Lichtenbaum, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Dr. Roger Lichtenbaum, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1801 W Taylor St Ste 4E

Chicago, IL 60612

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Disorders
more than 74% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 67% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 65% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Lichtenbaum does not have any board certifications listed.

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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23  Procedures

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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • New York United Hospital Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York United Hospital Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • New York University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Roger Lichtenbaum, MD
Dr Lictenbaum is an outstanding specialized skill neurosurgeon & spine specialist, skilled with interaction with people and personable, He takes his time explaining procedures and gives alternative options before surgery. He and the people he sees, plan an Health Care Plan together for a positive...Read More
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Feliz Palacios in Chicago – Jan 04, 2018
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Roger Lichtenbaum, MD, was referred to me by my pain doctor when he no longer could help me. I have found Dr. Lichtenbaum's conservative approach to neurosurgery to fit me. He operated on my spine twice but in different regions and just as he predicted, my recovery took place. Together with his...Read More
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Robert Sphatt in Chicago, IL – Apr 21, 2017
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An excellent doctor who is caring and attentive
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j. Murphy in Chicago, IL – May 10, 2016
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