Charles L. Lettvin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Surgery

Phone: 847-914-9096

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Highland Park Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Ravine Way Surgery Center, LLC
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Areas of Expertise

  • General Orthopedics: Adult and Pediatric
  • Sports Medicine
  • Fracture Care


Dr. Charles Lettvin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who practices general orthopedics. He sees patients of all ages, from children to older adults, for the range of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Lettvin has extensive experience in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy, hip and knee replacements and fracture repairs in both the arms and legs.

A high school and college basketball player, Dr. Lettvin experienced orthopedic injuries himself as a teenager. His admiration for the doctors who provided care for him and enabled him to resume playing sports led him to want to become an orthopedic surgeon. In providing care, Dr. Lettvin sets out to solve patients’ problems in the least invasive fashion possible. He combines excellent diagnostic abilities with strong communication skills to identify the problem and to inform patients about the treatment process. His goal is to return patients to an active lifestyle and to get them functioning as optimally as they can.

When he is not working, Dr. Lettvin delights in being with his wife and two children. He takes pride in his wife's ability to balance caring for their children with maintaining a physically active lifestyle. His greatest joy is watching his son play basketball and his daughter perform in various dance styles. Dr. Lettvin is also an avid sports fan and an expert in sports trivia. He serves as the team doctor for Deerfield High School.

I pride myself on making accurate diagnoses and providing prompt, thoughtful, appropriate care for all my patients. I take my patients’ well-being very seriously."

Charles L. Lettvin, MD

My Team


Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School


Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center - General Surgery


The Ohio State University - Orthopaedic Surgery


Bone & Joint Institute - Sports Medicine


Good Samaritan Hospital - Foot & Ankle

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