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Home  |  Doctors |  Roger Chams, MD

Roger Chams, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Locations

1275 E. Belvidere Road
Suite 150
Grayslake IL 60030
1919 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park IL 60035
101 Waukegan Rd
Suite 990
Lake Bluff IL 60044
Other Phone: 847-247-4000
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville IL 60048
Fax: 847-234-2090

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Surgery Center - Libertyville
  • Grayslake Surgical Center
  • Hawthorn Surgical Center
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Biography

Dr. Chams is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, knee and shoulder disorders. He 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 disorders and sports injuries. After his fellowship, he introduced many of these innovative procedures that had not previously been performed to the area, including cartilage restoration.

Dr. Chams has been in practice with the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute for over 20 years where he currently serves as a board member. His extensive Sports Medicine experience includes treating thousands of professional, NCAA, amateur athletes, as well as work-related injuries. He is the team physician for the Chicago Red Stars professional women’s soccer team of the NWSL. He is a longstanding team physician for Lake Forest College, as well as multiple high schools and club sports teams. Dr. Chams has been chosen as a team physician for the US Soccer Federation Men and Women National Teams.

He has presented at national meetings, published multiple journal articles, instructional videos, and has authored a textbook 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 medical education courses for physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.

Dr. Chams has been honored with numerous awards and titles, including “Top Tier MD”, “Chicago’s Top Doctor”, American Registry “Patient’s Choice” and Becker’s Orthopedic Review “Outstanding Knee Surgeons”. He has been selected to “America’s Top Orthopedists “by the Consumer Research Counsel of America for the last 15 years.
Today he brings to IBJI advanced experience in Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, also known as PRP, and is on the cutting edge of stem cell therapy.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Shoulder

  • Labral Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Ac Sprain
  • Biceps Tendinopathy
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Calcific Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Complex
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Thrower’s Shoulder / Little League Shoulder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Distal Bicep ruptures
  • Bankart and Reverse Bankart Tear
  • SLAP Tear

Knee

  • Collateral And Cruciate Ligament Injuries:
  • MCL and LCL Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear and Repair
  • Patellofemoral Ligament Injuries: Lateral Release and Ligament Reconstruction
  • ACL Injuries
  • Arthrofibrosis of the Knee
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Patellar / Quadriceps Tendonitis
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Runners and Jumpers Knee
  • Knee Complex
  • Knee Arthritis

Philosophy of Care

To evaluate each patient individually and understand their unique needs and concerns. It is essential to help patients understand their disease process, as well as the rationale behind available treatment options, both non-operative and operative. Together with each patient, Dr. Chams seeks to establish a treatment plan which meets their specific needs, whether sport or work related. He believes that a well educated patient can best participate in their care.

Affiliations and Associations

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Team Affiliations:

  • Medical Director, Chicago Red Stars
  • Team Physician, US Soccer Federation
  • Team Physician, Lake Forest College
  • Team Physician, Lake County Rugby
  • Team Physician, GLSA
  • Team Physician, Vernon Hills High School
  • Team Physician, Lake Forest High School
  • Team Physician, Warren Township High School
  • Team Physician, GLSA
  • Team Physician, Carmel Catholic High School
  • Team Physician, Grayslake Central High School
  • Team Physician, Lakes Community High School
  • Team Physician, Eclipse Soccer
  • Team Physician, EFT Sports Performance
  • Team Physician, Slammers
  • Team Physician, Lake County Fielders Baseball

Education

Fellowship
Southern California Orthopaedic Institute
Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy
Residency
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine
Orthopaedic Residency
Medical School
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine

Awards

  • Chicago Magazine- “Chicago’s Top Doctors”
  • North Shore Magazine- “Top Tier M.D.”
  • American Registry- Patient’s Choice Award
  • Selected as one of “America’s Top Orthopedists”

Other Information

Visit My Website:

https://www.drrogerchams.com

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae

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Accepted Insurance

  • 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
  • Medicare
  • 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)
  • Savility
  • 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):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

Patient Resources

Rehab Protocols

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Making Progress After Rotator Cuff Surgery & Physical Therapy: Kim V’s Story
In November of 2019, Kim, an avid exerciser, found herself at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute for surgery on her right rotator cuff and bicep…read more

Difference Between Providing Care and Managing Care: Arlene H’s Story
I am a retired nurse clinical specialist with over 50 years of experience in health care including…read more

Additional Patient Feedback

“He is the most caring, concerned and best in the field of Orthopedic doctors.”

“I trust Dr. Chams.  It’s really great to know a Doctor that truly cares about his surgeries and making sure people can get back to the best possible life.”

“Chams is the best. Always makes me feel important.”

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