Taizoon Baxamusa, MD

2017-12-07T13:36:17+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Taizoon Baxamusa, MD

Specialties
  • Hand
  • Sports Medicine
Board Certifications
  • Certificate of Added Qualification Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

To Make an Appointment

Call 847-375-3000 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Des Plaines Physician Offices
900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Phone: 847-375-3000

Morton Grove Physician Offices
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone: 847-375-3000


Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Highland Park Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Biography

Dr. Taizoon H. Baxamusa, FACS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He specializes in the treatment of hand conditions, including arthritis, nerve compression, fractures and lacerations. He also treats shoulder and elbow conditions, including diseases of the tendon such as tennis elbow and rotator cuff tears. He provides joint replacement surgery and offers minimally invasive surgery, including small joint arthroscopy. He seeks to make sure his patients understand their condition so they can be part of the treatment process. He is mindful that his job is not finished upon completing a patient’s surgery, but extends through recovery. He chose to specialize in orthopedics because of the satisfaction he receives from returning patients to normal function. Dr. Baxamusa is chief of the Division of Hand Surgery at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. A leader in his field, Dr. Baxamusa is president of the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand and has completed the highly selective leadership programs of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society of Surgery of the Hand.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

I believe that the patient really knows best about what the “problem” is. Together, we can work upon a solution. Once the patient is properly educated about their condition, they can better participate in their care and rehabilitation.

Affilations and Associations

  • Past President, Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2014-present
  • President, Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2012-2014
  • Vice President, Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2010-2012
  • Secretary/Treasurer of Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand; 2008-2010
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Active Member, Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Active Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Active Member, American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Active Member, Yale Orthopaedic Association
  • Active Member, Indiana Hand Society
  • Active Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Education

Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School

Internship

General Surgery

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT

Fellowship

Hand & Upper Extremity/Microvascular Surgery

The Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis IN

Awards

  • Leadership Fellows Program 2010, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Young Members Leadership Program, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
  • The Leon Unger MD Student Research Fellowship, Dean’s List, National Dean’s List

Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, July 2007 to present
  • Instructor, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Yale University, 1999-2000
  • Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti, Charity Orthopaedic Surgical Relief team, 1999

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

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