Brian Schwartz, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Total Joint Replacement

Phone: 847-247-4000

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Hawthorn Surgery Center
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Red Oaks Surgical Suites

Areas of Expertise

  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
  • Computer Navigated Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Custom Patient Specific Knee Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery


Dr. Brian Schwartz is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in Hip and Knee Reconstruction at Harvard Brigham and Women's Hospital. His focus is on the preservation and reconstruction of the musculoskeletal system, specifically the hip and knee. “Building trust with my patients is of key importance. At all times, I put the patient’s best interests first and work toward a treatment path that best suits the individual’s needs.” Dr. Schwartz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then attained his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He went on to an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois and completed his training with a fellowship in Total Joint Arthroplasty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University in Boston.

Dr. Schwartz is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He has served as a lecturer and editor at the American Physician Institute in Chicago, and has had numerous papers published in such professional journals as the Journal of Arthroplasty, American Journal of Sports Medicine and International Orthopaedics.

A strong patient physician relationship starts by putting the patient’s best interests first."

Brian Schwartz, MD

My Team


Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine


University of Illinois - Orthopaedic Surgery


Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University - Total Joint Arthroplasty


  • Healio Orthopedics Blue Ribbon Award for “Aspirin Alone Is Not Enough to Prevent Deep Venous Thrombosis After Total Joint Arthroplasty.” February 2019.
  • Leonard Weinsten Award for Excellence in Patient Care, University of Illinois Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016
  • Robert D. Ray Award for Basic Science Orthopaedic Research, University of Illinois Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016
  • Best Poster in Practice Management – AAOS 2016 Annual Meeting, Is Aspirin Enough? Rate of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic DVT and PE After Total Joint Arthroplasty; Orlando, FL, 2016
  • Chief Resident, University of Illinois Orthopaedic Surgery Residency; Chicago, IL, 2015
  • First Place Award – University of Illinois College of Medicine Research Forum, Patient Characteristics Affect Anatomic Location Of The Femoral Artery About The Hip; Chicago, IL, 2015
  • Vice President – Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Alpha Chapter, Elected Junior Year; Chicago, IL, 2010

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“This was my 1st time visiting IBJI and the experience was very pleasant. From the front desk greeting, the nurse’s, Dr’s assistant and Dr. Schwartz himself, all friendly and very professional. I went in thinking I was going to need a knee replacement but after consulting with the doctors we decided to try some other options first which are working exceptional well. Thank you IBJI.”

“Dr. Schwartz was wonderful! He answered all of my questions. He spent extra time answering my questions.”

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