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Ben  Roitberg, M.D.

Ben Roitberg, M.D.

Professor and Chair Department of Neurosurgery/Neurosciences; MetroHealth Medical Center,Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

Spinal Neurosurgery, general neurosurgery

Medical School Education

Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School
Jerusalem, Israel 1981 - 1987

Graduate Medical Education

Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel
Rotating Internship, 1988 – 1989

University of Illinois at Chicago
Surgery Internship, 1993 – 1994

University of Illinois at Chicago
Neurosurgery Residency, 1994 - 2000

University of Illinois at Chicago
Research Fellowship, 1997 - 1999

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.