Ritesh Shah, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Reconstruction

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • North Shore Surgical Suites
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Areas of Expertise

  • Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Scope, Labrum Repair
  • Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive and Muscle-sparing Hip Replacement
  • Computer Navigation and Sensor Technology Hip Replacement
  • Customized and Patient-specific Minimally Invasive Quadriceps-sparing Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Hip Impingement & Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Treatment
  • Labral Tears
  • Knee Arthroscopy 
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Hip Fractures
  • Hip Preservation 
  • Work Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Hip and Knee Injections
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)


Dr. Ritesh Shah is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating hip and knee disorders.

He offers advanced treatments including minimally invasive muscle sparing total hip replacements and hip resurfacing, hip arthroscopy for labrum repairs, minimally invasive customized patient specific total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and knee arthroscopy. As well, he performs revision hip and knee replacements.

Dr. Shah enjoys treating active athletic patients and helping them return to their high level of activity using novel, cutting edge surgical techniques. He provides the continuum of care for the hip and knee from minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to complex revision procedures. He has written numerous orthopedic research articles and book chapters and has published surgical and video techniques for technologically advanced preservation and reconstruction procedures.

A strong believer in evidence-based medicine, Dr. Shah makes certain that everything he does for a patient is validated by the most current clinical outcomes data available.

I believe in providing empathetic, innovative, timely, and exemplary care to all my patients. My philosophy is that each person is an individual and should have treatment catered to his or her particular needs. With contemporary training in hip and knee disorders in adults and young adults, I believe in educating the patient and their family on their natural disease process, alternatives in treatment options, and expected outcomes of surgical and non-surgical treatment to allow patients to make better-educated decisions. Most importantly, I pride myself in working with a specialized support team to effectively diagnose and treat all patients to ensure complete patient satisfaction and return to activity and function."

Ritesh Shah, MD


Medical School

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


Northwestern University- General Surgery


Northwestern University- Orthopaedic Surgery


Washington University- Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Reconstruction

  • Shah, R. R., Cipparrone, N. E., Parilla, F. W., Robinson, M. G., Gordon, A. C., & Goldstein, W. M. (2019). Survivorship of the Modular Femoral Revision Stem. Orthopedics, 42(5), 294–298. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20190604-09
  • Shah, Ritesh R. et al. Is it safe? Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty with Discharge to Home at a Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Center. Journal of Arthroplasty, 2018.
  • Ritesh R. Shah, Varsha Gobin, and Jeffrey M. Muir, “Imageless Navigation Improves Intraoperative Monitoring of Leg Length Changes during Total Hip Arthroplasty for Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: Two Case Reports,” Case Reports in Orthopedics, vol. 2018, Article ID 4362367, 4 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4362367.
  • Stulberg SD, Yaffe MA, Shah RR, Gall-Sims S, Palmese N. Columbus Primary Total Knee Replacement: A 2-4 Year Follow up. The Use of Intraoperative Navigation Derived Data to Predict Postoperative Function. ORTHOPEDICS. 2008
  • Shah RR, Jain N, Sarwark JF. Kyphectomy in Myelomeningocele. The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in the Young Child. Chapter 26. Editors: Behrooz, Muharrem, Thompson Springer ed.. 2011
  • Shah RR, Barrack RL. Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Patient with Myelomeningocele: A Case Report. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2012.
  • Shah, RR, Nunley RM. Management of Articular Cartilage and Ligamentum Teres Disorders in the Adult Hip. Book Chapter accepted and Awaiting Publication for The Adult Hip Volume 3.
  • Shah RR, Clohisy JC. Cases From the Adolescent Hip Pain Clinic. Femoroacetabular Impingement Instructional Video. The Adult Hip 4. DVD instructional video for American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon Instructional Video Series. 2012.
  • Shah RR, Clohisy JC. Preoperative Evaluation of a Patient with Femoroacetabular Impingement. Femoroacetabular Impingement Monograph Series for American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Accepted and Awaiting Publication. 2013.
  • Shah RR, Patel R, Puri L. Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty for Significant Tibial Deformities. Journal of Arthroplasty, 2013.
  • Shah RR, Wetzel R, Puri L. Demonstration of Saw Blade Accuracy and Excursion: A Cadaveric Comparison Study of Blade Types Used in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2013.
  • Healio Orthopedics Blue Ribbon Award for “Aspirin Alone Is Not Enough to Prevent Deep Venous Thrombosis After Total Joint Arthroplasty.” February 2019.
  • M.D. with Honors, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2005
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Scholarship, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2001-2005
  • Loyola University Chicago Damen Scholarship, Loyola University Chicago, 1997-1998
  • Loyola University Chicago Presidential Scholarship, Loyola University Chicago, 1998-2001
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honors Society, Loyola University Chicago, 2000-2001
  • Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Biochemistry, Loyola University Chicago, 2001
  • Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Economics, Loyola University, Chicago, 2001
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 2011-Present
  • Clinical Instructor, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2010-2011

