James Mok, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


James Mok, MD, is an 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 expertise in cervical and lumbar disc replacement.

As a clinician and researcher, Dr. Mok emphasizes the importance of compassionate, evidence-based care. His research interests focus on the comparison of different tests and procedures in order to provide patients with the highest quality of care.

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. In 2010, he received the Norman T. Kirk Award for best scientific paper from the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Practice Locations
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Physicians at Matteson
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 500
Matteson, IL 60443

University of Chicago Orthopaedics
11456 S. Broadway
Crown Point, IN 46309
Year Started Practice

Board Certification
Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York

Internship and Residency
University of California San Francisco

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

Languages Spoken

Related Videos

21st Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics: A Review of Basic and Current Concepts Adult Lumbar Spine Video

21st Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics: A Review of Basic and Current Concepts Adult Lumbar Spine

Dr. James M. Mok examines the difference between nonspecific and specific low back pain and indications and nomenclature of imaging. Dr. Mok also offers advice on how to treat a patient who presents with back pain.

Adult Spine Injuries and Disease Video

Adult Spine Injuries and Disease

James Mok, MD, discusses his topic regarding adult spine injuries and disease.