Arthroscopic Surgery & Reconstruction of the Knee and Shoulder
Orthopaedic Surgery- Adult and Pediatric Sports Medicine
Cartilage Restoration / Transplantation / Orthobiologics
Platelet Rich Plasma injections (PRP) / Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Dr. Chams was fellowship trained at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute where he received specialized training in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of complex knee and shoulder issues and sports injuries. After his fellowship he brought back many procedures that had not previously been performed in the area. Dr Chams has been in practice with the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute for over 15 years. His Sports Medicine experience includes treating thousands of Professional, NCAA, Amateur athletes, as well as work related injuries. He has been the team physician for Lake Forest College as well as multiple High School teams and athletic clubs, for fifteen years. He has been chosen as a team physician for the USA Soccer Federation Men and Women National Teams.

Dr. Chams has presented at national meetings, published multiple journal articles, instructional videos, and has authored a text book chapter on Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy . He continues to be active as a member and instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) , and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), teaching advanced knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgical technique courses for other Orthopedic surgeons. He is an instructor for the Residents / Fellows Advanced Surgical Arthroscopic Shoulder/ Knee Course at the Academy Learning Center and continues to routinely teach continued medical education courses for physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.

Dr. Chams has been awarded to the “Top Tier MD”, “Chicago’s Top Doctor”, American Registry “Patient’s Choice” . He has been selected to “America’s Top Orthopedists “by the Consumer Research Counsel of America for the last 12 years. Download Dr. Chamsʼ CV

Surgical Procedures

Dr. Chams has performed over 20,000 arthroscopic shoulder and knee procedures (approximately 1300 each year) . He is the most experienced arthroscopic surgeon in the area , performing the most ACL and Shoulder Reconstructions.

An innovator in arthroscopy, he currently works with industry/engineers as a
physician consultant .

Dr. Chams is constantly refining his surgical procedures being on the cutting edge of new less invasive procedures including the use of orthobiologics, always striving for the best possible outcomes. All surgical procedures are entirely performed by Dr Chams himself without the use of residents or fellows. All of the procedures are digitally recorded for the patient and physical therapist to aid in the education and rehabilitation.


Tissue Transplantation / Orthobiologics

  • Cartilage Cell Cloning and Transplantation (Carticel ,GenZYME)
  • Fresh Allograft Cartilage Transplantation Allograft OATS
  • Juvenile Allograft Cartilage Transplantation
  • Autograft Cartilage Transplant OATS
  • PRP ( Platelet Rich Plasma )
  • Ultrasound Guided PRP
  • PRP Augmented Rotator Cuff Repair / Meniscal Repair
  • Allograft Shoulder Augmentation
  • PRP Injections for Chronic Tendonosis / Degenerative Arthritis

Board Certification and Licensure

Dr. Chams in the News