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During his 20+ year career, Dr. Daniel Ivankovich has won numerous awards for his patient care and advocacy. He's regarded as one of Chicago's premiere physicians.

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Dr. Dan Ivankovich understands what it's like to be the underdog . . .

While an intern and resident, putting in 120+ hour weeks at Cook County Hospital, Ivankovich had the chance to change the status quo, work with the poor on the front-lines and see how healthcare, insurance companies and the government short-changed them. Ivankovich co-founded OnePatient-Global Health Initiative . . . to make health care for the poor a basic human right.

Dr. Dan understands the pain his patients suffer, having personally undergone thirteen knee surgeries himself. Dan Ivankovich is a well-known public figure who's established orthopedic outreach and patient education programs at virtually all of Chicago's safety-net hospitals. He's raised over $1,000,000+ in committed grants and services to grow clinics and provide staffing.

Dan Ivankovich could be clearing a cushy salary treating sports injuries and backaches. He could have a stream of well-to-do patients in a plush suburban office during the week and kick back on Sundays. Instead, he chooses to hustle at the inner city and underserved hospitals. He's seen over a hundred thousand patients, performed over ten thousand surgeries in communities that never had this type of service . . . ever: pediatrics, trauma, joint reconstruction and spine surgery. He treats the needy, provides specialty care for twisted spines, degenerated joints, broken bones and gunshot wounds . . for victims and victimizers alike.

With all of his variable expertise, there is a connecting thread. Whether squeezing a blue note out of his six-string, preaching on the day's relevant social issues, or wielding a scalpel with skill and precision, the street rules his reality. Dan Ivankovich does it all with a street-savvy hipness and honesty, integrity that's nearly extinct in today's climate of inequitable health care policies, greed, corruption, and injustice.

He's bluesman, healer, shaman & philosopher, and, as Bo Diddley said about Ivankovich, "He ain't from this planet."

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • RUSH University Medical Center
    Residency, Orthopedic Surgery • 1995 - 2000


  • RUSH University Medical Center
    Fellowship, Adult Joint Reconstruction • 2000 - 2001

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
    Fellowship, Adult Trauma & Spine Reconstruction • 2001 - 2002

Hospital Affiliations

  • Westlake Community Hospital

Special Interests  

  • Hip and Knee Replacement / Reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain Management
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Surgery
  • Trauma

Languages Spoken  

  • English
  • Croatian
  • Polish
  • Serbian

Offices See Insurances

One Patient Global Health Initiative  


5025 N. Paulina Street, Suite 325, Chicago, Illinois 60640-2772

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close
Mon 9:00 am 12:00 - 12:30 pm 4:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am 12:00 - 12:30 pm 4:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am 12:00 - 12:30 pm 4:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am 12:00 - 12:30 pm 4:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am 12:00 - 12:30 pm 4:30 pm

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Orthopedic Spine Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery
Practice SpecialtyOrthopedic Surgery
Hospital Affiliation
  • Westlake Community Hospital
Languages Spoken Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

Westlake Hospital  


1225 West Lake Street, Melrose Park, Illinois 60160

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Orthopedic Spine Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery
Practice SpecialtyOrthopedic Spine Surgery
Hospital Affiliation
  • Westlake Community Hospital
Languages Spoken English

Insurances Accepted  

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetLife
  • Self-pay
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Other


Dr. Dan Ivankovich - Chicagoan Of The Year  

American Spirit: Dr. Daniel Ivankovich  

American Story: Helping A Giant Of A Man Get Back On His Feet