Trevor Schott, MD

Trevor Schott, MD

Welcome to OrthoIllinois!

I have strong midwestern roots and was raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. When I began college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, I did so with full intentions of becoming an engineer. But those plans changed after I had an opportunity to observe a family friend at work, who was an orthopedic surgeon, through job shadowing. That experience, coupled with my further experiences as a volunteer at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, brought the realization that I wanted to spend my career helping patients.

I completed my studies and graduated with honors with a degree in biochemistry from UW – Madison before continuing on to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I was accepted to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After graduating Cum Laude with my medical degree, I was accepted into the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program in Boston, Massachusetts.

It was during this residency training, when I had the opportunity to work with pediatric hand surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital, that my interest in subspecializing in hand and upper extremity surgery became a goal. While watching a thumb reconstruction surgery on a small child I was amazed by the surgeon’s ability to manipulate such delicate anatomy and successfully return the use of hand and a normal life to the child. I pursued this additional advance training by completing a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. I also spent time training at the Ganga Institute for Microvascular Surgery in Coimbatore, India to learn specific techniques in delicate microvascular and reconstructive surgery.

To me, being a hand surgeon allows me to work with patients across the age spectrum, from those who have experienced acute traumatic injury, to congenital issues, to chronic degenerative changes. In my practice at OrthoIllinois, I treat a wide variety of conditions and injury repair of the hand, wrist, and elbow. I work closely with my patients to identify their specific health goals to formulate a personalized treatment plan that will help return them to the life and activities they desire.

When I am not practicing medicine, I enjoy working out, running, traveling, and exploring new restaurants and cities with my wife and family.

Thank you for entrusting me with your care and I look forward to helping you reach your recovery goals!

BACHELOR’S DEGREE University of Wisconsin – Madison
MEDICAL DEGREE University of Pittsburgh School of  Medicine
RESIDENCY Harvard Combine Orthopedic Residency Program
FELLOWSHIP Hospital for Special Surgery Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Insurance Questions?

Dr. Schott and Ortho Illinois accept multiple insurance providers. To see a list of insurances accepted click here. Contact your insurance carrier for you specific plan details.


Hospital Affiliation

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital
  • Algonquin Road Surgery Center
  • Ascension Saint Joseph – Elgin
  • Northwestern Medicine McHenry / Huntley / Woodstock Hospitals