Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers

5616 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60659 - ORC NORTH
1431 N. Western Ave. Suite 510 Chicago, IL 60622 - ORC SOUTH

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Meet Our Physicians

David Saper, MD

David Saper, MD
David Saper, MD

Co-Director of Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine | Trauma | Joint Replacement
Orthopaedic Surgeon

We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Saper has joined the medical staff of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centers as the Co-Director of Sports Medicine. Dr. Saper completed both medical school and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and served as an assistant physician for the University of Chicago Maroon’s Athletic Department. He has advanced training in a variety of both non-operative and minimally invasive procedures to treat and repair sports and orthopedic injuries and arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle.

Dr. Saper also has considerable experience with fracture and trauma care and completed his residency training in New England’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center. He continues to provide trauma and fracture care as a surgeon at two of Chicago’s Level 1 trauma centers.

Dr. Saper has long-standing ties to the Chicago area. His education and training include:

  • The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana: Howard Hughes Undergraduate Fellow, BS in Molecular Biology, BA in Sociology
  • The University of Chicago: Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Boston University Medical Center: Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • The University of Chicago Medicine: Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

In addition to clinical care, Dr. Saper has presented multiple research presentations at national orthopedic conferences including the ‘Orthopaedic Trauma Association,’ the ‘American Society for Surgery of the Hand,’ and the ‘American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.’

He has published several peer-reviewed research papers, novel surgical techniques, and review articles in the orthopedic literature on the topics of sports and trauma and currently serves as a reviewer for the highest impact orthopedic journal, The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Saper is dedicated to the complete care of the individual and stays up to date with the latest techniques, technologies, and treatments to treat bone, cartilage, and joint disorders. He aims to collaborate with patients to help restore their mobility so they can reach their maximal potential in sport, work, and life.

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