Craig S. Williams, MD

2017-12-07T13:40:52+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

Craig S. Williams, MD

Specialties
  • Elbow
  • Hand
Board Certifications
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand

To Make an Appointment

Call 847-375-3000 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Des Plaines Physician Offices
900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Phone: 847-375-3000

Highland Park Physician Offices
1919 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Morton Grove Physician Offices
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone: 847-375-3000


Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Highland Park Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Biography

Dr. Craig Williams is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He provides care for traumatic, degenerative, arthritic, and pediatric conditions of the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. Dr. Williams also treats compressive neuropathies and performs post-traumatic reconstruction. He provides advanced treatments, including arthroscopy of the wrist, the use of platelet rich plasma to treat tennis elbow and the use of the medication Xiaflex as a non-surgical alternative for treatment of Dupuytren’s disease.

Dr. Williams is an instructor of clinical surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the New Millennium Hand Study Group. He is a cyclist and plays hockey weekly. His enjoyment of these activities gives him an added appreciation of the importance of healthy hand and arm function and helps fuel his determination to improve his patients’ conditions.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Microsurgical Reconstruction
  • Tendon Reconstruction
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

Philosophy of Care

My practice philosophy is to evaluate each patient individually, and to understand their unique needs and concerns.  I believe it is essential for me to educate my patients regarding their disease process, as well as the rationale behind available treatment options.  Together with each patient I seek to establish a treatment plan which meets their specific needs.

Education

Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School

Internship

General Surgery

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery

Northwestern University

Fellowship

Hand Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University

Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa – Union College
  • National Honor Society
  • New York State Regents Scholarship
  • Orthopaedic Resident of the Year, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL – 1989
  • National Science Foundation Industrial Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1991-1992
  • Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ. 1992-1995
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 1995
  • Chief Resident, VA Lakeside Medical Center – 1991

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

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