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Roderick Birnie, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Roderick Birnie, MD, specializes in non-operative general orthopaedics. He sees patients with a variety of orthopaedic issues, including both upper and lower extremity conditions.

A respected educator, Dr. Birnie teaches medical students and residents in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Chicago. Dr. Birnie is also a faculty advisor to the University of Chicago Rugby Football Club.

Practice Locations

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

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Orthopaedics
11456 S. Broadway
Crown Point, IN 46307

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 (South Africa)

Medical School

University of Witwatersrand


Edendale Hospital, South Africa


Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa (orthopaedic surgery)


Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis (hand and upper extremity surgery)


Academic Orthopaedic Society
American Association for Hand Surgery
Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand
South African Orthopaedic Association
South African Society for Hand Surgery

Language Spoken


Office Phone

 (773) 834-3531 

Office Fax

(773) 702- 5434

Office Postal Address

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

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

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

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