Dr. Daniel Ivankovich is an orthopedic spine surgeon in Chicago. He offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for conditions affecting your spine.
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."
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD • Honors Program In Medical Education (HPME)
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
5025 N. Paulina Street, Suite 325, Chicago, Illinois 60640-2772
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|Thu||9:00 am||12:00 - 1:00 pm||5:00 pm|
|Fri||9:00 am||12:00 - 1:00 pm||5:00 pm|
|Doctor Specialties||Orthopedic Spine Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery|
|Practice Specialty||Orthopedic Surgery|
|Languages Spoken||Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese|