Dr. David Kalainov, MD

Dr. David Kalainov, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Kalainov, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.

Northwestern Medical Group

737 N Michigan Ave Ste 700

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kalainov performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Kalainov's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kalainov "To treat each patient as I would want a close member of my family treated."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated


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32  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Philadelphia Hand Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kalainov has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kalainov's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kalainov to family and friends
18 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kalainov's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

This surgeon was just awesome. His experience level came through in his easy bedside manner. He performed what I considered to be tricky hand surgery on my thumb knuckle. It involved moving tendons, etc. I was overwhelmed the day of the surgery not realizing it was taking place in an actual OR...more
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I had no idea what kind of wrist pain I was experiencing prior to my visit, and wasn't sure if I could ever find relief. Thankfully, Dr. Kalainov was extremely knowledgable and was able to quickly aleviate my pain. He was also extremely thorough--I could tell he read my file before he walked in the...more
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