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Dr. Della Valle is a native of New York and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  He completed his residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City.  During his residency he spent a full year devoted to clinical and basic science research in the field of adult reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Della Valle completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Rush University Medical Center and Central DuPage Hospital.

He is presently the Aaron G. Rosenberg Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Section of Adult Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Della Valle is a busy clinician who specializes in primary and revision total joint arthroplasty.  A respected researcher, he has more than 180 peer reviewed publications on topics including unicompartmental, primary and revision total knee arthroplasty as well as total hip arthroplasty, hip resurfacing and revision total hip arthroplasty.

Dr Della Valle is a member of The Hip Society, The Knee Society and The International Hip Society. He currently President for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member at Large for the Knee Society and Secretary of the Hip Society. 

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Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Joint Replacement

Special Procedures

  • Hip and knee replacement 
  • Partial patellofemoral arthroplasty 
  • Partial knee replacement 
  • Revision hip and knee surgery 
  • Robotic joint replacement
  • Hip resurfacing 
  • Complex primary hip and knee replacement

Research Interests

Long-term outcome studies of total joint replacement
Diagnosis and treatment of perioprosthetic infection


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Clinical Support Staff

  • Natalia Perez (SEC)
  • Courtney Cotto (SEC)
  • Kim Chandler (RN)
  • Jane Garcia (RN)

AAOS Introduces OA Knee AUC

Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for non-arthroplasty treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a web-based application tool that can assist physicians in determining appropriate treatment options for OA patients.


Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency
    New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Joint Replacement Surgery New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY: Orthopaedic Research
  • Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Munster Specialty Surgery Center, LLC

9200 Calumet Avenue, Suite S-100
Munster, IN 46321

Rush Oak Brook Surgery Center

2011 York Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612


9200 Calumet Avenue, Suite 300
Munster, IN 46321