Adam C. Young, MD
Alan C. League, MD
Albert Knuth, MD
Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD
Alexander E. Michalow, MD
Alexander Gordon, MD
Alfonso Bello, MD
Ami Kothari, MD
Amy Jo Ptaszek, MD
Anand Vora, MD
Andrea S. Kramer, MD
Andrew J. Riff, MD
Angela R. Crowley, MD
Angelo Savino, MD
Anthony Savino, MD
Anuj S. Puppala, MD
Ari Kaz, MD
Ashraf H. Darwish, MD
Ashraf Hasan, MD
Bernard J. Feldman, MD
Bradley Dworsky, MD
Brian Clay, MD
Brian J. Burgess, DPM
Brian R. McCall, MD
Brian Schwartz, MD
Brian Weatherford, MD
Brooke Vanderby, MD
Bruce Summerville, MD
Bryan Waxman, MD
Bryant S. Ho, MD
Carey E. Ellis, MD
Carla Gamez, DPM
Cary R. Templin, MD
Charles L. Lettvin, MD
Charles M. Lieder, DO
Chinyoung Park, MD
Christ Pavlatos, MD
Christian Skjong, MD
Christopher C. Mahr, MD
Craig Cummins, MD
Craig Phillips, MD
Craig S. Williams, MD
Craig Westin, MD
Daniel Newman, MD
David Beigler, MD
David Guelich, MD
David H. Garelick, MD
David Hamming, MD
David Hoffman, MD
David M. Anderson, MD
David Norbeck, MD
David Raab, MD
David Schneider, DO
Djuro Petkovic, MD
Douglas Diekevers, DPM
Douglas Solway, DPM
E. Quinn Regan, MD
Eddie Jones Jr., MD
Edward J. Logue, MD
Elliot A. Nacke, MD
Ellis K. Nam, MD
Eric Chehab, MD
Eric L. Lee, MD
Evan A. Dougherty, MD
Garo Emerzian, DPM
Gary Shapiro, MD
Giridhar Burra, MD
Gregory Brebach, MD
Gregory J. Fahrenbach, MD
Gregory Portland, MD
Harpreet S. Basran, MD
Jalaal Shah, DO
James M. Hill, MD
James R. Bresch, MD
Jason G. Hurbanek, MD
Jason Ghodasra, MD
Jason J. Shrouder-Henry, MD
Jeffrey Ackerman, MD
Jeffrey Goldstein, MD
Jeffrey Staron, MD
Jeffrey Visotsky, MD
Jeremy Oryhon, MD
John H. Lyon, MD
Jonathan Erulkar, MD
Jordan L. Goldstein, MD
Joseph D'Silva, MD
Josephine H. Mo, MD
Juan Santiago-Palma, MD
Justin Gent, MD
Justin M. LaReau, MD
Kellie Gates, MD
Kermit Muhammad, MD
Kevin Chen, MD
Kris Alden MD, PhD
Leah R. Urbanosky, MD
Leigh-Anne Tu, MD
Leon Benson, MD
Lori Siegel, MD
Marc Angerame, MD
Marc Breslow, MD
Marc R. Fajardo, MD
Marie Kirincic, MD
Mark A. Lorenz, MD
Mark Gonzalez, MD
Mark Gross, MD
Mark Hamming, MD
Mark Mikhael, MD
Matthew L. Jimenez, MD
Mehul H. Garala, MD
Michael C. Durkin, MD
Michael Chiu, MD
Michael J. Corcoran, MD
Michael O'Rourke, MD
Nathan G. Wetters, MD
Nikhil K. Chokshi, MD
Peter Hoepfner, MD
Peter Thadani, MD
Phillip Ludkowski, MD
Priyesh Patel, MD
Rajeev D. Puri, MD
Rhutav Parikh, MD
Richard J. Hayek, MD
Richard Noren, MD
Richard Sherman, MD
Ritesh Shah, MD
Robert J. Daley, MD
Robert J. Thorsness, MD
Roger Chams, MD
Ronak M. Patel, MD
Scott Jacobsen, DPM
Scott Rubinstein, MD
Sean A. Sutphen, DO
Serafin DeLeon, MD
Sheela Metgud, MD
Shivani Batra, DO
Stanford Tack, MD
Steven C. Chudik, MD
Steven G. Bardfield, MD
Steven Gross, MD
Steven Jasonowicz, DPM
Steven M. Mardjetko, MD
Steven S. Louis, MD
Steven W. Miller, DPM
Surbhi Panchal, MD
T. Andrew Ehmke, DO
Taizoon Baxamusa, MD
Theodore Fisher, MD
Thomas Gleason, MD
Timothy J. Friedrich, DPM
Todd R. Rimington, MD
Todd Simmons, MD
Tom Antkowiak, MD, MS
Tomas Nemickas, MD
Van Stamos, MD
Wayne M. Goldstein, MD
Wesley E. Choy, MD
William Robb, MD
William Vitello, MD
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As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, we have seen a sudden and drastic increased need for adequate nutrition within our communities, and IBJI CARES is committed to supporting these organizations and the families they are serving.  Learn more here.

