College of Medicine honors distinguished graduate

Wayne Goldstein

Wayne Goldstein, CEO and founder of the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, received the College of Medicine’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services

Wayne Goldstein, CEO and founder of the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, received the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Medicine at the college’s Oct. 4 alumni dinner.

“The UIC College of Medicine allowed a student from the Chicago Public School system to progress through undergraduate, medical school and residency to become professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery,” said Goldstein, a 1978 medical graduate.

He dedicated his award to his orthopaedic residents and his son, who completed a medical residency in the College of Medicine.

Goldstein, clinical professor of orthopaedics since 2000, said his work is a way of giving back to the community “in return for this gift I have been given.”

He has performed more than 15,000 joint replacement surgeries. He pioneered a total hip replacement technique using a much smaller incision than traditional surgeries. A specialist in knee and hip reconstruction, he has helped design implants in wide use today.

In 1990 he founded the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, one of the largest orthopaedic group practices in Illinois with more than 90 physicians and 20 locations in the Chicago area.

Goldstein earned his undergraduate degree from the Urbana-Champaign campus in 1974. He completed his internship and residency at UIC and a fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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