Lorin Brown

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Lorin M. Brown, MD

Clinical Associate of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

Lorin M. Brown, MD, FAAOS, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with more than 45 years of advanced training and primary experience in treating infants, children, and adolescent sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery patients, and mentoring and teaching new and experienced physicians.

Dr. Brown is highly respected as a pediatric orthopaedist with a singular goal to deliver the best and safest treatment to each patient in his care, focusing on the unique circumstances and considerations of the individual. Dr. Brown has expertise in diagnosing and treating children experiencing the full range of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries from simple and compound fractures to complex congenital and developmental deformities, including:

  • Ligament Reconstruction (ACL, PCL)
  • Osteochondra and Other Articular Cartilage Reconstruction
  • Growth Plate Reconstruction and Reversal of Growth Arrests
  • Limb Length Repair and Non-United Fracture Repair
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Cerebral Palsy Reconstruction
  • Spina Bifida Deformity Reconstruction

Along with his devotion to his clinical practice and patients, Dr. Brown also believes in refining orthopaedic care and sports medicine through educating physicians. He has authored dozens of chapters in orthopaedic textbooks, providing valuable knowledge on fractures and joint conditions and diseases.

Dr. Brown has been a dedicated mentor and teacher throughout his career, instructing new and experienced physicians through courses on surgical techniques and guiding them in learning the principles and technical skills for pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He has also taught courses on orthopaedic treatments options for children with arthritis and lectured in board review courses, advancing the knowledge base of physicians who would soon be taking their orthopaedic certification examinations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fractures
  • Leg Length Discrepancies
  • Scoliosis
  • Acute and Chronic Injuries
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Joint Pain
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Osteochondra
  • Spina Bifida Deformity Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery – Orthopaedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Indiana State Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Scientific Research Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Practicing Since

  • 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School


  • Michael Reese Hospital


  • Michael Reese Hospital (closed)


  • University of Sheffield; The University of Toronto/Sick Childrens Hospital

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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