Dr. Rafath Baig was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He was brought up in a family held together by Old World values. Hard work, integrity, and compassion have guided his journey as a healer and spine surgeon. His bedside manner is characterized by humble candor and humor, but in the operating room, he is well known by the surgical team for his laser focus and exacting nature. Many of his patients come to him crippled by chronic pain, forced into dependency on narcotic pain medications. His most fulfilling moments are derived from using his surgical skills to break the shackles of chronic pain and free his patients from chemical dependency. Dr. Baig has subspecialty training and rigorous experience in complex spine injury and disease. His intense dedication to his patients coupled with his expertise allows him to take on surgical challenges that many other spine surgeons decline and to achieve outcomes that transform the lives of his patients.
Degrees | Certifications
Board Certified Spine Surgeon
Undergraduate: Loyola University Chicago
B.S. Biological Sciences Medical School Southern Illinois
University School of Medicine Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Brooklyn, NY St. Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan, NY
Fellowship: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Phoenix AZ with emphasis on complex spinal surgery