Meet Our Doctors

Orthopedics

Experts from Every Orthopedic Specialty

We’ve gathered experts in every orthopedic specialty. From hips to hands, from spine to feet, our specialists offer advanced surgical and nonsurgical care.

Henry Finn, M.D.

Henry Finn, M.D.

Knee and Hip Specialist

MEDICAL DIRECTOR; CHAIRMAN OF SURGERY, WEISS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL; MEDICAL DIRECTOR, BONE AND JOINT CENTER AT WEISS; PROFESSOR OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Henry A. Finn, M.D., F.A.C.S., is internationally recognized for his skill in hip and knee replacement surgery. With more than 25 years of experience in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Finn specializes in adult reconstructive surgery and has led approximately 10,000 surgical procedures. He is also a leader in devising and applying the latest techniques, including contemporary minimally invasive and rapid-recovery approaches, advanced analgesic techniques, cosmetic wound closure, partial knee replacement and hip resurfacing. In addition to performing hundreds of joint replacements each year, he has combined his knowledge of surgical oncology and joint replacement surgery, prosthetic design, allograft transplantation and soft-tissue reconstruction to address the most difficult “limb salvage” adult orthopedic reconstructive problems affecting the hip and knee.

Dr. Finn was twice listed among America’s Top doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery and Joint Replacement in the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top doctors. Dr. Finn also has received numerous times the distinguished honor from his peers of being named in “Chicago’s Top Doctors” in Chicago magazine.

Many of the devices that Dr. Finn has invented are in wide use at major medical centers in the United States and abroad. He is the designer of the Finn Knee™ System, which is utilized for reconstruction of knees with difficult problems. The Finn Knee™ was recognized as one of the most significant advancements in the field of orthopedics in the last century in the millennium edition of Orthopedics Today, as well as by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as one of the more notable orthopedic innovations in the 75 years of their existence.

Year Started Practice
1986

Clinical Specialties

  • Orthopedic surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic surgery

Research Interests

  • Prosthetic design for hip and knee replacement
  • Cementless total hip replacement
  • Skeletal reconstruction for metastatic carcinoma
  • Limb salvage for cancer and limb threatening non-oncologic problems

Special Interests

  • Joint replacement, revision total joint replacement
  • Trauma, bone-cancer metastatic, arthritis
  • Lower extremity surgery, infections, deformities
  • Workers compensation

Medical Training

  • Medical School: Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship: Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

In The News

CCO Medical Director, Henry Finn, M.D., often appears in the news. Following are some recent media appearances:

Henry Finn, M.D., recently helped one man get his life back through knee revision surgery. The build up of extensive scar tissue – called arthrofibrosis – resulted after nine prior surgeries. Read the article on NWITimes.com.

Henry Finn, M.D., discusses the most exciting opportunities for total joint replacement surgeons today. Read the article on Becker’s Orthopedic Review.

With the improvements in technology, recovery, and longevity of today’s implants, many people are getting knee replacements at a younger age to improve quality of life. Watch Henry Finn, M.D., discuss the advances in knee replacement surgery on CNN Health.

  • WAAY TV 31
  • WFMZ-TV

Henry Finn, M.D., is featured in The Wall Street Journal video news segment dedicated to new treatment options to prevent and treat arthrofibrosis—the build up of scar tissue—after knee replacement surgery. Watch the video and read the article.

Henry Finn, M.D., discusses a revolutionary hip reconstruction that completely eliminated his patient’s unbearable pain, featured onseveral publications’ websites. Read the article.

Henry Finn, M.D., discusses the risks and benefits of total joint replacement in the management of RA, featured on MedPageToday.comRead the article.

Henry Finn, M.D., was recently featured on several television news and health segments, discussing the unexpected consequences from hip surgery: uneven limbs.View the segments:

  • ABC 7 Healthbeat (Chicago, IL)
  • WFMZ.com (Philadelphia, PA)
  • We Are Greenbay.com (Greenbay, Appleton, WI)
  • Texoma’s Home Page.com (Wichita Falls, TX – Lawton, OK)
Jeffrey Ackerman, M.D.

Jeffrey Ackerman, M.D.

Knee and Hip Specialist

SURGEON

Dr. Jeffrey Ackerman is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction and hip preservation. Fellowship trained in complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures, he performs minimally invasive anterior and posterior approach hip replacements. Dr. Ackerman is one of few surgeons trained in hip arthroscopy and open pelvic osteotomy surgery.

