Dr. Sam Biafora smiling in suit

Sam Biafora MD

Dr. Sam Biafora is among the most talented, compassionate surgeons treating the upper extremities, with outstanding skills garnered over his years in practice. Additionally, he is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of the latest advances in the field. Dr. Biafora has been listed as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly since 2018, with his practice limited to hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgery.

Background and Education

Dr. Biafora received his M.D. degree from Finch University of Health Sciences/ The Chicago Medical School before his residency at the University of Illinois at the Chicago College of Medicine in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He then completed a Hand and Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University, The Philadelphia Hand Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
  • Internship: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital The Philadelphia Hand Center

Board Certifications

Dr. Biafora is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand.

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification, Surgery of the Hand


He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand. 

Honors & Awards

  • Chicago Magazine: Orthopedic: 2018, 2020
  • Chicago Magazine: Top Doctors: 2021, 2022
  • Chicago Magazine: Surgery: 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40 Award, Benedictine University

Published Author

Dr. Biafora has published several articles about topics related to:

  • Sensory communication of nerves in the hand
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Management of tendinopathies in hand and wrist

On a personal note…

Dr. Biafora is a lifelong resident of Illinois. He resides locally with his family.

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