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Dr. Cheng is an assistant professor in orthopedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rush University. He is a board certified pain physician who specializes in non-operative management of spine disorders. He appreciates the importance of patient education as an integral part to any treatment plan. He is dedicated to providing the highest standard of patient care and service. Ultimately his goal is to promote fitness and to restore quality of life and function. Outside of his clinical duties, Dr. Cheng also serves on the North American Spine Society Education and Research Councils.

After graduating from Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Cheng completed his residency at New York Presbyterian-Hospital (University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell) where he was selected as chief resident. He subsequently completed a fellowship in pain medicine at New York University Medical Center. During his time in New York, Dr. Cheng also trained at Hospital for Special Surgery and Hospital for Joint Diseases. 

Dr. Cheng was recently selected to participate in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Leadership Program. He is one of only 10 AAPM&R Members selected to participate in the 2017-2019 class.

His research interests include chemonucleolysis and regenerative therapies in degenerative disc disease.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Non-surgical Spine Management

Special Procedures

Electrodiagnostic tests
Trigger point injections
Bursa injections
Peripheral joint injections, including:
Acromioclavicular joint injections
Glenohumeral joint injections
Sacroiliac joint injections
Sacroiliac joint denervation
Hip intraarticular injections
Knee intraarticular injections
Stellate ganglion blocks
Lumbar sympathetic blocks
Epidural steroid injections
Facet joint injections
Medial branch blocks
Radiofrequency neurotomy

Research Interests

Degenerative disc disease
Spine rehabilitation
Regenerative biologic therapies

Clinical Support Staff

Yamille Garcia (Sr. Sec)
Alexandra Zahrobsky (ATC)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    New York Presbyterian-Hospital, University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  • Fellowship
    New York University Medical Center
  • Certification
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

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Physician Office Locations

Sofija and Jorge O. Galante Orthopedic Building

1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Munster Indiana Office

9200 Calumet Avenue
Suite 300
Munster, IN 46321