Christopher J. Bergin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Spine Surgery

Phone: 847-375-3000

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Ascension Resurrection Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Northwest Community Day Surgery Center

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


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.

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.”

Christopher J. Bergin, MD

My Team



Northwestern University Technological Institute - Biomedical Engineering


University of Illinois at Chicago


University of Illinois at Chicago - Orthopedic Surgery


Rush Presbyterian - St. Luke’s Medical Center - Spinal Surgery

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine

Affiliations and Associations

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


  • 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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