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Dr. Jorge Chahla is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex knee, hip, and other sports related injuries. He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. Moreover, he serves as the Director of Biomechanical Research and of the International Fellowship Program. He is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox (MLB), the Chicago Bulls (NBA) and the Chicago Fire (MLS). Dr. Chahla completed several fellowships at the top programs in the United States. He earned his PhD at the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) with Summa Cum Laude honors.

He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of sports medicine injuries through minimally invasive techniques as well as for being a pioneer in novel biological treatments. Dr. Chahla’s approach is based on a philosophy that each individual procedure is specific and customized to the individual needs of each patient. He uses minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques that help reduce recovery time. Dr. Chahla’s focus is not only a patient’s full recovery, but the speed of that recovery to return to sport. To this, his team coordinates post-operative care which includes objective assessment of motion and subsequent interaction with physical therapists, coaches, and athletic trainers to ensure pre-injury performance is achieved.

Dr. Chahla has a strong focus on joint preservation procedures and cartilage restoration techniques with more than 250 publications in prestigious scientific journals, over 30 book chapters, five edited books and presents his research both nationally and internationally at orthopedic conferences and meetings every year. He has a strong reputation for his anatomical knowledge that has helped develop novel surgical techniques that are imprinted in publications and books. He has received grants from various institutions such as IBTS, Colorado University, Cedars Sinai Kerlan Jobe Institute, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He has recently received the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons Award of Excellence, AOSSM Young Investigator Award, Excellence in Research Award and the Cabaud Award (two times) from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the 2016 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program award and six best-paper awards at several meetings.   

Along with his commitment to providing outstanding patient care, Dr. Chahla believes strongly in the importance of advancing the field of sports medicine through involvement in leadership, advocacy, and education, and is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. He is a member of the prestigious knee collateral ligament group from the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy. He serves on numerous national and international committees,  including Advocacy Committee at the  Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA), Education Committee at the  International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Research Committee, at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and he is Deputy Chair, of the ICRS Next Generation Committee, International Cartilage Repair Society. Dr Chahla serves on the Editorial board of the Arthroscopy Journal. 

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Practice Emphasis

  • Sports Medicine 
  • Arthroscopic Surgery 
  • Hip and Knee 
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Procedures 

Special Procedures

  • Arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction 
  • Knee Revision Surgery 
  • Osteotomies around the knee 
  • Complex Knee Surgery 
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) reconstruction 
  • Posterolateral Corner (PLC) Reconstruction 
  • MCL Reconstruction 
  • Tendon repair 
  • Meniscus Repair and transplant 
  • Patellar dislocation treatment 
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment 
  • Cartilage Restoration 
  • Hip joint preservation 
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) 
  • Hip Labrum repair and reconstruction 
  • Athletic hip injuries (hamstring, gluteus and adductor tears) 
  • Avascular Necrosis Treatment 
  • Trochanteric Bursectomy

Research Interests

  • Multiligament Reconstruction (ACL, PCL, posterolateral corner, posteromedial corner) 
  • Biomechanics 
  • Biologics for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions 
  • Role of osteotomies for knee loading and instability 
  • Knee Procedure Outcomes 
  • Treatment of hip surgery Outcomes

Clinical Support Staff

  • Mary Kate Walsh (PA-C)
  • Shannon Byrnes (Sec)

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Education / Certifications

  • Graduate Degree
    Universidad Católica Argentina
  • Medical School
    Universidad Nacional de Tucuman Argentina
  • Residency
    Buenos Aires British Hospital, Buenos Aires Argentina
  • Fellowship
    Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, CO (Regenerative Sports Medicine), Cedars Sinai – Kerlan Jobe Institute, Los Angeles, CA. (Sports Medicine), Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (Sports Medicine)

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush SurgiCenter, LP

1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 556
Chicago, IL 60612

Rush Oak Park Hospital

520 S. Maple Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Rush Oak Brook Surgery Center

2011 York Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

South Suburban Surgical Suites

9200 Calumet Ave suite e-100,

Munster, IN 46321

Physician Office Locations


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612


9200 Calumet Avenue, Suite 300
Munster, IN 46321

Oak Brook

2011 York Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523


55 Shuman Blvd, Suite 700

Naperville, Illinois 60563