Dr. Jorge Chahla
Dr. Jorge Chahla is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex knee, hip, shoulder issues and all sports related injuries. He is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox (MLB), the Chicago Bulls (NBA), and the Chicago Fire (MLS). He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. In addition, he serves as the Director of Biomechanical Research and Director of the International Fellowship Program that attracts surgeons from all over the world to train and study at Rush. Dr. Chahla completed several fellowships at the top programs in the United States in addition to earning his PhD degree in knee biomechanics from the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) with Summa Cum Laude honors.
He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of sports medicine through minimally invasive techniques, and as a pioneer in novel biologic 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 so that recovery time is minimized. Dr. Chahla’s focus is not only a patient’s full recovery, but the speed of that recovery to return to sport. To accomplish this, his team coordinates comprehensive postoperative care, which includes objective assessments of motion and subsequent interaction with physical therapists, coaches, and athletic trainers to ensure return to preinjury performance.