William Robb, MD

2017-12-07T14:07:16+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

William J. Robb, III, MD

Specialties
  • Adult Knee Disorders
  • Non-Operative Knee Evaluation & Treatment
Board Certification
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

To Make an Appointment

Call 847-998-5680 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Glenview Physician Offices
2401 Ravine Way
Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: 847-998-5680

Fax: 847-998-6365

Wilmette Physician Offices
521 Green Bay Road
Second Floor
Wilmette, IL 60091

Phone: 847-998-5680

Fax: 847-853-1089


Affiliated Hospitals

  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Biography

Dr. William Robb is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult knee diseases for patients with degenerative, inflammatory or post-traumatic arthritis. Based upon 40 years of surgical experience performing arthroscopic knee surgery, total and partial knee replacements, and total knee revision surgery, his current practice focuses on non-operative evaluation and treatment of adult knee disorders.

A fifth-generation physician whose father was an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robb says his career in medicine was in his blood.

Dr. Robb is a careful listener who takes time to both care for his patients on a personal level and understand their expectations. He tailors his treatment plan individually to each patient’s desired outcomes. Non-surgical treatments frequently include activity modification, lifestyle changes, physical therapy, medications and knee injections, or surgical referral when appropriate.

A national leader in his field, Dr. Robb is the past President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and a past leader in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has also held multiple local and state leadership positions including Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NorthShore University HeathSystem. Dr. Robb is a Senior Educator of orthopedics at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. He is currently the Chief Medical Director for IBJI.

Additional Areas of Expertise

 

  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Adult Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injection Treatments
  • Independent Second Surgical Opinions

 

Philosophy of Care

The most important thing to me is understanding what each patient wants and delivering care that provides the best opportunity for patients to feel they’ve improved.

Affilations and Associations

  • Chief Medical Director, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Emeritus Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Education

Medical School

University of Iowa Medical School

Internship

Surgical

Duke University Medical Center

Residency

General Surgery

Duke University Medical Center

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Research and Publications

 

  • Hip Fracture Prevention- Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, February 1993
  • Polyethylene Wear in Unicompartment Arthroplasty – Clinical Orthopaedic & Related Research, February 1994
  • Orthopaedic Aspects of Elder Abuse – AAOS/Ruth Jackson Society: Website www.aaos.org/orr/oko/rjos/familyviolence/menu.htm
  • A Successful Preoperative Nasal Decolonization Program in Major Joint Replacement Surgery using a Real-Time PCR Assay to Detect Staphlococcus Aureus – Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research; March, 2008
  • Orthopaedic Workforce and Volume Assessment for THR and TKR in the US – Preparing for an Epidemic”; Iorio, Robb, et al. – Journal of Arthroplasty, 2009
  • In Vivo Knee Kinematics During Stair and Deep-Flexion Activities in Patients with Bi- Cruciate Substituting Total Knee Replacement, Banks, et al., Accepted, Journal of Arthroplasty, 2011
  • Critical Roles of Orthopaedic Surgeon Leadership in Healthcare Systems to Improve Orthopaedic Surgical Patient Safety, Kuo, Calvin; Robb, W: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2013
  • Early Cement-Implant Interface Fixation Failure in Total Knee Replacement, The Knee, Hazelwood, K, et. all, Robb, W. The Knee, 2015
  • Wrong-Site Surgery in Orthopaedics, Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention: JBJS, Santiesteban, L; Bosco, J; Robb, W; JBJS, Reviews: 2016 Jan;4(1)
  • Similar Cost Savings of Bundled Payment Initiatives Applied to Lower Extremity Total Joint Arthroplasty Can Be Achieved Applying Both Models 2 and 3, HSS Journal, Iorio, Bosco, Robb, Beste, Blum, Hutzler 2016

 

Awards

  • Most Outstanding Research Award: Resident Dissertation Day University of Iowa/Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • “Gait Analysis of Geomedic Total Knee Replacement”, 1975
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2017 W.W. Tipton Leadership Award

Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois 1975 to present
  • Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect, President, Professional Staff, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois1997 through 2002
  • Numerous professional appointments through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Education and Research Foundation and the Illinois Orthopaedic Society
  • Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, North Shore University Health System, 2005 – 2012

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

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PLEASE NOTE: While many of IBJI’s providers participate in various plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna,Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare and others, IBJI strongly encourages you to contact your specific health plan to ensure your chosen doctor is in-network.