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Leonardo Oliveira, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Leonardo Oliveira, MD, is an orthopaedic sports medicine specialist. Dr. Oliveira provides skilled non-surgical care for athletic and musculoskeletal injuries in teens and adults. His specialties include musculoskeletal ultrasound-guided diagnostic and interventional procedures and sports concussions.

His clinical interest areas include tendon disorders (such as tendonitis and partial tears), arthritis in physically-active individuals, and running injuries. Dr. Oliveira's goal is to help each patient perform at the highest level possible. He incorporates the latest research into individualized care plans designed to help patients achieve an appropriate level of activity and return to their sport of choice. As a long-distance runner, he has completed the Chicago and Miami Marathons, and several half marathons throughout the US.

Dr. Oliveira is part of the medical team for the WNBA Chicago Sky, and is a team physician for Concordia University Chicago and treats their athletes for sports medicine and musculoskeletal injuries. He also has experience providing care for runners during races, including the Chicago and Cleveland marathons in recent years.

Practice Locations

University of Chicago Medical Center
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 Certifications

Internal Medicine
Sports Medicine

Medical School

Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niteroi, Brazil

Residency and Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic


American College of Physicians
American College of Sports Medicine
American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation

Languages Spoken



Office Phone


Office Fax

(773) 702-0554

Office Postal Address

Leonardo Oliveira, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3079
Chicago, IL 60637

Physician Photo

Clinical Interests

  • Non-operative orthopaedics
  • Sports medicine
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Running injuries
  • Sports concussions
  • Overuse injuries
  • Vitamin D and the musculoskeletal system

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Selected Publications

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