Dr. Ackerman treats adolescents, young adults, and athletes with hip disorders including acetabular labral tear, femoroacetabular impingement problems, hip dysplasia, avascular necrosis and sequelae of pediatric hip problems.

A native of West Bloomfield, Michigan, Dr. Ackerman graduated from The University of Michigan and The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with honors. He completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital, where he was elected Chief Resident by his colleagues. He completed fellowship training at Washington University in Saint Louis, one of the nation’s top orthopedic centers in adult reconstruction, hip preservation and resurfacing.

Dr. Ackerman believes in the comprehensive care of his patients by providing the highest level of individualized care. He presents all available treatment options, including nonsurgical and surgical procedures to improve patients’ overall health and activity.

Serving as a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Dr. Ackerman published several scientific publications and serves as editorial reviewer for the Journal of Arthroplasty.

Clinical Specialty

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certification

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Special Interests

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Hip and knee reconstruction
  • Hip Preservation
  • Hip disorders
  • Acetabular labral tear
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Vascular necrosis
  • Pediatric hip problems

Medical Training

  • Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Residency: William Beaumont Hospital
  • Fellowship: Washington University – St. Louis
Luis Carrilero, MD

Luis Carrilero, MD

Knee and Hip Specialist

SURGEON

Luis Carrilero, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. He specializes in hip and knee reconstruction, orthopedic shoulder conditions, orthopedic sports medicine, and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Carrilero regularly participates in conferences and hands-on training to provide patients with safe and innovative approaches to treatment, including the latest in orthopedic robotic-assisted surgery. His practice philosophy emphasizes evidence-based practices and patient education to improve health and optimize patient outcomes. Dr. Carrilero employs an interdisciplinary approach to ensure patients have support throughout the continuum of care.

Dr. Carrilero graduated medical school with honors from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. After his orthopedic residency, he completed multiple fellowships at world-renowned academic institutions, including Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals. During his fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Duke University, he served as a team physician for men’s basketball, football, and women’s field hockey and volleyball teams.

Throughout his career, Dr. Carrilero has been involved in teaching the next generation of medical doctors. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed professional journals and has received several awards for his contributions to the orthopedic field.

Dr. Carrilero is fluent in English and Spanish.

 

Practice Location

Weiss Memorial Hospital
Chicago Center for Orthopedics Clinic
Eighth Floor, Elevator C
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone (773) 564-7770

 

Clinical Specialties

Orthopedic Surgery

 

Board Certification

Diplomat – Orthopedic Surgery, University of Buenos Aires

 

Special Interests

Hip and Knee Reconstruction
Knee Problems
Shoulder Problems
Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery

 

Medical Training

Medical School: University of Buenos Aires
Residency: University of Buenos Aires
Fellowship: Knee Surgery – University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Adult Reconstructive Surgery – University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
Spine Surgery – Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, MN
Sports Medicine – Duke University, Durham, NC

Kevin Chen, M.D.

Kevin Chen, M.D.

Shoulder & Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Sports Medicine Specialist

SURGEON

Kevin Chen, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and upper extremity surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He earned his medical degree from and completed his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chen completed his fellowship training in hand and upper extremity at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Dr. Chen treats arthritic and chronic conditions, as well as the full range of upper extremity disorders, such as rotator cuff tears (old and new), shoulder and elbow instability, tennis and golfers elbow, and repetitive motion injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome and sports injuries. Dr. Chen believes surgery is a last resort when treating his patients’ orthopedic conditions. He performs minimally invasive arthroscopy to treat many problems and involves therapists and pain management specialists when beneficial for the patient.

Dr. Chen is committed to patient education and building strong relationships with his patients. He presents an objective view of all treatment options and proven outcomes, and helps patients make well-informed decisions about their care. Dr. Chen’s research explores the use of 3D models to improve surgical planning for old fractures that have not healed in the correct position.

Clinical Specialties

  • General Orthopedics
  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Special Interests

  • Arthritic and chronic conditions
  • Upper extremity disorders
  • Hand & wrist surgery
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder and elbow instability
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sports injuries

Medical Training

  • Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Hand & Upper Extremity)
Benjamin Goldberg, M.D.

Benjamin Goldberg, M.D.

