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Steven Wardell

Steven Wardell, MD

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To schedule an appointment with Steven Wardell please call 708-361-0600.

  • Independent Physician




  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Interest

Joint reconstruction, minimally invasive surgery, sports medicine, shoulder, fractures of the upper and lower extremities, orthopaedic trauma, knee, hip, foot and ankle, elbow, general orthopaedics.


  • English


Medical Education

The University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago IL


Northwestern University Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Chicago IL


The Otto AuFranc Joint Reconstruction Fellowship, Tufts University Boston. MA


Dr. Wardell is a joint reconstruction specialist in both hip and knee surgery and revision in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and has been in practice since 1996 after completing the prestigious Otto AuFranc Joint Reconstructive Fellowship at Tufts University located in Boston, Massachusetts. As a graduate of Northwestern University Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in 1995, Dr. Wardell’s interests lie in eliminating and minimizing postoperative complications and minimally invasive hip and knee replacement with a focus on computer assisted surgical navigation. These techniques allow quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay with less postoperative pain. During his fellowship, Dr. Wardell trained residents from Harvard University and Tufts University in these techniques, has written numerous publications and spoken at many national meetings educating fellow orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Wardell prides himself in providing the highest level of compassionate care to patients and utilizing minimally invasive surgery when possible.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

Office Information


This physician is an independent practitioner and not an employee or agent of Palos Health/Palos Hospital.