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University of Illinois Hospital

University of Illinois HospitalTrauma: Level II
Beds: 495
Percent of Training: 40%
Description:
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is dedicated to
the mission of Health Equity. By combining our unique combination of clinical care, education, and research to provide high‐value personalized healthcare and improve the overall health of the communities we serve, UI Health promotes healthier communities for a healthier city.

 Faculty

Edward Abraham, MD
Professor
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: University of Sheffield, UK
Specialty: Pediatric Surgery

Farid Amirouche, PhD.
Professor, Research Director
University of Cincinnati, Ohio
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Biomechanics

Samuel Chmell, MD
Professor
Residency: Loyola University
Specialty: Joint Arthroplasty

Amir El Shami, MD
Assistant Professor
Residency: Harvard University
Fellowship: University of Illinois
Specialty: Sports Medicine (PMR)

Benjamin Goldberg, MD
Associate Professor
Residency: Baylor University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Washington
Specialty: Shoulder and Elbow

Meldoy Hrubes, MD
Assistant Professor
Residency: Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
Fellowship: University of Illinois
Specialty: Sports Medicine (PMR)

Yasser Farid, MD, Phd
Assistant Professor
Fellowship: Harvard University
Fellowship: M.D. Anderson ‐ University of Texas
Fellowship: University of Chicago
Specialty: Orthopaedic Oncology / Joint Arthroplasty

Mark Gonzalez, MD, PhD
Professor & Chairman
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery
Fellowship: Ohio State University
Specialty: Hand / Adult Reconstruction

Mark Hutchinson, MD
Professor
Residency: Michigan State University ‐ Kalamazoo
Fellowship: Kentucky Sports Medicine
Specialty: Sports Medicine

Alan League, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Union Memorial
Specialty: Foot and Ankle

Matthew Marcus, MD
Assistant Professor
Residency: UMDNJ
Fellowship: University of Chicago
Specialty: Sports Medicine – Hip Arthroscopy

Alfonso Mejia, MD, MPH
Vice Chairman ‐ Program Director
Associate Professor
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery
Specialty: Hand

Anis Mekhail, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Specialty: Spine

Terry Nicola, MD
Assistant Professor
Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Specialty: Sports Medicine (PMR)

Krzysztof Sieminow, MD
Assistant Professor
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center
Specialty: Spine

Maria Siemionow, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor
Residency: Poznan Medical University
Fellowship: Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery
Specialty: Hand, Microsurgery, Transplantation

Advocate Lutheran General

Advocate Lutheran GeneralTrauma: Level I
Beds: 638
Percent of Training: 25%
Description:
Lutheran General has been recognized 13 times as one of the 100 Top Hospitals and 15 top major teaching hospitals in the country by Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks Study. Lutheran General has been rated by US News & World Report as being one of America’s Best Hospitals, and received ‘top 50 in the nation’ rankings for medical excellence and advanced capabilities in many specialties.

 

Faculty

Arif Ali, MD
Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowship: The Sports Clinic ‐ Laguna Hills
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery
Specialty: Sports Medicine & Trauma

Taizoon Baxamusa, MD
Residency: Yale University School of Medicine
Fellowship: The Indiana Hand Center
Specialty: Hand & Upper Extremity

Avi Bernstein, MD
Residency: UCLA
Fellowship: State University of New York ‐ Buffalo
Specialty: Spine

James Bresch, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Kerlan‐Jobe
Specialty: Sports Medicine

Rajeev Garapati, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship: R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Fellowship: AO Orthopaedic Trauma
Fellowship
Specialty: Trauma

Thomas Gleason, MD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: University of Toronto ‐ Spine
Specialty: Spine

Jeffrey Goldstein, MD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center
Specialty: Adult Reconstruction

Wayne Goldstein, MD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University
Specialty: Adult Reconstruction

Alex Gordon, MD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Scripps Clinic
Specialty: Adult Reconstruction

Albert Knuth, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Texas Scottish Rite
Hospital
Specialty: Pediatric

Andrea Kramer, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Shriners Hospital Utah
Specialty: Pediatric

Matthew Jimenez, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Sunnybrook Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Toronto
Specialty: Trauma

Alan League, MD

Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Union Memorial Hospital
Specialty: Foot & Ankle

John H. Lyon, MD
Residency: Norwestern University
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center
Specialty: Adult Reconstruction

Steven Mardjetko, MD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Rush University Medical
Center – Adult &  Pediatric
Specialty: Adult / Pediatric Spine

Ronak Patel, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Specialty: Sports Medicine

Todd Simmons, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Royal Children’s Hospital,
Australia
Specialty: Pediatric

Ritesh Shah, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Specialty: Adult Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Reconstruction

David Rabb, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Minneapolis Sports
Medicine Center
Specialty: Sports Medicine

Jeffrey Visotsky, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Baylor University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Chicago
Specialty: Hand

Advocate Christ Hospital

Advocate Christ HospitalTrauma: Level I
Beds: 695
Percent of Training: 15%
Description:
Advocate Christ Medical Center is one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois. In both 2012 and 2013, the medical center was named to the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals®, while U.S. News & World Report ranked the medical center among the nation’s leading providers for cardiology and heart surgery and for geriatric medicine and ranked it fourth overall among hospitals in the state of Illinois. The hospital is also recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet Center.

