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Paul DeFrino MD

Orhthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Paul DeFrino MD

Employment

  • September 1999 – present

    Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Foot and Ankle Specialist
    Parkview Orthopaedic Group

Education

Post-Graduate

  • August 1998 – July 1999

    Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship
    Baylor University
    Dallas, Texas

  • July 1994 – June 1998

    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    Northwestern, University Medical School
    Chicago, Illinois

  • July 1993 – June 1994

    General Surgery Internship
    Northwestern University Medical School
    Chicago, Illinois

Graduate

  • September 1989 – June 1993

    Doctor of Medicine
    Northwestern University of Medical School
    Chicago, Illinois

Under Graduate

  • September 1984 – June 1988

    Bachelor of Arts – Political Science/Pre-Medicine Minor
    Dean’s List
    Columbia University, New York

Presentations

  • September 2014

    An Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Solutions to Common Foot and Ankle Problems
    Advocate Christ Hospital – Presentation for Physicians
    Oak Lawn, Illinois

  • June, 2013

    Ankle Replacement
    Featured Presenter
    Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers – Presentation for Physicians
    Oak Lawn, Illinois

  • April, 2013

    Treatment of Ankle Instability
    Featured Presenter
    Advocate Christ Hospital – Presentation for Physical Therapists
    Oak Lawn, Illinois

  • September, 2000

    MTP fusion – a clinical, pedobarographic and gait study Analysis
    Poster Presentation
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    DeFrino, P., Brodsky, J.
    Baylor University Medical Center
    Dallas, Texas

  • March 1998

    Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of the Modified Lapidus Procedure for Treatment of Hallux Valgus
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 65th Annual Meeting
    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • February 1998

    Rheumatoid Foot
    Chairman’s Conference
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Chicago, Illinois

  • November 1997

    Ankle Impingement
    Chairman’s Conference
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Chicago, Illinois

Publications

Research

  • DeFrino, P., Brodsky, J.W. MTP fusion – a clinical, pedobarographic and gait study Analysis.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Beischer, A., DeFrino, P., Brodsky, J.W. Analysis of radiographic criteria in patients with hallux valgus.
    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Defrino, P., Kelikian, A. Clinical and radiographic evaluation of modified Lapidus Procedure for treatment of hallux valgus.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois

Activities / Associations

  • 2012 – present

    Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle physician consultant, Greeley Corporation

  • 2010 – present

    Board of Directors Member, Palos Surgical Center

  • Current Member
    • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Medical Association

Parkview Orthopaedic Group

7600 West College Drive
Palos Heights
Illinois 60453

  • (708) 361-0600
  • (708) 361-8710
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • American Orhtopaedic Foot and Ankle Society