Paul E. Papierski, MDPaul E. Papierski, MD

Dr. Papierski thrives on helping his patients, particularly injured workers and others who have suffered traumatic injuries, return to peak form. Often he sees patients whose complex conditions have previously resulted in less than optimal outcomes and then works with them to formulate a new treatment plan.

As a certified Independent Medical Examiner and a retired 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he has extensive experience evaluating musculoskeletal injuries and disabilities, as well as an appreciation for the psychological toll they can exact. Dr. Papierski treats all conditions of the hand, elbow, and shoulder and has special expertise in sports injuries. He speaks medical Spanish.

Practice Emphasis

  • Care of the upper extremity - hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder

Special Interests

  • Arthroscopy - shoulder, elbow, wrist and knee
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Trigger Fingers
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis/Golfer's Elbow
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • General Orthopedics

Education and Training

  • Fellowship
    Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, Loma Linda, CA
  • Residency
    University of Illinois and Affiliated Hospitals
    Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, Chicago, IL
  • Internship
    University of Illinois and Affiliated Hospitals
    General Surgery, Chicago, IL
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois at Chicago-HSC
    M.D., Chicago, IL 
  • Bachelors Degree
    University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, IL
    • Degrees
      B.S. Cum Laude, Biology
      B.S. Honors, Ceramic Engineering
      Distinction in Biology

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Adventist GlenOaks Hospital - Glendale Heights
  • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital - Hinsdale
  • Adventist La Grange Hospital - La Grange
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center - Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center - Libertyville
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - Downers Grove
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center - Elk Grove Village
  • Central DuPage Hospital - Winfield
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital - Elmhurst
  • Northwest Community Hospital - Arlington Heights
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital - Lake Forest
  • Presence Holy Family Medical Center - Des Plaines
  • Presence Resurrection Medical Center - Chicago
  • St. Alexius Medical Center - Hoffman Estates