Dr. Howard An, MD

Dr. Howard An, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Howard An, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Toledo College Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

1611 W Harrison St Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60612

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Top Care Areas


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Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 86% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 86% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 85% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. An What I do mostly at Rush is really taking care of patients with various spinal problems. Just because patients come to see me in my office, that doesn't mean that all discussion is restrict to surgery. We have various options: non-surgical, surgical. So that's how we make the patients at ease by discussing different options. My philosophy of patient care is, first of all, really treat each and every patient with respect. And also treat all patients like your own family members. This means listening to their medical history very carefully and coming out with treatment recommendations that have best possible outcomes.


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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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.


  • University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Mc Ohio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Mc Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Jefferson Med College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. An has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. An's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. An to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. An's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I encountered Dr. An many years ago after I had fallen down some stairs. At that time I could not walk a city block without my legs becoming numb and me toppling over. I had seen a number of surgeons to discuss my issues. I found Dr. An to be open and honest about my prognosis. I was assured that...more
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After waiting over an hour to see Dr. An, he walked into the room and said, “Surgery won’t help you. You have stenosis and a herniated disc but the stenosis pain was relieved with the injections and surgery won’t help the lower back pain.” Go see a pain specialist and get a pain patch. He had...more
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. An and his team. I had a very difficult spinal surgery in 2012 and they were there to give me support before, during, and after. It's been a long road, but I'm amazed at my level of recovery and function. Would definitely recommend Dr. An.
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in Washington, DC
My son had scoliosis surgery in November with Dr. An. We thought he was phenomenal. The surgery went well and the care he received was terrific. Dr. An is always super punctual at appointments. We did a lot of research and talked to a lot of doctors when deciding which surgeon to use. We...more
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in Chicago, IL
He was 2 hours late. his intern came in my room after waiting 30 inside the room which took 2 hours to get into. I had to keep telling them I am 1 1/2 hours from my sons school and I need to pick him up. Finally dr. An came in told me to do pilates and yoga. I was in shock. I was a personal...more
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