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Dr. Michael Corcoran grew up on Chicago’s south side and brought his passion for orthopedics and sports medicine to OAK Orthopedics in 1997. He has been named as one of the “65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists” in national healthcare publication Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management, and Healthgrades ranks Dr. Corcoran as a “Five-Star Doctor,” its highest ranking.


A graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Dr. Corcoran completed his general surgery internship at Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. He went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.


Dr. Corcoran developed the OAK Sports Medicine Division, which brings physicians and athletic training services to many high schools and colleges in the south suburbs. He is a consulting orthopedic surgeon for the Chicago Bears and coordinates their medical services for the annual training camp held in Bourbonnais each summer. He also consults on preparticipation physicals for the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Dr. Corcoran is also the founder and medical director of the Athletic Training Program at Olivet Nazarene University and OAK Athletic Development.


Tireless in bringing world-class care to athletes of all ages, Dr. Corcoran is a noted lecturer and presenter in the orthopedic and athletic training communities, and he has served as a team physician at the United States Olympic Training Center and for U.S. Soccer. In his free time, Dr. Corcoran enjoys golf, flying, fishing, scuba diving, and snow and water sports.


Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
  • Master of Science in Physiology: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
  • Doctor of Medicine: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
  • General Surgery Residency: Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL



  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Professional Associations

  • NFL Physicians Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Irish-American Orthopaedic Society
  • American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Kankakee County Medical Society


Team Affiliations

  • Chicago Bears
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Kankakee Community College
  • Bishop McNamara Catholic High School
  • U.S. Soccer
  • US Olympic Training Center


Hospital Affiliations

  • Oak Surgical Institute 
  • Riverside Medical Center
  • Presence St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery


Contact Info:

6712 North Convent Street
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Appointment Line: (815) 928-8050



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Dr. Michael Corcoran - America's Top 50 Doctors - Orthopedic Surgeon - Illinois

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