Gregory D. Lopez, M.D.

Gregory D. Lopez, M.D.

Spine, Back and Neck

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Gregory Lopez specializes in minimally invasive treatment of complex degenerative disorders of the spine, as well as pediatric and adult deformity. Dr. Lopez graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in arts, anthropology and pre-professional studies. He went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at University of California Irvine, where he created low cost surgical simulators for orthopedic surgery training. He then completed a spine surgery fellowship at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

As an accomplished athlete; a former Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball player and collegiate shortstop and team captain for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Dr. Lopez understands the rigorous regimen athletes endure and the orthopedic injuries an athlete may encounter.

He has received many honors and awards including the AAOS Scientific Exhibit Award of Excellence. He has researched spine surgery topics.

Dr. Lopez is married with four children.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

AWARDS & HONORS

  • First author in a November 2016 article in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). The article, titled, "Construct Validity for a Cost-effective Arthroscopic Surgery Simulator for Resident Education," centers around research focused on evaluating educational methods needed to best teach resident physicians how to perform arthroscopic surgery.
  • Fundamentals of Orthopaedic Surgery (FORS)Creator and Co-inventor with Dr. Ranjan Gupta, MD. This is a cost effective basic psycho-motor skills trainer and assessment tool simulating fracture reduction, drill control exercises, and wound closure.
  • Low Cost Arthroscopic Surgical Skills Trainer Creator and Co-inventor with Dr. Ranjan Gupta, MD. This is a cost effective basic psychomotor skills trainer and assessment tool for arthroscopy.

PRACTICE EMPHASIS

  • Spine Surgery

DISCLOSURES

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Medical School
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX
  • Residency
    University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA - Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Spine Surgery
  • Board Certification
    Board eligible

IN THE NEWS

HOSPITAL / SURGICAL LOCATIONS

Central DuPage Hospital

25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190

Rush Oak Park Hospital

520 S. Maple Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

155 E. Brush Hill Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

PHYSICIAN OFFICE LOCATIONS

Rush Oak Park Hospital - Medical Office Building

610 South Maple Avenue, Suite 1550
Oak Park, Illinois 60304

Central DuPage Hospital - Outpatient Services

Outpatient Services Building
Suite 505
25 North Winfield Road
Winfield, Illinois 60190

The Orthopedic Building
Rush University Medical Center

1611 W. Harrison Street, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-6689