Dr. Steven Chudik named Top Doctor in orthopaedic surgery for 2020
Dr. Steven Chudik with the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Injury Clinic in Westmont, Illinois, was selected by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor in orthopaedic surgery for 2020. Dr. Chudik has been chosen annually as a Top Doctor in orthopaedics since 2012.
Board certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine, Dr. Chudik is a pioneer in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He developed several arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgical procedures, instruments and implants to repair shoulder, knee and sports injuries including rotator cuff, labral and cartilage tears, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), meniscal and cartilage injuries.
Dr. Chudik, a partner at Hinsdale Orthopaedics, has been practicing at the group’s Sports Performance Institute in Westmont since 2002. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, completed his residency in orthopaedics from the University of North Carolina, and a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the No. 1 ranked orthopaedic hospital by US News & World Report in orthopaedics for the past ten years.
To further his academic interests, Dr. Chudik is a clinical assistant professor in orthopaedics at Loyola University, Chicago, and conducts research at Argonne National Laboratory, Batavia, IL, and at the Hines VA Hospital Musculosketal Biomechanics Laboratory, Hines, IL. The author of countless papers and journal articles, Dr. Chudik is the founder of the nonprofit Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation and serves as a team physician for USA Swimming Sports Medicine and Science Network High Performance Team, as well as many local sports teams.
Castle Connolly, a research, information and publishing company established in 1992 to help consumers find independent, trusted information about quality healthcare, is renowned for its annual list books, particularly its “Top Doctors” series. US News & World Report uses data from Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” to build its online list.
Doctors on the Castle Connolly list are annually nominated by their peers based on criteria that include medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories, etc. Each nomination is screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team to ensure the doctors selected are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.