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Home Doctors Richard J. Hayek, MD

Richard J. Hayek, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip, Knee, Foot, and Ankle

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Locations

7447 West Talcott Ave.
Suite 500
Chicago IL 60631
Fax: 773-631-3005

Affiliated Hospitals

  • AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Belmont/Harlem Surgery Center

Meet Richard Hayek


Dr. Richard J. Hayek is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the areas of Adult Reconstruction, Foot and Ankle, Hip and Knee, Sports medicine, and General Orthopaedic Fractures. Dr. Hayek has been practicing orthopedic surgery in Chicagoland since 1992. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University of Chicago and earned his Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine, with highest academic honors.

Dr. Hayek is proud to help his patients live better and get back to their daily activities. His practice philosophy emphasizes optimization of non-operative care before surgery, and utilizes innovative and proven techniques. One surgery which he performs is direct anterior hip replacements which can highly enhance patients recovery.

Throughout his practice, Dr. Hayek has had the honor of receiving the Kober Medal (Valedictorian) from Georgetown Medical School and for multiple years he has received the Castle Connolly Best Doctor Award.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Total Joint replacement/revision
  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Anterior Total Hip Replacements
  • Sports Injuries
  • Non-operative and Operative Care
  • General Orthopaedic Care
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Arthroscopic Procedures
  • Fracture Care

Philosophy of Care

“I enjoy helping patients regain functionality and live better”

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
  • American Association Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • Illinois Orthopaedic Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)


Medical School
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Doctor of Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
General Surgery
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
General Orthopaedic Surgery/ Trauma Service

Research and Publications

  • Industrial Lower Back and Neck Injuries in Compensation Patients, Journal of Disability, Wiesel, Sam W., M.D. Hayek, Richard, M.D., July 1993.
  • The History Holds the Key in This Gardener with Skin Infection Lykowski, Orpilla, Hayek R. J. JAAPA, 2008
  • The Use of Epidural Steroids in the Treatment of Acute Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, Georgetown University Orthopaedic Department.
  • Hip/Knee Replacement Registry, Everest Program Wright Medical (Clinical Outcomes), 2008-2011 Consultant Wright Medical 2008-2011


  • Top Doctor Chicagoland Area – “Castle Connolly”, Multiple Years
  • Kober Award – Valedictorian Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1986
  • Cahill Award – Highest Achievement in Surgery Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1986
  • Microbiology Award – Outstanding Academic Performance Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1986
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Honor Society, 1985

Curriculum Vitae

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