Dr. Chams was fellowship trained at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute where he received specialized training in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of complex knee and shoulder issues and sports injuries. After his fellowship, he brought back many procedures that had not previously been performed in the area. Dr Chams has been in practice with the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute for over 15 years. His Sports Medicine experience includes treating thousands of Professional, NCAA, Amateur athletes, as well as work related injuries. He has been the team physician for Lake Forest College as well as multiple High School teams and athletic clubs, for 15 years. He has been chosen as a team physician for the USA Soccer Federation Men and Women National Teams.
Dr. Chams has presented at national meetings, published multiple journal articles, instructional videos, and has authored a text book chapter on Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy . He continues to be active as a member and instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) , and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), teaching advanced knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgical technique courses for other Orthopedic surgeons. He is an instructor for the Residents / Fellows Advanced Surgical Arthroscopic Shoulder/ Knee Course at the Academy Learning Center and continues to routinely teach continued medical education courses for physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.
Dr. Chams has been awarded to the “Top Tier MD”, “Chicago’s Top Doctor”, American Registry “Patient’s Choice”. He has been selected to “America’s Top Orthopedists “by the Consumer Research Counsel of America for the last 12 years.