Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
FaceBook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Google Plus
Physicians The leader in comprehensive orthopedic services News and Events Request an appointment with one of our orthopedic physicians About our orthopedic practice Locations, directions and hours for our orthopedic facilities Information on our experienced orthopedic clinical staff Comprehensive orthopedic patient information Package Pricing IME/Workers' Compensation Appointment Scheduling
Jeremy Alland
Howard An
Gunnar Andersson
Bernard Bach Jr.
Richard Berger
Joshua Blomgren
Julia Bruene
Charles Bush-Joseph
David Cheng
Mark Cohen
Brian Cole
Matthew Colman
Craig Della Valle
Christopher DeWald
David Fardon
John Fernandez
April Fetzer
Brian Forsythe
Jorge Galante
Tad Gerlinger
Leda Ghannad
Steven Gitelis
Edward Goldberg
Kamran Hamid
George Holmes Jr.
Joshua Jacobs
Monica Kogan
Simon Lee
Brett Levine
Johnny Lin
Jeffrey Mjaanes
Shane Nho
Gregory Nicholson
Wayne Paprosky
Frank Phillips
Richard Rodarte
Anthony Romeo
Aaron Rosenberg
Kern Singh
Madhu Singh
Scott Sporer
Nicholas Ting
Nikhil Verma
Maria Vlahos
Kathleen Weber
Joel Williams
Robert Wysocki
Adam Yanke
Jeffrey M. Mjaanes, M.D.
Sports Medicine, Pediatric Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Physician
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics

Medical Director, Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Mjaanes completed his residency at Rush Medical Center in Chicago and still maintains his original board certification in pediatrics. After residency, he went on to complete a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and received a Certificate of Added Qualification (Board Certification) in Primary Care Sports Medicine. In practice he sees sports injuries in patients of all ages, from children and adolescents to adults and seniors, recreational to elite, including high-level college and professional athletes.

Dr. Mjaanes sees young athletes from all sports including many local gymnastics, wrestling, soccer and hockey clubs. He is a Team Physician for the Chicago Steel USHL hockey team. He has also worked with dancers and performers in local productions, including Broadway in Chicago shows such as Book of Mormon, Billy Elliot, Shrek, and others.

At the collegiate level, Dr. Mjaanes serves as a head physician for the DePaul University Blue Demons. He sees DePaul athletes from all sports each week in the training room on campus and also serves on the sidelines at home men's and women's basketball and soccer games. Dr. Mjaanes also works with Roosevelt University, the Illinois Institute of Technology as well as Trinity International University.

At the professional level, Dr. Mjaanes has been one of the team physicians for the United States Soccer Federation for over eight years. He has traveled abroad with the national teams, including the gold-medal winning national women's team. Currently Dr. Mjaanes serves as Chief Medical Officer and as Head Team Physician for Chicago's pro soccer team, the Chicago Fire.

More recently, Dr. Mjaanes has become a passionate fan of rugby and is part of the medical staff for USA Rugby. He has been working with the Men's National Team, the USA Eagles. Dr. Mjaanes completed a rotation at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA and has been credentialed to work with US Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Dr. Mjaanes currently serves as medical director of the Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush. He has presented dozens of local conferences and media interviews on sports-related concussions and post-concussion syndrome. One of Dr. Mjaanes' primary areas of interest in research is prevention and treatment of sports-related concussion and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Mjaanes also sits on the Board of Directors for NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment and is a member of their research committee.

Practice Emphasis:Nonoperative Orthopedics
Concussion Management
Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine
Medical School:University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Residency:Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center (Pediatrics)
Fellowship:Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Sports Medicine)
Board Certification:1. American Board of Pediatrics
2. Sports Medicine (CAQ)
Special Procedures:- Concussion management
- Fracture care (non-surgical)
- Joint and musculoskeletal injections
- Compartment pressure monitoring
- Sports dermatology, management of rashes (e.g., wrestling)
- Sports physicals (elementary school, high school, college, club sports)
- Primary care sports medicine for pediatric athletes, including those with special needs
- Primary care and exercise prescriptions for adult athletes including recreational athletes, marathoners and triathletes, weightlifters/ bodybuilders, cyclists, etc.
Research Interests:- Concussion
- Strength training
- Performance-Enhancing Substance, Anabolic Steroid Use
- Shoulder Injury Prevention
Second Language:Spanish (fluent); French, Portuguese (conversational)
Disclosures:AAOS Record of Disclosure
Curriculum Vitae

