Neurosurgical Director, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Neuroscience Institute
President/Managing Director, Center of Brain and Spine Surgery

JERRY BAUER, M.D., FAANSOne of America’s Top Doctors since 2002, Dr. Bauer is a board certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with nearly 40 years of experience. His philosophy of partnership means that his patients receive the information and education they need throughout their treatment to ensure the best and longest lasting outcomes.

Dr. Bauer has consistently been recognized as one of the top physicians in his field by Castle Connolly Medical, Chicago Magazine, US News & World Report (top 1%), and Consumers’ Research Council of America. He is a clinical assistant professor at both the University of Illinois and Rush University Medical Centers, and has served leadership roles on boards and committees at medical institutions across Chicagoland for more than 30 years.

Dr. Bauer received his medical degree from University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine. His post-graduate education includes a residency at Northwestern University Medical Center and fellowships at University of Illinois Medical Center for Neurosurgery and Duke University Medical Center for Functional Neurosurgery. He is a member of leading professional societies and associations, including American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Chicago Medical Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Illinois State Medical Society and North American Spine Society.

What Patients Are Saying About Dr. Bauer…

“Dr. Bauer was phenomenal. He performs his work with outstanding skill. He makes sure everything goes just right for his patients.”

“Seven years ago my father suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. There is no doubt in my mind that it was Dr. Bauer who saved his life. We are so lucky that he was airlifted to Lutheran and that Dr. Bauer was on call that night. Thank you Dr. Bauer!!!”