Ashraf H. Darwish, M.D.



Dr. Ashraf Darwish offers comprehensive care solutions, allowing patients to return quickly to active and healthy lifestyles.  His main interests in orthopaedics are diagnosing and treating disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

The cornerstone of Dr. Darwish’s care philosophy is to utilize surgery as the last option.  He often recommends nonsurgical solutions for the relief of neck and back pain including diagnostic procedures, pain management, physical therapy, and return to work programs.

For patients who are good surgical candidates, Dr. Darwish has had extensive training in procedures that range from common to the more complex, such as minimally invasive surgery, microsurgery, decompression and fusion, and deformity correction.  Dr. Darwish’s personal mission is to provide individualized care for each patient.

Board Certification


• Orthopaedic Surgery



Education / Training


• Fellowship, Spine Surgery, The Texas Back Institute, Dallas, TX
• Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
• Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
• M.D., Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL
• J.D., Southern Illinois University Law School, Carbondale, IL

Areas Of Specialty
• Adult Spinal Disorders
• Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Disorders
• Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
• Spinal Decompression and Fusion
• Spinal Instrumentation

Professional Memberships
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• American Medical Association Physician Member
• American College of Legal Medicine Member
• North American Spine Society


Craig J. Della Valle, M.D.



Dr. Craig Della Valle has been in private practice in the Chicago area since 2002. He specializes in hip and knee reconstruction and replacement.

Dr. Della Valle is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, The Knee Society, and The Hip Society.

Board Certification


• American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2004, 2013



Education / Training


• Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Disease Orthopedic Institute, New York, NY, 1995-2001
• Residency, General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, 1995-1996
• Fellowship, Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Rush-St. Luke’s Presbyterian Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2001-2002
• Fellowship, Research, NYU Hospital Musculoskeletal Research Center, New York, NY, 1997-1998
• Medical Degree, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
• Undergraduate, B.A. Biological Basis of Behavior Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Science, Philadelphia, PA, 1991

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Office Locations
1611 West Harrison, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-432-2350
John M. Diveris, M.D.



Dr. John Diveris has been in private practice since 1986. He specializes in sports injuries, torn ACLs, meniscus, and rotator cuffs, and joint replacements.

Dr. Diveris is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and an active member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is also a member of the Indiana Orthopedic Society, Clinical Orthopedic Society, American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Society, and the Lake County Medical Society.

Board Certification


• American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Diplomate, 1988



Education & Training
• Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1982-86
• Fellowship, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic, Knoxville, TN, 1991-92
• Internship, General Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1981
• Medical Degree, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1980
• Undergraduate, B.A. Biology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1974-77

Office Locations
333 W 89th Ave Ste. W5
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219-755-4448
Benjamin G. Domb, M.D.



Dr. Benjamin Domb has been in private practice in the Chicago area since 2007. He is a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the hip, shoulder and knee.

Dr. Domb is a member of Hinsdale Orthopaedic Associates, S.C. and Sports Medicine, Hip Preservation and Restoration.  He is the Assistant Clinical Professor at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.  He is the Founder and Medical Director of the American Hip Institute in Chicago and the Medical Director of Hip Center of Excellence, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is also the head team physician for the Chicago Sky, WNBA.

Board Certification


• American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2010



Education & Training
• Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2002-2006
• Fellowship, Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation, Traveling Fellowship, 2007
• Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2007
• Fellowship, Orthopedic Trauma, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel, 2005
• Internship, General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2001-2002
• Medical Degree, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2001
• Undergraduate, B.A. Biology, Cum Laude, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1997

Office Locations
1010 Executive Court Ste. 250
Westmont, IL  60559
Phone: 630-920-2350
Brian Forsythe, M.D.



Dr. Forsythe is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive techniques in sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder, knee and elbow surgery, as well as shoulder replacement surgery. His patient care philosophy centers on communication and accessibility. He believes that patients come first in the patient-doctor relationship, and that clinical problem-solving begins with careful listening, observation, and examination. Ultimately, the goal is to return patients and athletes to the highest levels of activity and competition through specialized treatments or surgery.

