By Laura Hochnadel
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), which has 20 locations across Chicago and Northern Illinois, has appointed William J. Robb, III, MD, as Orthopedic Director, Chief Medical Officer. Robb joined IBJI in 1995 and has 40 years of surgical experience, specializing in adult knee disorders. In his new position, he will play a key role in strategic planning, maintaining and improving clinical quality and safety, advancing development of subspecialty excellence in service-line programs, overseeing implementation of quality improvement programs, and serving as lead orthopedic liaison within provider and payer markets.
Robb, a graduate of University of Iowa Medical School, Iowa City, completed his internship and initial residency in general surgery at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, then returned to Iowa to complete the orthopedic surgery residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He has published numerous pieces of scholarly research, and his contributions to the field have been lauded with a number of industry awards, including the 2017 W.W. Tipton Leadership Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has held leadership positions at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Illinois Orthopaedic Society and, from 2005 to 2012, served as chair of the NorthShore University HealthSystem’s department of orthopedic surgery.