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Michael Chiu, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Locations

1300 E. Central Road
Suite 100
Arlington Heights IL 60005
Fax: 847-870-8159
1919 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park IL 60035
21481 N. Rand Road
Second Floor
Kildeer IL 60047
Fax: 224-677-7401

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Northwest Community Hospital

Biography

Dr. Chiu is a board-certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, specializing in advanced nonsurgical treatment as well as minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow, using cutting edge techniques in tendon repair, complex ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration and joint preservation. He has served as faculty teaching other orthopedic surgeons at national courses, presented at numerous academic meetings, conducted research, authored articles, published in peer reviewed journals, and written book chapters on various topics and advanced surgical techniques.

As a sports team physician and in working with elite international and professional athletes, Dr. Chiu has the experience to treat adult and pediatric athletes at all levels and draws on a full armamentarium- from injury prevention and rehabilitation, performance enhancement and orthoBiologic therapy, to arthroscopic and open surgery when needed. To complement his medical expertise, he has the personal background to understand the competitive drive, having played on and later coached, an Illinois state championship high school varsity soccer team.

Dr. Chiu graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago, obtained his medical degree with honors from Chicago Medical School, finished orthopedic residency at Henry Ford Hospital System, and completed the orthopedic sports fellowship at University of Chicago and worked on the team of physicians to the Chicago Bears.

 

Additional Areas of Expertise

Hip
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) & Hip Arthroscopy
  • Labral Tear
  • Labral Reconstruction
  • Gluteal Tears
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip Adductor Injuries
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Tendonitis
  • Stress Fractures of the Hip
  • Adolescent Avulsion Fractures of the Pelvis
Knee
  • ACL Injury
  • Pediatric ACL Tear
  • Meniscus Tear and Repair
  • Articular Cartilage Repair/Transplant
  • PCL Injury
  • MCL and LCL Sprains
  • Multiligament Knee Injury
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Patellofemoral Ligament Injury/Reconstruction
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellar/Quadriceps Tendonitis
  • Patellar/Quadriceps Tendon Rupture
  • Runner’s and Jumper’s Knee
  • Knee Fractures
  • Adolescent Knee Problems
Shoulder
  • Labral Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Thrower’s Shoulder/Little League Shoulder
  • AC Sprain/Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Bankart and Reverse Bankart Tear
  • SLAP Tear
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Biceps Tendinopathy
  • Shoulder Calcific Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Fractures
Elbow
  • UCL Injury & Tommy John Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow
  • Triceps Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Little League Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Regenerative Medicine
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Orthobiologics
  • Ultrasound-guided Injections

Philosophy of Care

“My goal is to select and personalize the best treatment plan for my patients.”

Affiliations and Associations

  • AANA
  • AAOS
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Fellowship
University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Residency
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI
Orthopedic Surgery
Internship
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI
Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School
Chicago Medical School

Research and Publications

Research

  • Chiu MD, Yu S, Worden A, Steffes M, Guthrie ST. Surgical Site Infection in Unstable Ankle Fractures following Open Reduction Internal Fixation. Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Detroit, MI
  • Chiu MD, Forman ES. ACL Rupture in Families: Hereditary and Environmental Factors. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, IBJI Midwest Orthopaedics, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • McCormick SF, Chiu MD, Gaebler-Spira D. Functional outcomes of childhood dorsal rhizotomy in adults and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg Medical School, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Chiu MD, Palmer DJ, Tanna A. Assessment of Visual function using Short Wavelength Automated Perimetry (SWAP) in Relationship to Topographic Assessment of Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Measured by Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Northwestern University
  • Chiu MD, Rochlin MW. Labeling Living Axons During Pathfinding In Situ. Loyola University Chicago, Department of Biology, Chicago, IL

Publications and Book Chapters

  • Chiu MD, Koh JL. Principles of Elbow Arthroscopy, In: Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Sports Medicine Surgery, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2019
  • Idowu O, Chiu M, Miller J, Koh J, Shi L. Remplissage- when and how to fill in the defect. Ann Joint 2017;2:61. doi: 10.21037/aoj.2017.10.04
  • Chiu, Michael Daniel MD, Vasileff, William Kelton, MD, Moutzouros, Vasilios MD, Van Holsbeeck, Marnix MD, Parsons, Theodore William MD, Mott, Michael Patrick MD. Bilateral and Simultaneous Septic Arthritis of the Acromioclavicular Joint in an Immunocompromised Patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Current Orthopaedic Practice. September/October 2016; 27(5): 570-574.
  • Chiu MD, Forman ES. Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Rupture: A Rare Finding in a Healthy Man After Minimal Trauma. Orthopedics March 1, 2010; doi: 10.3928/01477447-20100129-32
  • Chiu MD, Forman ES. Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Rupture: A Rare Finding in a Healthy Man After Minimal Trauma. Orthopedics 2010; 33(3): 203 [abstract]

Posters and Presentations

  • Chiu MD, Yu S, Worden A, Steffes M, Guthrie ST. A Novel Method to quantify Ankle Soft Tissue Envelope and its association with Surgical Site Infections after Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Unstable Ankle Fractures. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Podium Presentation (2016) Bonita Springs, FL
  • Chiu MD, Yu S, Worden A, Steffes M, Guthrie ST. A Novel Method to quantify Ankle Soft Tissue Envelope and its association with Surgical Site Infections after Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Unstable Ankle Fractures. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Poster (2015) San Diego, CA
  • Chiu MD, Yu S, Worden A, Steffes M, Guthrie ST. A Novel Method to quantify Ankle Soft Tissue Envelope and its association with Surgical Site Infections after Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Unstable Ankle Fractures. Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Harold M. Frost Memorial Lecture Day, Podium Presentation (June 2015) Detroit, MI
  • Chiu MD, Rochlin MW. Labeling Living Axons During Pathfinding In Situ. Loyola University Chicago, Department of Biology, Undergraduate Research Symposium, Poster (2004) Chicago, IL

Awards

  • “Doctor of Excellence” Physicians Review 2014
  • Magna Cum Laude, Loyola University Chicago, 2005
  • The National Dean’s List, 2005 • Undergraduate Research Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2004
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, 2003
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Honor Society, 2002
  • Presidential Scholarship, Loyola University Chicago, 2002-2005
  • Dean’s List, Loyola University Chicago 2001-2004
  • Who’s Who Among American High School Students, 2001

Visit Dr. Chiu’s Website: www.drmichaelchiu.com

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

Workers Compensation 

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

 

Patient Resources

Rehab Protocols

Shoulder

Elbow

Wrist/Hand

Hip

Knee

Ankle

Videos

Other Links

August 2018 – Dr. Chiu contributes to USA Wrestling article – https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/August/30/How-to-Use-Fall-Sports-to-Prepare-for-Wrestling-Season

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