Michael Chioffe, MD
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition by the American College of Disability Medicine
- Certified Independent Medical Examiner
- Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
- Amita Saint Joseph Hospital
- Weiss Memorial Hospital
Areas of Expertise
- Adult Spine Disorders
- Revision Reconstruction Surgery
- Disc Herniations
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal Fractures
- Spinal Instability
- Disc Degeneration
- Disc Replacement
Michael Chioffe, MD is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders such as disc herniations, spinal stenosis, fractures, instability (slipped discs), and degeneration (arthritis).
He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry and microbiology & cell science from the University of Florida in Gainesville and then earned a medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at University of Chicago Hospitals followed by a fellowship in spine surgery at Northwestern University.
His practice focuses on adult complex spine surgery, minimally invasive surgery, revision spine surgery, and cervical spine surgery, including cervical disc replacement.
Dr. Chioffe engages in a discussion with each patient to explore conservative treatment options prior to pursuing surgery. His goal for each patient is to reduce their pain and discomfort while increasing their activities and overall quality of life.
Expertly trained in the use of state-of-the-art computer navigation tools, he is able to minimize risks and complications during surgery and has been recruited as a consultant for several technology companies to educate surgeons, spine fellows, and resident physicians on the latest innovative spine surgery techniques and approaches. Additionally, he has co-authored research papers for leading spine surgery publications.
In his spare time, Dr. Chioffe enjoys traveling, basketball, art, and music.
I believe in patient-centered care. Individual treatment plans start with nonoperative measures and result in surgery only when necessary. During surgery, I employ the latest technologies, including implants and computerized, precision navigation to ensure the best minimally invasive outcomes for my patients.” Michael Chioffe, MD
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL - Doctor of Medicine
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL - Orthopaedic Surgery
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL - Spine Surgery
Affiliations and Associations
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- North American Spine Society
- Lumbar Spine Research Society
- American Board of Independent Medical Examiners