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Mariam El-Baghdadi, MD, MBA

Mariam El-Baghdadi, MD, MBA

Interventional Pain Management Physician


  • American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

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Practice Locations

350 South Greenleaf Street
Suite 405-A
Gurnee IL 60031
Fax: 847-336-3249
101 Waukegan Rd
Suite 990
Lake Bluff IL 60044
Other Phone: 847-247-4000

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Hawthorn Surgical Center
  • Vista Health System


Dr. Mariam El-Baghdadi is a highly sought out physician for her compassionate and exemplary care of patients. Her skillset stems from training at the top programs in the country. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She completed Pain Management Fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center where she served as Chief Fellow. She is certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Dr. El-Baghdadi’s main areas of interest include neck and back pain as well as joint pain. Her areas of expertise include nerve blocks, joint and spine injections, radiofrequency ablation as well as spinal cord stimulation. She believes in helping patients identify their source of pain and directly treating it. Her passion towards reducing the national opioid epidemic led her to lead Controlled Substance Panels and serve on an Opioid Task Force. Her commitment and example towards improving the patient experience yield her superior patient satisfaction scores.

Dr. El-Baghdadi stays current in offering up-to-date procedures and techniques towards reducing pain in her patients. As a constant learner, she not only pursues knowledge in medicine, but in other fields as well. She rounded her educational experience with an MBA at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Her drive towards improving healthcare in her community parallels her commitment to prioritizing patient’s health and reducing pain towards an improved quality of life.

In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. El-Baghdadi enjoys spending time with her family. Together, they enjoy exercising, traveling and cooking new recipes. Sharing a great meal with family and friends is one of her favorite pastimes.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Cervicalgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Disc degeneration
  • Disc displacement
  • Lumbago with Sciatica
  • Neuralgia and neuritis
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Philosophy of Care

“I believe that we cannot be our best selves while enduring pain. Improving quality of life is my driving force in pain management treatment.”

Affiliations and Associations


  • American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • American College of Healthcare Executives


Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Doctor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Pain Management, Chief Fellow
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Master of Business Administration


  • Highest score among all physicians in hospital network according to Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), 2019
  • Humanism in Medicine National Award, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Summa cum laude in Biology, Louisiana Tech University

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