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Adam W. Bennett
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Adam W. Bennett, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Adam W. Bennett, M.D.Dr. Adam Bennett is a Board Certified Family Practitioner, sub-specializing in Primary Care Sports Medicine. His areas of special interest are sports medicine, non-surgical musculoskeletal care, overuse injuries, and injury prevention. He is on staff at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital.

In addition to his responsibilities with Northwestern Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Bennett is a College Mentor and Assistant Professor at Northwestern Medical School and he is a co-author of two medical textbooks, Blueprints in Family Medicine and Family Practice Q & A. In addition, he serves as a team physician for U.S. Soccer's Men's and Women's National Teams and the Chicago Bears. Previously, he has served as a team physician for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Dr. Bennett earned his medical degree from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and completed fellowships in Primary Care Sports Medicine and Academic Family Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

He completed his Residency at the Northwestern-affiliated program at St. Joseph Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. His awards as Chief Resident include: the Mead Johnson Award for Graduate Education, which is given to the 20 most outstanding Family Medicine residents in the country, and the Resident Teacher Award.

Medical Interests

  • Sports Medicine
  • Injury Prevention
  • Musculoskeletal Problems


  • Fellowship in Academic Family Medicine
    Northwestern University Medical School Department of Family Medicine
    Chicago, IL
    07/01/02 - 06/30/04

  • Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine
    Northwestern University’s Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph Hospital
    Chicago, IL
    08/01/02 - 07/31/03

  • Northwestern University’s Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph Hospital
    07/1999 – 07/2002
    Chief Resident, 04/01/01-04/01/02
    Chicago, IL

  • Northwestern University Medical School McGaw Medical Center
    Chicago, IL
    09/1995 - 06/1999
    MD, 06/1999

  • Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL
    09/1991 - 06/1995
    BA, Psychology

Work History

  • Attending Physician, Primary Care Sports Medicine
    Northwestern Orthopaedic Institute
    680 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1026
    Chicago, IL 60611

  • Assistant Professor - Department of Family Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1301
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Chicago, IL
    3/6/2005 - current

  • Team Physician- U.S. Soccer (06/01/03-current)
    Team Physician- Chicago Bears (NFL) (07/01/04-current)
    Assistant Team Physician- Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) (7/01/03-08/01/05)

Career Highlights

01-02-2008: Quoted in Northwestern Memorial Hospital Healthy Transititions "Invest in Your Health by Improving Your Fitness"

01-01-2008: "The Careers of Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians in the United States: A Survey Study" published in Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (abstract)

12-07-2007: Served as a panelist for the discussion of concussions at the Medical and Legal Controversies in Collegiate, Professional, Olympic and High School Athletics conference

08-14-2007: "Injury Prevention for Active People" Northwestern Memorial Hospital Patient Power Webcast

07-02-2007: 2007 Illinois Family Medicine Teacher of the Year

04-25-2007: Research Poster, The Careers of Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians: A Survey Study, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 40th Annual Spring Conference, Chicago, IL

03-28-2007: Team Physician for the US Soccer Men's National Team vs Guatemala in Dallas, Texas

03-10-2007: Lectured "Update on Athletic Pubalgia" at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting

03-07-2007: Lectured "Update on Athletic Pubalgia" at Athletico University

02-08-2007: "Team Physicians 'Bearly' Contain Super Bowl Excitement" interview with Dr. Adam Bennett

06-01-2003 to current: Team Physician U.S. Soccer

07-01-2004 to current: Team Physician Chicago Bears (NFL)

07-01-2003 to 08-01-2005: Assistant Team Physician - Chicago Blackhawks

Awards, Honors, and Recognitions

2008: Nominated for the American Academy of Family Physicians Exemplary Teaching Award

2007: Illinois Family Medicine Teacher of the Year

2002: Resident Teacher Award

Given by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

2001: Mead Johnson Award for Graduate Education

Given to twenty 2nd year Family Medicine residents from the American Academy of Family Physicians who "represent the most outstanding family practice residents in the country"

Northwestern University Medical School Student Research Award

Hartford Foundation’s AGS American Federation for Aging Research, Student Travel Stipend Award

Professional Society Memberships

  • NFL Team Physician's Society
  • NHL Team Physician's Society (2003-2005)
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Illinois Academy of Family Physicians

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