Samer Attar, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Dr. Samer Attar is an attending surgeon at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to his bachelor’s and medical degrees, he completed a surgical residency and fellowship at the University of Chicago. Prior to working in Chicago, he worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Attar has been on several medical missions overseas with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), Doctors Without Borders (MSF), and New York City Medics. He has worked in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Burma, Bhutan, Panama, and Nepal. In 2016, he was honored as a Chicago Magazine Chicagoan of the Year and an American Red Cross Global Citizenship Hero in recognition of his humanitarian work in Syria and advocacy for Syrian medical workers. He has been published in numerous publications and outlets, including the Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, National Geographic, CNN, BBC, and 60 Minutes.


Education & Training

Education: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2002

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in orthopeadic oncology, University of Chicago Medical Center, 2008-2009; Fellowship in adult reconstructive orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic and Hospitals, Rochester, MN, 2007-2008; Residency in orthopaedic surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, 2003-2007

Board Certifications: Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

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