Rajeev Garapati, MD

2018-08-27T02:02:02+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Rajeev Garapati, MD

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Upper Extremity
Board Certifications
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings

To Make an Appointment

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Practice Location

Morton Grove Physician Offices
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone: 847-375-3000

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Cook County Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • Presence Saint Francis Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System


Dr. Rajeev Garapati, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in treating broken bones and other traumatic musculoskeletal injuries, including fractures that haven’t healed properly. In addition, he provides care for foot and ankle conditions. He offers patients advanced treatment options, including minimally invasive fracture fixation, ankle arthroscopy, and the use of biologic and molecular therapies to enhance bone healing. He is the orthopedic trauma director at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Garapati also is an assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Garapati comes from a family of physicians, including his father, an anesthesiologist, and aunts and uncles. Seeing the satisfaction they took from working with patients and making them better led him to follow them into medicine. He is an avid runner, which gives him an added appreciation of the importance of healthy feet and ankles and helps fuel his determination to improve his patients’ conditions.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Trauma, Adult & Pediatric
  • Adult & Pediatric General Orthopedic
  • Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Foot & Ankle Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care for Adult & Pediatric Patients
  • Worker’ Compensation
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Garapati emphasizes involving patients in their care by educating them about their condition and treatment options. His goal is to restore them to the level of function and activity they had before developing their medical problem.


Medical School

Northwestern University, Evanston IL


Northwestern University, Evanston IL


Northwestern University, Evanston IL


Orthopaedic Trauma

Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany


Foot and Ankle

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Research and Publications

  • Garapati R. ‘What is your postoperative protocol for bimalleolar ankle fractures?’ and ‘I have a guy with a trimalleolar ankle fracture , but the posterior malleolus is minimally displaced – Do I need to fix it?’. Chapters for Curbside Consultation in Fracture Management. Editor: Walter Virkus, MD. In press.
  • Pape HC, Hildebrand F, Pertschy S, Zelle B, Garapati R, Grimme K and Krettek C. Changes in the Management of Femoral Shaft Fractures in Polytrauma Patients: From Early Total Care to Damage Control Orthopaedic Surgery. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Sept 2004; 18 (8 Suppl): S13-23).
  • Garapati R and Weinfeld SB. Complex Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle. American Journal of Surgery. May 2004; 187(5A): 81S-86S.
  • Panzica M, Garapati R, Zelle B, Krettek C, Tscherne H and Pape HC. Combination of Femoral Fracture Treatment and Corrective Osteotomy in a child with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. March 18, 2004.
  • Zelle BA, Pape HC, Gerich TG, Garapati R, Ceylan B, Krettek C. Functional outcome following scapulothoracic dissociation. JBJS(A). January 2004; 86-A(1): 2-8.
  • Goesling T, Frenk A, Appenzeller A, Garapati R, Marti A, Krettek C. LISS PLT: design, mechanical and biomechanical characteristics. Injury. August 2003; 34 suppl 1: A11-5.
  • Przkora R, Bosch U, Zelle B, Panzica M, Garapati R, and Pape HC. Damage Control Orthopaedics. A Case Report. Journal of Trauma. October 2002; 53(4): 765-9.
  • Pape HC, Hildebrandt F, Pertschy S, Zelle B, Garapati R, Grimme K and Krettek C.. Changes in the Management of Femoral Shaft Fractures in Polytrauma Patients: From Early Total Care to Damage Control Orthopaedic Surgery. Journal of Trauma. September 2002; 53(3): 452-61.
  • Hildebrandt F, Van-Griensven M, Garapati R, Krettek C and Pape HC. Diagnostics and Scoring in Blunt Chest Trauma. European Journal of Trauma 2004. In Press.
  • Garapati R and Weinfeld SB. The Ludloff Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus: A Review of 31 Cases Performed by a Single Surgeon. In Progess.
  • Gallina J, Garapati R and Weinfeld SB. Biomechanical Evaluation of Medial versus Dorsal Plates for Hallux MP Arthrodesis: A Cadaver Study. Submitted for AAOS meeting 2003.
  • Garapati R, Sarwahi V, Sarwark J and Grayhack J. The Efficacy of Thoracoscopic Anterior Release and Fusion as an Adjunct to Posterior Spinal Fusion with Instrumentation in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Presented at Northwestern University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Thesis Day. 5/01.
  • Shapiro J, Garapati R, and Grayhack J. Inter- and Intra- Observer Reliability of Ultrasound Exams in Pediatric Hips. Presented at Northwestern Universtiy Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Thesis Day. 5/00.
  • Rytel MJ, Garapati R and Visotsky J. Loss of Abduction Following Medialization of the Supraspinatus Tendon. An Anatomic Model. Presented at AAOS Annual Meeting 1995.
  • Grayhack J, Garapati R and Kuczmanski M. Morphometric Measures of Muscle Response to Limb Lengthening. Presented at the Association for the Study and Application of the Methods of Ilizarov Annual Meeting. 1994.


  • Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University
  • AO Jack McDaniel Fellowship Award (2001)

Curriculum Vitae

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  Dr. Garapati as heard on WBBM-AM & WSCR-AM

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