Eric Chehab, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder

Phone: 847-724-4098

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Areas of Expertise

  • Arthroscopy
  • Knees
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics


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.

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.”

Eric Chehab, MD

My Team


Medical School

Stanford University School of Medicine


University of California San Francisco, CA - General Surgery


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York NY - Orthopaedic Surgery


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York NY - Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

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"Just a short note to thank you for your skill, professionalism, and clear communication related to my shoulder surgery last year. It's been a year since the procedure, and everything went almost exactly as you said it would. In fact, the recovery was actually a little faster than you predicted it would be. I was able to play golf, carefully, just 4.5 months after surgery." – Byron U.

“In early February of 2021, I fell down the lower part of stairs leading to the garage. I tore three quarters of my tendon attaching my quadriceps to my knee and could not walk. After a brief visit to the hospital, I went to see Dr. Chehab, a doctor recommended to me at IBJI. After 72 years of enduring indifferent and obtuse doctors, who often assume you know things you do not, Dr. Chehab provided a whole different experience. Just by looking at my injury, he knew the problem which was later confirmed by an MRI. He immediately fitted me for a brace through IBJI and carefully showed me how to use my crutches. He reviewed my options and strongly recommended surgery based on his experience with this type of injury. He slowly and carefully reviewed what had happened and how with the surgery I would regain use of my leg. I immediately felt comfortable with him and his knowledge as did my wife. I authorized my surgery and he scheduled it the following week saying that delay would complicate the surgery with scar tissue developing. The operation went well at IBJI surgery center and I was soon on the road to recovery. The surgery had been done so well that the two possible dangerous side effects, blood clots and infection, never became an issue. The scar healed nicely and with therapy I began to regain the use of my leg. I have already discarded my crutches and will within the next few days no longer need my brace. I expect to be driving again soon. Every aspect of my experience exceeded my expectations. On a one to ten scale with ten being the best, I would rate my experience a perfect 10.” – Malcolm C.

“I am very glad that Dr. Chehab is now my physician and have great hopes that he can help me.”

“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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