His practice includes advanced techniques in arthroscopic shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement surgery. He also focuses on knee ligament reconstruction (ACL/PCL), articular cartilage reconstruction, meniscal transplantation, joint-preserving osteotomies, and patella-femoral realignment and resurfacing procedures. Dr. Forsythe performs elbow ligament reconstruction, as well as proximal hamstring tendon repairs.

After graduating from medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Forsythe pursued his surgical training at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgical Residency Program. He then completed subspecialty training in shoulder and sports medicine surgery at the world-renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Forsythe has since been actively involved in education and surgical training of surgical residents, fellows, and practicing orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Forsythe is currently a team physician for the Chicago White Sox (MLB) and Chicago Bulls (NBA). He is also a team physician for U.S. Soccer, which involves international competitions and travel. His former team coverage includes the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL), Chicago Bears training camp, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) and the New England Revolution Soccer (MLS). He has provided game coverage for numerous high schools and universities.

In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Forsythe is actively involved in research. He is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Rush and he has authored dozens of scientific publications, book chapters, and abstracts. Furthermore, his work has been presented at national and international meetings and his manuscripts have been published in the most highly regarded orthopedic journals.

He serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Orthopedic Journal, Arthroscopy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Forsythe's athletic interests have helped define his career goals. He played Division 1 soccer at Brown University and he still enjoys playing, when not spending time with his wife and growing family.


Education & Training
• Medical School - University of Pennsylvania
• Residency - Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgical Residency Program
• Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports Medicine

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Office Locations
Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center
1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone: 708-236-2782

Central DuPage Hospital
25 North Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190
David Garras, M.D.



Dr. Garras specializes in foot and ankle orthopedic surgery, with an emphasis on total ankle replacement, work and sports injuries, ligament and tendon repairs/reconstruction, minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques, deformity correction and reconstructive surgery, and foot and ankle fracture care. He also has an acute interest in achilles ruptures, sports injuries, and foot and ankle arthritis.

Dr. Garras was born in Egypt and grew up in southern California. He is fluent in Arabic. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a medic and was honorably discharged.

After receiving his bachelor's degree from the University of California, where he graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class, Dr. Garras went on to complete his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC where he worked with Dr. James Nunley and Dr. Mark Easley. He completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute, in Philadelphia, PA and worked with Dr. Steven Raikin. Under the direction of Drs. Robert Anderson, Hodges Davis, Bruce Cohen, and Carroll Jones, he then went on to complete his fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Garras is very active in research. He has written numerous articles, book chapters, and publications. He has received multiple awards for his research including the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, and the Alpha Omega Alpha research award.


Board Certification
• American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education & Training
• Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
• Fellowship, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC

Specialty
• Total ankle replacement
• Work and sports injuries
• Ligament and tendon repairs/ reconstruction
• Minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques
• Deformity correction and reconstructive surgery
• Foot and ankle fracture care

Research Interest
• Achilles ruptures
• Tendon and ligament injuries
• Toe deformities
• Foot and ankle arthritis

Office Locations
Rush Oak Hospital
610 South Maple Avenue, Suite 1400
Oak Park, Illinois 60304
Toll free: 877-632-6637
Phone: 312-243-4244
Fax: 708-409-5179

Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center
1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Toll free: 877-632-6637
Phone: 312-243-4244
Fax: 708-409-5179

Prairie Medical Center of Westchester
2450 S. Wolf Road, Suite F, 2nd Floor
Westchester, IL 60154
Toll free: 877-632-6637
Fax: 708-409-5179
Zeshan Hyder, D.O.



Dr. Zeshan Hyder has been in private practice in Northwest Indiana since 2011. He is fellowship trained in Spine Surgery and specializes in Minimally Surgery of the Spine. His goals are to return his patients to productive and pain-free activity using the most advanced minimally invasive and motion-preserving techniques, holding surgery as a last option.

Dr. Hyder is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and the North American Spine Society.


