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Jeffrey M. Mjaanes, M.D.
Sports Medicine, Pediatric Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Physician
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Jeffrey M. Mjaanes, M.D.

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

Director, Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush

A medical graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Mjaanes completed his residency at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. During his residency, he was awarded the Aesculapius Award for his work in patient care and resident teaching. 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 then went on to complete a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He has been board certified in Pediatrics and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine. In practice, he sees sports injuries in patients of all ages, from children and adolescents to adults, 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 football clubs. He takes care of athletes at several local high schools, including Simeon Career Academy, Mount Carmel and Oak Park River Forest. He has worked with dancers and performers in local productions, including Broadway in Chicago shows such as 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 weekly 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 as well as Trinity International University and is medical director of TIU's Athletic Training Program. At TIU he also sees athletes weekly in the training room and covers fall football games.

At the professional level, Dr. Mjaanes has been one of the team physicians for the United States Soccer Federation for eight years. He has traveled abroad with the national teams, including the gold medal winning national women's team. Currently Dr. Mjaanes serves as part of the medical staff for USA Rugby and has been working with the Men's National Team, the 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 given 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:Adult and Pediatric 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)
 
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Mjaanes has office hours at the following locations:

Rush University Medical Center
Prairie Medical Center of Westchester

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In the News

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

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