Patient Forms

New Patient Health History Forms

In the News

Soccer Has the Second-Highest Frequency of Head Injuries among Female Athletes
New Standards Set For Young Athletes' Chest Protectors
Concussion Symptoms and When to Seek Medical Attention for Your High School Athlete
Dr. Mjaanes Serves as Match Day Doctor for Two USA Rugby Matches
Concussion and Youth Athletes - WGN-TV Talks to MOR Docs
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Physicians Named Team Doctors for the Chicago Fire
Dr. Jeffrey Mjaanes Debunks Concussion Gadgets
Jeffrey Mjaanes, M.D. on Brain Rest and Concussion Recovery
USA Rugby Team Physician Dr. Jeffrey Mjaanes Moderates USA Rugby Medical Symposium
MOR Physicians Cover Largest US Rugby Match at a Sold-Out Solider Field
Dr. Jeffrey Mjaanes Named Team Physician for U.S. Rugby Team
Danger of Second Impact Syndrome among High School Athletes
Chicago Riot Rugby Selects Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush as Team Physicians
Study on Concussion Recovery and an Athlete's Return to Play
Dr. Mjaanes Featured in BCBS 'Be Smart. Be Well.' Kids, Concussion and Recovery Video
Dr. Mjaanes Talks with The Score: What's New in Concussion Prevention?
Preventing Concussions - Is the Latest Technology Effective?
Young Athletes Need an Offseason to Avoid Overuse Injuries and Burnout
Dr. Mjaanes on Radio Health Journal: Value of Ski Helmets in Preventing Concussion
Dr. Mjaanes Attends the Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington DC
Dr. Mjaanes Sheds His Locks to Support St. Baldrick's Fight against Childhood Cancer
Researchers Use MRI Technique to Detect Concussions in Hockey Players
Dr. Mjaanes Talks about the Dangers of Cold Temperatures and Asthma
Dr. Mjaanes Stresses the Importance of Concussion Education for Coaches
Dr. Jeffrey Mjaanes Talks about Jay Cutler's Recent Groin Injury
Concussion Specialist Dr. Mjaanes Radio Interview: What is a Concussion?
Dr. Mjaanes Comments on Chicago-area Mud Running
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush 1st Annual Sports Medicine Summit a Big Success
Concussion Expert Dr. Mjaanes Says Bears QB Jay Cutler Needs Rest After Concussion
Dr. Mjaanes Calls for Cheerleading to be a Sanctioned Sport
Dr. Mjaanes Assists the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team
Dr. Mjaanes Offers Marathon Training Tips
Dr. Mjaanes and Hillenmeyer Discuss Concussion Symptoms on WGN-TV
Marathon Training Tips to Stay Healthy in the Summer Heat
MOR Physicians Use Social Media to Connect with the Community
Dr. Mjaanes on the Impact of Concussions/Junior Seau and Proper Safeguards
Youth Hockey Players Are at an Increased Risk for Concussions
Dr. Mjaanes Weighs In: Extreme Exercise Regimes and Young Athletes
Dr. Mjaanes on CBS2 for a Two-Part Series on Concussions
Dr. Mjaanes Addresses Rise in Youth Hockey Player Concussions
Dr. Mjaanes Discusses the Importance of Proper Concussion Care
Dr. Mjaanes travels to Arizona as a Team Physician for the US Women's Soccer Federation
Probert Diagnosis Puts Focus on Stopping Concussions
Dr. Mjaanes Discusses Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy on WLS-TV
Dr. Mjaanes Travels to Jamaica with U.S. Soccer Team
Dr. Mjaanes Goes Bald for a Good Cause
Dr. Mjaanes Presents Sports Concussion Statistics at Chicago City Council
Dr. Mjaanes Offers Exercise Tips for New Year
Consequences of Children Carrying Heavy Backpacks
Dr. Mjaanes Appears on Comcast SportsNet To Discuss Concussions
MOR and RUMC Announce the Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush
MOR Sports Medicine Doctor Discusses Concussions in Chicago Sun-Times
Dr. Mjaanes Named Medical Director for Two Musicals
MOR Sports Medicine Doctor Mjaanes travels with U.S. Soccer Team
Dr. Mjaanes Goes Bald for a Good Cause
Dr. Jeffrey Mjaanes Travels with USA U-17 World Cup Team
ABC 7 Report: Dr. Mjaanes Discusses Kinesio Taping
Dr. Mjaanes Helps Trinity Gain Accreditation
MyFox Chicago Report: On the Run
Dr. Mjaanes Fox News Chicago Interview: Injury Risk Factors for Young Gymnasts
MOR Doctors Fernandez and Mjaanes Arrive Home
DePaul Selects MOR as Team Physicians

Patient Education

Contact MOR
bottom fade