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Dr. Azzam Alkhudari

Dr. Alkhudari is a board certified pain management consultant, with more than 8 years of experience of using a comprehensive approach to help patients with their pain and suffering . His treatment has ranged from alleviating chronic low back pain , chronic neck pain, and joint pain including shoulders, knees, hips.

He received his medical degree from from the University of Aleppo and completed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Dr. Bernardo Duarte

Dr. Duare is a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Chicago's Cook County Hospital and a Fellowship in Surgical Endocrinology at Penn State University.

Dr. Duarte has devoted his career to teaching and advancing the state of the art in general surgery. He has been part of the teaching faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the University of Chicago, and is presently a lecturer and Visiting Professor of Surgery at UIC.

Dr. Christos Giannoulias

Christos Giannoulias believes in patient-centered care that begins with building rapport and maintaining lasting relationships based on honesty and trust. He is a Clinical Instructor in Sports Medicine at Loyola University. He received his bachelor’s degree at Miami University (Ohio) and received his medical training at the Chicago Medical School, Loyola University Medical Center, and New England Baptist Medical Center.

He received his Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification in 2006 and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Board Certification in 2008 and specializes in shoulder injury, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic repair of instability, and arthroscopic treatment of shoulder cartilage disorders. He enjoys hockey, golf, and running.

Dr. Ellis Nam

A Chicago local, Dr. Ellis Nam completed his M.D., and complete a General Surgery Internship as well as an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Northwestern Medical School. Furthering his studies, Dr. Nam completed a Fellowship at Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Los Angeles, CA where he focused on a sub-specialty in minimally invasive athroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and ankle.

Dr. Nam has extensive experience in sports related injuries, having served as a Team Physician for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Wolves Ice Hockey Teams. His research includes an extensive list of publications in the field of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, and Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Dr. Fadi Habib

After earning his Doctorate of Medicine from the French Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon in 1983, Dr. Habib stayed in the city to complete a rotating internship from 1983-87 between St. Joseph and St. George’s Hospitals.

He then relocated to Toronto, Canada for two Fellowships; one Urolithiasis and ESLW at the University of Toronto Wellesley Hospital (1988-89), and the other as a Clinical Research Fellow at The Prostate Center of Toronto Hospital (1992-93). These Fellowships bookended his Residency at the University of Toronto (1987-92).

Dr. Habib has been living and working in Chicago, IL since 1993, and currently resides as the Chief of Urology at Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in the city.

Dr. Joel Anderson

Dr. Joel R. Anderson is a physician and surgeon of foot and ankle disorders. Originally from Racine, WI, he moved to Chicago in 1992 and graduated from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine where he received a Presidential Scholarship for academic excellence. Following medical school he completed two years of residency training at Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County and Norwegian American Hospital and was the chief resident at both hospitals. 

His specific podiatry interests include Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Bunions, orthotics and heel pain. He is currently a member of the professional society of AFAI.

Dr. John Kane

Dr.Kane is a Board Certified Foot and Ankle surgeon. As a member of the teaching staff of Edgewater Hospital and Medical center he regularly contributes to the residency training program. Dr. Kane has been licensed in the State of Illinois for over 15 years and currently holds two international licenses, one in Australia and the other in the Republic of the Philippines. Dr. Kane, lectures and instructs surgery. He has conducted numerous medical missions to the Republic of the Philippines, furthering the education of the health professionals in that area of the world.

He received his medical degree from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at Frank Cuneo Hospital.

Dr. John O’Keefe

Dr. J. O’Keefe received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. He participated in extensive sports medicine training and worked with world-renowned doctor teachers. He learned advanced arthroscopic techniques and skills which in present day allow him to manage injuries involving shoulders, knees, hips, ankles, elbows, and wrists.  He uses surgical and non-surgical methods to treat musculosckeletal trauma, sports injuries and degenerative diseases. His personal commitment to excellence and dedication to patient’s wellbeing is the cornerstone for the extremely high rate of success in the treatment of his patients’ medical conditions.

Dr. Leonid Blyumin

Dr. Blyumin received his medical degree from the Kiev Medical School and then the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He has over 19 years of experience and is fluent in both English and Russian.

Dr. Mihir Majmundar

Dr. Majmundar has been in practice for over 25 years. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Majmundar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. He frequently performs colonoscopies and endoscopies and his area of expertise includes cancer.

Dr. Peter Snitovsky

Dr. Snitovsky is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons with advanced training in hand surgery procedures. Dr. Snitovsky provides the full spectrum of orthopedic services including arthroscopy, joint replacement, and reconstructive surgery.

He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his residency at New York Medical College.

Dr. Samuel Ramirez

Dr. Ramirez received his medical degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1994. He specializes in foot and ankle surgery, helping patients overcome conditions like foot fractures and achilles tendinitis. Dr. Ramirez is certified in laser surgery, minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, and podiatric ultrasound.

Dr. Sean Salehi

Dr. Salehi was one of the early adopters of the minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery employing small incisions to performing the most complicated spine surgeries, hence reducing post-op pain and shortening the rehabilitative period. This has given him a 10 year experience in such operations as of 2013. He received his medical degree from Temple University and completed his residency at Northwestern University.

Dr. Thomas Diniotis

Dr. Diniotis received his medical degree from the University of Athens and completed his residency at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Thomas Poepping
Tom Poepping received his medical degree from Loyola University and has spent 9 years treating a wide range of orthopedic sports-type injuries in a physically active, athletic population with intense physical requirements. This experience further refined his philosophy of patient care as a team effort involving not only the patient and doctor, but also the vital ancillary treatments that can speed return to work or sport. His treatment specialties include arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability, rotator cuff injury, knee ligament and cartilage injury, ankle instability and cartilage restoration. He enjoys running and triathlons, woodworking, and playing guitar in his free time.
Dr. Yasser Hussein

After earning his Bachelors in Science at Damascus University in Syria, Dr. Yasser Hussein completed his M.D. at the Damascus University Faculty of Medicine in 1991. Moving to Chicago, Dr. Hussein became the Chief Resident at Cook County Hospital for which he received the award for Chief Resident of the Year in 2000.

Along with a Fellowship in Pain Management at Rush University, Chicago, IL, Dr. Hussein has also amassed extensive training, research, and publications in anesthesia and pain management in facilities around the country.

Dr. Chandrasekhar Sompalli

Dr. Sompalli graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1992. He completed residency programs at Loyola Medical Center and the University of Illinois Hospital.

Dr. Sompalli is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Midwest Orthopaedic Association and the American Medical Sports Society.

Dr. Jose Albisu

Dr. Jose Albisu earned his M.D. from Universidad de Cordoba Facultad de Medicina in 1983. He then received additional training through a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Gastroenterology both completed at Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School in IL.

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