Harel Deutsch, MD


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 Address:          1725 West Harrison Street Suite 855

                        Chicago, IL 60612

Telephone:         (312) 942-6644                       




            Peer-Reviewed publications:


Deutsch, H.  The medical information superhighway.  The Journal of the Florida

 Medical Association 82(8):22-26, 1995.


Deutsch H, Arginteanu M, Manhart K, Perin N, Moore F, Steinberger AA, Camins M, Weisz DJ.  Somatosensory evoked potential monitoring in anterior thoracic vertebrectomy.  J Neurosurg. (2 Suppl)  92:155-61, 2000.


Deutsch H, Jallo GI, Faktorovich A, Epstein F.  Spinal intramedullary cavernoma: clinical presentation and surgical outcome.  J Neurosurg (1 Suppl) 93:65-70, 2000.


Rubino F, Pamoukian V, Jian FZ, Deutsch H, Inabnet W, Gagner MEndoscopic endocrine neck surgery with carbon dioxide insufflation: the effect on intracranial pressure.  Surgery.  98: 122-125, 2000


Rubino F, Deutsch H, Pamoukian V, Jian FZ, King WA, Gagner M.  Minimally invasive spine surgery: an animal model for endoscopic approach to the anterior cervical and upper thoracic spine.   The Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. 10: 309-313, 2000


Deutsch H, Kothbauer K, Persky M, Epstein FJ, Jallo GI.  Infrasellar craniopharyngiomas: Case Report and Review of the Literature.  Journal of Skull Base Surgery. 11(2):121-127, 2001


King WA, Wackym PA, Sen C, Meyer GA, Siau J, Deutsch H.  Adjunctive us of endoscopy during posterior fossa surgery to treat cranial neuropathies. Neurosurgery. 49(1):108-115, 2001.


Deutsch H, Shrivistava R, Epstein F, Jallo GI. Pediatric intramedullary spinal cavernous malformations. Spine. 26(18):E427-31, 2001.


Rubino F, Nahouraii R, Deutsch H, King W, Inabnet WB, Gagner M.  Endoscopic approach for carotid artery surgery. Surg Endosc. 16(5):789-94, 2002.


Deutsch H, Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Ondra, SL.  Benign sacral tumors.                   Neurosurg Focus 15(2), 2003.


Deutsch H, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV.  Postlaminectomy cervical kyphosis.   Neurosurg Focus 15(3), 2003


Deutsch H, Titton RL, Rodriguez JC. Lower dose intraventricular T-PA fibrinolysis: case report. Surg Neurol. 61(5):460-3, 2004


Deutsch H, Mummaneni PV, Rodts GE, Haid RW. Posterior cervical laminoplasty using a new plating system : Technical note. J Spinal Disord Tech. 17(4):317-20, 2004.


Deutsch H, Haid RW, Mummaneni PV, Rodts GE. Occipitocervical fixation: long-term results. Spine. 30(5):530-5, 2005.


Jimenez J, Sepehr S, Braverman B, Deutsch H, Ratliff JK. Palsies of the 5th

    cervica  nerve root after cervical decompression: prevention using continuous

intraoperative EMG monitoring. J Neurosurg: Spine. 3:92-97, 2005.


Sani S, Boco T, Deutsch H. Cervical stenosis presenting with acute Brown-Sequard

syndrome: case report. Spine. 15;30(16):E481-3, 2005.


Deutsch H, Musacchio M.  Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with

unilateral pedicle screw fixation.   Neurosurg Focus.  20(3):E10, 2006.


Mummaneni PV, Deutsch H, Mummaneni VP.  Cervicothoracic kyphosis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. Jul;17(3):277-87, 2006.


Deutsch H, Haid R, Rodts G Jr, Mummaneni PV.  The decision-making process: Allograft versus autograft. Neurosurgery. 60(1 SUPP):S98-S102, 2007.


Musacchio M, Patel N, Bagan B, Deutsch H, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff J. Minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy via a dual-tube technique: evaluation in a cadaver model. Surg Neurol.  67(4):348-52, 2007.


Patel N, Bagan B, Vadera S, Maltenfort MG, Deutsch H, Vaccaro AR, Harrop J, Sharan A, Ratliff JK.  Obesity and spine surgery: relation to perioperative complications. J Neurosurg Spine. Apr;6(4):291-7, 2007.


Musacchio M, Patel N, Bagan B, Deutsch H, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff J. Minimally Invasive Thoracolumbar Costotransversectomy and Corpectomy via a Dual-Tube Technique: Evaluation in a Cadaver Model. Surg Technol Int. 16:221-5, 2007.


Deutsch H, Boco T, Lobel J.  Minimally invasive transpedicular vertebrectomy for metastatic disease to the thoracic spine. J Spinal Disord Tech. 21(2):101-5, 2008.


Boco T, Deutsch H.  Delayed symptomatic presentation of epidural hematoma after epidural catheter anesthesia.  Spine.  32(22):E649-51, 2008.


