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George Branovacki, M.D.
Dr. Branovacki is board certified in orthopedic surgery and received his medical degree from Northwestern University. He completed his internship and residency training at the University of Illinois in Chicago and served an orthopedic fellowship at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. Dr. Branovacki also received specialized hip resurfacing training from the physician who invented the technique. He is one of the foremost experts on hip implants in the United States, and his publications on the subject are referenced at medical centers across the country. Dr. Branovacki's clinical interests include cartilage regeneration and reconstruction, hip resurfacing, revision surgery and sports medicine.

Anton Fakhouri, M.D., FACS, FICS
A board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Fakhouri received his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He completed his internship and residency training at the Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit and served an orthopedic fellowship in hand and upper extremities at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Fakhouri lectures on hand therapy at several university medical schools in Chicago. His clinical interests include hand surgery and microsurgical limb reconstruction.

Richard Lim, M.D.
Dr. Lim is the chairman of orthopedics at Advocate Christ Medical Center and a board certified orthopedic surgeon.  He received his medical degree from Northwestern University, where he also completed his internship and residency training. Dr. Lim served an orthopedic fellowship in spine surgery at the Spine Institute for Special Surgery in Louisville, Kentucky. His vast clinical interests include spinal disorders, spinal surgery, microdiscectomies and bone grafting.

Kevin Luke, M.D.
Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Luke received his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Luke's clinical interests include cartilage regeneration and reconstruction and computer-assisted navigation surgery.

Telly Psaradellis, M.D.
Dr. Psaradellis is a board certified orthopedic surgeon.  He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Psaradellis served an orthopedic trauma fellowship at OrthoIndy in Indianapolis. His clinical interests include pelvic and acetabular fractures and surgery.

Nirav Shah, M.D.
Dr. Shah is board certified in orthopedic surgery and received his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He completed his internship and residency training at Northwestern University Medical Center and served a sports medicine fellowship at Methodist and Baylor Sports Medicine Institute in Texas. Dr. Shah's research findings on cartilage regeneration have been published in major medical journals, and he is actively involved in studies to improve cartilage transplantation outcomes. His clinical interests include sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and cartilage regeneration and restoration.


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