Joseph B. Norris, MD

Norris 2018 350x438Specialties: Shoulders, Elbows, Hips, & Knees (Sports)

Dr. Norris joined McLean County Orthopedics in 2009. He treats all types of orthopedic conditions but focuses on sports-related injuries and arthroscopic surgery. He is certified to perform Cartilage Restoration with autologous chondrocyte implantation.

Dr. Norris grew up in Springfield, Illinois and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University. While at Wesleyan, he played football for four years and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed medical school and a residency in orthopedic surgery at Southern Illinois University. He completed a year-long fellowship in sports medicine in Baltimore MD, where he served as a team physician for the Baltimore Ravens.

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Sports Medicine Fellowship

Union Memorial Hospital

Baltimore Maryland

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Southern Illinois University

Medical School

Southern Illinois University


Illinois Wesleyan University

Magna Cum Laude


Fellowship Trained

Accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship

NFL Baltimore Ravens

2008 Associate Team Physician


Specializes in Knee, Shoulder, & Ankle

Cartilage Restoration

Certified for Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation

Resident Teacher of the Year

Dept. of Surgery, Southern Illinois University 2007

Excellence In Teaching Award

SIU (2003 – 2006)

Four Year Football Letterman

Illinois Wesleyan

Memberships & Associations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Research on ACL Sprains in Teen Athletes

Research on High School Sports Concussion

Research on Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy

Research on Tendon Repairs