Today, we started scheduling patients for their 12-week follow-up appointments. I am reminded that July 31, 2023 will be my last day of practice prior to retirement.
It has been a long and rewarding journey starting in 1967, as an intern at Cook County Hospital in Chicago for one year followed by 42 months of Orthopedic Residency at Northwestern University affiliated Hospitals. Next came six months of a Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem while waiting for my orders to serve in The United States Air Force. After one year of active duty, (there followed eight years of USAF Reserve retiring as Captain) I served at The University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery.
In 1974, I was recruited to Rush University as director of the orthopedic residency training program where I remained until 2007 retiring as Professor and Head of the Joint Replacement Program. Shortly thereafter, I undertook a new direction in the emerging discipline of Regenerative Medicine continuing to integrate patient care with clinical research resulting in scientific publications and ongoing clinical studies and trials. Now it is time to move on again to new adventures. Until July 31, 2023, I will still be doing procedures and seeing patients. Thereafter, I will be referring patients to Dr. Siddharth Tambar, who has been practicing Regenerative Medicine for 15 years. Anticipating the future, I moved my practice to the Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine 618 West Fulton Street location in Chicago on the first of this year. Dr. Tambar is the Medical Director of Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine.
As indicated above, until July 31, I will be consulting with patients and continuing with Cellular Medicine procedures be they stem cell based from bone marrow and fat; Plasma Rich Growth Factors, Master Protease Inhibitors, etc. To learn more, visit my website www.sheinkopmd.com. To schedule an office visit, call (312) 475-1893. In my upcoming Blogs, I will discuss where my professional future will take me.