Rolando Izquierdo, M.D.

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Specialty Center: Shoulder, Sports Medicine


Dr. Izquierdo brings a unique set of skills to McHenry County. Skills built upon solid and very diverse training opportunities. The son of Cuban immigrants, Dr. Izquierdo is fluent in both English and Spanish. He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. It was at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, now known as University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Dr. Izquierdo completed his residency that he developed his special interest in sports medicine. During this time, he provided coverage as a te... click for more information

Rolando Izquierdo, M.D.

Dr. Izquierdo brings a unique set of skills to McHenry County. Skills built upon solid and very diverse training opportunities. The son of Cuban immigrants, Dr. Izquierdo is fluent in both English and Spanish. He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area.

It was at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, now known as University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Dr. Izquierdo completed his residency that he developed his special interest in sports medicine. During this time, he provided coverage as a team physician for the University of Cincinnati athletic programs and for the Cincinnati Bengal NFL football team. As a result, he pursued additional advance training by completing fellowships in shoulder and elbow reconstruction and in sports medicine at Columbia University at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York city before launching his practice.

Dr. Izquierdo remains active in medical education and identifying best practice recommendations. He served as chairman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ evidence based medicine committee for the clinical practice guideline for the management of shoulder arthritis. He has served as invited faculty at the American Academy of Orthopedics to instruct surgeons from around the world in the latest techniques in arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery. In addition, Dr. Izquierdo was nominated and selected to join the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). ASES is an invitation-only society of just 420 leading national and international Orthopaedic surgeons specializing in surgery of the shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Izquierdo routinely performs a high volume of total shoulder replacements, reverse total shoulder replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, as well as arthroscopic shoulder instability and labral repairs. He also performs sports-related elbow and knee surgeries, including ACL reconstructions.

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005
  • Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2008
  • Member, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, Columbia Shoulder and Elbow Society

Hospital Staff Affiliations:

  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Northern Illinois Medical Center
  • Algonquin Road Surgery Center
  • OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Assisted by:

Alicia Heuser, MMS, PA-C

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At Rockford Orthopedic, we utilize a team approach that allows for the highest quality service and treatment. An integral part of the team is Alicia Heuser, MMS, PA-C. As a physician assistant, Alicia Heuser, MMS, PA-C is an extension of my care and is highly trained to provide office services and to assist in surgical procedures. From your first visit to the completion of your treatment, you will be seen by me or Alicia Heuser, MMS, PA-C. We work together to offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment to return you to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Affiliations & Memberships

Speaker for the AAOS Learning Center

Speaker for the AAOS Learning Center

Member of ASES

Member of ASES

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Algonquin Road Surgery Center

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OSF St. Anthony Medical Center

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Centegra Hospital–Woodstock

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Centegra Hospital–McHenry