Surgeon, Vanguard Chicago Center for Orthopedics
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kris B. Siemionow, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Siemionow completed a fellowship in spine surgery, and he provides comprehensive care for adolescent and adult patients with all spinal conditions affecting the neck and back.
Dr. Siemionow received his undergraduate degree in biology from Ohio University and he earned his medical degree from Poznan Medical University. Dr. Siemionow then went on to complete a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, ranked one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. While in Cleveland, Dr. Siemionow completed a six-month spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute, then moved to Chicago where he completed fellowship training in adult spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center and a pediatric spine fellowship at the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Dr. Siemionow participates in an annual spine surgery mission to Uganda, East Africa, where he treats both children and adults suffering from spinal trauma, scoliosis, tumors and infection. He has published numerous scientific articles pertaining to spine surgery and basic science spine research, one of which garnered him a National Institutes of Health grant. Some of his current research is focused on the aging spine, the effects of less invasive spinal techniques and reducing infections in spine surgery.
Dr. Siemionow has been awarded several patents for developing devices and technologies used in nerve and spine surgery. Currently he is working on applications for terahertz electromagnetic waves with scientists at Case Western Reserve University.
Year Started Practice
- Cervical myelopathy
- Herniated cervical disc or lumbar disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal deformity
- Workers compensation
- Medical School: Karol Marcinkowski University, Poland
- Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
- Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute
- Fellowship: Rush Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Telephone: (773) 564-7760
Fax: (773) 564-7747
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