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Orthopaedic Surgeons Named Top Docs 2020 by Chicago Magazine

Four Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago physicians have been named to Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors: Orthopedics and Top Doctors: Hand Surgery 2020 lists. According to Chicago Magazine, physicians are selected as the best in the Chicagoland area through nominations from their peers in the medical community. The selection process also considers physicians' educational and professional experience.

2020 Top Docs at the Chicago Shriners Hospital:

Haluk Altiok, M.D., pediatric orthopaedic surgeon
Peter Smith, M.D., pediatric orthopaedic surgeon
Purnendu Gupta, M.D., pediatric spine surgeon
Michael S. Bednar, M.D., pediatric hand surgeon

Dr. Altiok and Dr. Smith are part of our experienced pediatric orthopaedic surgery practice, providing specialty care for a range of unique physical conditions. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago offers pediatric orthopaedic and sports medicine services for a range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, including those related to the upper and lower limbs, hand, foot, and the joints.

Dr. Gupta brings state-of-the-art techniques to spine treatment for children with spinal deformities and scoliosis from infancy through adolescence. 

Dr. Bednar is a board-certified orthopaedic hand surgeon with expertise in pediatric hand problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist problems and spinal cord injury. In addition to his work at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago, Dr. Bednar also serves as chief of hand surgery at Loyola University Medical Center.

We provide surgical and non-surgical treatment of orthopaedic conditions, employing state-of-the-art techniques and specialized multidisciplinary teams to address issues including or related to: cerebral palsy, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, muscular dystrophy, osteogenesis imperfecta, spina bifida and more.

“When I think of these physicians, the quality of care is only outweighed by the compassion shown to each individual patient. Shriners Hospitals for Children in Chicago is a unique organization in the specialty care provided, which is led by physicians such as Drs. Altiok, Smith and Gupta. This recognition is well earned and deserved,” said Mark Niederpruem, FACHE, hospital administrator.

The list of recommended physicians can be found in the October issue of Chicago Magazine or online.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and information company, compiled the Top Doctors list for Chicago Magazine. Its online nomination process is open to all licensed physicians in the United States. Physicians are able to nominate doctors in any specialty, in any part of the country, who they believe are the best in the region or the country in their specialties. A physician's education and professional experience are validated before final selection. Doctors cannot pay to be selected.

Doctor Altiok and Doctor Smith

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