Established in 1991, Dr. Preston Wolin is the director and founder of the Center for Athletic Medicine. Dr. Wolin earned his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois and completed his residency at Northwestern University Medical Center. He completed two fellowships: Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard University and Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Knee Surgery at Newton-Wesley Hospital/Tufts University.
Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons with specialization in the shoulder, knee, ankle, and elbow, Dr. Wolin is also subspecialty certified in Sports Medicine and serves as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Director of the Sports medicine Fellowship.
He is the current team physician for Roosevelt University, St. Rita High School, and the Windy City Thunderbolts (Independent Baseball Frontier League). Dr. Wolin has also served as team doctor for DePaul University, Loyola University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago State University, the Chicago Fire (Major League Soccer), United States Soccer National Men’s and Women’s Teams, and the Schaumburg Flyers.
A founding member of the Illinois State High School Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, Dr. Wolin continues to advise the IHSA on sports medicine issues including COVID. He is the author of the safe pitch count for IHSA baseball. Dr. Wolin is a Catholic League and Illinois Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame inductee. He has also been Vice President of the Conference USA Medical Committee and a consultant to the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
With considerable expertise in workers’ compensation, Dr. Wolin is consulted by workers’ and employers’ attorneys. Dr. Wolin is the only orthopedic surgeon on the Medical Fee Advisory Committee of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. He has spoken before many workers’ compensation groups, including insurance adjusters, nurse case managers, and attorneys. He has served as Chairman of the Illinois State Medical Society’s Workers Compensation Task Force and has testified before both the Illinois State House and Senate. Currently, he is a Board Member of the Illinois Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine.
M.D. of Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL - Internship: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL - Residency: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL - Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL - Fellowship: Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Boston, MA - Fellowship: Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA