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Home  |  Doctors |  Craig Westin, MD

Craig D. Westin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings

Practice Locations

2923 North California Avenue
Suite 300
Chicago IL 60618
Fax: 773-777-5927
150 North Michigan Ave
Suite 1400
Chicago IL 60601
Fax: 312-444-1954
4640 North Marine Drive
8th Floor
Chicago IL 60640
Fax: 312-444-1954

Affiliated Hospitals

  • 25 East Same Day Surgery Center
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Weiss Memorial Hospital

Meet Craig Westin


Craig Westin, MD  is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.  His practices specializes in patient-centered treatment  of knee and shoulder injuries.   His patients  include  Olympic and professional athletes,  active people of all ages and “industrial athletes” hurt  at work.   Treatment is individually planned to meet  the patient’s  needs and lifestyle.  Whenever  possible, costs are controlled  to provide value.

Our  treatment goal is a prompt and successful return to work or play.  Dr. Westin and his staff provide continuity from diagnosis through completion of treatment.  Patient education is emphasized, and success is often achieved with rehabilitation alone.

If surgery is needed, Dr. Westin performs  comprehensive  knee  procedures  for  meniscus cartilage and ligament injuries,  as well as more complex  treatments  such as  cartilage replacement or  total knee replacement.  Dr.  Westin uses the latest and least invasive  surgical and anesthetic techniques  to minimize discomfort and speed recovery.  Frequently treated shoulder conditions include rotator cuff  and labrum injuries, dislocations and arthritis.

Prior to moving to Chicago after the Utah 2002  Winter Olympics,  Dr. Westin  was  Medical Director of the Snowbird and Alta Ski Resorts,  two of Utah’s premier,  world class ski resorts. He began his work comp experience  at Snowbird and Alta  treating injured ski patrollers and  ski instructors.  He began  a  screening  program for potential new employees to avoid those who may already have bad knees. Treatment savings for ski- related employee injuries was  over $ 100,000 the first 2 years of the program.

As a Team Physician with  US Figure Skating, and he has attended  international skating competitions  around the world for almost 20 years, including World Championships and  several winter Olympics, most recently  in Sochi, Russia.  The next winter Olympics  is in South Korea. With the potential political issues with North Korea, he decided to retire from the long international travel required.

In Utah he was also Medical Director of Ballet West, Salt Lake City’s premier professional ballet company. In Chicago, he was Medical Director of The Joffrey Ballet for several years.

He is an  Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Illinois, and teaches Orthopedic Residents  training  to be leaders for the next generation of health care. He holds patents for several medical devices as well.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy of Knee and Shoulder
  •  Cartilage Repair & Restoration
  • Knee Cap Instability
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain & Injuries
  • Total/Partial Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder Pain & Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Non-surgical options/Therapy
  • Workers Compensation
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

Philosophy of Care

When you choose your surgeon wisely, you don’t always need surgery.

What Patients Should Know About Me

I follow the Medical Golden Rule: Treat patients as I would treat my family or myself.  My experience allows me to choose the most effective method to help people enjoy life again.

Affiliations and Associations

  • United States Figure Skating Team
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • USA Rugby



Cave Traveling Sports Medicine Fellowship
Harvard Orthopedic Program
Medical School
University of Rochester


  • Top Surgeon in US 2008 and Patients Choice Award 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Resident Teaching Award, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, 2001
  • Cave Traveling Fellowship –  Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Orthopedic Program, 1984
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Honor Medical Society: University of Rochester, 1979
  • Bryce Collier Award for Compassionate Care & Understanding of The Patient: University of Rochester, 1979


  • Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery, Weiss Memorial Hospital, 2016-present
  • Chairman, Medical Staff Quality Committee, Weiss Memorial Hospital, 2015-present
  • Chairman, Department of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery: Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT – 1995-97
  • Chairman, Department of Orthopedics: Alta View Hospital – 1989-99; 1994-95; 2001-02
  • Chief Orthopedic Teaching Service: Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Salt Lake City UT – 1990-99
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery: University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT – 1985-2000

Other Information

Patient Resource Links

Shoulder Exercises –

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae

Our Team

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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
  • 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)

Patient Resources

Rehab Protocols

Hip and Toe Pain Resolved: Gretchen’s Story
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