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Jonathan T. Nassos, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Jonathan T. Nassos, M.D - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Jonathan T. Nassos, M.D.

Dr. Jonathan Nassos is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, including arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, and orthopaedic trauma. He also has additional board-certification in orthopaedic sports medicine. Dr.Nassos greatly values the individual needs of each patient and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for his patients. He received his bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his M.D. from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center.

Following residency, he completed an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. During that time , he worked as an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Sparks, Anaheim Ducks, and Loyola Marymount University. He is active in research which he has been presented both at national and international scientific meetings. He is currently an Associate Master Instructor of Arthroscopy for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, teaching other orthopaedic surgeons about cutting-edge arthroscopic surgical procedures. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition, he is an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of California as well as a Qualified Medical Evaluator. Dr. Nassos lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jenni, and daughter. His hobbies include running, basketball, and golf.

Education

2009-10

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

Los Angeles, CA

2004-08

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident

Loyola University Chicago Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Training Sites:

  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL
  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Chicago, IL
  • Surgical Mission Trip, Buga, Colombia, S.A. 2006, 2007

2003-04

Surgery Internship

Loyola University Chicago Department of Surgery

Training Sites:

  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL
  • Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL

1999-03

Doctor of Medicine

Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine

Training Sites:

  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Hines / VA Hospital, Maywood, IL
  • Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL

1995-99

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Distinction in Economics

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Dr. Nassos is on the Medical Staff at

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Glendale Adventist Medical Center
  • Olympia Medical Center
  • Mission Community Hospital.

In addition, Dr. Nassos also has privileges at several surgery centers in the Los Angeles area.

Professional Appointments

2012-Present

Attending Staff Physician

Olympia Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

2008-2012

Attending Staff Physician

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, IL

Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL (2008-10)

2009-10

Faculty Fellow

USC University Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

2008-09

Consultant

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL

Employment

2008-2012

G & T Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Attending Physician

Chicago, IL

2009-10

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

Los Angeles,

2004-08

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident

Loyola University Chicago Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Maywood, IL

2003-04

Surgery Internship

Loyola University Chicago Department of Surgery

Maywood, IL

2002-03

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Medical Student Tutor

1997

Hospital Administrative Intern

Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Honors/Awards/Grants

  • JBJS/OREF Journal Club Grant (2008)
  • Schwartz Traveling Fellowship (2008)
  • Excellence in Research Award – Loyola University Chicago, Department ofOrthopaedic Surgery (2008)
  • OTA Resident Scholarship (2008)
  • AANA Resident Scholarship (2007 )
  • Magis Award – Loyola University Medical Center (2006)
  • Unrestricted Resident Research Grant – Medtronic (2005)
  • Miller Scholarship –Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2003)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon – International Honor Society for Economics (1999)
  • Dean’s List – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1999)

Publications

  • Nassos JT, ElAttrache NS, Angel MJ, Tibone JE, Limpisvasti O, Lee TQ. Optimizing a water-tight construct inarthroscopic rotator cuff repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 May;21(5):589-96.
  • Nassos JT, Ghanayem AJ, Sasso RC, Tzermiadianos MN, Voronov LI, Havey RM, Rinella AS, Carandang G,Patwardhan AG. A biomechanical evaluation of segmental occipito-atlanto-axial fixation techniques. Spine. 2009Dec 1;34(25):2740-4.
  • Nassos JT, Chudik S. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with biceps tendon augmentation. Am J Orthop. 2009 Jun38(6):279-81.
  • Nassos JT, Ghanayem AJ. Segmental stabilization of the occipitocervical junction with respect to the vertebralartery. Cont Spine Surg. 2007; 8: 1-6.
  • Nassos J, Rabin S. The medical liability crisis. Loyola Orthop J. 2005;14:64-7.
  • Nassos JT, Hopkinson WJ, Pinzur MS, Stanley SK. Lower extremity amputee functional outcomes after lowerextremity fractures. Loyola Orthop J. 2004; 13:74-7.
  • Bush-Joseph C, Berger R, Virkus W, Nassos J. Selective Exposures in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Knee. (Digitalmedia), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL. 2002.

