Neil C. Dunleavy, M.D.

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Areas of Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic Shoulder, Knee and Hip Surgery
Joint Preservation and Repair (Meniscus, Rotator Cuff, Labrum)
Endoscopic Hip Bursectomy and Tendon Repair

Medical Degree

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC


St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University, New York, NY


St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University, New York, NY


University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Medical Association
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society


Dr. Dunleavy specializes in orthopaedic sports medicine, advanced arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder labrum repair, arthroscopic meniscus repair and preservation, arthroscopic hip labrum repairs, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), arthroscopic treatment of hip bursitis and tendinopathy, “all-inside” arthroscopy-assisted ACL reconstruction, cartilage preservation and reconstruction techniques, microfracture, shoulder impingement, arthroscopic biceps tenodesis, tendinopathy, fracture care, and general orthopaedic surgery.

While at the University of Chicago, Dr. Dunleavy assisted and trained under the team physicians for the NFL Chicago Bears. He also served as a team physician for the MLS Chicago Fire soccer team, University of Chicago sports teams, and local high school football teams.

Dr. Dunleavy prefers a conservative approach to treating his patients. “When possible, I encourage my patients to explore nonsurgical treatment methods prior to considering surgery, and in most cases nonoperative measures are successful. However, if pain persists, I provide the latest minimally-invasive techniques available, and I strive to create a compassionate setting for your recovery.”

In his spare time, Dr. Dunleavy is an avid sports fan, and enjoys baseball, golf and tennis. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.