Richard A. Rovin, MD

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Richard Rovin, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who provides personalized, multidisciplinary care to patients with brain and spinal cord disorders. Working with the Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute (ANII) team of multidisciplinary neuroscience experts, he is skilled in the revolutionary Expanded Endonasal Approach, a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows for skull-base brain tumors and lesions to be removed through the nose. This innovative concept allows direct access to the tumor, eliminating the need to move critical structures to reach the tumor.

Dr. Rovin recently served as medical director of the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center in Marquette, Mich. Prior to serving as medical director, he worked as chief of surgery at Marquette General Hospital and then chief of staff. He expanded his practice into teaching as well, serving as a clinical assistant professor at Michigan State University's Department of Surgery in the College of Human Medicine. He has published a number of researched, peer reviewed articles and presented dozens of lectures. He has also worked in Chicago as both a lecturer and teaching assistant in prominent medical schools, including Evanston Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School.

Specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders relating to the central and peripheral nervous system.

Skilled in the most advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedures, including the Six Pillars Approach for parafascicular surgery of the white matter.

Provides operative and non-operative management of neurological disorders, including aneurysms, clogged arteries and abnormalities of the peripheral nerves.

Treats the full spectrum of brain and skull-base disorders, including brain tumors and lesions.

Medical Education

Northwestern University Medical School (Degree earned: MD)


Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Neurological Surgery

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

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