Meet our Sports Medicine Team

The Sports Medicine team of the Chicago Center for Orthopedics brings together the medical and surgical expertise of sports medicine experts from highly regarded academic medical institutions—the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois and Loyola University Chicago—as well as prominent community-based private practitioners.

Danielle Bass, M.D

Physician, Chicago Center for Orthopedics An athlete since her youth, Danielle Bass, M.D., turned her love of sports into a career as a general medicine doctor with a focus on sports medicine. While completing her undergraduate degree she was a member of the University of Florida Women’s 1998 National Championship Soccer Team. She earned her medical degree from Florida State University, served as a family medicine resident at MacNeal Hospital

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James Cohen, M.D.

Surgeon, Chicago Center for Orthopedics Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Illinois at Chicago James Cohen, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cohen completed his orthopedic residency at Michael Reese Hospital and fellowship at the Rothman Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical Center, where he also completed

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Ari Kaz, M.D.

Surgeon, Chicago Center for Orthopedics Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Ari Kaz, M.D., is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle conditions. A Chicago native, Dr. Kaz completed his general surgery internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, followed by his orthopedic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center. He went on to complete a foot and ankle fellowship at the prestigious Idaho Foot and Ankle

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Jeannette Kelly, D.O.

Physician, Chicago Center for Orthopedics Jeannette Kelly, D.O., is a non-surgical, osteopathic sports medicine physician. She cares for patients of all ages, from the pediatric to geriatric population, whether it be sprained ankles, fracture care, or arthritis management. Dr. Kelly takes a holistic approach to medicine, embracing osteopathic philosophies. She routinely practices Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) on her patients, as another treatment option to help manage pain, and to prevent

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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

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Preston Wolin, M.D.

Surgeon/Director of Sports Medicine, Chicago Center for Orthopedics Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago Preston Wolin, M.D., is the director and founder of the Center for Athletic Medicine, Ltd. Founded in 1991, the center provides multispecialty care to every level of athlete, from children to professionals. Dr. Wolin has served as a team doctor for DePaul University, Loyola University, University of Illinois at Chicago, the

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