Illinois Bone & Joint Institute welcomes new spine specialist

Updated 1/4/2022 2:57 PM

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), one of the largest independent, physician-owned orthopedic practices in the United States, is excited to welcome Christopher J. Bergin, MD, a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice since 1999. He specializes in treatment of complex spinal conditions in both pediatric and adult patients. He has particular training and experience in treating scoliosis, kyphosis and revision spinal surgery.

Dr. Bergin will practice at IBJI's Des Plaines Doctors' Office at 900 Rand Road, Suite 200, Des Plaines, IL 60016, and at the Park Ridge Doctors' Office (Spine Center) at 1875 Dempster Street, Suite 425, Park Ridge, IL 60068.


Dr. Bergin attended Northwestern University, where he completed undergraduate studies, and in 1989, he earned a biomedical engineering degree. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1993. He continued at the University of Illinois to serve his Orthopaedic Surgery residency, which was completed in 1998.

After finishing residency, Dr. Bergin went on to Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, where he completed the Chicago Spine Fellowship program. His training focused on the correction of complex spinal deformities in both children and adults. The program included providing care for patients at Chicago's Shriners Hospital.

Dr. Bergin has a special interest in medical research, and maintains membership in the Scoliosis Research Society. Additionally, he has participated in Global Spine Outreach, an international initiative that provides treatment for children with spinal deformities in Cali, Colombia. He also shares his wealth of knowledge, frequently giving lectures to colleagues, as well as teaching medical residents.

Dr. Bergin says his approach to spinal problems is thoughtful and conservative. "The vast majority of things I see are non-operative, but I'm able to take care of some of the most complex spine problems around."

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About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) is the largest independent physician-owned orthopedic practice in Illinois. IBJI is dedicated to providing accessible, compassionate, and comprehensive care to your family for every orthopedic specialty with leading-edge technology and innovative treatment options. For more information, please visit

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