running shoes and joggerDr. Nichola and studentsDr. Hrubes working with the cast of the Lion King.Dr Hutchinson and Marcus serving as Master Instructors for an arthroscopy course.

Did you know that Dr. Hutchinson served Team USA at the Pan Am Games in August 2015?Did you know that Dr. Marcus completed his fellowship at the University of Chicago and has special training in hip arthroscopy?Did you know Dr. Nicola trained thousands of runners & has been considered the “runner’s doctor” in Chicago for over a decade?Did you know that all of our sports medicine doctors received fellowship training in sports medicine?Did you know that Dr. Terry Nicola and Dr. Mark Hutchinson have been named Best Doctor or Top Doctor annually for over a decade?Did you know that Dr. Hrubes was not only a performer but has special interest in performance medicine?Did you know that Dr. El Shami traveled with USA Soccer as team physician?Did you know that all of the UIC Sports Medicine doctors serve as team physicians for various UIC Sports?We are proud of Drs. Nicola, Hutchinson, and ElShami who have been designated "Best Doctors"Did you know that Dr. Hutchinson was recently selected as one of the US Olympic Team Physicians for the Summer 2016 Olympics in Rio?

UIC Sports Medicine

At the University Of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, our nationally recognized experts in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine provide state of the art surgical and non-surgical treatment options for musculoskeletal injuries related to work, sports, trauma or overuse injuries.

Each of the providers at UIC Sports Medicine is fellowship trained in sports medicine, and board certified in their field of expertise and care for patients and athletes across the greater Chicagoland area. Within UIC Sports Medicine we care for surgical and nonsurgical problems of the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, ankle, and leg as well as treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of any injury in the musculoskeletal system.

Our Team

UIC Sports Medicine is comprised of a diverse group of health care professionals including Orthopaedic surgeons, rehab physicians, athletic trainers, and exercise physiologists. Our well-rounded team can address your specific health needs and conditions with the unified goal of assisting patients in regaining and optimizing their mobility and function, speeding their return to a healthy life, and optimizing their work and athletic performance.

Our Services

Our expert staff specializes in treating the following:

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscus injury
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder instability
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle reconstruction
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow ligament reconstruction
  • Compartment pressure assessment
  • On-site fluoroscopy


  • Injury assessment
  • Exercise prescription
  • Knee injuries and rehab
  • Shoulder injuries and rehab
  • Back injuries and rehab
  • Neck injuries and rehab
  • Foot & ankle injuries &rehab
  • Dance & Performance Medicine
  • Hip injuries and rehab
  • Elbow injuries and rehab
  • Muscle/tendon injury & rehab
  • Leg pain and rehab
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound


We are proud of our Sports Medicine team!

Our Sports Medicine experts have volunteered coverage or treated athletes from a variety of teams and sports including:

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Sports Medicine Fellowship

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

American College of Sports Medicine

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)