- Year joined staff:
- Year began practicing in specialty:
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Tulane University School of Medicine, Medicine
- University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics, Orthopaedic Surgery
- University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics, General Surgery
Dr. David Amory is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship trained in spine surgery. He went to Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Illinois, Cook County Hospital and Rush Presbyterian Medical Center.
His professional interests include total joint replacement of the knee and hip and spine surgery. Dr. Amory also specializes in minimally invasive total hip replacements through either an anterior or posterior approach.
For younger, more active patients, Dr. Amory specializes in hip resurfacing and has embraced cutting edge techniques in spinal surgery.
He routinely performs Kyphoplasty to treat compression fractures, as it is one of the few procedures a surgeon does where the patient usually wakes up immediately feeling improvement.
Dr. Amory also performs two other procedures: The X-STOP procedure, a minimally invasive procedure that is done for spinal stenosis instead of laminectomy. The other procedure he performs is the XLIFS, which are extreme lateral inter-body fusions.
Dr. Amory truly enjoys seeing patients improve their quality of life and decreasing their level of pain.
Fellowship: The Chicago Spine Fellowship
Rush Presbyterian - St. Lukes Medical Center / Shrines Hospital
1996 - 1997
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Part I passed 7/97, Part II passed 7/99
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellow, North American Spine Society
California Orthopaedic Association
Honors, Awards, etc.
Tau Beta Pi
Pi Tau Sigma
Varsity Letterman, University of Washington - Rowing 85, 86
Dean's Merit Scholarship, Tulane University School of Medicine
Chief Administrative Resident, Orthopaedics, University of Illinois 95, 96