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Aravind Athiviraham, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

A specialist in sports medicine, Aravind Athiviraham, MD, cares for patients with athletic and overuse injuries, as well as other injuries and diseases of the bones, joints, and muscles. He is skilled in minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. In addition, he has received advanced training in reconstructive procedures of the knee and shoulder.

Dr. Athiviraham's research focuses on the use of virtual arthroscopic simulators in resident training. His current research interest includes the role of orthobiologics to enhance tendon repair and ligament reconstruction, to optimize patient recovery from surgery and allow early return to sports activity. Dr. Athiviraham recently was awarded a grant from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery for his work.

An active contributor to medical literature, Dr. Athiviraham has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on cartilage restorative procedures of the knee and shoulder, as well as total knee arthroplasty. He has served as faculty at arthroscopic shoulder and knee courses organized by the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He also is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. In addition, he has served as a team physician for several professional and college sports teams.

Dr. Athiviraham is dedicated to the care of his patients and stays up-to-date on the latest techniques in sports medicine. He enjoys getting to know his patients and working with them to choose the best treatment option, by fostering a combined patient-physician decision making approach.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center for
Advanced Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd 
Orland Park, IL 60462

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at South Loop
1101 S. Canal Street, Suite 201 and 202
Chicago, IL 60607

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School

McGill University, Montreal

Internship and Residency

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario


Cleveland Clinic (orthopaedic sports medicine)
Insall Scott Kelly Institute, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York (knee reconstruction and sports medicine)


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

 (773) 834-3531 

Office Fax

(773) 702-0554

Office Postal Address

Aravind Athiviraham, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3079
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Athiviraham's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.