Orthopaedic Surgeon Elected to Professional Society | Loyola Medicine
Friday, February 17, 2017

Loyola Orthopaedic Surgeon Elected to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society

Orthopaedic surgeon Nickolas Garbis, MD

MAYWOOD, IL –  Loyola Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Nickolas Garbis, MD, has been elected to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

The society consists of leading national and international orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow and advance their field through research and education. Membership, by invitation only, includes fewer than 700 physicians. Membership is based on criteria including the number of shoulder and elbow surgeries performed, publications, reputation among peers and fellowship training.

Dr. Garbis also has been named to the American Orthopaedic Association’s prestigious Emerging Leaders Program, a leadership development program for orthopaedic surgeons in their fifth year of residency through their 13th year of clinical practice.

Dr. Garbis’ specialties include minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow, elbow disorders, shoulder disorders, shoulder replacement and sports medicine. Common shoulder conditions Dr. Garbis treats include rotator cuff tears, joint arthritis and overuse injuries. Elbow conditions he treats include tennis elbow, arthritis and stiffness.

After earning a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Garbis completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center and a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Johns Hopkins University.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.