Todd Simmons, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Phone: 847-824-3198

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Golf Surgical Center
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • Northwest Community Day Surgery Center
  • St. Alexius Medical Center


Todd Simmons, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in pediatric orthopaedic care, limb lengthening, reconstruction and fracture treatment. Dr. Simmons completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University. He subsequently completed his medical training at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He fulfilled his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Having a natural calling for pediatric care, Dr. Simmons then performed and completed his fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Royal Children’s Hospital, in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Simmons is an active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Limb Lengthening and Reconstructive Society, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his extensive research efforts, Dr. Simmons has presented on many topics including pediatric and adult orthopaedic treatments and procedures. He has a number of patents pending for surgical devices to assist in the care of children.

Dr. Simmons is highly recommended by his patients for his comforting bedside manner and commitment to ensuring both patients and their families have an understanding of care plans.

Dr. Simmons and his wife have three children. He is an avid outdoorsman, and when not in the office, you can usually find him fishing.


Medical School

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio


Northwestern University Medical School- General Surgery


Northwestern University Medical School- Orthopedic Surgery

Medical School

Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia- Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Affiliations and Associations

  • Member, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, September 1998-present.
  • Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, May 2001-present.
  • Member, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, July 2002-present.


  • Jurkowity-Alexander MS, Altschuld RA, Hohl CM, Johnson JD, McDonald JS, Simmons TD, Horrocks LA. Cell swelling, bleeding and death are dependent on ATP depletion and independent of calcium during chemical hypoxia in a glial cell line (ROC-1). J. Neurochem July 1992;59(1)344-352
  • Simmons, TD, Stern SH. Diagnosis and management of infected total knee arthroplasty. American J Knee Surg, Spring 1996;19(2)99-106.
  • Beischer AD, Simmons TD, Torode IP. Glenoid Version in Children with obstetric brachial plexus palsy. J. Pediatr Orthop May/June 1999;19(3)359-361.
  • Simmons TD, Dias LS, Tachdjian MO. The role of interposition in surgical treatment of calcaneonavicular coalition: A review of 22 consecutive cases. Accepted for publication: J Pediatr Orthop.
  • Simmons, TD, Minihane KP, Grayhack JJ, Seshadri R, Wysocki RW, Sarwark JF. Developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants with congenital muscular torticollis. Am J Orthop, 2008; 37(9) E 155-158.


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