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


Neurosurgery Chicago, IL

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Rush Medical College

Overview of Dr. Traynelis

Dr. Vincent Traynelis, MD is a neurosurgeon in Chicago, Illinois. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Illinois, Iowa, and Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

Education & Training

  • West Virginia University
    West Virginia UniversityResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1984 - 1989
  • West Virginia University
    West Virginia UniversityInternship, Transitional Year, 1983 - 1984
  • West Virginia University
    West Virginia UniversityClass of 1983
  • West Virginia UniversityB.A., Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, 1978

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2009 - 2023
  • IA State Medical License
    IA State Medical License 1989 - 2010
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1987 - 1990
  • WV State Medical License
    WV State Medical License 1985 - 2003
  • 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 & Prevention
    Whiplash Injury – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & PreventionOctober 15th, 2019
  • Medtronic's VERTEX Reconstruction System Receives FDA Approval for Expanded Indications
    Medtronic's VERTEX Reconstruction System Receives FDA Approval for Expanded IndicationsFebruary 12th, 2016

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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