Dr. Neil Ghodadra, M.D.
Dr. Neil Ghodadra's orthopedic practice focuses on minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip. His unique background includes extensive training and expertise in cartilage restoration of the knee and joint preserving osteotomy, as well as treatment of complex shoulder conditions, ranging from shoulder instability and rotator cuff repair surgery to shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Ghodadra is fellowship trained in Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgery and has a particular interest in taking care of athletes. Dr. Ghodadra's knowledge and expertise expand far beyond the operating room: He is a certified life care planner and has done extensive work as a medical expert, including conducting countless independent medical exams, life care plans, future medical cost projection reports, and has served as a designated medical expert as well as life care planner in hundreds of litigation cases.
Dr. Ghodadra grew up in Georgia and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While at Duke, he won several prestigious scholarships recognizing him for his academic achievements. He attended Duke Medical School where he graduated as one of the top students in his class, winning the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor for best thesis presentation.
Following medical school, Dr. Ghodadra completed his residency at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois under the guidance of some of the country's leading sports medicine surgeons. After residency, Dr. Ghodadra completed the world-renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship at Rush Medical Center. While there, his subspecialty training placed emphasis on cartilage restoration and joint preserving surgical techniques of the knee and shoulder, which allow active patients to continue with their athletic careers and recreational activities.
While at Rush, Dr. Ghodadra was a team physician for the Chicago Bulls (NBA) and Chicago White Sox (MLB). He also served as team physician for multiple semi-professionals, university and high school teams in football, hockey and gymnastics.
Dr. Ghodadra is well known for his surgical skill and his devotion to teaching and innovation in orthopedic surgery. He has authored over 65 textbook chapters and journal articles. His work has been presented at more than 70 conferences throughout the world, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons where he won the award for best Scientific Exhibit for his work in shoulder instability in athletes. Dr. Ghodadra was instrumental in developing a landmark technique for patients with recurrent shoulder instability.
Dr. Ghodadra has dedicated his practice to treating patients injured in accidents. He has immense experience both as a treating physician and as an expert in trial. With over 80 depositions and trial testimony, Dr Ghodadra is a known expert in the personal injury world amongst both defense and plaintiff attorneys. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and certified life care planner, Dr. Ghodadra is able to use his expertise, knowledge, and background to create and validate his life care plans and provide expert testimony in court to back his findings.