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Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

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James Mok, MD
James Mok, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spine conditions, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease. He also cares for patients with cervical stenosis or myelopathy -- conditions in which the spinal cord and nerves become compressed in the neck. In addition, Dr. Mok has a special interest in utilizing minimally invasive surgery (MIS) to speed up recovery times after spine surgery.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Mok served as a major in the United States Army, where his duties included caring for members of elite special operations units. He also deployed as the orthopaedic surgeon for a combat support hospital in Iraq. He received notable military awards for his service, including the Meritorious Service Medal.

Dr. Mok is an accomplished author and has been invited to present his work at national and international conferences on spine diseases and orthopaedic surgery. His recent articles have been published in leading journals in the field including Spine, The Spine Journal and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Spine & Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York

Additional Education

  • Internship: University of California San Francisco
  • Residency: University of California San Francisco
  • Fellowship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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Orthopaedics - Crown Point

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2010

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish