Jorge Chahla, MD, PhD

Rush University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chicago, IL

Dr. Jorge Chahla is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. He earned his Ph.D. degree with Summa Cum Laude honors. Dr. Chahla has a strong focus on joint preservation procedures and cartilage restoration techniques with more than 300 publications in prestigious scientific journals, over 30 book chapters, and five edited books. He has received grants from various institutions such as AAOS, OREF, AANA, AOSSM, SANOFI, Colorado University, Cedars Sinai Kerlan Jobe, and The Steadman Clinic.

He has recently received the AAOS 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.

He has presented multiple studies, both nationally and internationally, at various orthopedic meetings. He is a member of the knee collateral ligament expert group from ESSKA, Deputy Chair of the NextGen Committee from ICRS, committee member at AOSSM, ISAKOS, AANA and Infographics Editor for the Arthroscopy Journal. Finally, he is a current Member of the AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline on the nonarthroplasty workgroup.