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Rolando Izquierdo, MD

Healthgrades 4.9 Stars out of 5 out of 5 with 191 ratings

Specialties: Sports Medicine, Shoulder


Dr. Izquierdo brings a unique set of skills to McHenry County. Skills built upon solid and very diverse training opportunities. The son of Cuban immigrants, Dr. Izquierdo is fluent in both English and Spanish. He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area.

It was at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, now known as University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Dr. Izquierdo completed his residency that he developed his special interest in sports medicine. During this time, he provided coverage as a team physician for the University of Cincinnati athletic programs and for the Cincinnati Bengal NFL football team. As a result, he pursued additional advance training by completing fellowships in shoulder and elbow reconstruction and in sports medicine at Columbia University at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York city before launching his practice.

Dr. Izquierdo remains active in medical education and identifying best practice recommendations. He served as chairman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ evidence based medicine committee for the clinical practice guideline for the management of shoulder arthritis. He has served as invited faculty at the American Academy of Orthopedics to instruct surgeons from around the world in the latest techniques in arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery. In addition, Dr. Izquierdo was nominated and selected to join the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). ASES is an invitation-only society of just 420 leading national and international Orthopaedic surgeons specializing in surgery of the shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Izquierdo routinely performs a high volume of total shoulder replacements, reverse total shoulder replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, as well as arthroscopic shoulder instability and labral repairs. He also performs sports-related elbow and knee surgeries.

  • Invited Faculty for ASES/AAOS 2015 Event
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005
  • Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2008
  • Member, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, Columbia Shoulder and Elbow Society

Hospital Staff Affiliations:

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital
  • Algonquin Road Surgery Center
  • Centegra Hospital – Woodstock
  • Centegra Hospital – McHenry
  • Centegra Hospital – Huntley
  • OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
  • SwedishAmerican Hospital

Assisted by:

Marie Rivers, PA-C

Here's what my patients are saying:

Dr. Izquierdo has a very pleasant bedside manner which made it easy for me to explain my health issues. I would definitely recommend Dr. Izquierdo to any one having shoulder or elbow issues.

Judith A.

Beginning with my initial visit and conservative therapy through actual surgery and my very last follow up appointment, everything was wonderful. I felt Dr. Izquierdo truly listened and cared about me. Plus, my shoulder feels great!

Amy C.

"Very good doctor!  I had a complete tear in my rotator cuff.  I received excellent post op care and physical therapy that has really helped.  I was so blessed to find Dr. Izquierdo because I actually live and happened to be temporarily living in Illinois when the need for surgery was imminent.  Thank you Dr. Izquierdo!"

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