Education & Training
• Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Midwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2006-10
• Fellowship, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX, 2010-11
• Medical Degree, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, 2005
• Undergraduate, B.S. Biochemistry, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1996-2001

Office Locations
801 MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 302
Munster, IN 46321

9001 S. Broadway Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410

3800 St Mary Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383

1354 S. Lake Park Ave.
Hobart, IN 46342
Jason G. Hurbanek, M.D.



During his residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Hurbanek received comprehensive training in orthopaedic trauma and joint replacement.  While completing his fellowship at The Ohio State University, Dr. Hurbanek was selected to assist in the care of all Ohio State athletes, specifically the football, hockey, and baseball teams.  Dr. Hurbanek is a co-founder of the Big 10 Fellows Sports Society, and is active as a reviewer and former member of the social media task force for Arthroscopy Journal.

​Dr. Hurbanek joined Hinsdale Orthopaedics in September 2009. He is active in research and is repeatedly invited as a guest speaker at national and regional orthopaedic meetings.  He is the author of multiple scientific publications in orthopaedic journals and is a designated leader within the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Board Certifications


Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Certified Independent Medical Examiner (ABIME)

Participating in ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Areas Of Specialty


Arthroscopy of Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow

Shoulder and Knee Reconstruction/Replacement

Sports Medicine

Education & Training


Fellowship, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Residency, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Internship, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

M.D., Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Office Locations


550 West Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Phone:

630-323-6116


Ronak M. Patel, M.D.



Dr. Patel is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in all sports medicine injuries for adolescents and adults, including knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow.

With a special interest in complex knee disorders, his goal is to preserve the native joint. Dr. Patel is among the few physicians in Chicago performing advanced cartilage restoration procedures, osteotomies to reduce joint stresses, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy, and other orthobiologic techniques. He treats ACL injuries, patellar dislocations, meniscal tears, multi-ligamentous knee injuries, and knee arthritis with minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques. He is also extensively trained in arthroscopic management of shoulder problems, such as impingement, rotator cuff tears, and labral tears.

Dr. Patel trained at Northwestern University and completed his fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, building his expertise in the most innovative orthopaedic procedures. Dr. Patel practices evidence-based sports medicine and believes it is essential to know when ‘not to operate’.

Areas Of Specialty


Sports Medicine - Adult & Adolescent

Pediatric Injuries of the Knee

Arthroscopy

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Shoulder

Knee

Elbow

Education & Training


Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

B.A., Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Office Locations


550 West Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Phone:

630-323-6116


Ralph W. Richter, M.D.



Dr. Ralph

Richter

has been in private practice in Northwest Indiana since 1992. He specializes in surgery of the hand, wrist, and forearm.

Dr. Richter is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Board Certification


American Board of Surgery, 1993

Surgery of the Hand, 1995, 2005

Education & Training


Residency, General Surgery, Meridia Huron Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 1987-1991

Fellowship, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1991-1992

Medical Degree, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1986

Undergraduate, B.S. Natural Science Summa Cum Laude, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 1982

Office Locations


4320 Fir St ,Suite 303
East Chicago, IN 46312

Phone:

219-392-1215


Joseph P. Spott, D.O.



Dr Joseph Spott has been in private practice in Northwest Indiana since 1998. He specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for: neck, back, hip, and knee pain, work injuries, and age related disorders.

Dr. Spott is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, Indiana Osteopathic Association, Indiana State Medical Society, and Lake County Medical Society.

Board Certification


American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, 2013

Education & Training


Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Oakland General Hospital, Madison Heights, MI, 1994-1998

Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Indianapolis Neurological Group, Indianapolis, IN, 1999 and Spine Surgery, PSC, Louisville, KY, 1998

Medical Degree, University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Services, Des Moines, IA, 1993

Undergraduate, B.A. Biology, Indiana University, Gary, IN, 1982-1989

Office Locations


9430 Wicker Ave/Highway 41
Saint John, IN 46373

Phone:

219-558-8068

2020 E Columbus Drive Suite B
East Chicago, IN 46312

Phone:

219-397-8648


Matthew W. Colman, M.D.



