Jon Whitehurst, MD
79 Patient Reviews

Jon Whitehurst, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeon - General


  • Board Certified
  • Accepts Insurance Plans
  • Has Online Scheduling


Dr. Jon Whitehurst is an Orthopedic Surgeon and he has been serving Rockford, IL since 1996. He is board certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.About Jon Whitehurst, MD:Dr. Jon Whitehurst is originally from Evanston, Illinois and earned his B.S. degree in chemical engineering with a biomedical emphasis from Northwestern University in 1985. Following graduation from college, Dr. Whitehurst was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy, serving as a Naval Flight Officer from 1985 to 1992. After graduating first in his flight school class, he was assigned to an aircraft carrier-based F-14 TOMCAT Squadron. Continuing with high achievements, he was selected to attend TOPGUN, the Navy Fighting Weapons School and served during Operation Desert Shield.Dr. Whitehurst resumed his studies at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine following Honorable Discharge from active duty in 1992. He obtained his medical degree in 1996 and subsequently completed advanced orthopedic training as part of his residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals in 2001.In 2002 Dr. Whitehurst completed a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI). His subspecialty training focuses specifically on minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, wrist and sports medicine. While at SCOI, he produced award-winning research in shoulder instability and worked with research projects in knee ligament reconstruction. As an advocate for continuing medical education, Dr. Whitehurst has authored numerous journal articles and presentations on arthroscopic surgery, and he is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, lecturing on orthopedic subjects in conjunction with the University of Chicago. He also serves as an instructor to other orthopedic surgeons for advanced arthroscopic techniques… Read more ›

(815) 569-6476

Office Hours

  • Mon:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri:9:00am - 5:00pm

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I went to Dr. Whitehurst to evaluate an MRI I had done after I hurt my shoulder at the end of 2018. He evaluated my MRI results and did a thorough examination of my shoulder. He was very complete in his explanation and provided me with all of the different options. The pain in my shoulder has subsided due to the cortisone s…

M. G.

Provider Training

Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of MedicineBachelors DegreeB.S. Chemical Engineering Biomedical Emphasis 1985
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of MedicineDoctorateM.D.1996

Residency - University of Chicago HospitalsOrthopedic Surgery2001
Fellowship - The Southern California Orthopaedic InstituteGeneral Practice Not Specified

CertificationCert. BodyYear
Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic SurgeryNot Specified

Experience & Accolades

Orthopedic Sports Medicine SurgeonOrthoIllinois

Team Physician Chicago Blackhawks Medical Network
Team PhysicianRockford IceHogs AHL Hockey
Team PhysicianBoylan High School
Professional MemberThe AHL American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Professional MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Professional MemberArthroscopy Association of North America

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  • Orthopedic Surgeon - Sub-Specialty: Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Years In Practice: 27 (started in 1996)

Accepts New Patients: Yes

Whitehurst specializes in treating the following types of patients:

  • Adults

Medical Philosophy: Traditional Medicine

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