Meet Roger Chams, M.D.

A leader in Chicago for Orthopedic Knee and Shoulder Surgery

From high school athletes to professionals suffering injuries in competition, to working professionals and others experiencing chronic pain, Roger Chams M.D. is available for knee and shoulder treatments at four separate locations in the northern Chicago suburbs.

Local Affiliations

Dr. Chams is proud to serve as team physician for many of the high schools and colleges in Lake Forest, Warren, Mundelein, Grayslake, Vernon Hills, and other communities, providing expert care to young athletes.

Professional Affiliations

In addition to his patients and amateur athletes, Dr. Chams lends his medical expertise and serves as team physician to several professional sports organizations in the Chicago area. Dr. Chams is a longtime member of the medical board for the National Women’s Soccer League, where he recently sat on the committee for determining coronavirus protocols to ensure safe return to play.

Eclipse Soccer Club logo EFT Sports Performance logo Lake County Rugby logo Greater Libertyville Soccer Association logo

USA Soccer logo Lake County Fielders logo Chicago Red Stars logo

Orthopedic Specialties

Dr. Chams and his team will review your shoulder symptoms and typically recommend a conservative nonsurgical option. In the case where a surgical option is needed, the team will guide you through what to expect, how to prepare, and how to recover. 

As with any shoulder condition, knee conditions and injuries are diagnosed and treated by a team of specialists. Our goal is to alleviate your knee pain and restore maximum strength and function, with the least amount of recovery time possible.

Orthopedic Office Locations

Dr. Chams and his team are available by appointment at four different locations within the north Chicago suburbs – Libertyville, Grayslake, Highland Park, and Lake Bluff. Surgeries are performed at Hawthorn Surgical Center, Lake Forest Hospital, Grayslake Outpatient Care Center, and Condell Hospital.


What My Patients Are Saying

“Having had successful rotator cuff surgery with Dr. Chams, there was no question who I wanted to see when I tore my ACL. Given my age at 74 many orthopedic doctors might have hesitated to do the surgery; however, Dr. Chams did not. He understood the active lifestyle I lead and the negative impact this would have on me if I couldn’t continue. Having had the knee surgery I am back to playing tennis and skiing. I am grateful he did not write me off and appreciate his outstanding orthopedic skills. He is the go to guy for shoulders and knees. I cannot recommend him enough.”

Michael Wolf