Mark Mikhael, MD

2017-12-07T14:02:52+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Mark Mikhael, MD

  • Spine
  • Complex Cervical & Lumbar Surgery
Board Certifications
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

To Make an Appointment

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Practice Locations

Glenview Physician Offices
2401 Ravine Way
Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: 847-998-5680

Fax: 847-998-6365

Wilmette Physician Offices
521 Green Bay Road
Second Floor
Wilmette, IL 60091

Phone: 847-998-5680

Fax: 847-853-1089

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System


Dr. Mark Mikhael is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgical treatment of spine disorders such as disc herniations, stenosis, fractures, instability and degeneration (arthritis). His special interest is in complex cervical spine surgery. Whenever possible, he offers minimally invasive surgical techniques, which help avoid complications and reduce patient recovery times. He also has extensive experience in nerve decompression surgery and complex spinal reconstruction.

Dr. Mikhael works with each patient to explore conservative treatment options before pursuing surgery. His goal for each patient is to increase their ability to engage in the activities they enjoy while reducing their pain and discomfort. He keeps informed of the latest developments in his field through his work as a manuscript reviewer for the journal entitled “SPINE,” the field’s leading research journal.

Today, Dr. Mikhael shares his expertise with other spine specialists through his membership in the radiology and the evidence-based guidelines committees of the North American Spine Society. He has authored multiple articles about spine care in scientific journals. His efforts to improve care for patients include his work helping develop new medical technologies, including a cervical fixation device and a product to stimulate bone growth. He is also actively involved in multiple research projects targeted at improving spine care.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

I look at each of my patients from a global perspective to best understand their issues, their condition and ultimately how they can be treated most effectively.

Affilations and Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society


Medical School

University of Illinois at Chicago


Orthopaedic Surgery

Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

University of California Los Angeles UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center

Research and Publications

Mikhael, M.M., Shapiro, G.S., Wang, J.C. High-grade adult isthmic L5-S1 spondylolisthesis: A report of intraoperative slip progression treated with surgical reduction and posterior instrumented fusion. Global Spine Journal. 2012; 2 (2): 119-124
Mikhael, M.M., Wolf, C.F., Wang, J.C. Cervical Laminaplasty, in Tornetta, P (ed), Instructional Course Lectures – Volume 61: Advanced Techniques in Cervical Spine Surgery. AAOS. February 2012; 461-8.
Celestre, P.C., Pazmino, P.R.,  Mikhael, M.M., Wolf, C.F., Feldman, L.A., Lauryssen, C., Wang, J.C. Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Cervical Spine. Orthopedic Clinics of North America. January 2012;43 (1):137-47
Mikhael, M.M., Celestre, P.C., Wolf, C.F., Mroz, T.E., Wang, J.C. Minimally Invasive Cervical Spine Foraminotomy and Lateral Mass Screw Placement. Spine. October 2011.
Mikhael, M.M., Wolf, C.F., Shamie, A.N., Wang, J.C. Minimally Invasive Techniques for the Posterior Cervical Spine: Foraminal Decompression and Instrumented Fusion. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. September 2011; 21: 240-244.
Mikhael, M.M., Huddleston, P.M., Nassr, A. Postoperative Culture Positive Surgical Site Infections After the Use of Irradiated Allograft, Non-Irradiated Allograft, or Autograft for Spinal Fusion. Spine. October 2009; 34(22): 2466-8.
Mikhael, M.M., Hanssen, A.D., Sierra, R.J. Failure of Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty Mimicking Hip Infection. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am). February 2009; 91:443-6.
Mikhael, M.M., Bach, H.G., Huddleston, P.M., Maus, T.P., Berbari, E.F. Multi-Level Diskitis and Vertebral Osteomyelitis after Diskography. Orthopedics. January 2009; 32:60.
Mikhael, M.M., Huddleston, P.M., Zobitz, M.E., Chen, Q., Zhao, K.D., An K.N. Mechanical Strength of Bone Allografts Subjected to Chemical Sterilization and Other Terminal Processing Methods. Journal of Biomechanics. September 2008; 41(13):2816-20.
Wolf, C.F., Mikhael, M.M., Shamie, A.N. Interspinous Process Motion-Sparing Implants, in Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery. Vol 2; 2012.
Wolf, C.F., Mikhael, M.M., Shamie, A.N. Interspinous Process Implants, in Lumbosacral and Pelvic Procedures, 2012.
Mikhael, M.M., Wang, J.C. Chapter 5: Critical Outlook and Overview, in Hartl, R, Korge, A (eds): Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – Techniques, Evidence, and Controversies. AO Spine; 2013.
Mikhael, M.M., Larson, D., Nassr, A., Huddleston, P.M. Infections Using Irradiated or Non-Irradiated Allograft versus Autograft for Spinal Fusion. Presenting Author. 2011 AO Spine Fellows Forum. Banff, Alberta, Canada. April 1, 2011.
Mikhael, M.M., Huddleston, P.M., Nassr, A. Infections Using Irradiated or Non-Irradiated Allograft versus Autograft for Spinal Fusion. Presenting Author. 2010 AAOS Annual Meeting. March 9, 2010.
Mikhael, M.M., Huddleston, P.M. Infection in Spine Fusion Procedures Using Either Irradiated Allograft, Non-Irradiated Allograft, or Autograft. Presenting Author. Minnesota Orthopaedic Society 2008 Annual Meeting. May 9, 2008.
Mikhael, M., Amirouche, F., Wagner, F., Guppy, K., Bergin, C. Investigation of lumbar interbody fusion at different levels and its effect on spinal stenosis. The International World Spine II Conference: Second Interdisciplinary Congress On Spine Care. Presenting/Primary Author. Chicago, August 2003.


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2005
  • James Scholar Program for Independent Study, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2005
  • Graduated with Highest Distinction, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001
  • Michigan Class Honors, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001
  • Michigan Angell Scholar Award, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001


  • North American Spine Society (NASS), Evidence-Based Guidelines Committee (2013 – Present)
  • Clinical Instructor, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (2010 – 2011)​
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • North American Spine Society (NASS), Section on Radiology Committee Member

Curriculum Vitae

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