Dr. S. David Stulberg is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon, concentrating in total joint replacement of the knee and hip. He is on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and is the Director and Founder of the Joint Reconstruction and Implantation Service at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is also on staff Rush North Shore Medical Center
A pioneer in computer-assisted minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr. Stulberg is universally recognized as being one of the world's top orthopaedic surgeons, including mentions by Marquis Who's Who in America-Top Physicians, Best Doctors in America, and Chicago Magazine. He has taught, influenced, and inspired thousands of physicians and surgeons from all over the world.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Stulberg is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and is an award-winning researcher and biomedical inventor who holds several patents on surgical instruments. His honors include the Maurice E. Muller Award for Excellence and Lifetime Achievement in Computer Assisted Surgery.
He is a member of the Hip Society and the Knee Societies of America, a co-founder of the International Society for Technology in Arthoplasty, a founding member of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a member of the Board of Directors of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Dr. Stulberg is also the co-author of hundreds of professional publications on arthritis and joint reconstruction of the hip and knee. He lectures frequently on these topics in America and abroad. In addition, he's a co-author of Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: The Active Person's Guide to Taking Charge.
Dr. Stulberg is especially proud of his leadership role with Operation Walk Chicago, through which hundreds of total joint replacements are annually preformed free of charge in disadvantaged areas throughout the world.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, completing several fellowships in the areas of both orthopaedics and biomechanics.
|Sept. 1961||Harvard College||B.A. (Cumlaude - June 1965 Economics)|
|The University of Michigan Medical School||M.D.|
Internship and Residencies
|July 1969 ‑
|Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania||Mixed‑Surgical|
|July 1970 ‑
|Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Mass||Assistant Resident General Surgery|
|Jan. 1972 -
|Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency, Boston, Mass.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
Robert Breck Brigham Hospital
Beth Israel Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital
|Orthopaedic Surgery Residency|
|Jan. 1975 ‑
|Mass. General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
|June 1964 -
|National Institutes of Health (Heart)||Catecholamine Release and Uptake|
|June 1966 ‑
|University of Michigan
(In Conjunction with the U.S. Olympic Team)
|The Cardiorespiratory Effects of High Altitude Athletic Performance|
|Jan. 1969 ‑
|United States Naval
Medical Research Unit
No. II, Taipei, Taiwan
|Bone Changes in Leprosy|
|July 1971 ‑
|Harvard Medical School
(Melvin Glimcher, M.D., advisor) Boston, MA
|July 1974 ‑
|Harvard Medical School
(William Harris, M.D., Advisor) Boston, MA
|The Relationship Between Develop- mental Deformities and Osteoarthritis of the Hip|
|July 1975 -
|Hospital for Sick Children
Children, University of Toronto
(Robert B. Salter, M.D., Advisor)
|The Relationship Between Childhood Hip Diseases and the Development of Osteoarthritis of the Hip|
Awards and Honors
Otto Aufranc Award: Outstanding paper dealing with patient care and management of hip problems.
The Hip Society. San Francisco, California, 1975.
Second Prize: American Orthopaedic Association Residents' Papers Meeting.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, - May, 1975.
Berg‑Sloat Traveling Fellowship ‑ Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. England, 1977.
Elven J. Berkheiser Prize ‑ Best thesis for original research work in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery,
1979. The Institute of Medicine of Chicago
Frank Stinchfield Award ‑ Outstanding paper. The Hip Society. Atlanta, Georgia, 1980.
Research Fellowship (First Annual Award) ‑ the Hip Society, "The Natural History of Perthes' Disease. Relationship to Osteoarthritis of the Hip", 1980‑81.
Docteur Honoris Causa of the University of the Mediteranean, Marseilles, France. October, 1997.
Knee Society Award: Best Paper. American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. New Orleans, LA February, 2003.
Marquis Who’s Who in America – Top Physicians. 2002 – Present
Best Doctors in America – 2003 – Present
Chicago Magazine: Top Docs in Chicago – 2000 - Present
Maurice E. Muller Award for Excellence and Lifetime Achievement in Computer Assisted Surgery. Helsinki, Finland. June, 2005.
Visiting Professor, West China Hospital of Sichuan University. 2006 – Present.
12th Annual Insall Award for the best work on a Clinical Subject or Outcomes Report. Pain and Depression Influences Outcome 5 Years After Knee Replacement Surgery. AAOS February, 2007.
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