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Dr. Gregory Lopez specializes in minimally invasive treatment of complex degenerative disorders of the spine, as well as pediatric and adult deformity. Dr. Lopez graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in arts, anthropology and pre-professional studies. He went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at University of California Irvine, where he created low cost surgical simulators for orthopedic surgery training. He then completed a spine surgery fellowship at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. 

As an accomplished athlete; a former Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball player and collegiate shortstop and team captain for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Dr. Lopez understands the rigorous regimen athletes endure and the orthopedic injuries an athlete may encounter. 

He has received many honors and awards including the AAOS Scientific Exhibit Award of Excellence. He has researched spine surgery topics. 

Dr. Lopez is married with four children.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Spine Surgery

Clinical Support Staff

  • Wendi Viola (SEC)


AAOS Record of Disclosure

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX
  • Residency
    University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA - Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Spine Surgery
  • Certification
    Orthopedic Surgery

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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) is committed to better understanding what patients think of our care, to help us continually improve the quality of our care.

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush Oak Park Hospital

520 S. Maple Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

155 E. Brush Hill Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126 

Physician Office Locations

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush — Westchester

2450 S. Wolf Road
Westchester, IL 60154

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush — Oak Park

610 South Maple Avenue, Suite 1550
Oak Park, Illinois 60304

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush — Naperville

55 Shuman Blvd, Suite 700

Naperville, Illinois 60563