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Dr. Daniel Ivankovich Has Won Numerous Awards For His Patient Care & Advocacy. If You Need A Skilled Physician To Manage Your Spine Pain, Call For An Appointment.


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Dr. Dan Ivankovich - Chicagoan Of The Year  

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OnePatient Global - Published on Apr 17, 2010

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Host(s): Katie Couric, Cynthia Bowers

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OnePatient Global - Published on May 17, 2011

"American Story: Helping A Giant Of A Man Get Back On His Feet"
Host(s): Bob Dotson, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira

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Yes, Dr. Daniel T. Ivankovich is accepting new patients at this office.


5025 N. Paulina Street, Suite 325, Chicago, IL 60640

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close
Mon 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Tue 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Wed 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Thu 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Fri 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Orthopedic Spine Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Orthopedic Surgery
Hospital Affiliation
  • Westlake Hospital
Languages Spoken Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

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Insurance Accepted  

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetLife
  • Self-pay
  • United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Other

About Dr. Ivankovich
Dr. 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."


Conditions Treated 

  • Back Pain
  • Fractures
  • Knee Problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Spine Disorders
  • Trauma

Services & Procedures

  • Hip and Knee Replacement / Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Special Interests  

  • Hip and Knee Replacement / Reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain Management
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Surgery
  • Trauma

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • RUSH University Medical CenterChicago, IL
    Residency in Orthopedic Surgery • 1995 - 2000


  • RUSH University Medical CenterChicago, Illinois
    Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction • 2000 - 2001

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Rehabilitation Institute Of ChicagoChicago, Illinois
    Fellowship in Adult Trauma & Spine Reconstruction • 2001 - 2002


Awards & Honors  

  • Chicagoan Of The Year
    Chicago Magazine (Tribune Company) • 2010

  • Citizen Of The Year (Chicago)
    National Association Of Social Workers (NASW) • 2010

  • Citizen Of The Year (Illinois)
    National Association Of Social Workers (NASW) • 2011

  • Patient's Choice Award
    Healthgrades • 2005-2015

  • Leadership Award
    The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation • 2010

  • CNN's Hero of the Year

  • Harvey's Hero
    Steve Harvey Show • 2017

  • Community Impact Hero
    American Red Cross • 2016

  • Inspiration Award
    Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

  • Community Builders Award
    Illinois Masonic Family Foundation

Hospital Affiliations

  • Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
  • South Shore Hospital
  • Presence Resurrection Medical Center
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Jackson Park Hospital
  • Kindred Hospital Northlake
  • Kindred Chicago Central Hospital
  • Westlake Hospital
  • Kindred Chicago Lakeshore Hospital
  • Thorek Memorial Hospital

Languages Spoken  

  • English
  • Croatian
  • Polish
  • Serbian
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