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Our medical staff includes the following professionals:



Stephen Baker, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialization: Arthroscopic and Joint Replacement Surgery

Stephen A. Baker, M.D. - orthopaedic surgeon in Illinois Dr. Stephen Baker is a general orthopaedic surgeon sub-specializing in disorders of the hip and knee. For the past twenty years, much of Dr. Baker's practice has focused on the surgical treatments for arthritis. He received his training at the Mayo Clinic in association with many of the leaders and innovators in joint replacement surgery. More recently, Dr. Baker has also come to embrace the minimally-invasive and limited exposure techniques for these operations. In addition to his expertise in treating arthritic conditions, he also has extensive experience in knee joint arthroscopy including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscus surgery. He has authored numerous orthopaedic articles including ones published in the journal of The Hip Society and the American Journal of Arthroscopy.

In 1980, Dr. Baker joined the staff of Wheaton Orthopaedics and in 1986 was instrumental in developing the SportsMed Center for Fitness, one of the first medically-integrated fitness centers in the United States. He has provided on-the-field medical care for several local high school football teams and served as the team physician for Wheaton College for ten years. Dr. Baker has been board certified since 1981 and is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He also holds membership in the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association.

Dr. Baker has served on the Board of Directors of Doctors on Call for Service (DOCS.org), an organization that links U.S. volunteer physicians with African national physicians to share medical techniques and experience for the improvement of African health care. He has done clinical and operative orthopaedic teaching in Congo, Africa.

Education

  • Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
    B.S. with honors, 1971
  • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
    M.D., 1975

Training

  • Surgical internship
    Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical center, Chicago, IL
    1975-1976
  • Orthopaedic sugical residency
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    1976-1980

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1981

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Alumni Association

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Richard Erickson, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialization: Arthroscopic and Joint Replacement Surgery

Richard E. Erickson, M.D. - orthopaedic surgeon in Illinois Dr. Richard Erickson is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who joined SportsMed-Wheaton Orthopaedics in 1990. After earning a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology, he went on to pursue Ph.D. studies in this field as well. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois in 1985, and then completed a first year general surgery internship followed by an orthopaedic residency at the University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Erickson's practice is concentrated in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He has served as team physician to Naperville Central and Naperville North High Schools for over twenty years. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Erickson was born and raised in the Chicago area and has a long standing involvement in sports both as a participant and coach. He played soccer and ice hockey in college and was named Most Valuable Player in the NCAA Championship College Division. He coached soccer and ice hockey at Wheaton College and holds a national soccer coaching license.

Education

  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
    B.S., 1972
  • George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL
    M.S., exercise physiology, 1980
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    Ph.D., exercise physiology
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
    M.D., 1985

Training

  • Orthopaedic internship and residency
    University of Illinois Hospitals, Chicago, IL
    1985-1990

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1992; Recertified 2002

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Illinois State Medical Society & DuPage Medical Society
  • Illinois Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • University of Illinois Orthopaedic Alumni Association

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Kellen Choi, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialization: Arthroscopic Surgery and SportsMedicine

Kellen K. Choi, M.D. - orthopaedic surgeon in Illinois

Dr. Kellen Choi is a board certified general orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He was raised in the north suburbs of Chicago where he earned his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Evanston. He subsequently earned his medical degree from the Northwestern University of Chicago, where he also received his post-graduate internship and orthopaedic surgery residency training. Dr. Choi continued his education through specialty fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. During this time, he served as assistant team physician for the Boston Celtics and associate clinical instructor at Tufts University Medical School.

Dr. Choi joined SportsMed-Wheaton Orthopaedics in 2003, where he currently specializes in sports medicine, including arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow, hip and ankle. He also serves jointly with Dr. Erickson as assistant physician for the Naperville North and Central High School football teams.

Dr. Choi is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has also served as a surgical instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Education

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
    B.A., 1987
  • Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
    M.D., 1997

Training

  • General surgical internship
    McGaw-Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
    1997-1998
  • Orthopaedic surgical internship
    McGaw-Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
    1998-2002
  • Sports medicine fellowship
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    2002-2003

Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

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Jennifer Felske, D.P.M.
Podiatric Surgeon
Specialization: SportsMedicine

Jennifer M. Fleske, M.D. - podiatric surgeon in Illinois

Dr. Felske graduated from Wheaton College (Illinois) with a degree in exercise physiology.

After receiving her degree as a doctor of podiatric medicine, she completed general and surgical podiatric residencies at Cook County Hospital and Norwegian-American Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Felske joined SportsMed-Wheaton Orthopaedics in 1999 and is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Her interests include sports medicine conditions, as well as fractures, bunions, hammertoes, diabetic foot care, and other foot and ankle problems. She especially enjoys treating athletes of all ages and has a special interest in running-related injuries.

Growing up in a family of physicians who were also very involved in athletics fostered her interest in medicine and physical activity. Dr. Felske was a competitive basketball player and runner throughout college; she continues to enjoy running and occasionally does a road race. She also enjoys reading, traveling and golf. Dr. Felske has done medical-ministry service in Guatemala. She lives in Wheaton with her husband, Pete, who is the women's soccer coach at Wheaton College.

Education

  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
    B.S., exercise physiology, 1988
  • Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL
    D.P.M., 1995

Training

  • Rotating podiatric residency
    Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
    1995-1996
  • Podiatric surgical residency
    Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago, IL
    1996-1997

Certification

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 2009

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Associate Member
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association

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