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Michael Bednar

Michael S. Bednar, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Michael S. Bednar, M.D., FAAOS, is a board-certified orthopedic hand surgeon with expertise in pediatric hand problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist problems and spinal cord injury. In addition to his work at Shriners Children's Chicago, Dr. Bednar also serves as chief of hand surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital. He has been named a Top Doc in Chicago multiple times.

Dr. Bednar is president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also a past president of the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand and a member of numerous professional organizations including the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. He is also a past recipient of the Sumner L. Koch Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Bednar has led and contributed to numerous research projects and scholarly publications, and presented at regional and national conferences.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Pennsylvania Hosp
Philadelphia, PA
United States of America

The Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University
New York, NY

The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
Indianapolis, IN

Academic Positions and Locations

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2020-Present: President, ABOS
Awards and Honors
  • 2020, Top Doctor, Hand Surgery, Chicago Magazine
  • 2018, Top Doctor, Hand Surgery, Chicago Magazine
  • 2002, Sumner L. Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand


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