Serafin DeLeon, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Hand and Upper Extremity

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification Surgery of the Hand

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Surgery Center - Libertyville
  • Hawthorn Surgery Center
  • Northwestern Grayslake Surgery Center
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Red Oaks Surgical Suites

Areas of Expertise


Dr. Serafin DeLeon is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He specializes in treating conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow such as arthritis, fractures and other traumatic injuries, nerve compression, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. DeLeon also has advanced training and experience in the care of sports injuries and treats athletes of all ages, including college and professional athletes. Dr. DeLeon is a Chicago Wolves Team Physician, specializing in Hand and Upper Extremity care. In most cases, Dr. DeLeon is able to offer arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. He also offers patients injections with platelet- rich plasma to stimulate tissue healing.

In providing care, Dr. DeLeon looks at the patient as a whole, treating the person, not merely the orthopedic condition. He takes the time to explain each patient’s condition and treatment options thoroughly, so that patients can participate in decisions about their care. Dr. DeLeon customizes care to each patient individually to address any unique concerns or issues the patient may have. His goal is to eliminate pain and restore function.

I diagnose and treat problems of the hand, wrist, and elbow with medically proven therapies that maximize recovery and minimize interruptions to people’s lives. When non-operative care is no longer an option, I perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible to expedite the healing process, and minimize or eliminate scarring."

Serafin DeLeon, MD


Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School


Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago IL- General Surgery


Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL- Orthopaedic Surgery


Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI- Hand & Upper Extremity

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Lake County Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Team Affiliations

  • Team Physician – The Chicago Wolves Professional Hockey Team
  • Team Physician – Waukegan High School
  • Team Physician – Zion-Benton Township High School
  • Class Honors: University of Michigan, 1991-93
  • James B. Angell Scholar: University of Michigan, 1993
  • Alpha Omega Alpha: Northwestern University Medical School, 1996
  • Clinical Anatomy Award, Northwestern Orthopaedic Residency Program, 2003

Clinical Instructor: Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 2003-04

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Patient Education Documents

Orthopedic Elbow Conditions

Orthopedic Hand and Wrist Conditions

Hand and Wrist Surgery Procedures

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