Preston Wolin, M.D.

Surgeon, Chicago Center for Orthopedics

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

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

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:
WTTW Chicago Tonight
Chicago Tribune
WTTW Chicago Tonight 

Dr. Preston Wolin, M.D., 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

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

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

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.