Matthew L. Jimenez, M.D., FACS is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in joint and pelvis reconstruction, specializing in orthopedic fracture care and joint reconstruction. His patient-centered focus is on soft-tissue preservation and rapid recovery. He has a special interest and expertise in the Direct Anterior Approach for total hip arthroplasty. Dr. Jimenez received his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1989 after completing his undergraduate training at the University of Utah. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Jimenez completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University. He then completed a one-year post graduate fellowship in orthopaedic trauma and joint reconstruction at the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Medical Center, under the direction of Dr. Marvin Tile. The American Board of Othopaedic Surgeons certified Dr. Jimenez as a diplomat in 1997. Matthew Jimenez, MD is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is currently a member of the AAOS Board of Councilors, as well as many AAOS committees. He is a graduate of the AAOS’ Leadership Fellows Program. Dr. Jimenez is the Past President of the Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Jimenez maintains faculty appointment as Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds leadership roles within Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, where he has been the Chairman of the Physician Assistant Orthopaedic Residency Training Program since 1997, and Site Director of the UIC Orthopaedic Residency Training Program. Dr. Jimenez developed and chairs the Chicago Trauma Symposium, which is a four day multidisciplinary trauma course in its 19th year. He lectures extensively, nationally and internationally. He has served as chairman and faculty on many educational forums in trauma and fracture care. Dr. Jimenez has extensive research experience. He was the principal investigator for a multi-center prospective trial studying “Somatic Stem Cells for Recalcitrant Nonunions.” He has published several chapters and articles, along with presenting numerous scientific presentations and exhibits. He is a leader, dedicated to education. Dr. Jimenez is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Education and Musculoskeletal Research (FEMR). He started FEMR, a non-profit organization, in 2008 with the mission to become a resource for unbiased information to promote musculoskeletal health and research, prevent fragility fractures and increase awareness of osteoporosis and related bone trauma and disabilities. Dr. Jimenez is a compassionate leader and dedicated hip, knee and pelvis reconstruction surgeon, committed to educating and healing the community.
Additional Areas of Expertise
Anterior Total Hip Replacement
Hip & Knee Replacement
Knee & Hip Injuries
Arthritis of the Knee & Hip
Arthroscopic Surgery – Knees, Shoulder, Hips
Revision of Hip & Knee Replacements
Minimal Incision Total Hip Replacement
Fracture Nonunion/Malunion Surgery
Upper Extremity Injuries
Foot & Ankle Injuries
Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)
Philosophy of Care
The patient always comes first! Patient safety and excellent outcomes are my prime focus. I will do everything in my power to help my patients achieve their goals.
Sunnybrook Medical Center, University of Toronto
Orthopaedic Trauma & Joint Reconstruction
Northwestern University, Chicago IL
College of Medicine, The University of Iowa
Research and Publications
Jimenez, M.L.; “Total Hip Arthroplasty After Acetabular Fractures”, AOTrauma: Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum- Principles and Methods of Management, Fourth Edition, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York; March 2015.
Sagi, C., Jimenez, M.L., Pelvic Fractures: Definitive Treatment and Expected Outcomes, in Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Trauma 4. Rosemont, IL, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010, pp 293-308.