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Michael S. Bednar, M.D.

Michael S. Bednar, M.D.

Michael S. Bednar, M.D., FAAOS, is a board-certified orthopaedic hand surgeon with expertise in pediatric hand problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist problems and spinal cord injury. In addition to his work at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago, Dr. Bednar also serves as chief of hand surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital. He is a 2020 Top Doc in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Chicago Magazine.

Dr. Bednar is a director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a past president of the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand and a member of numerous professional organizations including the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. He is also a past recipient of the Sumner L. Koch Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Bednar has led and contributed to numerous research projects and scholarly publications, and presented at regional and national conferences.


  • Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania, BA, biochemistry
  • Medical School, Harvard Medical School
  • Internship, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Penn., surgical internship
  • Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y., orthopaedic surgery
  • Fellowship, Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, Ind., hand surgery and microsurgery