Christian Skjong, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Phone: 847-832-3380

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

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Presence Saint Francis Hospital
  • Ravine Way Surgery Center, LLC

Areas of Expertise

  • Arthritis of Hand, Wrist & Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Joint Replacement Hand, Wrist & Elbow
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Care
  • Trauma


Dr. Christian Skjong is an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. Treating adults, adolescents and children, Dr. Skjong sees many patients with sports-related injuries to the hand, wrist, arm or elbow. Among his specialties are microvascular surgery and small joint replacement. He also treats patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren’s contracture.

A native of Minnesota, Dr. Skjong earned his bachelor of arts in biology at Carleton College before moving to Chicago to study at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at University of Chicago Medical Center and his fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island.

A self-described science enthusiast, Dr. Skjong developed an early fascination with how complex extremities such as the human hand function. He is committed to staying current on the latest advances and techniques in hand and upper extremity treatment, working with patients to explore minimally invasive treatment options whenever possible. A guitarist who has treated many musicians during his career, Dr. Skjong has a keen appreciation for the profound importance of restoring form and function for patients who rely heavily on their hands and upper extremities.

Dr. Skjong was a member of Carleton College’s varsity basketball team during his undergraduate years, and he continues to enjoy playing basketball and running. He also plays guitar in several local bands.

I am a surgeon by training, but listening to and understanding my patients makes all the difference."

Christian Skjong, MD


Medical School

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


University of Chicago Medical Center- Orthopaedic Surgery


Brown University- Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery


  • Medical Student Research Fellowship, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), 2008
  • Basic Science Prize, Overall Excellence in Scientific Quality and Content, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Summer Research Forum, 2006
  • Graduated Summa cum laude, Carleton College, 2005
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Carleton College Chapter, 2005
  • All-Academic Team, MIAC Varsity Basketball, Carleton College, 2001

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