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Dr. Nitin Goyal is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in care of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Goyal believes in empowering patients through education to make thoughtful treatment decisions that will optimize return to daily activities, hobbies, and work. Treatment options typically include observation, occupational therapy, bracing, injections, or surgery, and Dr. Goyal’s goal is to work with patients to select the least invasive option that provides the most reliable outcomes.

Originally from Naperville, Dr. Goyal graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude) in Economics from Northwestern University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society. He received his medical degree with honors (Cum Laude) from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goyal completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Rush University Medical Center, where he received the Surgical Specialty Intern of the Year Award and was selected to attend the AOA Resident Leadership Forum. After that, Dr. Goyal completed his hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Goyal strongly believes in contributing to the field of orthopedics. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, presented his research at several national and international meetings, and was given the Chief Resident Award for the Best Research Presentation while in residency at Rush University.

Dr. Goyal feels humbled to serve the Chicagoland community that raised him and is committed to taking care of his patients with sincerity and integrity.

Practice Emphasis

Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

Special Procedures

  • Fracture fixation and reconstruction of the hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Nerve compression release, nerve repair and reconstruction
  • Arthritis treatment and reconstruction of the hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Tendon repair and reconstruction in the hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Arthroscopic treatment of the wrist and elbow

Research Interests

  • Distal biceps repair and reconstruction
  • Return to activity following distal radius fracture fixation
  • Wrist arthritis salvage procedures
  • Elbow arthritis



Education / Certifications

  • Undergraduate Degree
    Northwestern University, Evanston IL
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL
  • Residency
    Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL
  • Fellowship
    Hand and Upper Extremity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA
  • Profesional Associations
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

Patient responses are scored and represented on a 1-to-5 star scale, where 5 stars is a perfect score.

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.

MOR patients receive surveys via email to complete after certain types of office visits. Our survey is administered by an independent third party, Universal Research Solutions, LLC. This data encompasses patient feedback for physicians from the past year (where available).

The response options for the questions, except where otherwise indicated, are:
Yes, Definitely
Yes, Somewhat

Hospital / Surgical Locations

Amsurg Surgery Center

998 129th Infantry Drive
Joliet, IL 60435

Physician Office Locations


963 129th Infantry Drive, 

Joliet, Illinois 60435


55 Shuman Blvd, Suite 700

Naperville, Illinois 60563