Daniel A. Baluch, MD


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Board Certified, 2019.
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship. OrthoCarolina Spine Center. Charlotte, NC., 2015-2016.
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency. Loyola University Medical Center. Maywood, IL., 2010-2015.
  • MD. Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Maywood, IL. Magna Cum Laude, 2006-2010.
  • BA. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology;
  • Minor: Spanish, 2002-2006.


  • Baluch DA, Nguyen NM, Patel AA. Use of Incisional Vancomycin in Spine Surgery.
  • Contemporary Spine Surgery. 2013;14(7): 1-4
  • Nguyen L, Baluch D, Patel A. Spinal MIS instrumentation – Retractor Systems. In: Kern Singh,
    ed. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: An Algorithmic Approach. Jaypee Brothers, Medical
    Publishers (Pvt) Ltd New Delhi. 2013.
  • Baluch DA, Patel AA, Lullo B, Havey R, Voronov LI, Nguyen NM, Carandang G, Ghanayem AJ,
    Patwardhan A. Effect of Physiologic Loads on Cortical and Traditional Pedicle Screw Fixation.
  • Spine (Phila PA 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22):E1297-302.
  • Nguyen NM, Baluch DA, Patel AA. Cervical Sagittal Balance. Contemporary Spine Surgery;
  • Dixon D, Darden B 2nd, Casamitjana J, Weissmann KA, Cristobal S, Powell D, Baluch D.
  • Accuracy of a dynamic surgical guidance probe for screw insertion in the cervical spine: a
    cadaveric study. Eur Spine J. 2017 Apr;26(4):1149-1153.


  • Excellence in Clinical Care, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
    • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. Elected by Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

    • Outstanding Performance in the Basic Science Curriculum I & II, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, academic merit


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