IBJI Announces New Board Leadership: Dr. Giridhar Burra and Dr. Leon Benson

DES PLAINES, Ill., January 15, 2024 — Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), a leading independent, physician-owned orthopedic practice in the United States, is thrilled to announce a new chapter of exceptional leadership. First, Giridhar Burra, MD will assume the role of Chairman of IBJI’s Board of Directors, effective January 1. Dr. Burra brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of visionary guidance to the role. His dynamic vision and strategic insight will undoubtedly propel the organization to unprecedented heights. 

Dr. Burra remarks on his new role: "The board of IBJI consists of physician thought leaders who devote their time and effort to continual innovation and adaptation to the changing needs of society. It is my humble and proud privilege to lead and guide this dedicated group of physicians, quarterbacking their efforts in delivering the musculoskeletal care of tomorrow.

Even amidst the changing landscape of healthcare, we maintain a laser focus on our integration with the community. We are where you are—having been, and continuing to be, part of the communities we serve. These are the communities that have placed their trust in us for their orthopedic care."

In tandem, IBJI is also proud to introduce Leon Benson, MD as its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) as of January 15. Succeeding the esteemed Dr. Van Stamos, Dr. Benson is a 32-year veteran of IBJI whose extensive experience and medical acumen will serve him well in this pivotal leadership post. 

"I am honored to embrace this new role, and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute my skills and expertise to enhance the quality of care for our patients,” Dr. Benson says. “Together with our dedicated team of healthcare professionals, I look forward to expanding on IBJI's highest standards of healthcare excellence as we continue to make a positive impact on the well-being of those we serve."

These board updates signify IBJI's commitment to excellence and innovation in orthopedic care. We look forward to continued success and advancement under the guidance of Dr. Burra and Dr. Benson as we strive to enhance the well-being of our patients and uphold our position at the forefront of orthopedic excellence.

About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute 

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) is the largest independent physician-owned orthopedic practice in Illinois. IBJI is dedicated to providing accessible, compassionate, and comprehensive care to your family for every orthopedic specialty with leading-edge technology and innovative treatment options. For more information, please visit ibji.com.

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