Dr. Matthew Colman specializes in spine surgery and musculoskeletal oncology.

Dr. Colman completed his undergraduate training cum laude with honors from Dartmouth College, earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, and went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

He has been fellowship trained in pediatric and adult musculoskeletal oncology at Harvard University and orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery at the University of Utah.

Dr. Colman has an interest in treating bone and soft tissue tumors wherever they occur, including the spine. He also treats a comprehensive set of non-tumor-related spinal problems, including degenerative disease, deformity, and trauma.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), AOSpine, the North American Spine Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Chicago Chapter.

Board Certification


Orthopaedic Surgery

Education / Training


Medical School, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Fellowships

Musculoskeletal Oncology, Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital / Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Office Locations


Rush University Medical Center
1611 West Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone:

224-236-4023

Munster Indiana Office
9200 Calumet Avenue, Suite 300
Munster, IN 36321

Phone:

​877-875-5460

Richard A. Berger, M.D.



Dr. Berger has pioneered minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, allowing patients to recover faster with less pain than with traditional hip and knee replacement surgery. His degree in mechanical engineering from MIT has helped him design specialized instruments which allow the surgery to be done without cutting any muscle, tendons, or ligaments. These advances allow most of Dr. Berger's patients to walk independently and leave the hospital the day of surgery. His mechanical engineering background has also helped him to design gender-specific implants that fit and perform better for active patients.

Dr. Berger was fellowship trained in adult reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Berger also conducts research on hip and knee replacements.

Dr. Berger, as part of his pioneering role in minimally invasive surgery, has developed specialized instruments, techniques for surgery, as well as knee and hip implants. As the developer, Dr. Berger receives royalties and payments from the manufacturers of these devices.

Board Certification


• Orthopaedic Surgery



Education / Training


• Residency, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopaedic Surgery
• Fellowship, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Joint Replacement
• Medical Degree, Tufts University School of Medicine

Office Locations
Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center
1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Toll free: 877-632-6637
Phone: 312-243-4244
Fax: 708-409-5179



George Branovacki, M.D.



Dr. George Branovacki has been in private practice in the Chicago area since 2005. He specializes in adult reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Branovacki has interest in cartilage preservation, restoration surgery and total joint revisions.

Dr. Branovacki is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty.

Board Certification


• American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2007



Education / Training


• Fellowship, Adult Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA, 2004-200
• Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1999-2004
• Medical Degree, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1999
• Undergraduate, B.A., Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1995

Office Locations
10710 W. 160th St., Orland Park, IL  
4220 W 95th St Ste 100, Oak Lawn, IL       
Phone: 708-226-3300



Jack Patel, M.D.



Dr. Jack Patel is a fellowship trained and board certified surgeon currently practicing in Northwest Indiana.

Upon completion of medical school at Midwestern University, Dr. Patel completed a surgical internship at Michigan State University and remained there to continue his advanced surgical training in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery/facial plastic surgery.  In 2010, he completed a one-year full body cosmetic surgery fellowship program, which is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Patel is a native of Indiana, and after completing his fellowship training, he came to northwest Indiana to be near his family.

With offices in both Munster, Indiana and Hinsdale, Illinois, Dr. Patel has an outstanding reputation for providing exceptional care to all of his patients in Indiana and Illinois. Patient safety is an utmost priority, and he maintains staff privileges exclusively at hospitals and accredited surgery centers that share his standard of care.

Education


Michigan State University

 

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery/Facial Plastic Surgery Residency

Midwestern University
   Medical School

University of Illinois
   BS Biology

Board Certification & Licensure


Facial Plastic Surgery

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  

Board Certification



Publications


Rush Presbyterian Hospital / Midwestern University
Development of Osteoradionecrosis of the Mandible Following Radiation Therapy

Metro Health Hospital


Correlation Between Tobacco Use and Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Management of Carcinoma Ex-pleomorphic Adenoma in a 90 Year-old Female
The Effects of Monteleukast In Patients With Otitis Media With Effusion