Shoulder & Elbow Specialist

SURGEON; ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ORTHOPEDICS, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

Benjamin Goldberg, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He specializes in shoulder, elbow and knee surgery, as well as general orthopaedics, limb deformity and fracture care. He performs many upper extremity joint replacements as well as minimally invasive shoulder and elbow surgery.

While earning his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University, Dr. Goldberg participated in the Honors Program in Medical Education, combining both programs into six years, and he received his B.S. and M.D. with distinction. Dr. Goldberg completed his surgical internship and orthopedic residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he won an American Orthopaedic Association Residency Award. He additionally had the highest scores in North America on the Orthopedic In-Training Examination (OITE), which measures knowledge among orthopedic surgery residents.

After he completed his residency, Dr. Goldberg trained at the University of Washington, where he had advanced training in shoulder and elbow pathology. Additionally, he trained at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, as well as Lyon, France, where he trained with European shoulder experts and learned muscle transfers about the shoulder and reverse shoulder arthroplasty years before the procedure was FDA approved.

Dr. Goldberg had additional training in Lecco, Italy, at the Ospidale di Lecco/ASAMI, which specialized in limb deformity correction, limb lengthening and complex fracture management. While in Lecco, he worked with the European pioneers of the Ilizarov method.

Dr. Goldberg consults with the orthopaedic industry to design and improve orthopaedic implants, instruments, joint replacements and techniques of the shoulder and elbow. He has instructed orthopaedic surgeons in the surgical treatment of multiple conditions nationally and internationally. He was inducted into the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, which is the premier association of worldwide shoulder and elbow surgeons. Dr. Goldberg has contributed to or authored more than 50 publications and has presented at numerous national and international meetings. He is fluent in Spanish.

Year Started Practice
1999

Clinical Specialties

  • Orthopedic surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic surgery

Special Interests

  • Rotator cuff repairs without acromioplasty
  • Shoulder and elbow arthritis and joint replacement
  • Tendon transfers for severe weakness of the shoulder and elbow
  • Shoulder and elbow instability
  • Shoulder and elbow stiffness
  • Shoulder and elbow fracture management
  • Shoulder and elbow deformities, nonunion
  • Workers compensation

Medical Training

  • Medical School: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Fellowship: Ospidale di Lecco/ASAMI, Lecco, Italy
  • Fellowship: University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Mitchell Goldflies, M.D.

Mitchell Goldflies, M.D.

General Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

PHYSICIAN

Mitchell Goldflies, M.D., specializes in non-surgical orthopedic medicine and sports medicine. His approach to patient care is that surgery, in most cases (excluding trauma), is the last course of treatment. Dr. Goldflies applies biomechanical principles to evaluate and treat orthopedic problems. Using a team approach and integrating allopathic and non-allopathic treatment options, most patients experience reduction in pain and significant improvement in their function.

Dr. Goldflies develops personalized, non-operative treatment programs for a wide range of orthopedic issues. He also provides second opinions and referrals to specialized orthopedic surgeons when surgery is necessary. He is a member of the Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Co-Chairman of the Chicago Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium.

As a way to give back to the community, Dr. Goldflies provides orthopedic care to underinsured children in the Chicago area.

Clinical Specialties

  • Orthopedic medicine
  • Sports medicine

Board Certification

  • Orthopedic surgery

Special Interests

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Disability
  • Pain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma/fractures
  • Orthopedic medicine

Medical Training

  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL (Biomechanics)
 Eldin Karaikovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Eldin Karaikovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Spine, Neck & Back Specialist

SURGEON; INSTRUCTOR, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

Eldin Karaikovic, M.D., Ph.D., started his practice in 2002, after graduating from the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, he specializes in pediatric and adult spinal deformities, short segment fixation for scoliosis and thoracolumbar fractures, kyphoplasty, artificial discs, and herniated cervical and lumbar discs.

Since joining the team at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Dr. Karaikovic has operated on hundreds of patients and earned the Most Dynamic Practice Award for patient loyalty as well as numerous CARE Awards for Excellence in Patient Care. Dr. Karaikovic also travels the world, training surgeons at highly respected medical centers as well as surgeons at local hospitals in developing world countries. He is one of a handful of surgeons in the United States capable of conducting a technique called short segment spinal instrumentation and fusion surgery. The innovative technique is used to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, a condition that, if left untreated, can lead to sometimes life-threatening medical problems.

