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Dr. Goldberg concentrates his practice at Rush University Medical Center on the treatment of spinal injuries and diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and uses the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat patients.

He has been an attending spine surgeon at Rush University Medical Center for 29 years. Dr. Goldberg is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush. 

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1992, Dr. Goldberg has fellowships in both lumbar spine surgery from Rush and cervical spine surgery from the University of Miami and University of Marseilles in France. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Phi Beta Kappa Society, Summa Cum Laude Society of Tulane University, and the North American Spine Society. He was selected into the "Leading Physicians of the World Society."

Dr. Goldberg is widely respected by attorneys and arbitrators for his treatment of workers' compensation injuries. He ranks in the top 10% nationally for providers who have achieved the very highest degree of rapport with their patients according to Press Ganey survey results which have been compared to UHC national benchmarks.

For more information about Dr. Goldberg and the treatment of spinal conditions involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, visit his website at or

Born in Chicago, Dr. Goldberg enjoys golf, theater, and travel.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Spine Surgery (cervical and lumbar)

Special Procedures

  • Motion preservation techniques (disc replacements)
  • Cervical decompressions and fusions with instrumentation
  • Anterior lumbar fusions 
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Lumbar decompressions and fusions with instrumentation
  • Revision surgery (cervical and lumbar spine)

Research Interests

Investigation in cervical disc replacements
Outcome studies of cervical and lumbar decompressions and fusions
Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial


AAOS Record of Disclosure

Clinical Support Staff

Elise Loversky (AA)
Katherine Crowns (PA)
Raquel Gonzalez (MA)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Residency
    University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, IL - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Spine Surgery University of Miami, Miami, FL - Cervical Spine Surgery University of Marseilles, Marseilles, France - Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient responses are scored and represented on a 1-to-5 star scale, where 5 stars is a perfect score.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) is committed to better understanding what patients think of our care, to help us continually improve the quality of our care.

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Gold Coast Surgicenter

845 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 985W
Chicago, IL 60611 

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Oak Brook

2011 York Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523