Joshua M. Rosenow, MD

Joshua M. Rosenow, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Chronic Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Microvascular Compression Syndromes
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Stereotactic Laser Ablation
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Yale University School of Medicine - 1996
Internship:
Westchester Medical Center - 1997
Residency:
Westchester Medical Center - 2002
Fellowships:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2003

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

338 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 22, 2022

5.0

He’s a very good doctor

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He was very compassionate, easy to talk to, and understanding. It was also very clear he is very knowledgeable in his area. He spent time talking to me about different options and why or why not they make sense in my case. He also was open-minded about non-traditional options based on my preferences and what would work in my life.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Rosenow is a model / example of how doctors should treat patients.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Depends on the need. Unfortunately my condition data is very limited.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Made me feel very comfortable

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Felt he treated me as a person not just another patient.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Expertise, communication, personality, listens, has compete understanding of my rather complicated history. Takes you through your issues step by step and offers alternative solutions go forward. The best.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

He is the best at complicated issues. Very compassionate.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Rosenow did an outstanding fusion 17 years ago. It is still in excellent condition. I saw him today for a different and unrelated problem to fusion. My problem is really in other related specialties. But he and his staff spent a large amount of time with me. Dr. Rosenow is a compassionate individual truely concerned with the welfare of the patient. He is a key reason I go to, and recommend, Northwestern. Thank you Dr. Rosenow.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

He takes the time to listen and the time to thoroughly explain any steps necessary to help me.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

A excellent Doctor

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Rosenow and his associate Dr. Farnandis were extremely nice. They patiently explained the procedure allowing us to make informed decisions. I am happy with all the specialists that I met at NW Neurology department in the past 5 years

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January 20, 2022

3.0

he seemed nice,but he wants me to go back to a surgeon i,m trying not to go back too. I thought the patient had more of a say in who they choose to have an operation

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January 16, 2022

5.0

I wish every doctor was like Dr Rosenow. He is kind, caring and genuine. You know that he genuinely cares about you when you’re with him. He never makes me feel rushed, answers all of my questions, I never feel silly for asking a question, and he is the only doctor I will let operate on my back ever. He is absolutely amazing.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Rosenow is the best. Takes the time with his patients. Make sure they understand their procedures.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Rosenow is very knowledgeable of the neurological procedures. He works well with patients by explaining each surgical process in great detail, so that each patient understands exactly what the situation involves. He also not only goes through the benefits of the surgery, but also explains the risks that a patient might incur.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

I wish all surgeons could benefit from his reasoned and empathic manner.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Rosenow and his Dr. Assistant were thorough, empathetic, and answered all of my questions. He gave me specifics about the best surgery options for my condition: Trigeminal Neurolgia due to Multiple Sclerosis.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Doctors like him are the reason I travel from the burbs to Northwestern.

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December 08, 2021

4.0

Once you actually get him in the room, he's warm and knowledgable.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

His bedside manner and knowledge were extraordinary

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Great doctor who listens and is a skilled surgeon. He uses levity to calm his patients.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Very honest and kind

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November 30, 2021

5.0

At a time when life can be difficult Dr. Rosenow makes sure he explains everything thoroughly and provides clear direction and options.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Personal attention

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November 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Rosenow is an excellent doctor who has helped me with my neurological surgeries and he has also performed surgery on my husband. He is an excellent neurosurgeon.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

I wish I could clone Dr Rosenow!!! He is patient, funny, easy to talk to, never makes me feel rushed and makes sure I leave with no question I answered. He is without a doubt one of the best doctors I’ve ever seen.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

East to talk to and extremely knowledgeable

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Outstanding Doctor and is very down to earth. I appreciate him and wish I could some get my back and sciatica fixed.

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November 02, 2021

4.0

He is very straight forward and appears to have great knowledge with diseases affecting the spinal chord.

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October 30, 2021

5.0

Knowledgable. Caring. Talks about my health issues in clear, easy-to-understand language. I feel fortunate to be in his care.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Love his style, funny personality, and he easy to understand explanations. I know he really is concerned and wants to help me

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Incredibly knowledgeable, genuinely cares if you are in pain. He is kind and compassionate. I have been his patient for 15yrs and he never rushes me out the door. He always answers all my questions and concerns.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

He seems like a stand up dude

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October 18, 2021

5.0

THE TIME HE SPENDS WITH THE PATIENT.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

He is an amazing surgeon

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October 14, 2021

5.0

He said that he might be able to do a procedure that no one else would do. Also, the doctor and his assistant waited for me to get there. I was running late to my appointment because of traffic. I was so happy that the doctor afforded me this opportunity. I was extremely GREATFUL! This is me was going above the call in order to take care of me!

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Very professional and really cares

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Explained procedure clearly and answered all my questions.

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October 02, 2021

5.0

Everything was well explained, he took the time to read my file before he came into the room to ask me questions.

