Officer Commitee

John O’Toole

O'Toole, MD

John O’Toole, MD, MS, received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed residency in neurosurgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Chicago. He received his Master of Science in Clinical Research from the Graduate College at Rush University. O’Toole currently serves as Professor of Neurosurgery at Rush University in Chicago, IL. He specializes in spinal oncology (including spinal column and spinal cord tumors) and minimally invasive spine surgery.

O’Toole is the co-director of the Neuroscience Service Line, co-director of the Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Spine Tumor Clinic, and Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship, all at Rush University Medical Center. His research interests are clinical outcomes for spinal surgery, cost-effectiveness in spinal surgery, image-guided spinal surgery, evidence-based guideline developments, and development of new spinal surgical techniques and devices. He has authored more than 100 articles, book chapters and abstracts on these subjects. O’Toole is a member of many national committees for neurosurgical, spinal surgical and independent research organizations. He has served as an editor or reviewer for numerous prominent neurosurgical and spine surgery journals and publications.


Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >