Michael J. Corcoran, M.D.

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

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.

Dr. Corcoran is available to see patients at our Bourbonnais 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
    • In search of safe exercise during COVID-19, many in the area are mountain biking and cycling. As fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists, Dr. Michael Corcoran and Dr. Carey Ellis of OAK Orthopedics are offering experts insights…

    • OAK Orthopedics is the first provider in the region to offer diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgery using NanoScope by Arthrex. This is a breakthrough surgical technology called nano arthroscopy, an even less invasive form of…

    • Want to learn how the sports medicine community has evolved in Bradley and Frankfort, or hear about what brought Dr. Corcoran into the field of Orthopedics? When Dr. Corocran isn’t performing one of his 300 surgeries per year, he plays an…

    • It was an OAK reunion at this year’s NFL Combine in Indianapolis as Dr. Michael Corcoran and Dr. Carey Ellis met up with former OAK Orthopedic athletic trainer Scott DeGraff, ATC and OAK strength and conditioning specialist Micah Gerhart ATC,…

    • OAK Orthopedics, located at 19552 South Harlem Ave. in Frankfort, has expanded its services in response to the increased demand and success of the Frankfort office. Joining Dr. Eric Lee will be Podiatrist Dr. Timothy Friedrich, D.P.M, Dr. Tom…

    • “Dr. Corcoran was excellent. He was very down-to-earth and said it like it was. I'm glad he’ll be doing my surgery.”
      – Carey P.
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