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A highly regarded expert in the area of orthopedic oncology and limb reconstruction, Dr. Gitelis currently serves as the Director of the Rush Center for Limb Preservation. His numerous appointments also include Endowed Chair, Rush Medical College Professor of Orthopedic Oncology and Director, Section of Orthopedic Oncology, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. 

Dr. Gitelis has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Rush, completing both his orthopedic surgery residency and general surgery internship at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. His early orthopedic oncology experience came from fellowships at the prestigious Rizzoli Institute, Bologna, Italy (under renowned Professor Mario Campanacci), and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. 

He and his wife Mary have five children: Marc, Sarah, Samantha, Matthew, and Sydney.

CC-Top-Docs-color.jpgDr. Steven Gitelis was voted among the top 1% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. The Top Doctors list is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Oncology
Joint Reconstruction

Special Procedures 

Limb salvage
Pediatric cancer surgery
Growing prosthesis
Minimally invasive bone grafts

Research Interests 

Limb salvage
Bone graft techniques


AAOS Record of Disclosure 

Clinical Support Staff

Ami Garcia (AA)
Patty Piasecki (NP)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    Rush Medical College
  • Residency
    Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship
    Rizzoli Institute, Bologna, Italy
  • Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations

Orthopedic Oncology at Rush

1725 W Harrison Street,

Chicago Illinois, 60612