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Sports Medicine

The Sports Medicine team 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.

What We Do

Many of our faculty members also provide care for many of Chicago's professional sports teams. We're proud of their work — take a look below to see their championship rings and learn more about our specialty's role within the department.

 Education

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 redesigned comprehensive sports curriculum for our residents and fellows that follows the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education guidelines for our subspecialty.

The Sports Medicine Fellowship was the first fellowship made available through the Department of Orthopaedic 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. 

 Research

Our faculty are actively involved in ongoing research efforts. Visit our department's Research section for more information.

 Patient Care

Our team 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 include 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.

Visit our department's Patient Care section for more information.