Steven J. Fineberg, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Orthopedic Spine

Phone: (847) 375-3000

Fax: 847-929-1142

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hebrew

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Amita Health Resurrection Medical Center
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Northwest Community Day Surgery Center


Steven J. Fineberg, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in complex and minimally-invasive surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. His focus is on the treatment of patients with both non-operative and operative approaches when indicated. He has extensive training in minimally-invasive surgical techniques, robotic spine surgery, and motion-preservation surgeries, such as artificial disc replacement. Dr. Fineberg also has a special interest in performing outpatient spine surgery by utilizing techniques that minimize pain, enhance recovery, and accelerate rehabilitation after surgery, in order to get patients back to their active lifestyles. Dr. Fineberg attended the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel, where he graduated as valedictorian. He went on to complete an internship in general surgery at The University of Colorado Medical Center, as well as a spine surgery research fellowship at Rush University in Chicago. He then completed his orthopedic residency training at New York Medical College, where he worked at a busy Level I regional trauma referral center that is known for treating the most severely injured orthopedic and spine patients in the northeastern United States. He returned to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he completed a clinical spine surgery fellowship. During his fellowship, he learned from world-renowned leaders in the field to perform surgery on complex spinal pathologies using both traditional open as well as minimally-invasive techniques.

Dr. Fineberg is also an award-winning researcher. With an emphasis on patient safety and minimizing complications in spine surgery, his research has been presented more than 150 times at national and international conferences. He has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on minimally-invasive spine surgery.

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“Dedicated to advancing technologies, applications, and minimally-invasive surgical techniques, my goal is to further wellness and long-term health of my patients.”

Steven J. Fineberg, MD



University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology, Minor in Chemistry

Medical School

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel


University of Colorado-Denver, Aurora, Colorado- General Surgery Internship


New York Medical College – Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York- Orthopaedic Surgery Residency


Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois- Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Research Paper, 1st Place – The Incidence and Risk Factors for Post-traumatic Cervical Spine Epidural Hematoma. Louis RM Delguercio Research Day, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. 2015
  • Best Research Paper, 1st Place – A Peri-Operative Cost Analysis Comparing Single-Level Minimally Invasive and Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Las Vegas. 2013
  • Best Surgery Paper – Comparison between Revision Surgeries for Cervical TDR and 1-2 Level ACDF from 2002-2009. Presented at North American Spine Society 28th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 2013
  • Best Resident/Fellow Research Paper, 2nd Place – The Incidence and Mortality Associated with Reintubations following Anterior Cervical Fusion. Presented at Cervical Spine Research Society 41st Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. 2013
  • Best Clinical Paper, Nominated – Outcomes and Complications of Anterior and Posterior Cervical Fusion with Bone Morphogenetic Protein. Presented at Cervical Spine Research Society 41st Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. 2013
  • Hilel Nathan Award for Academic Excellence in the Course of Anatomy
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in All Years of Study, 2010
  • Ranked #1 Overall Student in Tel Aviv University–Sackler School of Medicine

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