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

Dr. Ritesh Shah’s 7 necessities for the strongest outpatient total joint replacements
Becker’s ASC Review
February 2021

Labrum Tear Recovery & Hip Health
WGN-TV Living Healthy Chicago
November 2020

Innovation Trailblazer Award of Excellence
Orthopedics This Week
August 2018

Joint Replacement & Transitional Care
Right At Home
July 2018

Illinois Orthopedic Practice Takes Opioids Seriously
Illinois Business Leader Magazine
November 2017

Outpatient Surgery
Chicago Health Magazine Chicago, IL
August 2017

Chicago Doc Finds Way to Perform Surgery With Little or No Narcotics
Fox 32 News Chicago, IL
April 2017

Opioid Alternative and Patient Communication are Key for Combatting Epidemic
US News
March 2017

What If You Could Treat Severe Pain Without Narcotics?
Crain’s Chicago Business
February 2017

Morton Grove Procedure Often Prevents Hip Replacement Surgery
Chicago Tribune
January 2017

Morton Grove Patients Climb Stairs … 30 Minutes after Hip Replacement
Chicago Tribune
December 2016

Firefighter is Pain-Free After Hip Resurfacing
Health ENews
August 2015

Hip Replacement Helps Jockey Get Back in the Saddle
Health ENews
July 2015

My New Knee Gave Me My Life Back
September 2013

Good News For Hip Pain Sufferers
May 2012


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Patient Makes Rapid Return to Ice Skating After Hip Surgery: Anthony's Story
Now that Anthony is working with students again, it’s as if he never had a procedure done...read more

Pain-Free Life After Hip Replacement: Nate B’s Story
So exactly one year ago today, Dr. Ritesh Shah and Brandon sat me down and told me I had two choices: a resurfacing or a full replacement…read more

IBJI – A Regional Leader in Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery: JoAnn M’s Story
For many patients, the idea of undergoing joint replacement surgery can be daunting, often due to concerns of a long recovery process…read more

Davina’s OrthoHealth Patient Story
Davina is thankful for IBJI and the OrthoHealth program. She lost 52 pounds and no longer takes pain medication…read more

Winning Marathons After My Hip Arthroscopy and Labrum Repair: Jack’s Story
I am a competitive amateur marathon runner who had completed 21 marathons prior to my injury. I began having muscle pain…read more

“I’d been hurting in my right hip for a couple of years and despite therapy it was not getting better. A shot didn’t help. I wasn’t able to ride my horse which is my exercise and my sanity. So it was time for hip replacement. The first couple of weeks after the surgery were hard but then things started to improve and I got back on my horse almost two months to the day after my new hip. Were it not for Coronavirus, I’d be happily riding today. Big thanks to Dr. Ritesh Shah and his staff! You were all fantastic!” – Sharon B.

“It is unbelievable how having my knees replaced has changed my life. I tell everyone to do it now if you need it. Thank you Dr. Shah!”

“Dr. Shah is wonderful. Very attentive and professional. Listens well and explains everything in a patient and though manner. Five stars.”

“Dr. Shah explained things carefully, included me in decisions regarding my treatment and subsequent steps that may need to be taken and did not make me feel rushed.”

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