Hillel Baldwin, MD

Neurological Surgery

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.7 out of 5
111 Ratings

Hillel Baldwin, MDDr. Hillel Z. Baldwin, a Board Certified Neurological surgeon since 1996, practices at the Carondelet Neurological Institute (CNI) of St. Joseph’s Hospital. He has been a practicing surgeon partner at Western Neuro in Tucson, Arizona since 1992.

During his career, Dr. Baldwin has served as Chief of Neurosurgery at Tucson Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center and El Dorado Hospital in Tucson.

Dr. Baldwin presently performs a wide array of adult neurosurgical procedures with subspecialty expertise in Minimally Invasive Brain and Spinal surgery, Complex Skull Base surgery, and minimally invasive pituitary surgery. He specializes in lateral access, minimally invasive spine surgery and has the greatest clinical experience in this technique in the state of Arizona. Additionally, he is certified in the Transcorp minimally invasive cervical spine technique and has the greatest clinical experience with this procedure in Arizona. His expertise also extends to prosthetic disc placement in the cervical and lumbar spine. He employs the cutting edge robotic and navigation technologies available at the CNI in a great majority of his surgeries.

Dr. Baldwin co-founded the annual Cindy Wool Seminar in Humanism and Medicine in Tucson and remains active in pursuit of educating physicians in enhancing the doctor patient relationship. He is fluent in Spanish and Hebrew. He enjoys cycling, backcountry skiing, and the pursuit of guitar music.

Areas of Specialization

  • Lateral access spine surgery
  • Transcorp minimally invasive cervical spine technique
  • Pituitary and other brain tumors
  • Transthoracic surgery
  • Mobi-c prosthetic cervical disc
  • Activ-L prosthetic disc placement
  • Minimally invasive spinal fusion and Sacroiliac joint fusion

Education & Training

  • Medical school: M.D. University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Internship: Phoenix Integrated Surgery Residency Program, General Surgery and Critical Care
  • Residency: Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati, Complex Skull Base Surgery

 Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Past president, Arizona Neurosurgical Society from 2010-2012
  • Member, Congress of State Neurosurgical Societies
  • Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, Western Neurosurgical Society
  • Member, Society of Lateral Access Surgeons

Dr. Baldwin’s Physician Assistant: Dennis Paul, MS, PA-C

Dr. Hillel Baldwin of Western Neuro Surgery discusses LDR Mobi-C, Cervical Disc Disease, and their SurgCenter Tucson.

In addition to our main clinic location, Dr. Baldwin practices at our Northwest satellite clinic:

551 W. Magee Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704.

Please call 520-881-8400 to schedule an appointment.

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
Care provider concern for questions/worries
Patients' confidence in Care provider
Care provider spoke using clear language


Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Nov 24, 2019
Found Dr. Baldwin to be personable, knowledgeable and concerned about me as a person. He took time to interact with me.
Nov 19, 2019
I feel Dr. Baldwin is one of the finest doctor. I wish all my doctors were as caring and proactive as Dr. Baldwin.
Nov 15, 2019
I have been a patient of Dr. Baldwin's for over 20 years. I have put my life in his hands, and would not hesitate to do so again.
Nov 15, 2019
Dr. Baldwin is an excellent physician and treats Patients with respect and understanding. He has a very nice mannerism that leads to confidence in his work way recommendations and help
Oct 29, 2019
I have trusted my life to Dr Baldwin several times. He is an excellent surgeon. My wife is a nurse practitioner with over 40 years of experience, and she thinks the world of Dr. Baldwin.
Oct 22, 2019
Doctor Baldwin went beyond what he did. Outstanding Doctor as week as Dennis his assistant.
Oct 18, 2019
Dr. Baldwin was great! He clearly explained what the x-rays showed. Because of the NP's absence he even took time to talk to my husband about a concern I felt like I was truly part of the care process and would recommend Dr. Baldwin and this office to anyone who needed this kind of care.
Oct 15, 2019
Dr Baldwin is just great. I've known him a long time & I have great confidence in him
Sep 30, 2019
Dr. Baldwin has provided stellar service during four corrective surgeries over the past few years.
Aug 30, 2019
Dr. Balwin is the best doctor I have on my team of many. He has operated on my spine six times and his professional and humanistic are 100% the best. He is truly the greatest in all aspects of care.
Aug 18, 2019
*Dr. Baldwin is excellent not only communicating but his skill as a surgeon.
Aug 1, 2019
Dr. Baldwin is an excellent surgeon and did an exceptional job in explaining the procedure he was going to do on me. Dr. Baldwin is a kind and thoughtful person
Jul 31, 2019
*Dr. Baldwin was easy to talk to any very helpful overall.
Jun 23, 2019
love Dr. Baldwin, he is an amazing MD
Jun 21, 2019
extremely satisfied
Jun 16, 2019
*Dr. Baldwin is friendly, easy to talk to, and an excellent surgeon. I am 100% satisfied with the outcome of my complex back surgery.
Jun 14, 2019
I already have recommended my Father to Dr. Baldwin, and he is doing surgery
Jun 7, 2019
Dr. Baldwin is an excellent physician and surgeon.
May 25, 2019
Dr. Baldwin has always taken great care of me.
May 24, 2019
Dr. Baldwin has been my care giver for now almost 30 years. He is a good as it gets. Attention to detail is beyond good.
May 5, 2019
I love Dr Baldwin! I have entrusted him with my life!
Apr 23, 2019
Having worked as a hospital CEO for 50 years I found the physician very knowledgeable and easy to understand.
Apr 21, 2019
I have recommended Dr. Baldwin. He is fabulous. Visiting him is always fun and informative.
Mar 26, 2019
*Dr. Baldwin goes above and beyond helping - I have been a patient of *Dr. Baldwin for a long time and feel his caring about my health goes forward if I was a new patient - We thank *Dr. Baldwin for all his interest in my health needs -
Mar 21, 2019
Dr. Baldwin is the finest doctor I have had treating me. I wish all my Doctors were as as Excellent and Professional as Dr.Baldwin.
Mar 7, 2019
Numerous spine surgeries due to my errant behaviors so *Dr. Baldwin has been my surgeon than everyone. I have trusted him with my life on many occasion. Still moving _____.
Feb 26, 2019
MD is a skilled provider
Feb 24, 2019
I would highly recommend *Dr. Baldwin. He has been the most thorough & helpful of all the doctors I have seen in the last 2 years.
Feb 14, 2019
Very, very good at listening - appreciate the amount of time he took on 1/31/19 as well as previous appts. he is a GREAT!! Doctor.
Feb 8, 2019
very good
Feb 6, 2019
As a retired nurse, I hold my doctors to a very high standard. Dr. Baldwin is fantastic.
Jan 30, 2019
Dt Baldwin is compassionat and thorough.
Jan 29, 2019
Jan 27, 2019
*Dr. Baldwin among the best. Didn't appear rushed when spending time with me. Very interested in my concerns, extraordinarily professional in my care.

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