Dr. Grant Garrigues specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery and is well known as a thought leader in the field. Dr. Garrigues was recruited to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush/Rush University Medical Center from Duke University, where he served as Section Head for Shoulder Reconstruction, Co-Director of Upper Extremity Trauma Surgery, and Co-Director of the Duke Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship. While at Duke, Dr. Garrigues was routinely awarded the five-star patient champion award for his clinical service and received consistently high patient satisfaction scores. Dr. Garrigues focuses on treating each patient as if they are a member of his family.
Dr. Garrigues received his undergraduate degree from Harvard, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and a research degree from MIT. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center and a Shoulder and Elbow Surgery fellowship at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Garrigues was also selected as one of two surgeons representing the United States to participate in a 6-week European traveling fellowship, during which he visited 8 top shoulder centers in Europe to both share his experiences and learn cutting edge surgical techniques from a distinguished cadre of European shoulder and elbow surgeons.
Dr. Garrigues’ clinical practice focuses on the management of any and all shoulder and elbow conditions. Dr. Garrigues specializes in the treatment of shoulder arthritis–including shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder and elbow fractures-including minimally-invasive treatment options, complex shoulder instability—including arthroscopic Latarjet, and massive rotator cuff tears-including all-arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction.
Dr. Garrigues routinely publishes articles in national publications and speaks at local, national, and international conferences on cutting-edge topics related to shoulder and elbow surgery. His research has spanned the spectrum from shoulder to elbow, from rotator cuff to arthritis, and from the fundamental sciences to population health. Dr. Garrigues has won multiple awards for his research including a prestigious Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation grant in 2018 for a multicenter, randomized trial evaluating the best way to utilize physical therapy after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty and is proud to be a part of an NIH R01 grant looking at tissue engineering efforts to create synthetic rotator cuff tendons.
Additionally, Dr. Garrigues has been involved in the design of multiple successful, FDA-approved shoulder replacement systems and holds multiple patents. He is a co-team physician for the NBA Chicago Bulls and MLB Chicago White Sox.