IBJI Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), one of the largest independent, physician-owned orthopedic practices in the United States, has appointed Van Stamos, MD, to the position of chief medical officer (CMO).

Dr. Stamos joined IBJI in 2002 and has over 25 years of surgical experience, specializing in adult hip and knee reconstruction and total joint replacement. He has held a variety of leadership positions at IBJI during his tenure.

"Dr. Stamos brings the institutional knowledge of IBJI's evolution as a privately owned physician practice over the past 25 years to this position," says Andre Blom, IBJI CEO. "He is well positioned for building on the platform that our former CMO Dr. William Robb established and advancing the role as intended on behalf of all physician members."

Dr. Stamos' longstanding knowledge and expertise will be put to use to formulate IBJI's strategic planning, quality and safety improvements, advancements among subspecialties and service lines, as well as serve as the lead orthopedic liaison with providers and payor markets.

"The evolution of IBJI over the past 25 years has been incredible to witness," Dr. Stamos says. "Despite our substantial growth, IBJI's focus continues to be in delivering outstanding care for patients with musculoskeletal disease in a private practice model that allows for a 'personal touch.' Our core values of Patient-centric Care, Musculoskeletal Care Value, and Teamwork are more relevant than ever as we navigate the complexities of the current healthcare delivery environment. I am optimistic and excited for IBJI's future and its ability to continue to innovate in providing exceptional care for our patients."

Dr. Stamos attended Northwestern University School of Medicine and was enrolled in the exclusive Honors Program in Medical Education. He then completed the prestigious Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship, one of the top programs in the country for joint replacements.

About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) is the largest independent physician-owned orthopedic practice in Illinois. IBJI is dedicated to providing accessible, compassionate, and comprehensive care to your family for every orthopedic specialty with leading-edge technology and innovative treatment options. For more information, please visit

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