Following medical school, Dr. Karaikovic — fluent in English, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian — came to the United States. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in adult and pediatric spine orthopedics at the University of Missouri, as well as another fellowship in orthopedic trauma at New York University. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Karaikovic also conducts research. He focuses on biomechanical studies on spinal instrumentations, such as cervical pedicle screws, and post-graduate teaching. He has co-authored more than 30 papers and book chapters, given more than 90 presentations and been an invited speaker more than 60 times.

Year Started Practice
2002

Clinical Specialties

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Orthopedic trauma

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic surgery

Special Interests

  • Pediatric and adult spinal deformities
  • Short segment fixation for scoliosis and thoracolumbar fractures
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Artificial discs
  • Herniated cervical and lumbar discs
  • Workers compensation

Medical Training

  • Medical School: University of Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Internship: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Residency: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Fellowship: New York University, NY (Orthopedic Trauma)
  • Fellowship: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (Spine)
Ari Kaz, M.D.

Ari Kaz, M.D.

Sports Medicine, Foot & Ankle Specialist

SURGEON; 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 Fellowship program.

Dr. Kaz is dedicated to complete orthopedic treatment of the foot and ankle, including total ankle replacements, arthritis of the foot and ankle, deformity correction and painful flatfoot correction. He also treats tendon disorders, bunion and hammertoe deformities, ligament injuries, fracture care, and sports medicine with a special interest in arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery. He is the author of numerous papers published in major orthopedic journals, and he is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings.

Year Started Practice
2007

Clinical Specialties

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Sports medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic surgery

Special Interests

  • Total ankle replacement
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Deformity correction
  • Tendon disorders of the foot
  • Workers compensation

Medical Training

  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Fellowship: Idaho Foot and Ankle Surgery, Boise, ID
Jeannette Kelly, D.O.

Jeannette Kelly, D.O.

Sports Medicine Specialist

PHYSICIAN

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 injuries. OMM can also be used to treat chronic headaches, pregnancy-related pain, carpal tunnel symptoms, as well as common colds.

Dr. Kelly is board certified in Family Medicine and in Sports Medicine. Along with treating patients in the clinic, she is a team physician for Windy City Thunderbolts and Schaumburg Boomers, South Suburban College, Robert Morris University, Saint Ignatius College Prep and Saint Rita of Cascia High School. She continues to participate in organized sports and endurance activities, and finds these experiences to be beneficial in serving her patients.

Dr. Kelly is currently accepting patients with musculoskeletal complaints, from sporting or work injuries to aches and pains. Patients are also welcome to see her for OMM treatments, weight loss management, exercise prescriptions and more.

Clinical Specialties

  • Primary Care
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine

Special Interests

  • Non-surgical sports medicine
  • Osteopathic Manual Medicine for pain and to prevent injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injections
  • Athletic injuries
  • Work and overuse injuries
  • Concussion management
  • Fracture management
  • Weight loss and nutritional counseling
  • Exercise prescriptions (including expecting mothers looking to start an exercise program during pregnancy)

Medical Training

  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI
  • Residency: Family Medicine, West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, IL
  • Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL
Sebastian Ko, M.D.

Sebastian Ko, M.D.

Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine Specialist

SURGEON

Sebastian Ko, M.D., is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, knee, and hip, including shoulder replacements and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Ko’s practice philosophy emphasizes patient-centered care. He is dedicated to the successful diagnosis of each patient’s orthopedic concern and develops individualized treatment plans that include both non-surgical and surgical options.

Dr. Ko is a former NCAA Division 1 athlete with a strong interest in the treatment of athletic injuries. His experience includes treating elite athletes while serving as theassistant team physician for the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, and Rockford IceHogs professional sports teams, and the Northwestern Division 1 collegiate football team.

Dr. Ko’s practice philosophy emphasizes patient-centered care. He is dedicated to the successful diagnosis of each patient’s orthopedic concern and develops individualized treatment plans that include both non-surgical and surgical options.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Ko completed medical school and his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia. After residency, he completed a clinical fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University. He is dual board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).

Dr. Ko is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Clinical Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Special Interests

  • Sports medicine
  • Arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, knee, and hip
  • Shoulder replacements
  • Hip arthroscopy

Medical Training

  • Medical School: University of British Columbia
  • Residency: University of British Columbia
  • Fellowship: Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University
 
 Thomas A. McNally, M.D.

