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Sports Medicine Center

Explore the Sports Medicine Center

The Sports Medicine Service provides medical care to athletes and non-athletes of all ages, victims of work-related accidents and senior citizens.

Our doctors and rehabilitation therapists are nationally recognized for their expertise in managing athletic injuries, treating injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Our goal is to help people remain healthy and active their entire lives.

Our team of specialists includes some of the most prominent practitioners of arthroscopic surgery and complex joint shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle reconstructions in the US.

We treat the full spectrum of sports-related and orthopaedic conditions, including:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Cartilage injuries in the knee (meniscus tears and articular cartilage defects)
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Ligament injuries to the knee (ACL, PCL, MCL & LCL injuries)
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder or foot and ankle
  • Peroneal tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder tendonitis
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Precision Medicine Initiative | The White House


Precision Medicine is already saving lives. Read the stories of some of the people that have benefited from this new approach:



William Elder Jr.

William Elder, Jr. was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at the age of eight, when the life expectancy for CF patients was very low. Now at 27, Bill is alive thanks to Kalydeco, a treatment of a particular form for his cystic fibrosis and a remarkable drug that treats the underlying cause of his CF, rather than the symptoms.

At a congressional briefing in 2013, Bill told members of the U.S. Senate that just knowing that there were individuals who were researching his condition gave him hope and the strength to continue his treatments and work to be healthier every day. Bill described waking up in the middle of the night after taking his new treatment for the first time. “I sat on the

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Home: Department of Family & Community Medicine: Feinberg School of Medicine: Northwestern University

Why Choose Family Medicine?

Family medicine physicians provide comprehensive, continuous healthcare to all members of the family throughout the course of their lives. By building relationships based on communication and respect, these physicians gain a deeper understanding of the whole person, including the range of physical, emotional and socioeconomic factors that influence a person’s health status.

The Department of Family & Community Medicine integrates biological, clinical and behavioral sciences to train our physicians to provide outstanding levels of patient-centered and culturally appropriate care.

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Anuj Kumar Shah

Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Shah is an Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at Erie Family Health Center-Humboldt Park. He practices full spectrum family medicine at Erie, a federally qualified health center on the west side of Chicago. Dr. Shah has completed fellowships in both Faculty Development and Integrative

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