Angevine PD, Deutsch H.  Idiopathic scoliosis. Neurosurgery. 63(3 Suppl):86-93, 2008.


Bagan B, Patel N, Deutsch H, Harrop J, Sharan A, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff JK. Perioperative Complications of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS): Comparison of MIS and Open Interbody Fusion Techniques. Surg Technol Int. 17:281-6, 2008.


Deutsch H. High-dose bone morphogenetic protein-induced ectopic abdomen bone growth. Spine J. 10(2): E1-4., 2009.


Deutsch H. The predictive value of high ODI scores in lumbar disk arthroplasty. Neurosurg Focus,  28(6) E7, 2010.


Deutsch H. Pain outcomes in surgery for patients with intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformations. Neurosurg Focus.  29(3) E15, 2010.

Kasliwal M, Deutsch H. Anhidrosis after anterior retroperitoneal approach for L4-5 artificial disc replacement. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 18(7):990-1, 2011.


Kasliwal M, Deutsch H. Completely calcified lumbar synovial cyst: case report. Neurology India. 59(2), 315-6, 2011.


Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H.  Management of focal lumbar canal stenosis: importance of upright dynamic radiographs.  Neurol India. 59(3):473-4, 2011


Kasliwal M, Deutsch. Unilateral paramedian transpedicular approach for repair of anterior transdural spinal cord herniation. Accepted Asian Spine Journal, 2011.


Kasliwal M, Deutsch H. Minimally invasive retropleural approach for central thoracic disc herniation. Journal of minimally invasive neurosurgery, 54(4):167-1, 2011.


Kasliwal M, Deutsch H. Effect of total lumbar disc replacement on lumbosacral lordosis. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques. 6, 2011.


Kasliwal M, Deutsch H. Clinical and radiographic outcomes using local bone shavings as autograft in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. World Neurosurgery. 7, 2011.


Kasliwal, M, O’Toole JE, Deutsch H. Unilateral Paramedian Transpedicular Approach for Repair of  Anterior Transdural Spinal Cord Herniation: Asian Spine Journal 6:1, 55-59, 2012




                Published Abstracts:


Deutsch H, Camins MB. Intracerebral Whipple's Disease Diagnosed by Stereotactic Biopsy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature: (Comment) Neurosurgery 44(1):209, 1999.


Deutsch H, Jallo G, Fakovich A, Epstein F.  Spinal intramedullary cavernomas:

     clinical presentation and surgical outcome.  Neurosurgery 45(3):712, 1999.


King WA, Deutsch H, Francesco R, Nahouri RA, Gagner M. Endoscopic carotid surgery in a porcine model. J Neurosurg. 94:157A, 2001.


Wright N,  Kee D, Cosgrove R, Tew J, Kaiser, M, Deutsch H, Ondra S.  DuraSeal™ Spinal Sealant as an Adjunct to Sutured Dural Repair in the Spine: Results of a Prospective, Multi-Center, Randomized Controlled Study. Neurosurgery 64(2): 410, 2009.





Book Chapters


Deutsch H, King WA, Post KP. Pituitary adenoma surgery.  In: Gilman S, Goldstein GW, Waxman SG, editors. Neurobase. San Diego: Arbor Publishing 3rd 2000 ed.


Deutsch H, King WA, Wackym PA.  Pituitary and parasellar region. In: Wackym PA, Rice DH, Schaefer SD, editors.  Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Head, Neck, and Cranial Base. Chicago:  Thieme Publishing, 2001.


Deutsch H, King WA, Post KP.  Transsphenoidal surgery. In: Gagner M, Inabnet WB, editors. Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 2001.


Deutsch H, Ullman J.  What is the optimal hematocrit for head injured patients? In:  Valadka, AB. Neurotrauma: Evidence-Based Answers to Common Questions.  Chicago: Thieme Publishing, 2002.


Germano I, Deutsch H.  The Optical Digitizer In: Germano, I. Advanced Techniques in Image Guided Brain and Spine Surgery. Chicago: Thieme Publishing, 2002.


Deutsch H, Haid RW, Rodts GE. Complications of therapy: spinal deformity. In: Black PM, Jaaskelainen J. Low Grade Gliomas (WHO I-II)  Humana Press Inc, 2003.


Deutsch H, Haid RW, Rodts GE,  Mummaneni PV. New Technologies in Anterior Cervical Spine Fixation. Current Concepts in Neurosurgery. 2003.


Jenkins A, Deutsch H, Patel N, Post KP. Complication avoidance in neurosurgery. In: Winn HR. Youman’s Textbook of Neurosurgery. 5th Edition. Saunders, 2005.


            Deutsch H, Mummaneni PV, Haid, RW. Resorbable spacers for anterior and posterior lumbar fusion.  In: Kim, D, Vaccaro A, Fessler R. Spinal Instrumentation.   Thieme, 2005.


            Deutsch H, Haid RW. Cervical Ankylosing Spondylitis. In:Mummaneni P, Haid RW, Lenke L. Spinal Deformity: A Guide to Surgical Planning and Management. Quality Medical Publishing, 2007.


