Paul Ziemba OTC, ATC, OA-C joined Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and the private practice of Roger N Chams in 2011. With over 18 years of sports medicine experience he brings a unique training to the practice. Ziemba, became a certified Orthopedic Assistant in 2014, certified Orthopedic Technician in 2010 and certified Athletic Trainer from Butler University in 2001 with a B.S. in Education concentrated in Athletic Training. Ziemba is a retired emergency medical technician and is a certified Kinesio-Taping practitioner.
Prior to joining IBJI, Ziemba has served as the Head Athletic Trainer for local schools, Warren Township High School and North Shore Country Day. He served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club from 2007 through 2009 and was instrumental in the organizations back to back conference final appearances in 2007 and 2008. Ziemba has also had the opportunity to serve on other professional medical staffs including; Cincinnati Reds Baseball, Toronto Blue Jays Baseball, Indianapolis Firebirds Arena Football, US Soccer federation and United States Olympic Medical Staff. Ziemba has also dedicated time with medical staffs and athletes from Northwestern University, Valparaiso University, Butler University, Lake Forest College, Chicago Bears Football, Illinois PGA, Nationwide Tour, USTA, Lake County Fielders Baseball, Big Ten Basketball Tournament and the Chicago Red Stars.
Ziemba is currently a member of the US Soccer Federations Medical Staff and most recently has traveled with the Men’s U-20 National Team to London England. He has also had the opportunity to treat injured athletes throughout the world with teams that included the U-16 Girls, U-18 Boys, U-20 men’s, U-23 Wommen and Men’s National Beach Soccer team and the Men’s National Team during previous World Cup preperations. Mr. Ziemba was a member of the 2006 Men’s National Beach Soccer team that participated in the World Beach Cup Soccer tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 2010, Ziemba was selected to the United States Olympic medical staff. He completed his Olympic rotation in Chula Vista, California. Medical coverage consisted of on-site clinical, and team practice/event coverage. Teams included: BMX cycling, track and field, archery, rugby, and rowing. Ziemba looks forward to representing his country and athletes in an upcoming Olympic Games.
As an Emergency Medical Technician, Ziemba worked with a private ambulance service within central Indiana. In additional to the normal tasks as an EMT, Ziemba worked with various athletic teams within the City of Indianapolis and assisted with overseeing emergent medical coverage for the Indiana Fever, Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Speedrome.
One of Ziemba’s most memorable moments was participating on the Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball team’s 1998 NCAA Sweet 16 tournament run. Ziemba and the 1998 team were inducted in the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame in February 2009.
Paul and his wife Lauren reside in Round Lake, Ill., with their sons, Owen, Graham and Bryant and his daughter Lucy.
Clinical and Surgical Responsibilities:
- Clinical history and physical assessment, evaluation of laboratory and radiological/diagnostic studies, aspirations and injections, dictate/chart notes and summaries
- Surgical pre-admission history and physical, patient education, institution of routine orders, transfer and discharge orders.
- First and second assist in the execution of all orthopedic procedures and services not limited to reduction of fractures/dislocations, removal or excision of superficial orthopedic hardware, assist with digital/hematoma blocks and use of local anesthetics.
- Application/removal of all types of traction, casts, splints, wound care treatment, sutures/staples
Surgical Privileges /Locations:
- Lake Forest Hospital
- Lake Forest Campus
- Grayslake Campus
- Hawthorne Surgery Center
- Vernon Hills