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Marc A. Zussman, MD

Healthgrades 4.9 Stars out of 5 out of 5 with 71 ratings

Specialties: Trauma

Welcome to OrthoIllinois!

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my experience in healthcare. I am originally from Chicago and grew up in Wilmette, Illinois. I earned my B.S. degree in biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Magna Cum Laude, in 1989. I continued my studies at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, obtaining my medical degree with honors in 1993.

Following my graduation, I pursued orthopedic training during my residency at Loyola University Medical Center. I then completed an additional year-long advanced training program, or fellowship, sub-specializing in orthopedic traumatology at OrthoIndy / Indiana University in Indianapolis.

I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon whose practice is focused on orthopedic trauma. This includes limb reconstruction, pelvis fractures, peri-articular fractures and general fracture care. It is my mission to provide you excellent service with compassionate care. I always strive to provide you the same high quality orthopedic care that I would offer to a member of my family.

I remain active in continuing medical education. I serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford and as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. I am also active in the AO teaching faculty and the Orthopedic Trauma Association.

In addition to my extensive medical commitments, I enjoy biking, scuba diving, reading, and spending time with my family.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further improve your experience at OrthoIllinois. My goal is to provide you the best medical care available.

I look forward to meeting you.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • Medical Degree with honors, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Orthopedic Traumatology Fellowship, OrthoIndy/ Indiana University Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Board certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Co-Director, Orthopedic Trauma: OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Level I Trauma Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois – Rockford, College of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association – Clinical Member
  • AO/ASIF Orthopedic Faculty
Mike Karg, PA

Assisted by:

Mike Karg, PA-C
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:  OrthoIllinois Surgery Center, OSF Sain Anthony Medical Center, Mercy Rockford Hospital, SwedishAmerican Hospital

Here's what my patients are saying:

I can't say enough good things about OrthoIllinois and their staff. Dr. Zussman and Dr. Blomberg are top notch surgeons in my book. I'm confident that I will walk again thanks to them.

Jon A.

" was absolutely wonderful.  Always pleasant, always professional.  He treated me as if I was someone special, not like just another patient.  He is a credit to the profession and I have worked with physicians all my life being a retired nurse, so I recognize quality in the profession." - Barbara L.

"The level of care we received from was the best care I ever experienced.  My wife and I felt like it was the rule, not the exception.  It requires years of dedication and professionalism.  No question we asked seemed too trivial." - Emery J.

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