Integrated, Comprehensive Neurosurgical Care
We are committed to providing comprehensive medical and surgical care to anyone in need of neurosurgical and rehabilitative specialty services. We believe that patient care should be:
Using these principles as a guide, we provide our patients with high-quality, easily accessible spine and brain care. We work with every new patient to develop an effective and customized diagnosis and treatment plan. We then work together as a multidisciplinary team of healthcare experts to assist our patients in coordinating and completing every aspect of this treatment plan, including imaging, pain management, rehabilitation, and surgical interventions. Collaborating closely with primary care providers and specialists, we ensure that each patient is supported in every aspect of his or her healthcare needs.
In an effort to maximize patient accessibility, we provide care at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and Saint Joseph's Hospital - both award-winning institutions serving Chicago's near-North neighborhoods.
Meet Our Team
Roger Lichtenbaum, MD
Roger Lichtenbaum, M.D., completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, followed by medical school and residency training at New York University. He also completed a Fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology in New York and is skilled in both open and endovascular neurosurgical approaches. Dr. Lichtenbaum is uniquely qualified to provide a wide range of options for the treatment of neurological disease. He specializes in the newest and most innovative techniques for tumor removal, including stereotactic navigation and advanced intra-operative monitoring. He is adept in various treatment modalities for spinal disorders, ranging from complex spine instrumentation to minimally invasive procedures. He is well-versed in the newest technologies available to spine surgeons, including artificial discs and alternatives to traditional spinal fusions. He is board-certified in Neurosurgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery and serves as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois - Chicago.
In addition, he is Chief, Section of Neurosurgery for Saint Joseph Hospital. In this role, Dr. Lichtenbaum provides medical leadership for the Department of Surgery's Section of Neurosurgery. He works closely with the chairman of surgery, primary care physicians, specialists, and a multidisciplinary team to provide the highest level of care to patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Nancy Tutor, MSN, NP-BC
Nancy Tutor, MSN, NP-BC, works collaboratively with Dr. Lichtenbaum to develop comprehensive treatment plans for each patient. She is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner who earned a Master of Nursing Science degree from Vanderbilt University and has several years of critical care nursing experience. Nancy assists Dr. Lichtenbaum in managing patient care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She navigates each patient through their entire treatment plan, from managing their initial appointment to scheduling appropriate follow-up appointments and prescribing tests and medications. She also educates patients and their families about medical conditions, treatment plans, preventative care, and anticipated outcomes.