Roger N. Chams, MD, Medical Director

Roger N. Chams, MD, Medical Director

Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

Dr. Roger Chams is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treating complex knee and shoulder conditions and sports injuries. His patients include a large number of professional, college and adult recreational athletes.

He provides care for conditions such as rotator cuff tears; torn shoulder (labrum) and knee (meniscus) cartilage; and anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament (ACL and PCL) tears.

Dr. Chams has extensive experience in arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, having performed more than 20,000 such procedures. He performs total and partial knee and shoulder replacements and shoulder and knee resurfacing. In addition, he offers advanced tissue transplantation treatments, including Carticel implants; cartilage transplants; and ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections.

Dr. Chams teaches advanced knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgical techniques to other orthopaedic surgeons as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also regularly teaches continued medical education courses for physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.

He is the team physician for Lake Forest High School and a team physician for the USA Soccer Federation Men and Women National Teams.

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Molly Uyenishi PA-C, MCMS

Molly Uyenishi PA-C, MCMS

Molly is nationally certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado and her Master of Clinical Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University in Miami, Florida. While at Colorado College, Molly was an NCAA Division I student-athlete and a member of the Women’s Soccer team. She then went on to play soccer professionally, competing in the Swedish 1st Division for QBIK Football Club.

Combining her passion for soccer and medicine, she chose Orthopaedic Surgery as her specialty. She enjoys treating athletes and being out on the pitch, and has been a member of the medical staff for the Chicago Red Stars since 2014.

Contact information:

Phone: 847.247.4000


Tarah Ellington MEd, ATC, CSCS

Tarah Ellington MEd, ATC, CSCS

Certified Athletic Trainer

Tarah Ellington Geye has been a practicing athletic trainer for nine years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Carthage College, where she was a member of the softball team for four years.  She also has a Masters of Education from Boston University in Sports Psychology where she implemented sport psychology techniques into her rehabilitation programs. Tarah’s professional experience is in collegiate athletics, where she provided coverage for a wide range of sports.  Additionally, she has taught college courses in Sports Psychology and Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries.

Tarah joined Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in 2017, providing in season athletic training coverage for the Chicago Red Stars.  She has extensive experience in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of soccer-related injuries and has a continuous interest in focusing on the mental and physical effects of injury and rehabilitation.


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