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Craig A. Cummins, MD, SC

Specialty in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery

Undergraduate Degree
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Medical Degree
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

Dr. Cummins joined Lake Cook Orthopedics, a Division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Associates in August of 2001 and has developed an orthopedic practice with a primary focus on the management of shoulder disorders and sports-related issues. He is currently a team physician for Barrington High School, since 2001, and a team physician for Lake Zurich High School, since 2002.

Dr. Cummins is widely published and continues to be involved in clinical research with a primary focus on patient outcomes. Dr. Cummins is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. Additionally, Dr. Cummins is one of less than 5% of orthopaedic surgeons with an additional board certification in sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has served as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and has also consulted for various orthopedic companies, teaching basic and cutting-edge arthroscopic techniques to orthopedic surgeons across the country.

Dr. Cummins’s leading-edge techniques, combined with proven methods, provide his patients with the best orthopedic care possible. He works to develop a partnership with his patients, which begins with listening and gathering information, not only about the orthopedic injury but how the physical problem is affecting the patient’s life. Dr. Cummins seeks to develop a dialogue with his patients to help them fully understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. He believes that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment and enjoy the best outcomes.

On a more personal note, Dr. Cummins has been married to his wife Becca since 1993 after meeting her at the University of Florida.  His wife is a practicing dermatologist with Northwestern Medical Physicians Group and her office is located in Northbrook, Illinois.  Drs. Craig and Rebecca Cummins have three children and reside in the Barrington area.

ASSISTED BY:  Lauren Baruch, PA-C

At Lake Cook Orthopedics, a Division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Lauren Baruch, PA-C, is an integral part of Dr. Cummins’s team approach to patient care. Lauren is originally from Barrington. She attended Barrington High School and was an excellent student and accomplished soccer player. Lauren earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and completed her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Mid-Western University in Downers Grove. Lauren works predominantly with Dr. Cummins and functions as an extension of his care. Lauren is highly trained and provides many office services as well as assists Dr. Cummins in surgical procedures. They work together to offer a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to return you to a healthy, active lifestyle as quickly as possible. As a patient of Dr. Cummins, you will always be seen either by him or by Lauren Baruch, from your first visit to the completion of your treatment.