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Harel Deutsch, MD  
Harel Deutsch, MD 

Harel Deutsch, MD, is co-director of the Rush Spine and Back Center, and his subspecialty is spine surgery. He is skilled in complex spinal procedures and spine tumor surgery. Deutsch specializes in the care of patients with degenerative and traumatic disease of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine with a strong emphasis on minimally invasive surgery.

Deutsch has a special interest in failed previous spine surgery and failed back syndrome. He is also involved in research on motion preservation technology and artificial disk technology.

Deutsch has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has published abstracts and book chapters. His research interest is in the etiology of chronic back pain. He is also involved in professional education on a national level and is an associate editor at spineuniverse.com.

Deutsch earned his medical degree from University of Miami School of Medicine, graduating with honors in 1996. He completed his internship in surgery and residency in neurosurgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Following his residency, Deutsch continued with a spine surgery fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in 2003.

Because he is a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for Deutsch’s input in development. He currently has consulting contracts with Pioneer Surgical Technology & Zimmer USA. Your surgeon may or may not use products from one of these companies, and your surgeon receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from these companies. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.

To make an appointment, please call (312) 942-6644.

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