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Dr. Christopher Bergin

Christopher J. Bergin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

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Practice Locations

900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines IL 60016
1875 Dempster Street
Suite 425
Park Ridge IL 60068
Fax: 847-698-9198

Affiliated Hospitals

  • AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Northwest Community Hospital

Meet Christopher Bergin

Biography

Christopher J. Bergin, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, who has been practicing since 1999. He specializes in complex spinal treatment for patients of all ages.

Dr. Bergin attended Northwestern University, where he completed undergraduate studies, and in 1989, he earned a biomedical engineering degree. He then earned his MD from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1993. He continued at University of Illinois to serve his medical residency, which was completed in 1998.

After finishing residency, Dr. Bergin went on to Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, where he completed the Chicago Spine Fellowship program. His training focused on the correction of complex spinal deformities in both adolescents and adults. The program included providing care for patients at Chicago’s Shriners Hospital.

Dr. Bergin has a special interest in medical research, and maintains membership in the Scoliosis Research Society. Additionally, he is very active in the Global Spine Outreach, an international initiative that provides treatment for children with spinal deformities in Cali, Colombia. He also shares his wealth of knowledge, frequently giving lectures to colleagues, as well as teaching medical residents.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Back and neck pain
  • Complex spine disorders
  • Herniated discs
  • Kyphosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Pediatric spinal surgery
  • Revision surgery
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal trauma
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment
  • Work injuries

Philosophy of Care

“My approach to spinal problems is generally a conservative one. The vast majority of things I see are non-operative, but I’m able to take care of some of the most complex spine problems around.”

Affiliations and Associations

  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Shands Circle Member

Education

Fellowship
Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center
Spinal Surgery
Residency
University of Illinois at Chicago
Orthopedic Surgery
Internship
University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Undergraduate
Northwestern University Technological Institute
Biomedical Engineering

Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999–present
  • Lecturer, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001–2005

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