Sports Medicine Care

at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

The orthopaedic teams at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital will put you on the path to recovery.

Why See a Sports Medicine Specialist?

A sports medicine specialist is trained to care for athletes and active individuals of all levels. They receive special education and training that focuses on the medical and therapeutic aspects of sports participation and physical activities, and understand what you need to recover from an injury and return to peak performance as quickly as possible.

Sports and fitness are essential parts of your healthy lifestyle, but sprained ankles and bad breaks can send you to the sidelines. At Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics, our sports medicine specialists are board-certified to provide comprehensive care to help athletes and active individuals of all ages recover from injuries, reach peak performance and stay healthy.

About Sports Medicine at Central DuPage and Delnor Hospitals

Northwestern Medicine provides comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical care for a range of musculoskeletal conditions and exercise-related injuries including:

  • Back and neck
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Hand and wrist
  • Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
  • Knee injuries
  • ACL tear
  • Foot and ankle
  • Sprains and strains


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Brian M. Babka, MD
 Sports Medicine

Aaron A. Bare, MD
 Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine 

Brian Chilelli, MD
 Orthopaedic Surgery

Northwestern Medicine is the only system in Illinois with two nationally ranked Orthopaedic programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Why Choose Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics

  • Seven locations close to where you live: Bartlett, Carol Stream, DeKalb, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Naperville and Warrenville
  • Board-certified and fellowship-trained subspecialists
  • Our physicians care for athletes from little league to Olympians

Beth Froese, MD
 Physiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine 

Matthew D. Gimre, MD
 Sports Medicine 

Lenard W. LaBelle, MD
 Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine 

Steven E. Mayer, MD
 Physiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine 

William Sterba, MD
 Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine 

David H. Watt, MD
 Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine 

  • Athletic performance issues
  • Fractures/stress fractures
  • Running injuries
  • Advanced arthroscopic surgery
  • Shin splints
  • SLAP repair and shoulder injuries
  • Hamstring strain
  • Sports physicals (only available at select locations)

Athletic Training and Sports Performance Clinic

Sports and fitness are essential parts of your healthy lifestyle, the dedicated sports performance program helps athletes at all levels increase their success on the field, ice or court. Complete with state-of-the-art technology and offering advanced therapies, a new 2,400-square-foot unit features space for classes and individual training utilizing weights, cardio equipment, suspension straps, total-body resistance equipment, agility ladders and much more. Northwestern Medicine athletic trainers and certified Group/Personal Fitness Instructors are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help you maximize your performance.

For more information visit

Jeffrey A. Senall, MD
 Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine 

Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
 Orthopaedic Surgery

Mark Smyth, MD
 Orthopaedic Surgery