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Gordon W. Nuber, M.D.

Gordon W. Nuber, M.D.Dr Dr. Gordon Nuber is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon, concentrating on sports related and traumatic injuries to the knee, shoulder, and elbow. His areas of special interest are ACL Reconstruction, arthroscopy in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries including meniscal tears, rotator cuff and labral tears. He is currently on staff at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and River North Same Day Surgical Center.

In addition to his responsibilities with Northwestern Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Nuber is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School and has received the James K. Stack Teaching Award in recognition of his academic and research activities. He has authored over 100 publications on topics related to sports injuries of the shoulder, knee, and elbow, and acts as a reviewer for the Journal of the Shoulder and Elbow.

Named one of America’s leading physicians by Woodward/White, the Castle Connelly Guide,, and Chicago Magazine, Dr. Nuber also has served as an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition, he currently serves as a Team Physician for the Chicago Bears, and, previously served as team physician for the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, and Big Ten Conference, as well as a consultant to Bally’s Corporation.

He earned his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Nuber completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Southern California.


  • Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, Illinois
    Years: 1969-1973
    • Cum Laude
      Mid-American Conference Scholar
      Athlete of the Year, 1973
      Biology Society - Phi Sigma
  • Wayne State University, School of Medicine
    Detroit, Michigan
    Years: 1974-1978
    Degree: M.D.
    Honors: First Year
    Awards: Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of America, 1976


  • Type: Rotating Surgical
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical Center
    Chicago, Illinois
    July 1978-June 1979


  • Type: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Northwestern University Medical School
    Chicago, Illinois
    Years: July 1978-June 1983
    Anatomy Award, 1981
    • Residency Selection
      Residency Research


  • Sports Medicine
    National Athletic Health Institute
    Inglewood, California
    Years:  July 1983-June 1984

Hospital Rotations

  • St. Francis Hospital
    Evanston, Illinois
    January 1980-June 1980
  • Evanston Hospital
    Evanston, Illinois
    January 1981-June 1981
  • Cook County Hospital
    Hand Surgery, Trauma Service
    Chicago, Illinois
    July 1981-December 1981
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital
    Chicago, Illinois
    January 1982-June 1982
    January 1983-June 1983
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Chief Orthopaedic Resident
    Chicago, Illinois
    July 1982-December 1982
  • Columbus Hospital
    Chicago, Illinois
    April 1983-June 1983


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    July 1986, July 1994
    Recertification 2004 - 2017
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Board Examiner Sports Medicine
    1996 - Present


Illinois State License # 036-059611

Medical School Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
    Northwestern University Medical School
  • Vice Chairman 1988-1998
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Northwestern University Medical School
  • Director of the Residency Program 1985-1996
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Northwestern University Medical School

Hospital Appointments

  • Active Attending
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    250 East Superior
    Chicago, Illinois
    August 1985 - present
  • WOC Physician
    Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical Center
    333 East Huron
    Chicago, Illinois
    January 1987 - present
  • Junior Attending
    Hutzel Hospital
    4707 St. Antoine
    Detroit, Michigan
    August 1984 - July 1985

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