Surgeon, Vanguard Chicago Center for Orthopedics
Craig Westin, M.D., is actively involved in the treatment of professional and Olympic athletes. He is the medical director of Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet and a team physician with the U.S. Figure Skating Team. He has traveled with the U.S. team as far away as China and Russia and is the personal orthopedic surgeon for Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist, Sasha Cohen.
After his orthopedic training at Harvard and a sports medicine fellowship in Europe, Dr. Westin moved to Utah to run the ski clinic at the Alta and Snowbird ski resorts. He says, "There is no other orthopedic practice in the world that could have provided more experience with torn ACLs and injured shoulders than Snowbird." After 17 years at Snowbird and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Dr. Westin moved to Chicago.
Dr. Westin uses many nonoperative treatments to help his patients recover, including physical therapy, injections, braces, orthotics and other rehabilitation techniques, all of which can provide dramatic improvement for many conditions.
If surgery is needed, Dr. Westin uses the latest arthroscopic techniques to repair joints without large incisions or an overnight stay in the hospital. He has special expertise in reconstruction of ACL tears and kneecap problems. He is a Carticel Certified Surgeon for cartilage repair.
Year Started Practice
- Knee Problems
- Torn cartilage
- Torn ligaments or unstable knees
- Kneecap pain or grinding
- Arthritis: mild or severe
- Shoulder Problems
- Rotator cuff tears
- Workers compensation
- Medical School: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
- Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
- Residency: Harvard University, Boston, MA (Orthopedics)
- Fellowship: Harvard University Cave Traveling, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany (Sports Medicine)
Telephone: (312) 444-1145
Fax: (312) 444-1954