IBJI CARES (Compassionate Allied Rehabilitation Enabling Society) 

IBJI CARES is the philanthropic arm of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) and is supported by the IBJI community. Formed in 2018, IBJI CARES empowers employees and patients to promote the benefits of wellness, healthy movement and positive lifestyles with neighbors near and far through fundraising, education, community outreach and service opportunities. Funds raised by IBJI CARES benefit causes in the Chicagoland area, as well as worldwide, that enhance the health and wellbeing of others.

For more information, please contact IBJI CARES Foundation Chairperson Tara Banick, PT, DPT, at

IBJI CARES Successful Second Blood Drive!

September 19, 2020

On behalf of IBJI CARES Foundation, thank you to all of you who participated in our Fall 2020 Vitalant Blood Drive in Lake Barrington on Saturday, September 19. The results are in:

26 total units donated


The vast majority of our blood donors were IBJI employees and their family members. We are proud of our team’s giving spirit!

Congrats to IBJI team member and donor Jayna Winkhardt, winner of the $50 Amazon gift card!

If you were unable to attend on Saturday but would still like to donate blood, you can still do so at your local Vitalant blood donation center. See attached list of sites and use our GROUP CODE 007H when making the appointment to show your support for our drive.

Thank you all for your support of this life-saving event! 

IBJI CARES Book Drive Success!

August 13, 2020

On August 12, Bernie’s Book Bank sent out a truck to pick up over 1,000 books collected at IBJI clinics across Chicagoland in a joint effort for the 2020 IBJI CARES Book Drive. Thanks to the efforts of IBJI team members, the drive was a huge success (despite the COVID-19 pandemic!), and will enable hundreds of children across Chicagoland to enjoy the many benefits of reading. For more info on how to help, visit Thank you to our staff, patients, and IBJI CARES volunteers for your support in this effort!

IBJI CARES Blood Drive!

June 4, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, IBJI employees and members of the community participated in the first ever IBJI CARES Blood Drive, hosted by the Vitalant bloodmobile at our Morton Grove offices. At a time when the blood shortage is extreme due to the COVID-19 crisis, IBJI CARES was honored to provide this opportunity for people to literally save lives.

Over 50 people registered to donate blood, and Vitalant’s staff was onsite to ensure that the donations were collected in a safe and socially-distanced setting. Karen Murphy, Vitalant blood drive coordinator for the North Shore region, expressed her pleasure that, while many blood drives have been canceled due to school and office closures in recent weeks, the IBJI CARES blood drive was able to go on as scheduled and provide life-giving donations during this difficult time.

“It has long been a goal of the IBJI CARES Foundation to host an on-site blood donation,” noted Tara Banick, PT, DPT, OCS. “We were delighted that so many IBJI physicians, therapists, and staff made the time to come out and donate today. Due to this enthusiastic response, we hope to have another blood drive at a different IBJI location later this fall.”

In the first picture is IBJI’s Dr. Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez who participated in the drive. In the second picture, IBJI’s Dr. Eric Chehab, in red, also participated.

Those who were not able to attend this blood drive are welcome to schedule a donation at any Vitalant Blood Donation center and register using our Group Code 946A. Go to to find your local donation center and schedule an appointment.

IBJI CARES Food Donation to Evanston Township School District

May 1, 2020

On the first Friday of May, IBJI CARES teamed up with Produce Alliance to provide fresh produce to 1,600 Evanston-area families experiencing nutritional challenges during this COVID-19 crisis. By covering the cost of a large delivery of fruits and vegetables that cannot currently be served in local restaurants, IBJI CARES was able to help Produce Alliance provide this fresh, nutritious food to the students and families served by the Evanston Township School District. Redirecting excess food from farmers while providing healthy food to our neighbors during these difficult times fits perfectly with the IBJI CARES mission, and we were proud to be a part of this effort!

Read more on Evanston Township High School’s website.

Spikeball Tournament Benefits Glenkirk

February 27, 2020

Our HPI staff was proud to host our second annual IBJI CARES charity spikeball tournament on Saturday, February 22. Thanks to the community who came out to enjoy an exciting competition, with proceeds all going towards IBJI CARES’ 2020 charity partner Glenkirk and their work for the intellectually disabled around Chicagoland. It was an exciting event for a great cause!

IBJI CARES Foundation Announces 2020 Partner Charity Organization

January 7, 2020

IBJI CARES (Compassionate Allied Rehab Enabling Society) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute has chosen a partner charity for the year 2020!

The IBJI CARES Foundation’s mission is to empower our employees and patients to promote the benefits of wellness, healthy movement and positive lifestyles with neighbors near and far through fundraising, education, community outreach and service opportunities. Each year, we choose an existing local charity with which to partner, dedicating a year’s worth of fundraising efforts and hands-on volunteering to that organization to help them achieve their goals.

