Craig Westin, M.D.

Surgeon, Chicago Center for Orthopedics

Craig Westin, M.D., is actively involved in the treatment of professional and Olympic athletes. He is a team doctor with the U.S. Figure Skating Team and 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

Clinical Specialties

  • Sports medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic surgery

Special Interests

  • Knee Problems
  • Torn cartilage
  • Torn ligaments or unstable knees
  • Kneecap pain or grinding
  • Arthritis: mild or severe
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Workers compensation

Medical Training

  • 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)

In The News
Craig Westin, M.D., discusses common ACL and MCL knee injuries in athletes. Read the story on Chicago Health.

Craig Westin, M.D., was recently featured in North Shore Weekend about his role as orthopedic consultant for the U.S. Figure Skating Team in Sochi. Read the article.

Craig Westin, M.D., received special recognition from The Winnetka Current for his trip to Sochi to support the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Read the article.

Craig Westin, M.D., was recently interviewed on an NBC 5 Health News segment about his role in the Olympic games in Sochi. View the segment onNBC 5 Health News.

Craig Westin, M.D., discusses injury recovery secrets from behind the scenes at the Joffrey Ballet, on HealthbeatABC News at 10 pm. View the segment on ABC News.