Daniel Ivankovich, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Chicago, IL, South Shore Hospital

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Orthopaedic Surgery Chicago, IL

Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma

Medical Director @ OnePatient - Global Health Initiative

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Summary

  • During his 20-year career, Dr. Daniel Ivankovich has focused on providing state-of-the-art spine, joint and fracture care to Chicagoans from all walks of life. Dr. Dan understands the crippling pain of arthritis that his patients suffer, having personally undergone thirteen knee surgeries himself.

    He's overseen 100,000+ patient visits and provides specialty care for twisted spines, degenerated joints, sports injuries and broken bones. Having performed over ten thousand surgical procedures (which include spine and joint reconstruction, open reduction & internal fixation, arthroscopy and pain management), there are few surgical challenges that he can't handle.

    Additionally, Dr. Dan is a well-known public figure and humanitarian who's helped establish orthopedic outreach and patient education programs at virtually all of Chicago's safety-net hospitals. He's raised $2,500,000+ in committed grants and donations to help expand health care services in some of the poorest and most underserved communities in America.

    With all of his variable expertise, there is a connecting thread. When wielding a scalpel with skill and precision squeezing, preaching on the day's relevant social issues or squeezing a blue note out of his six-string, integrity rules his reality. Dan Ivankovich delivers the goods with a street-savvy hipness and honesty that's nearly extinct in today's climate of inequitable health care policies, greed, corruption, and injustice.

    An award-winning physician that’s part bluesman, healer, philosopher & shaman, and, as Rock & Roll Hall-Of-Famer Bo Diddley said about Ivankovich, "He ain't from this planet."
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    Common introduces 2015 Top 10 CNN Hero Dr. Daniel Ivankovich at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."

    Daniel Ivankovich, MD, Honored as American Red Cross 2016 Community Impact Hero

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    Chicagoans of the Year 2010: Daniel Ivankovich, The Bone Squad

    Medicine Man Ten days after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti last January, Dr. Daniel Ivankovich was on the ground, medical supplies in tow. By day, he

    In Chicago, a spoon full of blues help the medicine go down

    CHICAGO -Few things give Daniel Ivankovich more satisfaction than responding to what might be called "Code Blues." Ivankovich, known locally as "Dr. Dan" or "Ch

    Daniel Ivankovich - Wikipedia

    Daniel Anthony Ivankovich, MD (born November 23, 1963) is an American orthopedic surgeon, humanitarian, media personality and blues musician with the Chicago Bl

Education & Training

  • Northwestern University HospitalsFellowship, Adult Spine Trauma & Reconstruction, 2001 - 2002
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Rush University Medical CenterFellowship, Adult Joint Reconstruction, 2000 - 2001
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Rush University Medical CenterResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1995 - 2000
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineClass of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1995 - 2023

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CNN Hero CNN, 2015
  • Chicagoan Of The Year Chicago Magazine
  • Harvey's Hero Steve Harvey Show, 2017
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Publications & Presentations

Authored Content

  • The Show Must Go on, and Our Stories Make Medicine All WorthwhileJune 2018
  • The Show Must Go on, and Our Stories Make Medicine All WorthwhileJune 2018
  • The Show Must Go on, and Our Stories Make Medicine All WorthwhileJune 2018
  • Following My Own Advice Brought Me Closer to My PatientsJune 2018
  • Following My Own Advice Brought Me Closer to My PatientsJune 2018
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Press Mentions

  • Following My Own Advice Brought Me Closer to My Patients
    Following My Own Advice Brought Me Closer to My PatientsJune 11th, 2018
  • Orthopedic Surgeon to Know: Dr. Daniel Ivankovich of OnePatient Global Health Initiative
    Orthopedic Surgeon to Know: Dr. Daniel Ivankovich of OnePatient Global Health InitiativeFebruary 23rd, 2017
  • CNN Heroes Tribute: Daniel Ivankovich
    CNN Heroes Tribute: Daniel IvankovichFebruary 22nd, 2016
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Croatian, Serbian, Polish, Spanish

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