The list of orthopaedic specialists, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. and published in the October 2020 issue, were “chosen as the best locally by their peers.”
“Loyola’s team of exceptional orthopaedic specialists has long been recognized for their comprehensive musculoskeletal care and experience in treating common to complex bone and joint disorders and diseases,” said Richard K. Freeman, MD, Loyola Medicine regional chief clinical officer.
Michael S. Bednar, MD
Brachial plexus injury; carpal tunnel syndrome; hand and wrist surgery
Terry Light, MD (retired)
Congenital hand deformities; pediatric hand injuries and reconstruction; thumb absence
Douglas Evans, MD
Hip and knee surgery; sports injuries
Nickolas Garbis, MD
Elbow, minimally invasive and shoulder surgery; sports injuries
William Hopkinson, MD
Arthritis; hip, joint and knee replacement; sports medicine
Harold Rees, MD
Hip and knee replacement
Dane Salazar, MD
Elbow and shoulder surgery; shoulder replacement
Pietro M. Tonino, MD
Arthroscopic surgery; elbow, knee, and shoulder surgery
Karen Wu, MD
Hip and knee replacement and revision
Loyola University Medical Center Orthopaedics is ranked “high performing” in the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings. High-performing specialties rank among the top 10% of programs in the nation. Loyola Medicine was also named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s current list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopaedic Programs, and LUMC is recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ in Spine Surgery.
Castle Connolly’s selection process, under the direction of a medical doctor, involves surveying hundreds of thousands of physicians, as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals across the nation. Online nominating is open to all licensed physicians. Educational and professional experience is screened before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. Doctors cannot pay to be selected.