MEET Dr. Shah

Ritesh Shah, MD

Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon whose mission is to get active joint replacement patients back on their feet as quickly as possible. The surgeon travels and teaches colleagues worldwide about new advances in same day hip and knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, and joint revision surgery.
Dr. Shah’s typical otherwise healthy hip and knee replacement patient walks with a cane about one hour after surgery, returns home after ninety minutes, and is back to a light workload in a few days or weeks. Such rapid recoveries are possible because of new advances in surgery, anesthesia, physical therapy, and patient preparation. Recovered patients typically go back to skiing, hockey, and tennis. One former hip replacement patient is a horse trainer at Arlington Park; a hip arthroscopy patient is currently a professional car racer.
The orthopedic surgeon is also expert in hip arthroscopies. This procedure relieves hip pain in younger patients with cartilage tears and may prevent otherwise inevitable joint replacement surgery later. Dr. Shah devoted a year away from his family to learn the technique from its Washington University of Saint Louis pioneers.
The orthopedic surgeon largely credits his results to a team-approach to orthopedic care. “Rapid Recovery Reality” is only possible because of a leading-edge anesthesiologist, a consistent and expert operating team, and leading physical therapists both in home and outpatient settings.
Dr. Shah’s clinical research specialty is evidence-based medicine. He has many publications in that and other fields and also often lectures in national meetings.
Dr. Shah recently co-edited his first book, Pocket Orthopedic Surgery. The book, used by residents and health providers nationwide, is a handbook for residents in training.
In his spare time the orthopedic surgeon plays tennis, basketball, and enjoys swimming. His biggest enjoyment of all is spending time with his young family.

Dr Ritesh Shah

Education

2010-2011 Fellowship Joint Preservation, Resurfacing, and Reconstruction 2010-2011

Washington University School of Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery St. Louis, Missouri

Robert J. Barrack, MD

Charles F. and Joanne Knight Professor and Chief, Adult Reconstruction

John C. Clohisy, MD

Professor and Co-Chief, Adult Reconstruction and Fellowship Program Director

2006 – 2010 Residency Orthopaedic Surgery

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael F. Schafer, MD

Ryerson Professor and Chairman

2005 – 2006 Internship General Surgery

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL

Department of General Surgery

Richard H. Bell, Jr., MD

Loyal and Edith Davis Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery

2001 – 2005 Medical School Education

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

M.D.

1997 – 2001 Undergraduate Education

Loyola University Chicago

B.A., Economics, Magna Cum Laude with Honors

B.S., Chemistry with Biochemistry Emphasis, Magna Cum Laude with Honors

Minor: English Literature, Business Administration, Biology

Appointments

Appointed Board Member: Consolidated Finance Committee Advocate Health Care 2017-Present

Advocate Health Care

Downers Grove, IL

Chairman: 3rd Annual Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Course August 2017

Annual Hip Arthroscopy and Total Hip Arthroplasty Course 2015

Smith and Nephew

Chicago, IL

Reviewer: Journal of Arthroplasty August 2016-Present

Medical Director Of Research January 2014-Present

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

Morton Grove, IL

Chairman: Centers of Excellence and Orthosync Committee January 2016-Present

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

Morton Grove, IL

Chairman: 2nd Annual Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Course September 2016

Smith and Nephew

Chicago, IL

Apppointed Board Member: Advocate Lutheran General Advocate Physician Partners PHO Board June 2014-Present

Advocate Physician Partners

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

Chairman: 1st Annual Hip Arthroscopy and Total Hip Arthroplasty Course October 2015

Smith and Nephew

Chicago, IL

Member: Clinical Effectiveness Joint Replacement Learning Collaborative January 2015-Present

Advocate Health System

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

Physician Recognition: Patient Satisfaction 2016

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

Physician Recognition: Patient Satisfaction 2015

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

Chairman: Total Joint Arthroplasty Symposium For Physical Therapy May 2015

Advocate Health System

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

Chairman: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Symposium September 2014

Advocate Health System

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

Appointed Member: General Research Protocol Review Committee

Russell Research Institute

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

Appointed Member: Research Steering Committee

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

Clinical Instructor 2010 – 2011

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certified
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps I, II, CS, III passed
  • Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified through

