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Gregory L. Primus, M.D.

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Dr. Gregory L. Primus is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon and founder of The Chicago Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. He played three seasons in the NFL, one with the Denver Broncos and two with the Chicago Bears. As a former professional athlete, Dr. Primus has a unique understanding of the needs of sports medicine patients. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Primus and the staff at The Chicago Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery believe in a team-oriented approach to patient care. Some of the services offered include on-site physical therapy, x-ray, and MRI, as well as assistance from athletic trainers. The facility also houses a fitness center and personal trainers for an entire sports medicine experience.

In addition to his sports medicine training, which focuses on arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction of all the major joints, Dr. Primus also specializes in arthritis reconstruction of the knee and shoulder, with a focus on ligament sparing joint arthroplasty.

Dr. Primus completed his pre-medical microbiology degree at Colorado State University and then entered the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. There, he earned his medical degree and completed his orthopedic surgery residency. He then went on to complete a fellowship at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Primus is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, previous journal reviewer for the Arthroscopy Association of North American, and current Associate Master Instructor for Arthroscopy, National Medical Association and Cook County Physicians Association, J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society, and the retired branch of the National Football League Players Association.

Dr. Primus and his medical staff are the team physicians for Roosevelt University and Whitney Young High School in Chicago, and Homewood Flossmoor High School and Crete-Monee High Schools in the south suburbs. Having the Chicago Center For Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery allows him to treat athletes and injured workers throughout Chicagoland.

Philosophy Of Care

“My philosophy of care is centered around patient information and patient understanding. I embody this team concept, which means treatment decisions are made by the collective understanding of the patient and family, primary care physician and the surgeon. When everyone is on the same page, the patient is empowered and allows for a speedy and more effective recovery.”


  • Fellowship: Southern California Center for Sports MedicineLong Beach, CA | Sports Medicine and Knee/ShoulderArthroplasty ’07
  • Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals | Chicago, ILOrthopedic Surgery ’06
  • Medical: University of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineChicago, IL | M.D. ’01
  • Undergraduate: Colorado State University | Ft. Collins, COB.S., Microbiology ’93


  • Anatomical: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee,Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Spine
  • Treatment: Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Disability, JointReplacement, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures
  • Age Groups: Adult, Teen, Pediatrics

Society Memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • J. Robert Gladden Society
  • Cook County Physicians Association
  • National Medical Association
  • National Football League (NFL) Retired Players Association

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Our Non-Profit Partner

All Health Matters Foundation

Supported by

  • T.Leroy Jefferson Medical Society
  • Palm Beach County, Inc.
  • Florida State Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America