            Deutsch H, Ratliff J.  Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery of the Spine. In: Scmidek and Sweet. Neurosurgical Techniques. Elsevier Publishing, 2005.


                Deutsch H, Mummaneni P. Distraction-extension injuries of the cervical spine. In: Kim D and Vaccaro A. Pediatric and Adult Spine Trauma , 2007.


            Deutsch H. Craniocervical Instrumentation Techniques. In: Wolfla CE and Resnick DK. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas, Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, 2nd Edition.  Thieme, 2007.


            Deutsch H, Kantor A. History and evolution of cervical spine surgery. In: Mummaneni PV, Kantor A, Haid RG. Cervical Spine Surgery: Current Trends. QMP, 2009


            Munns J, Park DK, Deutsch H, Singh K . Primary Spinal Cord Tumors: Part I-Intramedullary Tumors.            Contemporary Spine Surgery. 10(5):1-7, May 2009.


            Munns J, Park DK, Deutsch H, Singh K. Primary Spinal Cord Tumors: Part II-Intramedullary Tumors.  Contemporary Spine Surgery. 10(6):1-6, June 2009.


            Deutsch H, Haid, R, Traynelis V. Dorsal subaxial cervical instrumentation techniques. In Benzel E. Spine Surgery, 3rd Edition, 2010.


            Deutsch H. The treatment of acute cauda equine syndrome. In: Jamie Ullman.  Atlas of Emergency Neurosurgery: Thieme 2011.





            Singh K, An Howard, Deutsch H. Spine Surgery Atlas. Thieme, 2011. In Press.


Oral Presentations:


Neurosurgery in the Rockies meeting, March 1998

            Intramedullary cavernomas: clinical presentation.

            Deutsch H, Jallo G, Epstein F.  


            Congress of Neurological Surgeons 49th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November, 1999.

            Spinal Intramedullary cavernomas: Clinical presentation and surgical outcome

            Deutsch H, Jallo G, Fakovich A, Epstein F.


Congress of Neurological Surgeons. 50th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September, 2000.  Adjunctive use of the endoscope in posterior fossa surgery for cranial neuropathies.

Deutsch H, King WA, Wackym, PA


Neurosurgery in the Rockies meeting, March 2002

Medical Management of Acromegaly.

Deutsch H, Post KD


Congress of Neurological Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 2003. Adjacent level degeneration after occipito-cervical fusion.

Deutsch H, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV


            C5 Palsies after cervical decompression: prevention via continuous intraoperative EMG.  Dec. 2004, CSRS Meeting, Boston, MA.

Jimenez J, Sani S, Deutsch H, Ratliff, JK


Discogenic Pain/Discography. AANS/CNS Section on Pain Biennial Meeting. (General Session) Chicago, IL April 2008.

Deutsch H.


Cervical myelopathy and treatment. American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Quebec, Canada, October, 2010.





            Deutsch H, Rubino, F, Gagner M, Post KD, Perin N, King WA. Experimental neurosurgical endoscopic cervical techniques in a porcine model.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons. 50th Annual Meeting.


Mummaneni PV, Deutsch H, Rodts GE, Haid RW.  Cervical Laminoplasty Using a New Plating System. Poster Presentation: Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve.  Tampa, FL (March 03)


Mummaneni PV, Deutsch H, Haid RW, Rodts GE.  Cervical Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Chin on Chest Deformity - Technique and Results. Southern Neurosurgical Society Orlando, FL (March 03)


Deutsch H, Lobel J, Ratliff J.  Wound closure using (2-Octyl cyanocrylate) in spine surgery. AANS/CNS spine section meeting.  San Diego, CA (March 04)


Jimenez J, Deutsch H, Ratliff J.  C5 Palsies after cervical decompression: prevention via continuous intraoperative EMG Monitoring.  AANS/CNS spine section meeting. San Diego, CA (March 04)


Atkuru L, Deutsch H,  Ratliff JK. Development of an Online Teaching Atlas of Brachial Plexus Operative Anatomy.  AANS meeting. Orlando, FL (May 04)


Deutsch, H, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV. Occipitocervical Fusion versus Transoral Decompression and Fusion in 50 Patients.  AANS meeting. Orlando, FL (May 04)


Deutsch H. Minimally invasive transpedicular vertebrectomy and stabilization for thoracic metastatic tumor.  AANS meeting. San Francisco, CA (May 04)


Deutsch H. Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with unilateral pedicle screws.  AANS meeting. San Francisco, CA (May 04)







            Medical advisor at Medschool.com (1998-1999)

            Florida Medical Society (County representative 1994-1995)

Elected resident representative to the Medical Board, Mt. Sinai Hospital, NewYork, NY (2001-2002)

            Community Editor for Spineuniverse.com (2003 – present)

            Topic Editor for Spineuniverse.com (2005-present)

            Co-director of the Rush Spine Center (2004- present)