Aneesh Garg, D.O. - Sports Medicine and Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, Chicago Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine
Dr. Aneesh Garg, board certified in Sports Medicine, is a Sports Medicine physician in the field of Sports Medicine and Non-Surgical Orthopaedics specializing in musculoskeletal injuries from head to toe and is currently accepting new patients ages 10 and older.
Dr. Garg is a multi-sport United States National Team Physician with his international work for USA Hockey and USA Soccer, along with being a team physician for several local Chicago high schools and colleges. He is a USA Hockey National Team Development Program Team Physician and won a gold medal with the under-17 (NTDP U-17) program as they won the World Hockey Challege. He is also a United States Soccer Federation Team Physician with his work taking care of the United States Men's National Soccer Team under-18 (USMNT - U18) program.
He was selected to be the Head Sports Medicine and Non-Surgical Orthopaedic Physician for the 2017 Frozen Four, NCAA Division I college hockey's national championship tournament, which was held at the United Center, home of the Chicago Blackhawks. As a fellow, he was the Head Tournament Physician for the SEC hockey conference championship and the ACHA Division III hockey national championship tournaments, respectively.
Dr. Garg is a medical consultant for the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and currently works with former NBA players. He also continues to works with performing arts athletes while being named the medical director by NEURO TOUR for Broadway in Chicago shows such as STOMP and Aladdin. Dr. Garg works with local dance athletes as a consultant for Visceral Dance Chicago and has previously worked with USA cheer-leading athletes.
As the medical director for the COSM's Center for Sports Concussion Management, Dr. Garg and his team evaluate and manage sports concussions in depth. He is one of the only Credentialed ImPACT Consultants (CIC) in Chicago and uses baseline and post-injury ImPACT testing in his office along with vestibular and SCAT testing. Recreational and student-athletes, Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club players, MMA fighters, and boxers from all over Chicago have seen him for their sports concussions.
Dr. Garg is teaching faculty at Presence St. Joseph's and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospitals for his work educating residents in sports medicine. He is the medical director for Team Rehabilitation physical therapy, Team Physician for the Chicago's professional Ultimate Disc team, the Chicago Wildfire, and oversees medical coverage for Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association's Pride Bowl.
He is the medical director of the non-profit organization, Sidelined Chicago, that reunites permanently sidelined athletes with their passion in sports and inspires them to find a meaningful way forward.
As a specialist in Sports Medicine, his focus includes the following:
- Sport Concussion management
- Shoulder Pain, Arm Pain, Elbow Pain, Wrist Pain
- Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Leg Pain, Ankle Pain, Foot Pain
- Running, Tri-Athlete, CrossFit, Rock Climbing injuries
- Arthritis management and treatment
- Exertional compartment testing
- Non-Surgical fracture care
- Non-invasive treatments for acute muscle and tendon injuries
- Ultrasound guided intra-articular steroid and hyaluronic acid injections
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Tenex procedures: ultrasound percutaneous tenotomy
Aneesh Garg Bio
He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Orange, Connecticut. After playing baseball and graduating from Trinity College in Harford, CT, he went on to play shortstop for the Braintree Indians in the East Coast Baseball League. He graduated medical school from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, after finishing his clinical rotations in Brooklyn, New York.
He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Yale–New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut and specialized in Sports Medicine and Non-Surgical Orthopaedics in Birmingham, Alabama. At the world renowned Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and American Sports Medicine Institute, Dr. Garg completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine and Non-Surgical Orthopaedics. He is double boarded in Sports Medicine and Internal Medicine.
Personally, he is an avid international traveler and golfer while noting hockey as his favorite sport.
- Nov 2017: USA Hockey Selects Aneesh Garg, DO for World U-17 Hockey Challege
- Oct 2017: Aneesh Garg, DO, Named Medical Director for Sidelined Chicago
- Mar 2017: Aneesh Garg, DO, Selected as Frozen Four Tournament Physician
- Feb 2017: COSM Introduces Center for Sports Concussion Management
- Jan 2017: Aneesh Garg, DO, Selected as Medical Director for STOMP and Aladdin
- May 2016: USA Soccer Selects Aneesh Garg, DO, as Team Physician
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