Joseph B. Norris, MD

norrisSpecialties: 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
  • Arthroscopy
    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