Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis, Spine, Back & Neck
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Assistant Professor, Director, Section of Spinal Deformity, Rush University Medical Center
A board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chris DeWald is a member of several professional organizations. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on advanced techniques in spinal surgery. Living and studying abroad has given Dr. DeWald a progressive perspective of this surgical specialty. Moreover, he is admired by his patients for his sensitivity to their needs.
A graduate of Knox College, cum laude, Dr. DeWald lettered in varsity football and played Lacrosse. He went on to medical school at Rush Medical College and fulfilled a five-year orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois Hospital. During this period, Dr. DeWald's experience included training at Cook County Hospital, West Side Veterans Hospital, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Michael Reese Hospital, and the University of Illinois Hospital.
To further enhance his knowledge of spinal surgery, he served as a fellow in the elite Chicago Spine Fellowship with responsibilities to both Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and Shriner's Hospital for Children. Dr. DeWald developed an international understanding of spinal surgery through fellowship training in Germany, France, England, and Japan.
Dr. DeWald has several videos on topics relating to Adult and Pediatric Scoliosis. Please visit our Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis section to view them.
Dr. Christopher DeWald was voted among the top 10-15% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. The Top Doctors list is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession.
|Practice Emphasis:||Spine Surgery|
|Medical School:||Rush Medical College, Rush University, Chicago, IL|
|Residency:||University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics-Orthopaedic Surgery|
Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, Chicago, IL
|Fellowship:||Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center/Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, Chicago, IL - Spinal Surgery and Research
University of Hidelberg, Karlsbad-Lagensteinbach, Germany
Institut Calot, Berck Plage, France
Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapparo, Japan
|Board Certification:||Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Special Procedures:||Thoroscopic spine surgery; Adult spinal reconstruction|
|Research Interests:||Fusionless scoliosis surgery|
|Disclosures:||AAOS Record of Disclosure|
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In the News
Dr. Bruene and Dr. DeWald Talk Platform Tennis Injury Prevention
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Named Official Orthopedic Provider for Chicago Platform Tennis
Free Growth Chart Helps Parents Monitor Child's Spine Health
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Dr. An and Dr. DeWald Named Top Scoliosis-Focused Spine Surgeons to Know
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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Physicians Well Represented in 'Top Doctors' List
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MOR Physicians Make 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America® List