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Dr. Zahab Ahsan

Fellowship trained, dual board-certified Orthopaedic surgeon in Naperville, IL

Zahab S. Ahsan, MD is a fellowship-trained and board-certified sports medicine surgeon who has devoted his educational career to mastering the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. He is committed to guiding his patients to a complete recovery and a life without pain or restrictions through innovative treatment and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle. Dr. Ahsan’s high level of patient care is guided by his experience providing sports medicine care to professional athletes of the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, and U.S. Olympic team. He specializes in joint preservation procedures which include modern cartilage restoration techniques and biologic therapies (PRP, Stem Cells) for bone, cartilage, tendon, and ligament repair.

A treasured doctor! It has been a privilege to meet. Dr. Ahsan showed me the MRI and explained the problem in length. Answered all my questions with patience. I’m happy with his care. • HealthGrades

Education and training

Dr. Ahsan’s journey began at Purdue University as an undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering where he was awarded honors for Senior Design Innovation. He then proceeded to the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he earned his Doctorate in Medicine and graduated at the top of his class as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honors Societies. Dr. Ahsan continued his education with residency training at the prestigious University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centers in Seattle, WA where he cultivated the fundamentals of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. Dr. Ahsan was then selected to undergo additional subspecialty training in Sports Medicine and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, annually recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery.

Unparalleled experience

During his time at HSS, Dr. Ahsan served as an assistant team physician for the New York Knicks basketball team and as team physician for Iona College (NCAA). Additionally, he trained under the direct mentorship of many of the world’s leading experts in knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle surgery. His immersive experience with the musculoskeletal health and treatment of professional and collegiate athletes was deeply impactful on his philosophy for patient care. Dr. Ahsan’s focus is not only on a patient’s complete recovery, but also the speed of that recovery to allow return to sport. He takes a detail-oriented approach to comprehensive post-operative care that involves objective physical assessments and direct communication with physical therapists, athletic trainers, and coaches to ensure return to pre-injury performance.

Dr. Ahsan has been recognized as a Top Doctor on the national level by Castle Connolly and locally by Chicago Magazine.

Research and publications

Dr. Ahsan is passionate about treating active individuals of all ages and backgrounds. His approach is catered to each patient through the application of the most state-of-the-art and evidence-based techniques. Dr. Ahsan has dedicated significant time towards the scientific advancement of orthopaedic surgery; he has authored numerous research publications, textbook chapters, and has been invited to present his research to national and international audiences. While he strives to treat each patient with non-operative measures, Dr. Ahsan’s surgical approach is based on a philosophy that each patient deserves a unique, personalized surgical plan to ensure an optimal recovery and return to the activities they love.

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