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Home  |  Doctors |  Brian Weatherford, MD

Brian Weatherford, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Trauma and Foot and Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Locations

2401 Ravine Way
Glenview IL 60025
Fax: 847-998-6365
521 Green Bay Road
Second Floor
Wilmette IL 60091
Fax: 847-853-1089

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Highland Park Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Ravine Way Surgery Center
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Meet Brian Weatherford

Biography

Dr. Brian Weatherford is an Orthopedic Surgeon with fellowship training in both foot and ankle and trauma surgery. He is dedicated to the treatment of patients with foot and ankle disorders as well traumatic musculoskeletal injuries. His areas of special interest include arthritis of the ankle, post-traumatic conditions of the lower extremity and deformity correction.

He  graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with undergraduate degrees in both molecular biology and Spanish. A native of Texas, Dr. Weatherford attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he graduated first in his class. He continued his medical education in Chicago, completing a surgical internship and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He then dedicated an additional two years to fellowship training in orthopaedic trauma and foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Weatherford resides in Glenview with his wife and their growing family. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys tennis, travel and spending time with his three young children.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Post-traumatic conditions of the foot
  • Periarticular Fractures
  • Pelvic & Acetabular Fractures
  • Deformity Correction
  • Nonunion
  • Infection Treatment
  • Arthroscopy

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to educate the patient about their condition so they can be an active participant in choosing the best treatment option.

Education

Fellowship
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Fellowship
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Orthopaedic Traumatology
Residency
Northwestern University
Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center

Research and Publications

  • Weatherford BM, Anderson JG, Bohay DR. Management of Tarsometatarsal Joint Injuries. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017 Jul;25(7):469-479. PubMed PMID: 28574939
  • Weatherford BM, Bohay DR, Anderson JG. Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Versus Primary Arthrodesis for Lisfranc Injuries. Foot Ankle Clin. 2017 Mar;22(1):1-14. Review. PMID: 28167055
  • Larson JE, Patel AR, Weatherford B, Janicki JA. Timing of Pavlik Harness Initiation: Can We Wait? J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Jan 16. PubMed PMID: 28098581
  • Switaj PJ, Wetzel RJ, Jain NP, Weatherford BM, Ren Y, Zhang LQ, Merk BR. Comparison of modern locked plating and antiglide plating for fixation of osteoporotic distal fibular fractures. Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 PMID: 27502223
  • Ghodasra JH, Weatherford BM, Nickoli MS, Daley EL, Chen K, Zhang LQ, Hashmi SZ, Hsu EL, Hsu WK . The effect of rhBMP-2 in a novel, non-instrumented extremity nonunion model. J Orthop Sci. 2016. PMID: 26740420
  • Hagen JE, Weatherford BM, Nascone JW, Sciadini MF. Anterior intrapelvic modification to the ilioinguinal approach. J Orthop Trauma. 2015. PMID: 25486000
  • Switaj PJ, Weatherford B, Fuchs D, Rosenthal B, Pang E, Kadakia AR. Evaluation of Posterior Malleolar Fractures and the Posterior Pilon Variant in Operatively Treated Ankle Fractures. Foot Ankle Int. 2014. PMID: 24942618.
  • Marecek GS, Weatherford BM, Fuller EB, Saltzman MS. The Effect of Axillary Hair on Surgical Antisepsis Around the Shoulder. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014. PMID: 25487899
  • Savage JW, Weatherford BM, Sugrue PA, Nolden MT, Liu JC, Song JK, Haak MH. Efficacy of surgical preparation solutions in lumbar spine surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012. PMID: 22437997.

Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2007
  • MSP Designated Academic Scholarship, University of Texas, 2007
  • MSP Designated Academic Scholarship, University of Texas, 2008

Other Information

Patient Feedback

I’m emailing in regards to my visit today with Dr. Weatherford. I just wanted to email you and tell you how wonderful your staff is! Hannah and Kaia were both very pleasant and professional as well as Dr. Weatherford himself! He made sure I understood everything during my appointment and the three of them are just very personable people! My mother also had a wonderful experience with them as well therefore she ended up recommending Weatherford to me and I’m very glad I went to see him instead of going somewhere else! I will recommend your office to anyone who needs any orthopedic specialists!
Sincerely,
Jennifer Reetz

Curriculum Vitae

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Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
  • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
  • CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
  • CCN POS
  • CCN PPO
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
  • First Health PPO
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
  • HMO Illinois (some physicians)
  • Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
  • Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
  • Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
  • One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
  • One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
  • Savility
  • Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

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