Presentations/Abstracts

  • The Knee. WCLA Medical Seminar, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, September 16, 2011.
  • Optimizing a Water-Tight Construct in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Nassos JT, ElAttrache N, Angel M,Tibone JE, Limpisvasti O, Lee TQ. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ,October 20-23, 2010.
  • Return to play in overhead athletes following dominant arm glenohumeral dislocation. Nassos JT, ElAttrache NS,Mejia MR, Yocum LA. Kerlan-Jobe Alumni Research Conference, Providence, RI, July 16, 2010.
  • Optimizing a water-tight construct in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Nassos JT, ElAttrache NS, Angel MJ, TiboneJE, Limpisvasti O, Lee TQ. Kerlan-Jobe Alumni Research Conference, Providence, RI, July 16, 2010.
  • Primary Osteoarthritis of the Elbow. Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA. April 28, 2010.
  • Valgus Instability in the Overhead Athlete. Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA. December 10, 2009.
  • The Middle Age Workout. Elmhurst Center for Health, Elmhurst, IL. October 7, 2008.
  • Massive Rotator Cuff Tears. Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL. Department of Orthopaedic Surgeryand Rehabilitation, Grand Rounds, June 5, 2008.
  • Valgus Instability of the Elbow in the Throwing Athlete. Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Grand Rounds, March 15, 2007.
  • Evaluation of Segmental Occipito-Atlanto-Axial Fixation Techniques with Respect to Risk to the Vertebral Artery.Ghanayem A, Nassos J, Tzermiadianos M, Voronov L, Patwardhan A. Biomechanical Cervical Spine ResearchSociety-European Section, Berlin, Germany, May 17 – 19, 2006.
  • A Biomechanical Evaluation of Segmental Occipito-Atlanto-Axial Fixation Techniques with Respect to Risk to theVertebral Artery. Nassos J, Tzermiadianos M, Voronov L, Ghanayem A, Patwardhan A. American Spinal InjuryAssociation Annual Meeting, Boston, June 25-28, 2006.
  • A Biomechanical Evaluation of Segmental Occipito-Atlanto-Axial Fixation Techniques with Respect to Risk to theVertebral Artery. Nassos J, Tzermiadianos M, Voronov L, Ghanayem A, Patwardhan A. Spine Across the Sea AnnualMeeting, Maui, Hawaii, July 23-27, 2006.
  • A Biomechanical Evaluation of Segmental Occipito-Atlanto-Axial Fixation Techniques with Respect to Risk to theVertebral Artery. Nassos J, Sasso R, Ghanayem A, Tzermiadianos M, Voronov L, Patwardhan A. NASS AnnualMeeting,Seattle, Washington, September 26-30, 2006.

Active Research

Nassos JT, ElAttrache NS, Mejia MR, Yocum LA. Return to play in overhead athletes following dominant armglenohumeral dislocation.

Professional Memberships/Committees

  • Orthopaedic Consultant – Chicago Rush Arena Football Team (2011 – 12)
  • Assistant Team Physician – Los Angeles Lakers (2009 – 10)
  • Assistant Team Physician – Los Angeles Dodgers (2009 – 10)
  • Assistant Team Physician – Los Angeles Kings (2009 – 10)
  • Assistant Team Physician – Los Angeles Sparks (2009 – 10)
  • Assistant Team Physician – Anaheim Ducks (2009 – 10)
  • Assistant Team Physician – Loyola Maramount University (2009 – 10)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Candidate Member (2004 – Present)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America- Associate Member (2007 – Present)
  • Associate Master Instructor of Arthroscopy, AANA (2009 – Present)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – Associate Member (2009 – Present)
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine – Committee on Admissions (2007 – 08)
  • Assistant Team Physician – Loyola University Chicago (2007 – 08)
  • Assistant Team Physician – Lewis University (2007 – 08)

Licensure/Certifications

  • Board Certified – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)
  • Board Certified – American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (2011)
  • California License A108187 (2009 – Present)
  • Illinois License 36114903 (2005 – Present)