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October 02, 2021

5.0

Very open honest.. carefully explained process

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Rosenow. He was INCREDIBLE. I’ve seen countless surgeons over the years and NONE compares to Dr. Rosenow. He is friendly, kind and clearly cares dearly about his patients. He took all the time we needed to go over my case and answer questions. He was thorough and genuine.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Rosenow did surgeries on me that no other surgeon from where I live would do. He and his team provided excellent care pre and post operatively. He also did amazing follow ups. He is straightforward and explained everything he would do pre and post op surgery. He is the only Physician I trust with my neurosurgical needs! A big thank you to Dr Rosenow and his team!

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September 23, 2021

5.0

He is a great communicator. I love his style, very easy to follow, showed me things on my xrays, and a very down to earth funny guy. Made me feel super cared for, and like he was really going to help me

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon!

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September 16, 2021

5.0

He’s awesome for all the above reasons.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Great doctor and very informative

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September 15, 2021

5.0

He was very good at asking questions so I knew he was looking at problems beyond my reasons for talking to him . He was taking so much into consideration to figure out what could be my problem

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September 15, 2021

5.0

I would recommend Dr. Rosenow to anyone!

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, and cordial

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Dr made sure I understood all my options

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August 31, 2021

5.0

I couldn’t ask for more pleasurable experience from a such a professional.I feel extremely confident and safe in my upcoming surgery because of Dr. Rosenow�

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Even though the procedures did not work, Dr.Rosenow was very sympathetic in his care

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August 12, 2021

5.0

The care and confidence he gives to his patients

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Rosenow truly cares about how I am

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable. Answered all of our questions. Very very caring

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Good surgeon

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Rosenow is extremely good at what he does. He explains everything thoroughly and doesn’t leave the room until you have all of your questions answered. I never feel rushed, I trust him 100% with my diagnosis and treatment

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Explaind things to us very well. Very matter-of-fact.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

He was very nice, very professional and shows sincere concern to me

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Provides careful attention and explanation. Very personable.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

His was very open with me explaining my health problems & on how he could & couldn’t treat me.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Rosenow is so through in his care and explanations. He always takes his time and answers all of my questions. I just love the man!!! (I come up from St Louis just to see him!)

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable about stimulators and also very open to me getting a peripheral nerve stimulator even though it is not something that he does.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Extremely kind and personable.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Terrific manner and expertise

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May 26, 2021

5.0

He is personal with me and treated me with respect and listened to my concerns. His staff was not rushed or condescending in any manner when I presented my questions.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Rosenow is great with explaining everything that could go on. Plus if I had any questions I could ask them.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Very likely didn't cover his thoughts really down to earth

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May 15, 2021

5.0

Extremely friendly, explained everything in general terms, took time to answer all questions.

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May 12, 2021

4.0

He was very clear on his opinion of my surgery.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Rosenow was very professional and caring. He was very clear regarding my issue and he thoroughly explained the surgical procedure. When I left I felt I was in good hands.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

All of my questions were answered. He took his time with us and was very kind. He also gave me hope that my pain might improve!

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He explains what he needs to do and why.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Seems very open to questions I had

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April 21, 2021

5.0

He was so relaxed and willing to explain anything I needed. Very in touch with my case.

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April 21, 2021

4.0

First impression was good

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He is such a caring physician and is always available to meet if I have any concerns to discuss with him. He makes sure that an appointment is open for me to meet with him.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

He tells you up front what he can do, then does what he tells you.

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April 17, 2021

5.0

Explain to me everything very goid bedside manners

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April 14, 2021

5.0

He also made me feel comfortable in his care with both surgical procedures and follow up,

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Extremely competent and knowledgeable. Polished communication skills — easy to understand; thoroughly addresses concerns; asks and answers questions. Very personable. I have confidence in his recommendations about my health.

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Doctor was very attentive and listened to all of our concerns.

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April 04, 2021

4.0

He talked to me like we were friends hanging out!

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March 31, 2021

5.0

He explained very thoroughly and showed me images during his explanation which really helped my understanding. It was my first time seeing Dr. Rosenow, and I feel like I am in good hands.

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Dr R is very easy to talk to and I have a lot of confidence in him. I respect his opinions and recommendations, even if it goes against my gut. I know he's guiding me right.

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March 14, 2021

5.0

Takes time to listen

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March 14, 2021

5.0

He takes the time to answer all your concerns and doesn't make you feel rushed.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

He listened to what I had to say and reviewed what we have done and what we are checking for now. I feel like he wants the best outcome for me! He is very easy to talk to.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

I have hd surgery with him before which is why I am seeking his skillful hands if I go forward with this next procedure. I completely trust him.

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Rosenow made me feel so comfortable. He was thorough, he left nothing out, he asked if we had any questions and he was funny and serious.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

He is a personable, highly explicit and detailed in what his treatment plan involves.

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February 28, 2021

5.0

He’s a genius but very down to earth in his explanations.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

really listens!

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February 23, 2021

5.0

She was a great communicator and can explain feelings 4 making his recommendations.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

The MD dude rocks

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February 21, 2021

5.0

outsanding Doc

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Incredible personable nature, and humor! Explains everything with extreme detail and easy to follow and understand. Do not feel rushed and he listens intently as you speak.

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February 06, 2021

5.0

Help with chronic pain

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