• Dr.Dan Instagram
  • Dr.Dan Facebook
  • Dr.Dan Twitter
  • Dr.Dan LinkedIn
  • Dr.Dan Youtube
  • Dr.Dan Yelp

Ivankovich, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon in Chicago, IL

Speaks English, Croatian, Serbian, Polish, and Spanish


About Dr. Daniel Ivankovich

During his 20-year career, Dr. Daniel Ivankovich has focused on providing state-of-the-art spine, joint and fracture care to Chicagoans from all walks of life. Dr. Dan understands the crippling pain of arthritis that his patients suffer, having personally undergone thirteen knee surgeries himself.

He's overseen 100,000+ patient visits and provides specialty care for twisted spines, degenerated joints, sports injuries and broken bones. Having performed over ten thousand surgical procedures (which include spine and joint reconstruction, open reduction & internal fixation, arthroscopy and pain management), there are few surgical challenges that he can't handle.

Additionally, Dr. Dan is a well-known public figure and humanitarian who's helped establish orthopedic outreach and patient education programs at virtually all of Chicago's safety-net hospitals. He's raised $2,500,000+ in committed grants and donations to help expand health care services in some of the poorest and most underserved communities in America.

With all of his variable expertise, there is a connecting thread. When wielding a scalpel with skill and precision squeezing, preaching on the day's relevant social issues or squeezing a blue note out of his six-string, integrity rules his reality. Dan Ivankovich delivers the goods with a street-savvy hipness and honesty that's nearly extinct in today's climate of inequitable health care policies, greed, corruption, and injustice.

An award-winning physician that’s part bluesman, healer, philosopher & shaman, and, as Rock & Roll Hall-Of-Famer Bo Diddley said about Ivankovich, "He ain't from this planet."

Services Offered

Spinal Cord


Total Joint Replacement

Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement

Orthopaedic Traumatology

Complex Spine Surgery


Qualifications & Experience

Education & Training

Northwestern University Hospitals

Fellowship, Adult Spine Trauma & Reconstruction, 2001 - 2002

Rush University Medical Center

Fellowship, Adult Joint Reconstruction, 2000 - 2001

Rush University Medical Center

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1995 - 2000

Northwestern University Feinberg

Class of 1995

Medical Licenses

IL State Medical License

2001 - 2020

IL State Medical License

1995 - 2017

Hospital Affiliations

Community First Medical Center

Current Affiliation - Chicago, IL

Methodist Hospital of Chicago

Current Affiliation - Chicago, IL

AMITA Health Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center

Current Affiliation - Chicago, IL

South Shore Hospital

Current Affiliation - Chicago, IL

AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center

Current Affiliation - Chicago, IL

Loretto Hospital

Current Affiliation - Chicago, IL

Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center

Current Affiliation - Chicago, IL

Kindred Hospital Chicago

Current Affiliation - Northlake, IL

Kindred Chicago-Central Hospital

Current Affiliation - Chicago, IL

Westlake Hospital

Current Affiliation - Chicago, IL


CNN Hero

CNN, 2015

Chicagoan Of The Year

Chicago Magazine

Harvey's Hero

Steve Harvey Show, 2017

Community Impact Hero

American Red Cross, 2016

Patient's Choice Award


Inspiration Award

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Community Builders Award

Illinois Masonic Family Foundation

Citizen Of The Year (Illinois)

National Association Of Social Workers

Most Compassionate Doctor

American Registry

Top MD

Consumers Checkbook



- Dr. Daniel Ivankovich

  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Yelp - White Circle