Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Spine Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Neurology, Hand and Foot Surgery

William Baylis, DO, DPM, FAOAO

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery, General Orthopaedics

William Baylis, MD

I believe it’s imperative that there is cooperation between patient and doctor. This is key to getting the best clinical outcome for every patient.

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Dr. Baylis is an orthopaedic surgeon who has been a practicing partner at Parkview since September 1, 1994. His subspecialty training is in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. At Parkview, Dr. Baylis treats a wide variety of upper extremity injuries—most commonly nerve compression problems, such as carpal tunnel; tendonitis problems, such as trigger digits; and general trauma. Dr. Baylis very passionate about what he does, and is committed to partnering with each patient in his or her care.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1984-88 Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO
1977-81 Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, DPM
1973-77 University of Connecticut, BS

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

1993-94 Christine M. Kleinert Fellow in Hand and Microsurgery
The Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery
Louisville, Kentucky

1989-93 Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

1988-89 Internship
Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

1981-82 Residency, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1998-present, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chicago College Osteopathic Medicine
Midwestern University
Downers Grove, Illinois

1994-Present, Partner
Parkview Orthopaedic Group
Palos Heights, IL

1982-84, Staff Podiatrist, Department of Surgery
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
Cleveland, Ohio

1982-84, Adjunct Clinician, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

2015 Recertified, Orthopaedic Surgery

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

2006 Recertified, Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

2005 Recertified, Orthopaedic Surgery
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

1998 Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

1996 Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

1983 Board Eligible, Podiatric Surgery
American Board of Podiatric Surgery

1990 Licensure, Physician and Surgeon – Illinois

1984 Licensure, Podiatrist – Illinois

1981 Licensure, Podiatrist – Ohio and Connecticut

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2006 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2000 American Society for Surgery of the Hand
2000 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
1992 American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
1984 American Osteopathic Association
1984 American Medical Association

AWARDS AND HONORS

2011 Fellow, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics

1988 Sandoz Award for Salutatorian, Class of 1988
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

1988 Departmental Award in Orthopaedic Surgery
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

1986 Sigma Sigma Phi – Osteopathic Medical Honor Society

1985 Basic Science Award in Anatomy
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

1981 Chi Hsuin U. Chu, PhD – Memorial Award in Anatomy
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

1981 Alumni Association Award for Clinical Proficiency
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

1981 Theodore E. New Award of Salutatorian Class of 1981
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

1979 Pi Delta – Podiatric Medical Honor Society

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Advocate Christ Medical Center, 2014-present

Vice-Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics
Advocate Christ Medical Center, 2009-2013

Chairman Performance Improvement Committee
Department of Orthopaedics
Advocate Christ Medical Center, 2005-present

Performance Improvement Committee
Department of Surgery
Advocate Christ Medical Center, 2011-present

Chairman, Credentials Committee
Department of Orthopaedics
Advocate Christ Medical Center, 2009-2014

Orthopaedic Credentials Committee
Advocate Christ Medical Center, 2009-present

Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2006-2012

Member, Medical Executive Committee
Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2006-2012

PUBLICATIONS AND ABSTRACTS

1. Baylis WJ. Diabetic Neuroarthropathy, PGY-5 Annual Paper, 1993.
2. Baylis WJ. Tibialis Anterior Tendon Rupture, PGY-4 Annual Paper, 1992.
3. Baylis WJ. Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction Syndrome, PGY-3 Annual Paper, 1991.
4. Baylis WJ. Subcalcaneal Pain, PGY-2 Annual Paper, 1990.
5. Baylis WJ and Rzonca EC. Functional and Structural Limb Length Discrepancies, Evaluation and Treatment. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery July 5: 509-520, 1988.
6. Baylis WJ and Rzonca EC. Common Sports Injuries to the Foot and Leg. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, July 5: 591-612, 1988.
7. Baylis WJ and Rzonca EC. Common Sports Injuries to the Knee. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, July 5: 571-589, 1988.
8. Baylis WJ. Section on Peripheral Vascular Disease. Clinical Handbook of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, 147-167. Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, 1982.
9. Wang W, Miller Crain G, Baylis W and Tsai T. Outcome of Digital Nerve Injuries in Adults. Journal of Hand Surgery 1996, 21A: 138-143.
10. Gupta A, Wang A, Baylis W and Bredienback W. Anterior Transposition of the Posterior Interosseous Artery Flap through the Interosseous Membrane. Journal of Hand Surgery 1997, 22B: 1: 32-33.
11. Rauschenbach K, Schlueter R and Baylis W. Use of the Ulson Device in Management of Unstable Fractures of the Distal Radius. Journal of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics 36: 59-62 1999. 37: 7, 2000.

Patient Information

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

“Even though it’s been only 23 days since my first visit and surgery, everyone has been very accommodating.”

“Friendly staff and excellent care.”

Conditions Treated by Dr. Baylis

Hand/Wrist: Basal Joint Osteoarthritis, Boutonniere Deformity, Boxer’s Fracture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Carpal, Cubital & Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome, Colles Fracture, Digital Fractures, Digital Mucous Cysts, Distal Radius Fracture, Dupuytren’s Disease, Finger Dislocation, Hand Lacerations, Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Phalanx and Metacarpal Fractures, Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Hand and Wrist, Scaphoid Fractures, Scaphoid Nonunion, Tendon/Nerve Lacerations, Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury, Trigger Finger, Wrist/Finger DJD, Wrist Fractures, Wrist Sprains

Elbow: Bursitis, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Dislocations, Distal Biceps Tear, Elbow Contractures, Elbow DJD, Fractures, Golfer’s Elbow, Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow, Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow, Medial Apophysitis, Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury, Overuse Injuries of the Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Triceps Tear, Triceps Tendonitis

Foot/Ankle: Accessory Navicular, Achilles Tendon Injuries, Adult Acquired Flatfoot, Ankle Sprains, Bunionette Deformity, Bunions, Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain, Claw Toes, Hallux Rigidus, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Surgical Procedures Performed by Dr. Baylis

Elbow: Cubital Tunnel Release, Distal Biceps Repair, Elbow Contracture Release, Elbow Debridement for Hypertrophic Osteoarthritis, ORIF Capitellar Fracture, ORIF Distal Humerus, ORIF Olecranon, ORIF Radial Head Fracture, Radial Head Replacement, Total Elbow Replacement for Trauma, Triceps Avulsion Repair

Foot/Ankle: Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair, Ankle Fracture Surgery, Bunion Correction with Scarf and Akin Osteotomy, Bunionectomy with Distal Head Osteotomy, Cheilectomy, Kidner Procedure, ORIF Lisfranc Injury, ORIF Talus Fracture, Phalanx and Metatarsal Fracture Surgery

Hand/Wrist: Artificial Joint Replacement of the Finger, Basal Joint Surgery, Bone Grafting Scaphoid Nonunion, Carpal Tunnel Release, Digital Nerve Repair, Distal Radius  Fracture Repair with Volar Plate, Dupuytren’s Release, Finger Felon Drainage, Ganglion Cyst Excision, Open Carpal Tunnel Release, ORIF Distal Radius, ORIF Radial and Ulnar Shaft, ORIF Scaphoid, Soft Tissue Tumor Excisions, Tendon Nerve Artery Repair, Trigger Finger Release, Wrist Arthroscopy, Wrist Fusion/Partial Wrist Fusion, Wrist Ligament Repair

Dr. Baylis’ Hospital Affiliations

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

Palos Hospital
12251 South 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Silver Cross Hospital
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL 60451