Faculty

George Branovacki, MD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Scripps Clinic
Specialty: Adult Reconstruction

Paul Defrino, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Baylor University Medical Center
Specialty: Foot & Ankle

Prasad Gourineni, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Specialty: PediatricJames Leonard, MD
Residency: University Of Illinois
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University
Specialty: Sports Medicine

Richard Lim, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Spine Institute For Special Surgery
Specialty: Spine

Kevin Luke, MD

Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Specialty: Adult Reconstruction / Trauma

Anis Mekhail, MD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Specialty: Spine

James Moravek, MD
Residency: University of Michigan
Fellowship: Beaumont Hospital
Specialty: Sports Medicine

Luis Redondo, MD
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Specialty: Adult Reconstruction

Daniel Troy, MD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic
Fellowship: Leatherman Spine Institute
Specialty: Sports Medicine & Spine

Michael Weisburger, MD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: SUNY Stony Brook
Specialty: Hand

Weiss Memorial Hospital

Weiss Memorial HospitalTrauma: Level II
Beds: 236
Percent of Training: 15%
Description:
Weiss Memorial Hospital is a 236‐bed healthcare facility located along Chicago’s Lakefront. Weiss Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The Chicago Center for Orthopedics located at Weiss Memorial Hospital was recently named the Blue Distinction Center® for knee and hip replacement.

Faculty

James Cohen, MD
Residency: Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship: Rothman Institute – Thomas Jefferson
Specialty: Sports Medicine / Adult Reconstruction

Yasser Farid, MD, Phd
Fellowship: Harvard University
Fellowship: M.D. Anderson ‐ The University of Texas
Fellowship: University of Chicago
Specialty: Orthopaedic Oncology / Joint Arthroplasty

Henry Finn, MD
Residency: Hahnemann University
Fellowship: University of Chicago
Specialty: Adult Reconstruction &
Orthopaedic Oncology

Benjamin Goldberg, MD
Residency: Baylor University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Washington
Specialty: Shoulder and Elbow

Mark Gonzalez, MD, PhD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Kleinert Institute for
Hand and Microsurgery
Fellowship: Ohio State University Specialty
Specialty: Hand / Adult Reconstruction

Prunendu Gupta, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Washington University,
St. Louis
Specialty: Adult / Pediatric Spine

Ari Kaz, MD
Residency: Indiana University
Medical Center
Fellowship: Idaho Foot and Ankle
Surgery
Specialty: Foot & Ankle

Alfonso Mejia, MD, MPH
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery
Specialty: Hand

Shriners Hospital for Children

Shriners Hospital for ChildrenTrauma: Level III
Beds: 60
Percent of Training: 5%
Description:
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago is one of the busiest hospitals in the Shriners health system. Here, children with a host of orthopaedic and neuro‐musculoskeletal conditions, spinal cord injuries, as well as cleft lip and palate are treated. Seventy percent of the hospital’s patient population is drawn from the Midwest. Approximately, 30% of admissions are from overseas and the hospital
serves a large population of children with osteogenesis imperfecta.

Faculty

Jefferey Ackman, MD
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Specialty: Pediatric / Spine

Haluk Altiok, MD
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Fellowship: Shriners Hospitals for Children —
Chicago
Fellowship: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Specialty: Pediatric

Prunendu Gupta, MD
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Washington University, St. Louis
Specialty: Adult / Pediatric Spine

Kim Hammerberg, MD
Residency: Rush University Medical
Center
Fellowship: Rush University Medical
Center
Travelling Spine Fellowships:
Deutches Skoliosezentrum, Bad
Wildengun, Germany
Travelling Spine Fellowship: Institut
Calot, Berck‐Plage, France
Specialty: Pediatric Spine

Terry Light, MD
Residency: Yale University
Fellowship: Connecticut Combined
Hand Surgery Program
Specialty: Hand

Peter Smith, MD
Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowship: Newington Children’s
Hospital
Specialty: Pediatric