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Teresa Cappello

Teresa Cappello, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Teresa Cappello, M.D., has felt destined to be a doctor since a very young age, but her choice to pursue orthopedics and pediatric orthopedics was all hers. In high school, she saw the pain and disappointment when a basketball player was injured, sparking an interest in orthopedics. This experience, combined with the fact that she had always enjoyed her young nieces and nephews, inspired her to pursue a career in pediatric orthopedics. Dr. Cappello says that interacting with children is the best part of her job because they never fail to make her smile and always bring joy to her day.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

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

Medical Education
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
United States of America

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
United States of America

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
United States of America

Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

Loyola University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery

No current academic teaching appointment

Leadership and Memberships
  • 1998-Present: Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 1997-Present: Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2005-Present: Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Editorial Positions
  • 2008-Present: Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • 2019-Present: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Lecture: Grand Rounds, Shriners Children's Chicago - Normal Variations in the Legs of Growing Children (10/2020)
  • Lecture: Grand Rounds, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine - The Limping Child (3/2020)
  • Lecture: Midwest Podiatry Conference - Pediatric Guided Growth: Foot and Ankle (4/2019)
  • Presentation: 8th Annual Richard E. Lindseth Pediatric Orthopaedic Lectureship, Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis - Coronal Remodeling of Pediatric Distal Radius Fractures (11/2015)
  • Presentation: POSNA Annual Meeting - The Effects of NSAID Treatment on Fracture Healing in a Juvenile Rat Model (5/2011)


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