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Fellow: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member: American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

BOOK EDITOR

  • POCKET ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY. Shah RR, Boughanem J. Wolters Health. 2015

LECTURES AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

  • Same Day Rapid Recovery Total Hip Arthroplasty: Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Course 2016
  • Nuts and Bolts of Hip Arthroscopy: Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Course 2016
  • Mini-Posterior Hip Replacement: Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Course 2016
  • Rapid Recovery Reality: The Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Hip Seminar 2016
  • Same Day ASC Total Joint Arthroplasty Hip and Knee Symposium 2016
  • Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement: ATI Educational Seminar 2016
  • Rapid Recovery and Same Day Hip and Knee Replacement: Advocate Educational Fair 2016
  • Rapid Recovery Total Joints and Bundled Payments: Legal Forum 2016
  • Workers Compensation Total Joint Arthroplasty: Workers Compensation Forum 2016
  • The Injured Worker With Hip Pain: Workers Compensation Forum 2016
  • Rapid Recovery Hip and Knee Replacement: Athletico University 2016
  • Hip Arthroscopy and Total Hip Arthroplasty for Visiting Surgeons: Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Course 2015
  • Nuts and Bolts: Hip Arthroscopy: Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Course 2015
  • Partial Knee Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Rehab Connection PT Symposium 2015
  • Enhanced Recovery Total Hip Arthroplasty: TJR Symposium for PT 2015
  • Concerns with Modern Total Knee Arthroplasty: Contemporary Solution to Joint Surgery: 2014
  • Rapid Recovery Total Hip Arthroplasty: Contemporary Solutions to Joint Surgery 2014
  • Rapid Recovery Total Hip Arthroplasty: Orthopaedics for PCP Symposium 2014
  • Hip Arthroscopy: Orthopaedics for PCP Symposium 2014
  • Interesting Revision and Primary Reconstructive Cases. Orthopaedic Symposium. 2014.
  • Hip Pain in the Young Adult. Physical Therapy Symposium. 2014
  • Hip Pain in the Athlete. Orthopaedics for Primary Care Physicians Symposium. 2013
  • Partial Knee Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Rehab Connection PT Symposium 2014
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty Vs. Hemiarthroplasty for Hip Fractures; OTA Fracture Symposium 2013
  • Debate Posterior Approach Vs. Anterior Approach Hemiarthroplasty; OTA Fracture Symposium 2013
  • Contemporary Partial and Total Knee Arthroplasty. Physical Therapy Symposium. 2013.
  • Adult Dysplastic Hip. Grand Rounds. NorthShore University Health Systems, 2013
  • Hip Reconstruction and Arthroplasty, AAOS/ASSH General Orthopaedic Review Course, 2012
  • Young Adult Hip Pain, Medical Grand Rounds, St. Francis Hospital, 2012
  • Young Adult Hip Pain, Orthopaedic Lectureship, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 2012
  • Young Adult Hip Pain. Medical Grand Rounds, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 2011
  • Young Adult Hip Pain. Athletico Invited Lectureship, 2011
  • Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital

  • Femoral Stem Design in Total Hip Arthroplasty 2011
  • Periprosthetic Femur Fractures s/p Total Hip Arthroplasty 2010
  • Reconstructing the Adult Dysplastic Hip 2010
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital

  • Chairman’s Conference Presenter Alternate Bearings THA 2010
  • Chairman’s Conference Presenter Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty 2009
  • Grand Rounds Presenter Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy 2008
  • Chairman’s Conference Presenter Spinal Stenosis 2008
  • University of Chicago

  • Teaching Assistant, Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics 2004-2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Doctor Patient Relationship 2004-2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Clinical Skills 2: Physical Diagnosis 2004-2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Doctor Patient Relationship 2003
  • Instructor for Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Kaplan Educational Inc. 2001-2005
  • Loyola University Chicago

  • Trainer Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Program 2000-2001
  • Instructor for Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Kaplan Educational Inc 2000-2001
  • Instructor for ACT, Kaplan Educational Inc. 2000-2001

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