Steve Wardell, MD - Orthopaedic Surgeon - Chicago, IL

Comprehensive state-of-the-art orthopaedics in Chicago's southwest suburbs since 1968

Steve Wardell, MD

Joint Replacement and Reconstruction


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S. Biochemistry 1986, Champaign, Illinois

The University of Illinois College of Medicine
M.D. 1990, Rockford, Illinois
James Scholar Medical Honors Program
Dean´s List


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 1990-1995
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois


The Otto E. AuFranc Adult Joint Reconstruction Fellowship 1995-1996
New England Baptist Hospital – Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, July 1998
Recertified, 1998-2018
Second recertification, 2018-2028


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • Adult hip and knee reconstruction and revision surgery
  • Computer-assisted joint replacement navigation and robotic surgery
  • Certified and trained in Mako Robotic and Navio Robotic partial and total knee replacement
  • Hip and knee arthroscopy
  • General fracture care


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Patient Information

Here’s what patients are saying about Dr. Wardell:

“I have been seeing Dr. Wardell for years. I don’t know where my life would be without his expertise in treating my condition. I am so thankful for all he has done for me and is still doing for me. Dr. Wardell is an amazing surgeon and caring doctor.”

“Both of my surgeries with Dr. Wardell went very well and the therapy was excellent.”

“Very pleased, great doctor and great staff.”

“Dr. Wardell is the best! I have highly recommended him to my friends.”

“Everyone is very friendly and positive. I would highly recommend Dr. Wardell.”


Dr. Wardell’s Hospital Affiliations

Palos Community Hospital
(now Palos Health)

12251 South 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Great Lakes Surgical Suites
9200 Calumet Ave., Suite N500
Munster, IN 46321

Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453