Dr. Marc Breslow is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He treats athletes of all ages, from children to the elderly and specializes in treating knee and shoulder problems, although he also treats other injuries caused by sports, hobbies or work.
The most common shoulder problems he cares for are rotator cuff tears, fractures, dislocations and separations, and he commonly treats knee injuries involving the anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus, cartilage, and tendons.
In most cases, he is able to treat patients with non-surgical methods. When surgery is needed, Dr. Breslow is able to offer most patients minimally invasive/arthroscopic procedures which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times.
Dr. Breslow stresses communication with his patients and their families, educating them about their condition and recommended treatment. His goal is to return patients to their pre- injury level of activity in a safe and efficient manner.
Additional Areas of Expertise
- Trauma & Fracture Care
- Orthopedic Trauma
- Knee Pain & Injuries
- General Pediatric Orthopaedics
- General Adult Orthopaedics
- Fracture Care
- Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)
Philosophy of Care
“I will develop an interactive relationship with you to educate you about your ailment and to facilitate resolution of your pain or injury allowing you to return to your hobby, sport, occupation and everyday life without restrictions. Most importantly . . . I want to help keep you out of the doctor’s office and get you back to your life!”
Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy
NYC Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Institute
New York University Medical Center
Rush University College of Medicine
Research and Publications
- Andrews, W, Breslow, MJ: Low Anterior-Inferior 5 o’clock Portal for Shoulder Arthroscopy. Temple University Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Medicine. 2006. Vol. I 23-28.
- Breslow, MJ, Rosen J: Cervical Spine Injuries in Football Players. (In press).
- Bernstein AD, Breslow, MJ, Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures: A Historic Perspective and Current Concepts. AMJ Ortho. 2001: Vol. XXX: 193-200.
- Breslow, MJ, Jazawi, L, Bernstein, AD, Kunner, FJ, Rokito, AS: Treatment of Acromioclavicular Joint Separation: Suture or Suture Anchor? Journal of Shoulder-Elbow Surgery. 2002. 11(3): 225-229.
- Breslow, MJ, Kann, J, Bach, BR, Jr.: Pectoralis Major Rupture. In Fahey T (editor) Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine and Exercises Physiology.
- Staren E, Breslow, MJ: The Role of Re-Excision in Selecting Patients for Breast Conserving Surgery. (Abstract presented at the Chicago Surgical Society Meeting).
- 1995: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
- Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, 2007 – present
- Orthopaedic Team Physician, Maine East High School, Park Ridge, IL, 2007 – present
- Orthopaedic Team Physician, Notre Dame High School, Niles, IL, 2007 – present
- Orthopaedic Team Physician, Northridge Prep School, Niles, IL, 2008 – present
- Orthopaedic Team Physician , Niles West High School, Skokie, IL, 2010 – present
- Assistant Team Physician: North Central College, Naperville IL, 2001 – 2007
- Team Physician: Neuqua High School, Naperville, IL, 2001 – 2007
- Assistant Team Physician: Glenbard South High School, Glen Ellyn, IL, 2001 – 2007
See my Curriculum Vitae
- Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
- Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
- Aetna Whole Health
- Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
- Blue Advantage PPO
- Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
- CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
- CCN POS
- CCN PPO
- Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
- CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
- Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
- Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
- Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
- First Health PPO
- Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
- HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
- HMO Illinois (some physicians)
- Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
- Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
- Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
- MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
- MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
- One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
- One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
- Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
- PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
- Preferred Network Access PPO
- Preferred Plan PPO
- Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
- Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
- Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
- Union Health Service
- UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO
IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):
- Healthcare’s Finest Network
- MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)