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Sean Salehi, M.D.

Board Certified


Dr. Salehi is a board certified neurosurgeon who completed his neurosurgical residency at Northwestern University in Chicago in 2002. He also completed a spine fellowship program under the guidance of the renowned neurosurgeon, Steven Ondra, while at Northwestern. He subsequently remained as a faculty member at Northwestern University department of neurological surgery for three years before moving on to the private practice. He was one of the early adopters of the minimally invasive techniques in spinal surgery employing small incisions in performing the most complicated surgeries reducing the post-operative pain and shortening the recovery period. This has given him 20 years of experience in such operations.

Dr. Salehi is a member of the Congress of Neurosurgeons. He is the author of many peer-reviewed medical articles in neurosurgery and is the author of several book chapters in major neurosurgical texts. Additionally, he holds close to ten patents for the design of different neurosurgical instruments, few of which have been commercialized successfully in the USA and the world.

Dr. Salehi also served as the team neurosurgeon for the Chicago Rush arena football team from 2009 to 2012.

Education & Training

  • Neurosurgical Residency at Northwestern University in Chicago
  • Spine Fellowship Northwestern Medicine

Board Certification

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Areas of Specialty

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Current & Previous Appointments

  • Elmhurst Hospital, Macneal Hospital, Hinsdale Hosipital, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, North Suburban Paind and Spine Surgical Center

Professional Memberships

  • Congress of Neurosurgeons

    Sean Salehi, M.D.
  • 999 E Touhy
    Suite 350
    Des Plaines, IL 60018

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999 E Touhy
Suite 350
Des Plaines, IL 60018

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