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Photo: Michael J. Corcoran, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 4.99 (112 patient reviews and ratings)

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Ankle, Elbow, Foot, Joint Replacement, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine

Dr. Corcoran grew up on Chicago’s south side and brought his passion for orthopedics and sports medicine to OAK Orthopedics in 1997 after completing his sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Corcoran graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 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.

Dr. Corcoran developed the OAK Sports Medicine Division, which brings physicians and athletic training services to numerous 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 participates in pre-participation physicals for the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Dr. Corcoran is the founder and medical director of the Athletic Training Program at Olivet Nazarene University and OAK Athletic Development. He has served as a team physician at the USA Olympic Training Center and for the US Soccer Team. He is a noted lecturer and presenter in the orthopedic and athletic training communities and is tireless in bringing world-class care to athletes of all ages. In his free time, Dr. Corcoran enjoys golf, flying, and snow and water sports.

Dr. Corcoran has been named as one of the “65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists” in the August, 2011, edition of Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management, a national publication for healthcare.

Healthgrades ranks Dr. Corcoran as a “Five Star Doctor,” its highest ranking.

Dr. Corcoran is available to see patients at our Bradley Office and Frankfort Office.

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

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“Everyone was very helpful. I felt like they were concerned and answered all my questions. Dr. Corcoran took his time with me and I did not feel rushed!!”
– Mary C.
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