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Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine



Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

Dr. Roger Chams is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treating complex knee and shoulder conditions and sports injuries. His patients include a large number of professional, college and adult recreational athletes.

He provides care for conditions such as rotator cuff tears; torn shoulder (labrum) and knee (meniscus) cartilage; and anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament (ACL and PCL) tears.

Dr. Chams has extensive experience in arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, having performed more than 20,000 such procedures. He performs total and partial knee and shoulder replacements and shoulder and knee resurfacing. In addition, he offers advanced tissue transplantation treatments, including Carticel implants; cartilage transplants; and ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections.

Dr. Chams teaches advanced knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgical techniques to other orthopaedic surgeons as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also regularly teaches continued medical education courses for physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.

He is the team physician for Lake Forest High School and a team physician for the US Soccer Federation Men and Women National Teams.

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Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine



Head Athletic Trainer

Fortunato, Athletic Trainer and member of the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, the official medical partner of the Chicago Red Stars, is this season’s newest member of the Chicago Red Stars Medical Team. She spent three seasons with the Utah Royals FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) where she oversaw all day-to-day operations of the medical department and developed their concussion management protocol. Prior to the Royals, Fortunato served on the athletic training staff for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA from 2015-2017. She also has experience in Division I athletics, covering women’s basketball, women’s soccer, baseball and softball at George Mason University. Since 2013, Fortunato has been a network provider for US Soccer, assisting the federation’s full-time medical staff during various training camps, tournaments and friendlies. She was recently on staff during the team’s World Cup run in 2019 and Olympic qualifiers in January of 2020. 

Fortunato received her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from The George Washington University in 2007 and her master’s in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion from George Mason University in 2009.

Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine



Physician Assistant

Molly is nationally certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado and her Master of Clinical Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University in Miami, Florida.


While at Colorado College, Molly was an NCAA Division I student-athlete and a member of the Women’s Soccer team. She then went on to play soccer professionally, competing in the Swedish 1st Division for QBIK Football Club.

Combining her passion for soccer and medicine, she chose Orthopaedic Surgery as her specialty. She enjoys treating athletes and being out on the pitch, and has been a member of the medical staff for the Chicago Red Stars since 2014.

Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine



Physical Therapist

Bria has 6 years of experience as a physical therapist and 2 years as a facility manager, Bria is passionate about providing a helping hand to patients recovering from diagnoses with orthopedic and post-surgical intervention needs, with a special interest in the hip joint and sports medicine injures.


She finds the best treatment to be ones that get the patient actively involved in their rehabilitation process, taking a proactive and patient-centered approach to all therapy sessions. Bria firmly believes in the importance of teamwork and looks forward to working along side Doctors, Physical Therapists and PTAs within the rehab team to help patients to reach their personal and functional goals in a welcoming, positive and supportive rehab environment.

Bria is also an athletic trainer and received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Illinois States University. Bria has worked with various levels of athletes from high school to professional. She has worked with Northwestern University Football, Chicago Sky, and the Chicago Red Stars since 2013. Due to her first hand knowledge and experiences in working with athletes and patients, Bria is highly motivated to increase awareness toward preventative medicine, physical health, fitness and wellness programs within the community.