Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine by the ABOS
Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

American Sports Medicine Institute (Birmingham, AL): Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery Fellowship
Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Boston, MA): Clinical Orthopedic Fellowship

Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center/Cook County Hospital (Chicago, IL): General Surgery Internship
UPMC Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA): Orthopedic Surgery Internship/Residency

Medical School
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Chicago, IL): MD

Undergraduate Education
Miami University (Oxford, OH): B.A.

James R. Seeds, MD is an accomplished and compassionate surgeon who has been trained to handle every aspect of orthopedic surgery. With solid experience in both minimally invasive and traditional techniques, he is able to choose the most appropriate approach for the patient’s individual circumstances. In addition to practicing general orthopedics, Dr. Seeds focuses on sports-related conditions and injuries in athletes of all ages. His fellowship training enables him to treat orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow and wrist using an arthroscope. These minimally-invasive procedures allow him to repair and reconstruct cartilage and ligaments as well as perform meniscus transplantations through tiny incisions. For patients, this means minimal time under anesthesia, no hospital stay, reduced pain and fast recovery.

A lifelong athlete, Dr. Seeds understands the active lifestyle and a patient’s desire to get back to participating in sports. Therefore, his first approach is always the most appropriate conservative (non-operative) option. He believes the best results are obtained when the surgeon and patient work together to formulate a recovery plan. He takes the time to explain every option in detail and provides patients with comprehensive literature to ensure they understand and feel comfortable with their treatment plan. Most importantly, Dr. Seeds believes the learning process never ends for a surgeon. Therefore, he continues to attend orthopedic conferences and stays involved in academic orthopedics to offer patients the best treatment options available.

During his career, Dr. Seeds has served as a Team Physician for sports organizations at all levels – from professional to recreational. This includes covering a multitude of high school football teams spanning four states – Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Illinois. In addition, Dr. Seeds has worked for numerous college and professional teams including:


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Dr. Seeds’ Schedule

Surgery: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Barrington: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Algonquin: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Surgery: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Surgery: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Algonquin: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Elgin (Royal Boulevard): 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Barrington: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Surgery: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.