Orthopedic oncologist Steven Gitelis, MD, is director of the Section of Orthopedic Oncology and associate chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. A professor at Rush Medical College, he holds the Rush University Orthopedic Oncology Chair. He is also director of the Rush Center for Limb Preservation. He is an internationally known expert and pioneer in limb-sparing surgical procedures. He is also known for launching Chicago's first bone transplant program at Rush and for performing the first successful transplant of live cartilage in Chicago.