Chadwick Podromos, MD Orthopedic Surgery Section Chief
Chadwick Prodromos, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee surgery, stem cell and platelet rich plasma treatment of arthritis, and sports injuries and alternatives to knee and shoulder replacement.
Dr. Prodromos graduated with a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology from Princeton University and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School. He completed his surgical internship at the University of Chicago and his orthopedic residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, followed by an orthopedic and sports medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Mass General Hospital. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Regenerative Medicine.
Although Dr. Prodromos maintains a busy surgical practice with excellent published surgical outcomes and publishes frequently on surgical techniques – some of which he has developed – he believes surgery should only be used as a last resort if non-surgical means have failed. To that end, Dr. Prodromos has extensive successful experience using the patient’s own growth factors and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the form of (laser-activated) PRP and stem cell treatments as successful alternatives to surgical treatment, and especially as an alternative to surgical joint replacement.
Dr. Prodromos is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; the International Cartilage Repair Society; the Arthroscopy Association of North America; the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine; and the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy. He has served as the Team Orthopaedic Surgeon at Harper College, President of Illinois Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Centers, and is a former Medical Director of Arena Football League. He has also served on the editorial board of Arthroscopy: The Journal for Arthroscopy and Related Surgery.