Sports Medicine

With its state-of-the-art program, the section is attracting a new patient population as well as enhancing the department’s residency training by providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopic techniques, including major joint reconstructions.

Pietro Tonino, MD, Director of the Division of Sports Medicine, is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in arthroscopic joint reconstructive surgery. Dr. Tonino has established affiliations with several professional teams and has worked as a physician for the U.S. Olympic Committee.

In addition to Dr. Tonino, the Sports Medicine section includes Douglas Evans, MD who completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Chicago after completing his residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo Health Sciences Center. Nickolas Garbis, MD joined our faculty in 2013 after completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Nathaniel Jones, MD joined the orthopaedic department in 2015 after completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Faculty 

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Pietro Tonino, MD

Professor

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Arthroscopy of Shoulder and Elbow, Elbows, Knees, Shoulders, and Sports Injuries

Practice Locations:

  • Loyola Outpatient Center
  • Loyola Center for Health at River Forest
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Douglas Evans, MD

Associate Professor

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Arthroscopy of Shoulder and Elbow, Arthroscopy of the Knee, Broken Bones, Elbow Disorders, Elbows, Hip Problems, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Knees, Shoulder Disorders, Shoulders, Sports Injuries, Sports Injury to Feet, and Sports Medicine

Practice Locations:

  • Loyola Outpatient Center
  • Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North
  • Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
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Nickolas Garbis, MD

Assistant Professor

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Shoulder Disorders, Elbow Disorders, Arthroscopy of Shoulder and Elbow, Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Replacement

Practice Locations:

  • Loyola Outpatient Center
  • Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
  • Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North
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Dane Salazar, MD

Assistant Professor

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Arthroscopy of Shoulder and Elbow, Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Avascular Necrosis, Elbow Disorders, Elbow Injuries, Elbow Replacement, Elbows, Fracture Healing Problems, Fracture Problems, Fractures, Joint Injections, Shoulder Disorders, Shoulder Injuries, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulders, Sports Injuries, Sports Medicine, Tendon Ruptures, Broken Bones, Malunion, Nonunion 

Practice Locations:

  • Loyola Outpatient Center
  • Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
  • Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North
  • Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Community Hospital South Campus
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Nathaniel Jones, MD

Assistant Professor

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Musculoskeletal -Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports injuries, Sports Medicine

Practice Locations:

  • Loyola Outpatient Center
  • Loyola Center for Health at Elmhurst
  • Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace
  • Loyola Center for Health at River Forest

Additional Team Members

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Laura Thometz, PA-C

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant

Practice Locations:

  • Loyola Outpatient Center
  • Loyola Center for Health at River Forest