Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

The Division of Sports Medicine within Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, through our partnership with our affiliated hospitals and care facilities, offers residents access to comprehensive education and research opportunities.


Our faculty members teach residents how to treat operative and non-operative sports medicine problems.  We aim to provide them with a solid basic science foundation, mentoring opportunities, and an introduction to research. We have a newly re-designed comprehensive sports curriculum for our residents and fellows that follows the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) guidelines for our sub-specialty.

The Sports Medicine Fellowship was the first fellowship made available through the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. We have one fellow per year that works with our faculty, The Chicago Cubs, The Chicago Blackhawks, Northwestern University’s varsity sports teams (NCAA Division 1), and our residents. 


Please refer to our Areas of Research page for details on our ongoing research.

Patient Care

Our Division evaluates and treats orthopedic injuries that occur to athletes and non-athletes alike.  We focus on many problems that can be treated arthroscopically.  Examples of problems treated by our group includes rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, shoulder arthritis, biceps tendon problems, ACL or other knee ligament injuries, torn meniscal cartilage in the knee, ruptured Achilles tendons or tendon ruptures around the knee, hip labral tears, non-arthritic hip pain, most elbow problems, and many common overuse injuries.