Dr. Josh Alpert

Joshua M. Alpert, MD | Orthopedic Surgeon

 Dr. Alpert grew up in Highland Park, Illinois and obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Illinois-Champaign. He earned his MD at the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. During his sports medicine fellowship at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital, he served as a team physician for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Bruins.

Dr. Alpert specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, with a particular focus on minimally invasive treatment of the shoulder and knee. He also treats the elbow, wrist, hand, knee, foot, hip, and ankle.

A lifelong athlete, Dr. Alpert’s foremost mission is to return his patients to the activities and sports they love.

“ Dr. Alpert makes you better one shoulder and
knee at a time.”



  • Board Certified by The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (2010)
  • Massachusetts General/Harvard Sports Medicine Fellowship (’07-‘08)
    Team Physician: New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins Head Team Physician: Curry College: Football, Basketball, Wrestling
  • Rush University Medical Center (2002-‘07)
    Orthopedic Surgery Resident
  • The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL (1998-‘02) M.D.
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences (1997-’98)
    M.S. in Applied Physiology
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (1993-‘97)
    B.S. in Biology


  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Academic Honorary
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital Physician Spotlight Award 2013
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Academic Enrichment Grant
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who 2008
  • Dean’s Award – The Chicago Medical School
  • Scholarship Award – The Association For Chemoreception Sciences
  • Alpha Lambda Delta National Academic Honorary
  • Member: Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity College of Honors
  • University of Illinois Dean’s List


  • Member: American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Certified, 6th Edition AMA Guide to Evaluation of Impairment Ratings
  • Member: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Member: Sherman Hospital Trauma Committee
  • Member: Illinois State Medical Society
  • Manuscript Reviewer: American Journal Of Sports Medicine
  • Manuscript Reviewer: The Knee
  • Director Surgical Services: Ashton Surgery Center, Hoffman Estates, IL
  • President: Presence-St Joe’s Hospital Orthopedic Co-Management, LLC.
  • Resident Judge: OREF Midwest Resident Research Competition (2007)
  • President: Chicago Medical School Honor Council
  • Vice President: Chicago Medical School Class of 2002 Intramural Softball, Flag Football, Basketball

Dr. Alpert is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He currently serves as a team physician for Judson University, Elgin High School, Larkin High School, and Dundee Crown High School as well as the Chicago Inferno Soccer Club. 

In addition to treating patients with sports injuries, Dr. Alpert also commonly sees patients with work-related injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, hip, ankle, and foot. He performs Independent Medical Examinations and is certified to perform Impairment Ratings as per the 6th Edition AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

Make an appointment: 224.293.1170
Email us: info@joshalpertmd.com