About Dr. Marcus
Dr. Marcus is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, subspecializing in sports medicine. He treats complex shoulder injuries (rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability), hip injuries (labral tears) and knee injuries (ACL and other ligament tears, meniscus tears and cartilage injuries). He uses the latest arthroscopic surgical techniques to treat most of these injuries.
Originally from New York City, Dr. Marcus received his Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Biology from the University of Michigan. He then earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. During his residency, Dr. Marcus presented research at national orthopaedic surgery meetings and published in multiple peer reviewed journals. After finishing residency, Dr. Marcus completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Chicago. While there, he served as the assistant team physician for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer and for the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Comprehensive Orthopaedics, Dr. Marcus was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During his time there, he was a team physician for the Flames (Division I) and was one of the main orthopaedic surgeons to treat the Chicago Fire Department. Dr. Marcus is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He regularly teaches arthroscopic surgery at the Orthopaedic Learning Center to other orthopedic surgeons around the world. He is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, which is the premier journal of this field.
When it comes to patient care, Dr. Marcus believes educating his patients is of the utmost importance. An informed patient can understand a diagnosis and the treatment options better, so that a treatment plan can be formed together. He believes that non-operative management can be just as effective as surgery. Usually he treats patients in a step-wise manner, starting with the least invasive option. However, he does know that sometimes surgery may be the best treatment. Of particular interest to him is helping athletes, ranging from weekend warrior to professional, get back to their pre-injury level.