Vincent Traynelis, MD, Neurosurgery, Chicago, IL, Rush University Medical Center


NeurosurgeryChicago, IL

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Rush Medical College

Overview of Dr. Traynelis

Dr. Vincent Traynelis is a neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL and is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and has been in practice 34 years. Dr. Traynelis accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 35 doctors at Rush University Medical Center who specialize in Neurosurgery.

Education & Training

  • West Virginia University
    West Virginia UniversityResidency
  • West Virginia University
    West Virginia UniversityInternship
  • West Virginia University School of Medicine
    West Virginia University School of MedicineMedicalSchool
  • West Virginia UniversityOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2009 - 2020
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Chicago Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2014
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2003-2014
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011-2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Cervical arthroplasty-what does the labeling say?  
    Turel MK, Traynelis VC, Neurosurg Focus, 1/1/2017
  • Neck range of motion following cervical spinal fusion:a comparison of patient-centered and objective assessments  
    Kasliwal MK, Witiw CD, Traynelis VC, Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 1/1/2016
  • Occipitocervical dissociation - incidence, evaluation, and treatment  
    Kasliwal MK, Fontes RB, Traynelis VC, Cur Rev Musculoskelet Med, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Spine Computational modeling.
    Gadomski BC, Shetye S, Santoni B, Todd M, Traynelis V, Fontes R, Puttiltz, Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2017
  • Expression of degenerative markers in the cervical and lumbar intervertebral discs of asymptomatic young and elderly individuals.
    Fontes RB, Baptista JS, Traynelis VC, Liberti EA, 41th Annual Meeting Cervical Spine Research Association, Los Angeles, CA, 1/1/2013
  • Iliac osteotomy to enhance exposure of the L4-5 interspace in minimally-invasive direct lateral interbody fusion: a cadaveric feasibility study.
    Fontes RBV, Traynelis VC, 28th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL, 1/1/2012
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  • Overview of intraoperative monitoring of spinal surgery. 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2017
  • Maintanance of Certification; Correction of Degenerative Cervial Deformity 
    University of Alabama Birmingham - 1/1/2017
  • Challenges in Cranio-Vertebral junction pathoolgies: update on current diagnostic and treatment modalities. The role of CVJ in cervical and overall spine sagittal ali... 
    Athens, Greece - 1/1/2016
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Press Mentions

  • Whiplash Injury – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & PreventionOctober 15, 2019
  • Spine Surgeon to Know: Dr. Vincent Traynelis of Rush University Medical Center
  • Medtronic's VERTEX Reconstruction System Receives FDA Approval for Expanded Indications

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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