2018 Jingle Bell Run Honorees

Ryan Sullivan, MD
OAK Orthopedics
Medical Honoree

Dr. Ryan Sullivan has spent his entire life in the Chicagoland area. Born in Evergreen Park and raised in the western suburb Elmhurst, he attended Immaculate Conception High School. After high school he attended Northwestern University in Evanston, where he continued to study the sciences and majored in chemistry. After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree, he worked for two years with Children's Memorial Hospital Research Center in Chicago, putting his chemistry knowledge to use in a tissue engineering laboratory. He gained admission to Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood where he spent four years working towards his medical degree.

Following medical school, he decided to further develop his passions for working with people and for hands-on intervention by completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at Loyola, and subsequently a fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to specialize in hip and knee reconstruction. Recently, he has brought this passion to the Bradley and Frankfort area with OAK Orthopedics, where he specializes in joint replacement and revision surgeries.

Arthritis is a progressive and painfully disabling disease I see in my practice on a daily basis. We aim to treat the primary symptom of pain with both non-surgical and surgical interventions in order to get patients back to doing the activities they enjoy without limitation due to arthritis. Dr. Sullivan is honored and excited to be working with the Arthritis Foundation, who for 70 years has provided patient education, community resources, medical research, and government advocacy on behalf of people living with arthritis.

Dr. Sullivan currently lives in Frankfort with his wife, Melissa, a nurse at University of Chicago. He sees patients out of the OAK Bradley and Frankfort offices, as well as Silver Cross Hospital clinic. He operates out of Presence St. Mary's Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, and Silver Cross Hospital.

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