Dr. Meisles graduated from Rush University Medical School in 1986, and completed his Orthopedic Surgery training at Rush University Hospital in 1991. Dr. Meisles founded Orthopedic Specialists in 1991, and has been widely recognized as one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the area by U.S. News and World Report, Chicago Magazine, and West Suburban Living. He has also been voted by his peers as one of the areas top physicians, and listed in the Castle Connelly Guide “Top Doctors, Chicago Metro Area” every year since it’s initial publication more than a decade ago. Dr. Meisles is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and has served as the chairman of surgery at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Meisles teaches new techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery to both resident physicians and practicing orthopedic surgeons, and works as an expert consultant with several orthopedic implant manufacturers on projects involving new technology to improve the outcomes for hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Meisles has also been recognized by Chicago Magazine as one of Chicago’s top sports medicine doctors, and he is an expert in arthroscopic surgery. In addition, Dr. Meisles continues to treat fractures and provide general orthopedic care. Outside of work, Dr. Meisles enjoys spending time with his family, tennis, skiing and travel. He has been married to Dr. Lynn Meisles (rheumatologist) for 35 years. They have three children.
Chris joined the practice in 1999. He graduated from Midwestern University Physician Assistant program in June 1999. He was appointed to the adjunct faculty at Midwestern University in 2002. He has been a preceptor to numerous Physician Assistant students from Midwestern University during their orthopedic Surgery rotations. He is also involved as a mentor at the Center for Professional Excellence at Elmhurst College. As a mentor, he advises students who are pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant or other health professions. Chris is recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Academy of Physician Assistant for not only his work as a Physician Assistant, but also his charity involvement in his community and for his preceptorship of future Physician Assistants. He is also recognized as a Clinical Preceptor by the American Academy of Physician Assistants for his instructions to students over the last fifteen years.
Dr. Hennessy graduated from Rush Medical School in 1991. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in 1996. He subsequently completed a one year fellowship in spinal surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center and Chicago Shriners Hospital. In addition to the practice of general orthopedics, Dr. Hennessy has a special interest in spinal surgery and joint replacement as well as sports medicine.
Jeffrey is a board certified licensed Physician Assistant, who has been in practice since 2015. He graduated from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida in 2014.
Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2007-2011, Bachelor of Biology, Minor in Chemistry
Barry University 2012-2014 Master of Clinical Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Board Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) – 2014 to present
Medical Licensure: State of Illinois Licensed Physician Assistant – 2014- present
Wisconsin Physician Assistant License
Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certification
Advance Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Dr. Daryl L. O’Connor is a board certified orthopedic surgeon fellowship trained in sports medicine with special interest in arthroscopic surgery, cartilage transplant, and minimally invasive surgery. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1997. He completed his orthopedic surgery training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2002. He subsequently completed a one year fellowship in Sports Medicine at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. O’Connor treats all general orthopedic conditions. He is proficient in diagnosing and treating sports related injuries, the athlete returning to their sport healthy being his priority. Dr. O’Connor performs a broad range of surgeries including, arthroscopic repair of knee and shoulder injuries, patient specific total knee arthroplasty,and anterior total hip arthroplasty.
Since starting his practice in 2003, Dr. O’Connor has made it his priority to give individualized care to his patients, allowing the patient to feel comfortable with the direction of their care. He and his patients work together to customize a treatment plan that best fits the patient’s lifestyle and produces the best outcome for the patient.
Dr. Metzger graduated from Rush University Medical School in 2007, and completed his Orthopedic Surgery training at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2012. Dr. Metzger was a staff Orthopedic Surgeon in the United States Navy for 8 years including tours in Okinawa, Japan, Great Lakes, Illinois and a deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan before joining Orthopedic Specialists in 2020. Dr. Metzger is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of The Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has teaching experience as a professor of surgery at Rosalind Franklin University and also instructs military orthopedic surgeons on battlefield surgery techniques. Dr. Metzger covers the spectrum of general orthopedic care; his areas of interest include arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, joint replacement surgery, and orthopedic trauma. Dr. Metzger is married to Dr. Shannon Metzger (pediatrician) and they have four children. He enjoys traveling with his family and competing in triathlons.