James S. Fister, MD, is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who has been in practice with the Midwest Bone & Joint Institute for over 20 years. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, he attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
His post-graduate medical training included a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago where he received the Chicago Trauma Society Award, the Walter P. Blount Award of the Scoliosis Research Society and the Berg-Sloat Traveling Fellowship. He then performed a fellowship in Spinal Surgery sponsored by Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center and Shriners’ Hospital for Children in Chicago. He continues to have an academic appointment as an instructor at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center.