Dr. Mark Yaffe is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with an additional subspecialty board-certification in hand surgery. He treats conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Yaffe specializes in upper extremity trauma and complex fractures, work and sports-related injuries, degenerative and arthritic conditions, nerve and vascular conditions, and biologic injection therapy. He has published on topics including minimally invasive thumb joint arthroplasty, complex hand trauma, biologic injection therapy, and computer-assisted surgery. Dr. Yaffe enjoys teaching patients about their injuries and conditions. He wants to ensure that each patient has the information and knowledge that they need to determine what is the best treatment option for them.
As a dedicated orthopedic surgeon Dr. Yaffe focuses on restoring patients to their optimal functional ability as quickly as possible.
When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Yaffe enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, terrarium design, yoga, and being an eight-time Chicago marathon runner.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, IN
Orthopedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
General Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgery
Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Accredited Physician Assistant Program, Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
Natalie Cerda, ATC
North Park University, Chicago, IL
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Accredited Athletic Training Program, North Park University, Chicago, IL
Board Certified Athletic Trainer and Selective Functional Movement Assessment
National Athletic Trainers' Association
Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association
Illinois Athletic Trainers' Association
Amy Schulz, ATC
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Accredited Athletic Training Program, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Board Certified Athletic Trainer
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association
Posted OnAugust 21, 2021
Dr. Yaffe is wonderful! He gives me all my options and allows me to make an informed decision. He doesn't push me into any treatment or therapy. I choose what treatment path I want to go. He doesn't talk over you or above your comprehension. Thank you Dr. Yaffe!
Posted OnAugust 20, 2021
Dr. Yaffe took time to explain the condition and listed several treatment options as well as his recommendation. He was very knowledgeable and did not slip into confusing medical jargon.
I would highly recommend his practice.
Posted OnJuly 22, 2021
He is a great listener
Posted OnJuly 14, 2021
Dr. Yaffe and his staff were all very personable and professional. They were prompt and he was very patient and detailed with my exam, treatment and instructions.
Posted OnJune 26, 2021
Patient,excels at procedures and care needed. Explains details well. Has taken care of every ailment I've seen him for.
Posted OnJune 24, 2021
Received 5 star service today, not only at the sign-in process but also from two nurses and then from Dr Yaffe. I went in with two different types of hand problems but left with the assurance that I would be receiving the best of professional care for either one or both issues. Thanks again, Dr Yaffe.
Posted OnJune 23, 2021
Dr Yaffe was very personable and took time to explain the different options for treatment. Very happy that I saw Dr Yaffe.
Posted OnJune 22, 2021
Professional, knowledgeable and empathetic.
Posted OnJune 22, 2021
Dr yaffe and his staff were very efficient, caring and kept me informed. This being my first visit, it was a very good experience.
Posted OnJune 19, 2021
Excellent Doctor that I will continue to use and recommend. I really like his mannerisms and his professional approach. Great staff as well.
Posted OnJune 14, 2021
Dr Yaffe was very personable and took the time to explain my options. I highly recommend him!
Posted OnJune 10, 2021
Doctor did a great job explaining his diagnosis. Took the time to speak to my son as the patient and not just me as the parent. Made sure we had everything we needed before ending appointment.
Posted OnJune 2, 2021
Dr. Yaffe is the first & only doctor I will go to for orthopedic hand , wrist or shoulder issues. He has treated my husband, daughter & myself for several years.
Posted OnMay 30, 2021
Explained all the necessary answers to my problems with my right hand
Posted OnMay 16, 2021
Dr. Yaffe has been very informative about my healing process and has explained thoroughly what should be done to fix the problem I continue to be having with my wrist. I completely respect and agree with his opinion. He's a wonderful doctor.
Posted OnMay 12, 2021
Very attentive and knowledgeable about the symptoms I’ve been having with my hand. Would recommend.
Posted OnMay 3, 2021
Diagnosed, explained, and treated the condition thoroughly yet efficiently. One day later, the conditions is already feeling much better. I expect that the discomfort will soon be completely gone. Thank you.
Posted OnMay 3, 2021
Dr Yaffe was awesome. Listened to my issue and diagnosed it quickly.
Posted OnApril 30, 2021
This was my first time seeing him and he took his time explaining what was going on. I didn't feel like he was rushing to get out of the room which made me more comfortable. I would highly recommend him!
Posted OnApril 26, 2021
Was pleasant, took time to walk us through the prognosis and answer questions.
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