Jorge Chahla, M.D., Ph.D.

Hip Preservation Sports Medicine & Shoulder

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.

Office Locations

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush — Chicago
1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush — Munster
9200 Calumet Avenue
Suite 300
Munster, IN 46321

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush — Oak Brook
2011 York Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush — Naperville
55 Shuman Blvd, Suite 700
Naperville, Illinois 60563


  • 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)

Board Certification

Areas of Specialty

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

Specialty 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

Academic Appointment