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Photo: Eric R. Varboncouer, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (31 patient reviews and ratings)
Joint Replacement, Knee, Orthopedic Trauma, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Wrist

Dr. Eric Varboncouer was raised in the Iroquois County and attended Donovan High School, where during his senior year, he distinguished himself as being named the Kankakee Daily Journal Scholar/Athlete of the Year as well as being selected to the Illinois High School Association’s Academic All-State team.

Dr. Varboncouer completed his undergraduate work at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, prior to attending medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Varboncouer's orthopedic surgical residency was completed at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois, and his fellowship specializing in shoulder surgery was completed at California Pacific Medical Center with Dr. Eugene Wolf in San Francisco, California.

He is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the Illinois State Medical Society.

Dr. Varboncouer has returned home to bring his orthopedic and shoulder surgical expertise to the surrounding communities. Dr. Varboncouer is also actively involved in the sports medicine component of OAK Orthopedics and volunteers as a team physician at Watseka High School, were he played high school football.

Dr. Varboncouer currently is seeing patients in the Bradley Office.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
  • Shoulder Surgery Fellowship: California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society

Team Affiliations

  • Wilmington High School Football

Hospital Affiliations

  • Presence St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Riverside Medical Center
  • Oak Surgical Institute

Doctoring in One's Hometown

“Great job explaining treatment options and possible results.”
– Brad T.
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