Steven C. Chudik, M.D
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Steven Chudik is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. A Top Doctor in orthopaedics, he is renowned for his arthroscopic surgical expertise and innovative techniques for shoulder and knee injuries and the management of sports-related injuries. In practice since 2002, Dr. Chudik is a partner at Hinsdale Orthopaedics treating patients in the Westmont and Western Spring offices. Because no two patients or injuries are alike, Dr. Chudik works with each patient to develop the best care and rehabilitation plans for their lifestyle and functional goals.
As an active researcher, Dr. Chudik continues to innovate and develop minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical procedures, instruments and implants to provide better outcomes for his patients. His efforts continue to yield scores of patent applications and a patent that will positively affect orthopaedic surgical techniques worldwide. Dr. Chudik founded the Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation|, a nonprofit 501 (C)(3) organization that helps keep people active and healthy through unbiased education and research. Through the Foundation and his clinical academic position at Loyola University, Chicago, Dr. Chudik collaborates on research with scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, Hines VA Hospital Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory, and Loyola University. Additionally, Dr. Chudik mentors medical students in an honors research program at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine and is a faculty instructor for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America where he lectures and demonstrates new and advanced surgical techniques to other orthopaedic surgeons from all around the world. An author of many papers and journal articles, Dr. Chudik is an expert reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Related Research.
Dr. Chudik, earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency in orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and was a fellow in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, an affiliate of Cornell University.
Dr. Chudik also serves as a team physician for several Chicago area athletic programs and clubs, and is a member of the High Performance network for USA Swimming, consults for orthopaedic research development companies and legal counsels for the benefit of patient care.
Dr. Steven Chudik is a pioneer in arthroscopic shoulder and knee procedures for “athletes” of all abilities – from budding athlete to professional, weekend warrior to weekday worker, and every skill level, ability and age in between.
Management of Sports-Related injuries & Management of Work-Related injuries
Excellent, personalized patient care is our goal at the Steven Chudik MD Shoulder and Knee Injury Clinic in Westmont, Ill. Our highly trained orthopaedic staff understands the importance of returning you to your fullest potential and will work with you to achieve your goals.
Michelle Peiss, is a board-certified physician assistant licensed to practice in Illinois under Dr. Chudik’s supervision and works with him in clinical, hospital and operating room settings. Michelle graduated cum laude with a degree in molecular and cellular biology and psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill., an NCCPA accredited program.
A certified and licensed athletic trainer, Larana holds a B.S.in kinesiology and M.S. in exercise science. She has more than 12 years of experience in athletic training, personal training and teaching. As an athletic trainer for Dr. Steven Chudik, Larana also works with physical therapists and conditioning trainers to develop and implement patient treatment and health performance programs including strengthening exercises, stretches, modalities, manual therapy and sports-specific training programs. Previously, Larana served as the athletic trainer for the Olympic Development Women’s Soccer program and helped develop exercise prescriptions and training programs for elite athletes including the Chicago Blackhawks. Larana is a member of the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
A certified and licensed athletic trainer, Will holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from Northern Illinois University. Will provides patient care and assists Dr. Steven Chudik with surgery to help patients exceed their mobility and lifestyle expectations. Before joining Dr. Chudik’s “team,” Will served as the head athletic trainer for Hinsdale Central High School and as an athletic trainer for another orthopaedic practice.
When patients call Dr. Chudik’s office, the person they mostly likely will speak with is Karissa, our practice administrative assistant/surgery scheduler. She works closely with patients, insurance providers, physician offices, case managers, hospitals, attorneys, pharmacies, physical therapists and schools to ensure they receive accurate information, documentation and communication in a timely and coordinated manner. Karissa also is the person who relays your messages to us when we’re in clinic or surgery to ensure your concerns and needs are addressed in a timely manner.
For years, certified athletic trainers were limited to careers in athletic settings. More recently, alternate career options have become available. One of those is an athletic trainer in a clinical setting assisting medical personnel taking patient histories, evaluating injuries, scheduling tests, preparing injections, fitting patients for crutches, braces, boots and slings, developing rehabilitation programs, educating patients, conducting research and assisting in surgery. However without previous clinical training, many athletic trainers are not qualified. Recognizing this need, Dr. Steven Chudik through his non-profit foundation, the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF), developed a one-year residency program that allows athletic trainers to expand their education, improve their clinical evaluation skills, increase their knowledge as an allied healthcare professional and work in a stimulating clinical environment with orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians. Graduates of this program are prepared to join an orthopaedic practice and make an immediate impact.