Ben Roitberg, MD

Professor and Chair
Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurosciences
MetroHealth Medical Center
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

Spinal Neurosurgery, General Neurosurgery

External Appointments

MetroHealth Medical Center


Stamates A, Cui M, Roitberg B. "Clinical Outcomes of Cervical Laminoplasty: Results at Two Years". Accepted; Neurosurgery 2016

Shakur SF, Luciano CJ, Kania P, Roitberg BZ, Banerjee PP, Slavin KV, Sorenson J, Charbel FT, Alaraj A. Usefulness of a Virtual Reality Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy Simulator in Neurosurgical Training. Neurosurgery. 2015 Sep; 11 Suppl 3:420-5.

Roitberg B, Kania P, Luciano C, Naga Dharmavaram N, Banerjee P. Evaluation of Sensory and Motor Skills in Neurosurgery Applicants Using a Virtual Reality Neurosurgical Simulator - The Sensory-Motor Quotient. Journal of Surgical Education, J Surg Educ. 2015 Nov-Dec; 72(6):1165-71.

Alaraj A, Luciano CJ, Bailey DP, Elsenousi A, Roitberg BZ, Bernardo A, Banerjee PP, Charbel FT. Virtual reality cerebral aneurysm clipping simulation with real-time haptic feedback. Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar; 11 Suppl 2:52-8.

Gasco J, Patel A, Ortega-Barnett J, Branch D, Desai S, Kuo YF, Luciano C, Rizzi S, Kania P, Matuyauskas M, Banerjee P, Roitberg BZ. Virtual reality spine surgery simulation: an empirical study of its usefulness. Neurol Res. 2014 Nov; 36(11):968-73

Auffinger B, Lam S, Kraninger J, Shen J, Roitberg BZ. The impact of obesity on surgeon ratings and patient-reported outcome measures after degenerative cervical spine disease surgery. World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul-Aug; 82(1-2):e345-52.

Auffinger B, Lam S, Shen J, Roitberg BZ. Measuring surgical outcomes in subaxial degenerative cervical spine disease patients: minimum clinically important difference as a tool for determining meaningful clinical improvement. Neurosurgery. 2014 Feb; 74(2):206-13; discussion 213-4.

Lobel DA, Schirmer CM, Elder JB, Roitberg B. In reply: simulating ventriculostomy. Neurosurgery. 2014 Apr; 74(4):E458-9.

Auffinger B, Lam S, Shen J, Roitberg BZ. Measuring Surgical Outcomes in Subaxial Degenerative Cervical Spine Disease Patients: Minimum Clinically Important Difference as a Tool for Determining Meaningful Clinical Improvement. Neurosurgery. 2014 Feb; 74(2):206-14.

Roitberg B, Banerjee P, Luciano C, Matulyauskas M, Rizzi S, Kania P, Gasco J. Sensory and motor skill testing in neurosurgery applicants: a pilot study using a virtual reality haptic neurosurgical simulator. Neurosurgery. 2013 Oct; 73 Suppl 1:116-21. 


Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School


Rotating Internship
Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Internship, Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
Resident, Neurosurgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
Research Fellowship
University of Illinois at Chicago