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Nikhil K. Chokshi, M.D. Joint Replacement, Trauma & Orthopedic Oncology

Biography

Dr. Nikhil K. Chokshi is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who treats all types of orthopaedic conditions, but focuses particularly on joint replacement, trauma and orthopaedic oncology. Dr. Chokshi grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois where he graduated high school valedictorian and was named to the Chicago Tribune all-state academic team. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis where he also completed medical school. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, where he was named Outstanding Chief Resident and received multiple teaching awards.

Following his residency, Dr. Chokshi completed two fellowships at University of Sydney/Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Arthroplasty and Orthopaedic Oncology as well as Orthopaedic Trauma. He joins Hinsdale Orthopaedics after practicing in central Illinois for seven years.

Dr. Chokshi specializes in the direct anterior approach to total hip replacement surgery. This is a minimally invasive technique that provides less discomfort, a faster recovery, and enhanced mobility for patients undergoing hip surgery. He also performs patient-specific performs knee replacements which allow the surgeon to customize the surgery to a patient’s unique knee anatomy, reducing the risk of misalignment. These technologies improve the patient’s outcome by extending implant longevity and helping the patient regain an active lifestyle. Dr. Chokshi performs complex revision surgeries including direct anterior hip revision surgery, distal femur replacement, proximal tibial replacement, and total femoral replacement. He also performs oncologic resections, reconstructions, and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

Dr. Chokshi has performed extensive research to continually improve outcomes of treatment. Dr. Chokshi partners with his patients throughout their entire treatment and recovery process, working together to achieve positive results. Dr. Chokshi is also active in sports and has completed four marathons.

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Education

  • Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO Doctor of Medicine, 8/97 –5/01
  • Washington University St. Louis, MO Bachelor of Arts, 8/93 – 5/96
  • Biochemistry-Chemistry/Religious Studies

Experience

  • Monsanto, Co. St. Louis, MO Research Associate, 8/96 - 8/97
  • Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO Department of Surgery, Division of Molecular Biology
    Research Technician, 6/95 – 8/96
  • University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Department of Ophthalmology/Orthopaedic Surgery
    Research Technician 7/03 – 12/03
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital New York, NY Orthopaedic House Physician 1/04 – 8/04
  • Harvard Combined Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Boston, MA OrthopaedicOncology Research 8/09-11/09
  • McLean County Orthopedics Bloomington, IL Orthopedic Surgeon 11/11-11/18
  • Hinsdale Orthopaedics/Illinois Bone and Joint Institute 12/18-current

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Board Certified
  • State of Illinois Physician License #036125527
  • State of Indiana Physician License #01067860A
  • State of New York Physician License #60 257124 (Exp. 4/30/2012)

Honors

  • Washington University
    Summa Cum Laude
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Sigma Xi
    Jim Weaver Memorial Scholarship
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Class of 1970 Scholarship
    Dean’s Letter of Commendation, 3rd and 4th years

Presentations to Learned Societies

  • Case Presentation of an Intertrochanteric Fracture Nonunion with Hardware Failure, Revision with Cemented Fixation. Nikhil K. Chokshi, Fereydoon Ghobadi.
    Presented at the New Jersey State Orthopaedic Society Annual Residents' Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, October 2006.
  • Case Presentation of a Failure of a Sliding Hip Screw in Proximal Femur Fracture with Revisionto Total Hip Arthroplasty. Nikhil K. Chokshi, Mark M. Pizzurro. Presented at the New Jersey State Orthopaedic Society Annual Residents' Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, October 2007.
  • Fractures of the Patella in Children: An Outcome Study of 17 Knees at 4- to 22-years’ Followup. Dipak V. Patel, Nikhil K. Chokshi
    Presented at the 58th Philippine Orthopaedic Association Annual Convention, Mandaluyong City, Philippines, November 2007.
  • Arthroscopic Fixation of Avulsion Fractures of the Intercondylar Eminence of the Tibia inChildren and Adolescents: An Outcome Study of 23 Knees at 5- to 21-years’ Follow-up. DipakV. Patel, Nikhil K. Chokshi
    Presented at the 58th Philippine Orthopaedic Association Annual Convention, Mandaluyong City, Philippines, November 2007.
  • The Outcome of Surgical Management of Knee Dislocations: A Study of 56 Knees with aMean Follow-up of 13.3 Years. Dipak V. Patel, Nikhil K. Chokshi
    Presented at the 58th Philippine Orthopaedic Association Annual Convention, Mandaluyong City, Philippines, November 2007.
    Presented at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society Residents' Meeting, New Brunswick, NJ,October 2008.
  • Hemangioendothelioma of the Scapula: A Case Report. Nikhil K. Chokshi, Camilo E.Villalobos, James C. Wittig.
    Presented at the Annual Seton Hall University Research Colloquium, South Orange, NewJersey, May 2008.
    Presented at the New Jersey State Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ,May 2008.

Publications

  • Fractures of the Patella in Children: An Outcome Study of 17 Knees at 4- to 22-years' Follow-up. Dipak V. Patel, Nikhil K. Chokshi
    Paper submitted to Knee, 2009.
  • Arthroscopic Fixation of Avulsion Fractures of the Intercondylar Eminence of the Tibia in Children and Adolescents: An Outcome Study of 23 Knees at 5- to 21-years' Follow-up. Dipak V. Patel, Nikhil K. Chokshi
    Paper submitted to Journal of Orthopaedic Science, 2009.
  • The Outcome of Surgical Management of Knee Dislocations: A Study of 56 Knees with a Mean Follow-up of 13.3 Years. Dipak V. Patel, Nikhil K. Chokshi
    Paper submitted to Journal of Orthopaedic Science, 2009.
  • Hemangioendothelioma of the Scapula: A Case Report. Nikhil K. Chokshi, Camilo E.Villalobos, James C. Wittig
    Paper submitted to Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American, 2009.

Languages

Gujarati

Activities

  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Christian Medical Association
    Reproductive Health Education Program
    Students Teaching AIDS to Students
    Volunteer – Student-run Free Clinic
  • Washington University
    Campus Crusade – Vice President, 1994-1995
    Student Admissions Committee

Miscellaneous

  • Valedictorian, Crystal Lake South (IL) High School Class of 1993 (of 300)
  • Illinois All-State Academic Team (1993)
  • National Merit Scholar (1992)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association