Thomas A. McNally, M.D.

Spine, Neck & Back Specialist

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, CHICAGO SPINE CENTER AT WEISS; SURGEON

Thomas A. McNally, MD, is the medical director of the Spine Center at the Chicago Center for Orthopedics and Robotic-Assisted Surgery. He is an expert in non-operative and operative care of the spine. He emphasizes a patient first philosophy when treating patients. Dr. McNally utilizes a team approach to provide his patients with comprehensive support for all aspects of their spine health management.

Dr. McNally specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, including pediatric and adult spine surgery, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, cervical spine, thoracolumbar spine, scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis.

After graduating from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. McNally completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He is fellowship trained at Rush University Medical Center in comprehensive spinal care, the University of Chicago in minimally invasive spine procedures, and Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago for pediatric spine and scoliosis management.

Dr. McNally is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the Scoliosis Research Society. He is a member of the North American Spine Society.

Year Started Practice
2002

Clinical Specialties

  • Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Interests

  • Pediatric and adult spine surgery
  • Disc herniations
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cervical spine
  • Thoracolumbar spine
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Medical Training

  • Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: University of Chicago Hospitals-Orthopaedic
  • Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals-Spinal
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Hospitals-Spinal
  • Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center-Spinal
  • Fellowship: Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago
 Michael Rosen, D.C.M.

Michael Rosen, D.C.M.

Chiropractic Specialist

CHIROPRACTOR

Michael Rosen, D.C.M., is a licensed chiropractor trained in orthopedic care, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, cold laser, occupational health, and physical therapy and rehabilitation.  He earned his doctor of chiropractic medicine degree and acupuncture certification from National University of Health Sciences.  He also holds a certification in pregnancy and pediatric care from the International Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Rosen received a bachelor’s degree in human biology from the National University of Health Sciences, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Illinois University. His research on the benefits of mechanical manipulation of the sacroiliac joint was recently published in the Orthopedic Research Online Journal.

Dr. Rosen sees patients in the Chicago Center for Orthopedics Community Clinic at Weiss, located on the 8th floor, C elevator. He can be reached for appointments at (773) 564-7770.

Clinical Specialties

  • Chiropractic medicine

Special Interests

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Acupuncture/dry needling
  • Pregnancy and pediatric care
  • Cold laser
  • Occupational health
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
 Preston Wolin, M.D.

Craig Westin, M.D.

Knee, Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine Specialist

SURGEON

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 Chicago Fire (Major League Soccer), United States Soccer National Men’s and Women’s Teams and the Windy City ThunderBolts (Frontier League in Professional Baseball). He is also the team doctor for Robert Morris University, St. Rita High School, St. Ignatius College Prep and Chicago State University.

A founding member of the Illinois State High School Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, Dr. Wolin also has been Vice President of the Conference USA Medical Committee and a consultant to the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also has a subspecialty certificate in sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

With considerable expertise in workers’ compensation, Dr. Wolin is consulted by workers’ and employers’ attorneys. He has spoken before many workers’ compensation groups, including insurance adjustors, nurse case managers and attorneys. He has served as Chairman of the Illinois State Medical Society’s Workers Compensation Task Force.

Year Started Practice
1984

Clinical Specialties

  • Sports medicine
  • Orthopedic surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Independent medical examiners

Special Interests

  • Injuries to athletes
  • Workers compensation injuries
  • Shoulder, knee, ankle and elbow injuries
  • Prevention of sports injuries

Medical Training

  • Medical School: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship: Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

In the News

Dr. Preston Wolin discusses a recently performed meniscus transplant that enabled one young man to return to an active, pain-free life. Meniscus transplants are no longer considered experimental and could be a better alternative for younger patients. Learn more on Fox32Chicago.com.

Dr. Preston Wolin discusses arthroscopic surgery as an effective minimally invasive option for joint injuries. Read the article on Chicago Health.

Dr. Preston Wolin, director of sports medicine at the Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss, has been a leading advocate for new IHSA pitch count limits. Read more about how baseball players and coaches are adjusting to the new rules on the Northwest Herald.

Dr. Preston Wolin continues to discuss the new IHSA proposals on pitch-count limits and mandatory rest periods designed to help reduce the growing number of arm injuries among young baseball pitchers. Read the news stories:
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Dr. Preston Wolin pushed IHSA to enact a pitch-count policy to decrease the number of injuries among young athletes. Read the story on DNAinfo.com.

