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Steven Gitelis, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Rush Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic - Orthopedic Oncology
  Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Italy
Clinical Expertise:
  • Bone cancer (bone sarcoma)
  • Bone grafting
  • Cancer surgery, pediatric
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Growing prosthesis
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Limb salvage
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
Research Interests:
  • Limb salvage
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Bone graft techniques
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  • Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
  • Orthopedic Building
  • 1611 W. Harrison St.
  • Suite 400
  • Chicago, IL  60612
  • Phone: (877) 891-8234
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. The Clinical Significance of Initial Pulmonary Micronodules in Young Sarcoma Patients.
    Cipriano C, Brockman L, Romancik J, Hartemayer R, Ording J, Ginder C, Krier J, Gitelis S, Kent P
    J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol.
    2015 Oct
  2. External Beam Radiation Therapy for Orthopaedic Pathology.
    Gross CE, Frank RM, Hsu AR, Diaz A, Gitelis S
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg
    2015 Feb 23
  3. External Beam Radiation Therapy for Orthopaedic Pathology.
    Horowitz D, Gross CE, Frank RM, Hsu AR, Diaz A, Gitelis S
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg
    2015 Aug
  4. Is Radiation Necessary for Treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of Bone? Clinical Results With Contemporary Therapy.
    Ibrahim I, Haughom BD, Fillingham Y, Gitelis S
    Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.
    2015 Apr 21
  5. Frequent Complications and Severe Bone Loss Associated With the Repiphysis Expandable Distal Femoral Prosthesis.
    Cipriano CA, Gruzinova IS, Frank RM, Gitelis S, Virkus WW
    Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.
    2014 Mar 25
  6. Is Intralesional Treatment of Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Radius Comparable to Resection With Respect to Local Control and Functional Outcome?
    Wysocki RW, Soni E, Virkus WW, Scarborough MT, Leurgans SE, Gitelis S
    Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.
    2014 Dec 4
  7. Increasing cisplatin sensitivity by schedule-dependent inhibition of AKT and Chk1.
    Duan L, Perez RE, Hansen M, Gitelis S, Maki CG
    Cancer Biol. Ther.
    2014 Dec 2
  8. Research findings working with the p53 and Rb1 targeted osteosarcoma mouse model.
    Lu Y, Gitelis S, Lei G, Ding M, Maki C, Mira RR, Zheng Q
    Am J Cancer Res
  9. Surgery in malignant bone tumors.
    Gitelis S, Bayne CO, Frank JM, Filingham Y, Kent PM
    Curr Probl Cancer
    2013 Jul-Aug
  10. Inhibition of the Wnt-β-catenin and Notch signaling pathways sensitizes osteosarcoma cells to chemotherapy.
    Ma Y, Ren R, Han EQ, Li H, Chen D, Jacobs JJ, Gitelis S, O'Keefe RJ, Konttinen YT, Yin G, Li TF.
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013
    2013 Jan 3. doi:pii: S0006-291X(12)02478-3. 10.1016/j.bbrc.2012.12.118. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Function after injection of benign bone lesions with a bioceramic.
    Fillingham YA, Lenart BA, Gitelis S.
    Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012
    2012 Jul
    470(7):2014-20. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2251-5.
  12. Chronic ankle pain and swelling in a 25-year-old woman: an unusual case.
    Kang RW, McGill KC, Lin J, Gitelis S.
    Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011
    2011 May
    469(5):1517-21. doi: 10.1007/s11999-011-1851-9. Epub 2011 Mar 15. No abstract available.
  13. A case of recurrent giant cell tumor of bone with malignant transformation and benign pulmonary metastases.
    Miller IJ, Blank A, Yin SM, McNickle A, Gray R, Gitelis S.
    Diagn Pathol. 2010
    2010 Sep 22
    5:62. doi: 10.1186/1746-1596-5-62.
  14. Giant cell tumor with involvement of the patellar ligament.
    Cipriano C, Blank A, Miller I, Gitelis S.
    J Knee Surg. 2010
    2010 Dec
  15. The use of locking plates in orthopedic oncology reconstructions.
    Virkus WW, Miller BJ, Chye PC, Gitelis S.
    Orthopedics. 2008
    2008 May
  16. Short and long term failure of the modular oncology knee prosthesis.
    Gitelis S, Yergler JD, Sawlani N, Schiff A, Shott S.
    Orthopedics. 2008
    2008 Apr
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