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Craig Westin, MD

2019-08-05T21:18:13-05:00October 16th, 2017|

Craig D. Westin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine

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

To Make an Appointment

Call 312-444-1145 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Chicago-Avondale Physician Offices
2923 N California Ave
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: 773-777-9900

Fax: 773-777-5927

Chicago-Millennium Park Physician Offices
150 N. Michigan Ave
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-444-1145

Fax: 312-444-1954

Chicago-Uptown Physician Offices
4640 N. Marine Drive
8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 312-444-1145

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 D. 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



Medical School

University of Rochester


Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency


Cave Traveling Sports Medicine Fellowship

Harvard Orthopedic Program


  • 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

Patient Resource Links

Shoulder Exercises – http://www.moonshoulder.com/downloads.html

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Patient Stories

Hip and Toe Pain Resolved: Gretchen’s Story
Gretchen Jacobs, 55, was starting over. She had two kids in college and had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs…read more

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Additional Patient Feedback

“Dr. Westin had great bedside manner. He explained things clearly and helped put my mind at ease.”

“I love Dr. Westin, he’s the best.”

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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.


  Dr. Westin - as heard on WGN-AM: Winter Sports Tips

"Dr. Westin - WGN-AM Winter Sports Tips". Released: 2018.

Media Files

  IMEs and What CEOs Should Know

Written by Dr. Craig Westin