Dr. Preston Wolin comments on the new 2017 pitch-count limit that intends to lessen overuse injuries among young pitchers. Read the story on ChicagoTribune.com.

Dr. Preston Wolin weighs in on the role of the IHSA in preventing a growing number of injuries sustained by youth in baseball, as seen on ChicagoTribune.com.

During a recent television interview, Dr. Wolin discussed PRP—platelet rich plasma—an innovative new way to repair athletes’ elbows without surgery. Watch “PRP Therapy” for the full story and interview.

Nathan G. Wetters, M.D.

Nathan G. Wetters, M.D.

Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine Specialist

SURGEON

Nathan G. Wetters, M.D, is a fellowship-trained physician specializing in Sports Medicine, with special focus on minimally invasive treatment of the knee and shoulder including cartilage transplant and restoration. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Nathan obtained both his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois. He went on to complete his Orthopaedic training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago before further specializing in Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow Surgery at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Wetters has served as a Team Physician for both the Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Chicago White Sox (MLB). He has also provided coverage for a number of collegiate teams including UNC-Charlotte, Davidson College, Gardner Webb University. He has special interest in treating injuries of athletes from the youth to professional levels. This includes stem cell injections, ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration and comprehensive shoulder treatment. Specifically, Dr. Wetters has expertise in rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement.

Clinical Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic surgery

Special Interests

  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration

Medical Training

  • Medical School: University of Illinois, Rockford, IL
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine/Shoulder & Elbow, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC
Preston Wolin, M.D.

Preston Wolin, M.D.

Knee, Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine Specialist

SURGEON

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 Chicago Fire (Major League Soccer), United States Soccer National Men’s and Women’s Teams and the Windy City ThunderBolts (Frontier League in Professional Baseball). He is also the team doctor for Robert Morris University, St. Rita High School, St. Ignatius College Prep and Chicago State University.

A founding member of the Illinois State High School Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, Dr. Wolin also has been Vice President of the Conference USA Medical Committee and a consultant to the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also has a subspecialty certificate in sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

With considerable expertise in workers’ compensation, Dr. Wolin is consulted by workers’ and employers’ attorneys. He has spoken before many workers’ compensation groups, including insurance adjustors, nurse case managers and attorneys. He has served as Chairman of the Illinois State Medical Society’s Workers Compensation Task Force.

Year Started Practice
1984

Clinical Specialties

  • Sports medicine
  • Orthopedic surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Independent medical examiners

Special Interests

  • Injuries to athletes
  • Workers compensation injuries
  • Shoulder, knee, ankle and elbow injuries
  • Prevention of sports injuries

Medical Training

  • Medical School: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship: Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

In the News

Dr. Preston Wolin discusses a recently performed meniscus transplant that enabled one young man to return to an active, pain-free life. Meniscus transplants are no longer considered experimental and could be a better alternative for younger patients. Learn more on Fox32Chicago.com.

Dr. Preston Wolin discusses arthroscopic surgery as an effective minimally invasive option for joint injuries. Read the article on Chicago Health.

Dr. Preston Wolin, director of sports medicine at the Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss, has been a leading advocate for new IHSA pitch count limits. Read more about how baseball players and coaches are adjusting to the new rules on the Northwest Herald.Dr. Preston Wolin continues to discuss the new IHSA proposals on pitch-count limits and mandatory rest periods designed to help reduce the growing number of arm injuries among young baseball pitchers. Read the news stories:
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Dr. Preston Wolin discusses the new IHSA proposals on pitch-count limits and mandatory rest periods designed to help reduce the growing number of arm injuries among young baseball pitchers. Read the story on the Chicago Tribune.

Dr. Preston Wolin pushed IHSA to enact a pitch-count policy to decrease the number of injuries among young athletes. Read the story on DNAinfo.com.

Dr. Preston Wolin comments on the new 2017 pitch-count limit that intends to lessen overuse injuries among young pitchers. Read the story on ChicagoTribune.com.

Dr. Preston Wolin weighs in on the role of the IHSA in preventing a growing number of injuries sustained by youth in baseball, as seen on ChicagoTribune.com.

During a recent television interview, Dr. Wolin discussed PRP—platelet rich plasma—an innovative new way to repair athletes’ elbows without surgery. Watch “PRP Therapy” for the full story and interview.