For the year 2020, the Board of Directors of IBJI CARES is happy to announce our partnership with the Glenkirk foundation. Glenkirk provides quality lifetime support and services to empower our Chicagoland neighbors with intellectual disabilities. We are excited to work to raise funds for Glenkirk this year, and to be actively involved with their amazing organization though hands-on volunteerism using IBJI employees’ own time and abilities.

For more information, please visit the Glenkirk website at

IBJI CARES and the IBJI Social Committee team up for a good cause!

Tuesday, October 1

IBJI physicians, therapists and staff came out for a fun afternoon of shuffleboards, drinks, and treats at Royal Palms of Chicago on Saturday, September 21. The event was a blast, and we’re so happy to see our team enjoying each other’s company for a great cause. Thanks to everyone who came!

IBJI CARES Donates Splints, Braces

July 30, 2019

On Friday, July 26, IBJI CARES Foundation boxed up approximately 200 surplus splints and braces and shipped them to the World Medical Missions charity organized by Samaritan’s Purse. These items will be sent overseas to developing countries where they can be given to those in need of orthopedic care. IBJI CARES Foundation is delighted to be a part of this wonderful effort!

IBJI CARES Foundation ‘Day of Service’ a Success!

July 22, 2019

On Saturday, July 20, 38 IBJI physicians, therapists, and staff came out on the hottest day of the year to volunteer at New Life Shelter for the homeless in Chicago! Despite the heat, our hard-working volunteers painted walls and windows, installed a new basketball hoop, deep-cleaned the kitchen, organized the pantry, lay down sport court, moved a gazebo, cleaned ceiling fans, organized the attic, and performed many other odd jobs to help make the shelter more functional and pleasant for the ~18 children and 30+ adults who live there at any given time.

We also donated new toys (a bike, trike, kites, basketball, legos, and other games) to promote active play and healthy movement for the children staying there. We were also able to watch the installation of the new outdoor playset, made possible by the funds IBJI CARES Foundation has raised so far this year on behalf of New Life Shelter!

This Day of Service was a meaningful way to demonstrate that our efforts and concern for our community go beyond just donating money, and we were humbled to be able to make a difference for our Chicagoland neighbors in need!

IBJI CARES Open Golf Tournament a Success!

July 3, 2019

The sun broke through a rainy June on the 29th to shine over the first annual IBJI CARES Open charity golf outing! Held at Chevy Chase Country Club, the event welcomed over 130 guests for a delicious lunch, silent auction, and golf tournament. We were honored to host the director and board members of our 2019 target charity, the New Life Shelter of Chicago, for which the event raised $16,000 to help fund major renovations to the shelter’s playground, kitchen, bathrooms, and common areas.

The afternoon was filled with fun, exciting auction items, and prizes for the winning foursome and longest drives! Thank you to all of the IBJI physicians, therapists, and staff who participated and/or volunteered their time to make the day a huge success! We also thank our many corporate sponsors, who so generously donated towards the effort. We can’t wait for next year’s golf outing!

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Philanthropic Events

IBJI CARES Bernie’s Book Drive Complete!

Thank you all for an incredibly successful Bernie’s Book Bank Book Drive! Our goal was to collect 2,000 books, and in one month, we didn’t just meet that goal…

We blew it away, with a grand total of 3,936 children’s books donated!

Top Five Clinics
  1. Libertyville — 515 books
  2. Glenview — 440 books
  3. Lindenhurst — 414 books
  4. Gurnee — 404 books
  5. Avondale — 361 books

We appreciate everyone who brought in books, made colorful donation boxes for their clinics, and talked up the drive to patients, friends, and neighbors.

Last Saturday, around 35 of us met at Bernie’s Book Bank for a packing session, where we prepped books to be shipped out to underprivileged kids around Chicagoland. We also dropped off our donated books en masse, and their staff were overwhelmed by both the quantity and quality of the books we brought.

Thanks again! We showed in a big way how much IBJI really does “CARE”!

IBJI CARES Donates Crutches Overseas

On March 1, IBJI team members gathered to help box up and ship out the assistive devices collected from patient and clinic donations during the company-wide drive we hosted on behalf of Crutches4Kids this winter. We packed up and loaded onto a truck a total of 86 pairs of crutches, 45 canes, and 16 walkers! They are being trucked to New York, from where they will be shipped to those in need in medically underserved areas of Haiti. IBJI CARES was proud to make this possible and thankful for all those who donated items for this wonderful cause!

IBJI CARES Hosts Charity Spike Ball Fundraiser

IBJI’s own Health Performance Institute teamed up with IBJI CARES to host our very first fundraiser event, with all proceeds going towards our 2019 charity partner, New Life homeless shelter in Chicago. Around thirty junior high and high schoolers from the Chicagoland area competed for the title of North Shore Spike Ball Champions, and competition was intense! Thanks to everyone who came out to play in honor of a great cause, and thanks to all who worked to make the event a success!

View photos from the event

To learn more about IBJI CARES’ 2019 charity partner, New Life Shelter / Good News Partners, please visit


Official Press Release  

Board of Directors