Lurie Children’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine cares for more than 49,000 children each year. We provide a range of services for children with bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon and nerve (musculoskeletal) disorders and offer the only pediatric bone health program in Illinois.

As one of the top pediatric orthopedic programs in the country, our doctors have advanced training in pediatrics and orthopedic surgery. They provide the specialized care that growing children and teenagers need. Our physicians are also experts in areas of the body such as the spine and foot/ankle.

Our team works with specialists in the Division of Neurosurgery and the Division of Urology to care for patients in one of the largest spina bifida programs in the country.

Approach 

We provide family-centered care and treat the whole family, not just the patient. Our providers take time to answer your questions, make sure you are comfortable with the treatment plan, and suggest other resources and support. Our services are available at the main hospital and outpatient sites throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. If your child needs an operation, a pre-op visit can be scheduled at the hospital so your child can see the amazing and kid-friendly facility.


Nationally-Ranked Care

Lurie Children’s continues to be the #1 children's hospital in Illinois and is ranked in 9 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

Pediatric Orthopedic Programs

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery has developed specialized programs to treat certain conditions in the most comprehensive way possible, including: 

Our Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons & Doctors

Our entire staff is dedicated to evaluating and treating infants, children and teens. The highly experienced team includes:

  • Pediatric orthopedic surgeons
  • Pediatric sports medicine physicians
  • A pediatric rehabilitation physician and therapists
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Orthopedic nurses
  • Certified athletic trainers

Our team also works closely with other Lurie Children’s specialists and divisions in pediatrics including, but not limited to:

Erik C. King, MD

Erik C. King, MD, MS

Interim Division Head, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Samer Attar, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Aimee Brasher, MD

Aimee Brasher, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Matthew J. Bueche, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Rebecca L. Carl, MD

Rebecca L. Carl, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Craig J. Finlayson, MD

Craig J. Finlayson, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine; Surgical Director and Co-Medical Director, Lurie Children’s Surgery Center in Northbrook

Eric B. Fuller, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Romie Gibly, MD, FAAOS, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

John J. Grayhack, MD

John J. Grayhack, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Brian Hang Tho, MD

Brian T. Hang, MD

Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Denise T. Ibrahim, DO

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Joseph A. Janicki, MD

Joseph A. Janicki, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Cynthia R. LaBella, MD

Medical Director, Institute for Sports Medicine

Jill E. Larson, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Laura M. Lemke, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Ernest B. Lindell, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Brett R. Lullo, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Neeraj Patel, MD, MPH, MBS

Neeraj Patel, MD, MPH, MBS

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Terrance D. Peabody, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Ana-Marie Rojas, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Michelle L. Sagan, MD

Michelle L. Sagan, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

John F. Sarwark, MD

John F. Sarwark, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

George A. Sisson, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Vineeta T. Swaroop, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Sigrid Wolf, MD

Sigrid F. Wolf, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Tara Counts, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Orthopaedic Surgery

Miranda V. De Loof, APRN-NP, FNP

Advanced Practice Nurse, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Elizabeth Galvan, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Rebekah Hall, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Katherine F. Hentz, APRN-NP, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Katherine P. Kennelly, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Michelle L. Krischel, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Brigid Marietta, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Julie E. Martin, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Madeline McHugh, PA-C, MS, ATC

Physician Assistant, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Catherine L. Pacholski-Tomaka, APRN-NP, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Elizabeth M. Powell, APRN-NP, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Andrea P. Sanchez, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Nurse, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Kristine Santos-Martin, APRN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Katherine Shannon, APRN-NP, PNP-BC

Advanced Practice Nurse Manager, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Diane Dudas Sheehan, FNP-BC, APRN-NP, ND

Advanced Practice Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Brigid M. Smigiel, APRN-NP, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Veronica L. Stanton, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Nurse, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Jacqueline Turner, MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Nurse, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Albert E. Knuth, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Todd D. Simmons, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Make an Appointment

We offer easy online scheduling for your child's orthopedic needs. 

Our Locations

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

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.227.4000

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393
1.800.543.7362

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester

Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154
312.227.7900

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Arlington Heights

Busse Center for Specialty Medicine
880 W. Central Rd, Ste 6400
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
312.227.5410

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox

1870 N. Silver Cross Blvd. (formerly Clinton Street)
Suite 100
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
312.227.3620

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Lurie Children's at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Center

25 N. Winfield Road
East Entrance
Winfield, Illinois 60190
630.933.6631

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Lurie Children's at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Center

302 Randall Road
Suite 102
Geneva, Illinois 60134
630.933.6631

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook

1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
312.227.7600

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Grayslake

1475 E. Belvidere Rd. (Rte. 120)
Suite 285, Pavilion C
Grayslake, Illinois 60030-2012
312.227.2220

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Skokie

3722 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
312.227.5600

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Lurie Children's Physician Office in Naperville

636 N. Raymond Dr.
Suite 205
Naperville, Illinois 60563
1.800.543.7362

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Education & Training

Keeping with our belief that quality education is inseparable from our quality patient care, we partner with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to train tomorrow’s leading pediatric physicians. As the pediatric teaching hospital for the Feinberg School, we offer several opportunities for residents to further their education in a pediatric specialty.

Research

Our care is evidence-based and follows the best current scientific guidelines and research. As an academic hospital, we offer patients the chance to participate in clinical research on the newest orthopedic treatments. Our division is actively conducting more than 40 studies focusing on prevention of injuries and prospective and retrospective studies involving treatments, outcomes and quality of life.

Orthopedics News & Stories

Effective Clubfoot Treatment with Rebecca Carl, MD and Romie Gibly, MD, PhD

Dr. Rebecca Carl and Dr. Romie Gibly explain the timeline of treatment, handling of complications and the long-term outcomes of patients who undergo clubfoot care at Lurie Children’s.

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Addressing Inequities in Pediatric Orthopedic Care

Hear from three pediatric orthopedic specialists at Lurie Children's who are spearheading research to uncover and address inequities, improve treatment options and offer better access to care for all children who need it.  

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Pediatric Orthopedic Training Opportunities at Lurie Children’s: One Fellow’s Experience

Dr. Soroush Baghdadi shares his positive experience as a fellow at Lurie Children's Hospital, highlighting the program's diverse faculty, flexibility and exposure to a wide variety of cases and subspecialties. Learn more about Lurie Children’s fellowship program.

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Study: Race Among Disparities in Presentation of Adolescent Scoliosis

A study led by researchers at Lurie Children's found race disparities in the presentation of adolescent scoliosis and are working to address the disparity in access to care for the diagnosis and management.

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Language barrier, neighborhood conditions associated with delayed care for ACL injuries in kids and adolescents

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Lurie Children's Pioneers in Pediatric Orthopedic Research

Hear from three of Lurie Children’s orthopedic specialists about their current scientific pursuits, and how that will transform care children and teens with orthopedic disorders. 

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Philanthropy

Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500