Christ Pavlatos, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine

Phone: 847-247-4000

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Surgery Center - Libertyville
  • Hawthorn Surgery Center
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Red Oaks Surgical Suites
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint Reconstructive Surgery
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)


Christ Pavlatos is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He treats knee and shoulder problems, including rotator cuff tears, torn labrum, and knee ligament injuries. His practice includes high school, college and adult recreational athletes. Dr. Pavlatos has extensive experience in arthroscopic surgery, which reduces pain and speeds recovery times. Drawn to medicine by the combination of his interest in science and desire to help people, Dr. Pavlatos wanted to be a physician ever since he was five years old.

His approach to care stresses aggressive physical therapy as an alternative to surgery and as a means of speeding recovery when surgery is needed. Recognizing that patients do better when they are empowered to play an active role in their care, he makes certain to spend enough time with his patients to ensure they understand their condition, their treatment options and the rehabilitation process. He combines clinical excellence with compassion to earn patients’ trust and to achieve good outcomes for them. His goal is for his patients to be pain-free and functionally able to return to their desired activities.

Orthopedics is a very rewarding specialty because you can treat patients who have been injured and return them to their previous level of function."

Christ Pavlatos, MD



University of Illinois Medical Center


University of Illinois Medical Center- Internal Medicine


University of Illinois Medical Center- Internal Medicine


University of Wisconsin Hospital- Orthopedic Surgery


James R. Andrews MD and William G. Clancy MD- Sports Medicine

Medical School

University of Illinois Medical Center

  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Honor Society, 1982
  • Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, University of Illinois Hospital, 1984
  • Finalist for Chief Resident position in the Department of Internal Medicine
  • University of Illinois Hospital, 1984
  • Vice President, Medical School Class, 1978 – 1982
  • Vice President, Chicago Medical Council, 1981
  • Member of several Academic Committees, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 1978 – 1982
  • Stevenson High School & Antioch High School

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