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Home  |  Doctors |  Eric Chehab, MD

Eric Chehab, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine

To Make an Appointment

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Practice Locations

2401 Ravine Way
Glenview IL 60025
Fax: 847-998-6365
521 Green Bay Road
Second Floor
Wilmette IL 60091
Fax: 847-853-1089

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Presence Saint Francis Hospital

Biography

Dr. Eric Chehab is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in sports medicine. He provides general fracture care and specializes in the treatment of sports related injuries, in particular to the knee and shoulder. Dr. Chehab provides advanced treatments for anterior cruciate ligament injuries, shoulder injuries including rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability, and soft tissue and bone trauma.

A graduate of Harvard and Stanford, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City – recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s #1 hospital for orthopedics. He completed his advanced training in sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, where he apprenticed with the head team physician and the medical staff for the New York Giants.

Dr. Chehab has served as a faculty member at Northwestern University, as assistant team physician for Northwestern University, team physician for Glenbrook South High School, and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago. At NorthShore University HealthSystem – where he serves as an Attending Surgeon – Dr. Chehab was the co-recipient of the Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for excellence in shoulder research.

An All-American rugby player in college and captain of the Harvard squad, Dr. Chehab understands the commitment required to achieve at the highest level. He feels privileged to help those in their pursuit of excellence by providing the highest level of compassionate care.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

“It’s devastating when an athlete, young or old, is injured. My goal is to support and return the athlete to the playing field — physically and mentally stronger than before their injury.”

Education

Fellowship
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York NY
Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service
Residency
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York NY
Orthopaedic Surgery
Internship
University of California San Francisco, CA
General Surgery
Medical School
Stanford University School of Medicine

Research and Publications

  • Brophy RH, Chehab EL, Barnes RP, Lyman S, Rodeo SA, Warren RF. Predictive value of orthopedic evaluation and injury history at the NFL combine. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Aug;40(8):1368-72.
  • Chehab EL, Panicker N, Alper PR, Baker LC, Wilson SR, Raffin TA. The impact of practice setting on physician perceptions of the quality of practice and patient care in the managed care era. Arch Intern Medical 2001; 161(2): 202-11.
  • Pearle AD, Kelly BT, Voos JE, Chehab EL, Warren RF. Surgical technique and anatomic study of latissimus dorsi and teres major transfers. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Jul;88(7):1524-31.
  • Pearle AD, Kelly BT, Voos JE, Chehab EL, Warren RF. Surgical technique and anatomic study of latissimus dorsi and teres major transfers. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Jul;88(7):1524-31.
  • Surgical technique. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Sep;89 Suppl 2 Pt.2:284-96.
  • Chehab EL, Fealy S. Aseptic Loosening in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. In Total Shoulder Surgery. Editors Fealy S, Warren RF, Craig EV, Sperling JW. Thieme. New York. 2008
  • Chehab EL, Toro JB, Helfet DL. The management of fractures of the elbow joint in athletes. International SportsMed Journal. 2005; 6( 2): 84-98. www.ismj.com
  • Borens O, Chehab EL, Roberts MM, Helfet DL, Levine DS. Bilateral Galeazzi fracture-dislocations. Am J Orthop. 2006 Aug;35(8):369-72
  • Chehab EL, Pearle AD, Cordasco FA. Exposed shoulder hemiarthroplasty as a result of anterosuperior escape: a case report. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2006 Nov-Dec; 15(6):e27-30.
  • Thinking Together: Collaborative Learning in Science. Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning. 1992.

Awards

  • Resident Research Travel Award – Eastern Orthopedic Association, 2004
  • Circle of Excellence – Hospital for Special Surgery, 2003
  • Excellence in Teaching – Stanford University, 1998
  • Stanford Medical Student Resident Scholar, 1996-1997
  • Weissman Scholarship for Leadership & Sportsmanship, 1990-1991
  • Harvard College Scholarship for Academic Achievement, 1987-1991
  • Class of 1926 Scholar, 1990-1991.
  • 1991 Collegiate All-American in Rugby
  • Captain, Harvard Rugby, 1990

Appointments

  • University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor Jan 1, 2012 – July 1, 2015
  • University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Clinical Instructor July 1, 2009 – Dec 31, 2011
  • Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Department of Orthopedic Surgery Instructor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery Sept 1, 2007- June 30, 2009
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Department of Athletics Assistant Team Physician, 2007-2009

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae

Patient Stories

Knee Reconstruction Got Me Back to Biking: Christopher’s Story
One evening in early February, my wife and I were headed to our seats in Welsh-Ryan Arena at Northwestern University to watch a basketball game…read more

OrthoHealth Supported Me to Make Better Health Decisions: Cynthia’s Story
I had terrible shoulder pain and could no longer ignore it. X-rays and an MRI revealed advanced osteoarthritis in my shoulder that would require the replacement of the ball…read more

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“Dr Chehab is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor. Always takes time to listen to me and always includes me in the decision making. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.”

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