Prasad Gourineni, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist

Dr. Gourineni completed orthopaedic residencies in India and at Northwestern University in Chicago and a fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Gourineni developed a deep interest in hip preservation and underwent informal training with several experts including a short visiting fellowship with Professor Reinhold Ganz in Bern, Switzerland and Marc Phillippon in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Gourineni acquired a lot of experience with open surgical dislocation and hip osteotomies before performing several of these procedures using arthroscopic techniques.

Pediatric & Young Adult Orthopaedics

Our group focuses on orthopaedic problems of children and young adults. We have the most experience in open and arthroscopic hip preservation procedures, and also specialize in sports medicine, trauma, and scoliosis along with general pediatric orthopaedics. Dr. Gourineni has also developed a variation of the Ponseti method for Pediatric Clubfoot that avoids Achilles tenotomy.

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Recertified in July 2010)

Special Interests


  • Medical School - Andhra Medical College, India 
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery - Mangalore University, India 1989; Northwestern University, Chicago 1997
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics & Scoliosis - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas 1998

Hospital/Academic Affiliations

  • Advocate Hope Children's Hospital | Oak Lawn 
  • Children's Memorial Medical Center | Chicago 
  • Good Samaritan Hospital | Downers Grove 
  • Hinsdale Hospital | Hinsdale 
  • University of Illinois | Chicago 

Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of India
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Teaching Experience

  • Faculty in the Department of Orthopaedics - University of Illinois
  • Orthopaedic Resident Education at University of Illinois - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens’ Hospital, Advocate Christ Hospital
  • Orthopaedic Board Review - Osler Institute

Scientific Activities

Founder of the Hip Preservation Society. Hip Preservation information and research at