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Kyle MacGillis, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery


Dr. Kyle MacGillis joined Parkview Orthopaedic Group in August 2018 after completing his medical school and surgical training in and around Chicago, IL. He is fellowship-trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. Dr. MacGillis has published several peer-reviewed articles on hand surgery, including assessment and evaluation of common hand conditions such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome and soft tissue masses of the hand.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. MacGillis attended Pius XI High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, where he played for the men’s basketball team, earning all-academic and all-conference honors and serving as team captain during his senior season.

In 2012, Dr. MacGillis earned his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by a year of fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Stony Brook University in New York.

Dr. MacGillis now resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife and three sons. He enjoys most sports and outdoor activities, including fishing.

He is accepting new patients in our Palos Heights, Mokena and Oak Lawn office locations.


Common conditions treated

  • Boutonniere deformity
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Dislocation/subluxation of hand/wrist joints
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Fractures of the hand/wrist
  • Ganglion cysts of the hand/wrist
  • Hand lacerations
  • Mallet finger
  • Osteoarthritis of the hand/wrist
  • Rheumatoid arthritis in the hand/wrist
  • Rupture of tendons in the hand
  • Synovitis and tenosynovitis of hand
  • Tendon/nerve lacerations
  • Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injury
  • Trigger finger

Common procedures performed

  • Arthroscopy of wrist
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cortisone (Steroid) Injections
  • DeQuervain’s release surgery
  • Dupuytren’s release (Fasciectomy) or Xiaflex injections (collagenase)
  • Excision of hand tumors/ganglion cysts
  • Finger felon drainage
  • Joint fusion surgery (arthrodesis) for the hand/wrist
  • Repair UCL tear of the thumb
  • Surgical treatment of hand/wrist fractures
  • Tendon, nerve or artery repair
  • Trigger finger release

Common conditions treated

  • Bursitis of the elbow
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerve entrapment)
  • Dislocation/subluxation of elbow joints
  • Distal biceps/triceps tendon injuries
  • Fractures of the elbow/forearm
  • Lateral epicondylitis (“tennis elbow”)
  • Medial epicondylitis (“golfer’s elbow”)
  • Osteoarthritis of the elbow
  • Synovitis and tenosynovitis of forearm

Common procedures performed

  • Cortisone (Steroid) Injections
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Distal biceps repair
  • Surgical treatment of elbow/forearm fractures

Common conditions treated

  • Biceps/triceps tendon injuries & tears
  • Bursitis of the shoulder
  • Fractures of the shoulder
  • Impingement syndrome of shoulder (rotator cuff tendonitis)
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears

Common procedures performed

  • Cortisone (Steroid) Injections
  • Repair ruptured tendon / Biceps tenodesis
  • Surgical treatment of shoulder fractures


    • Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Stony Brook University | Stony Brook, NY | 2017-2018
    • Residency, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago | Chicago, IL | 2012-2017
    • M.D., Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science | North Chicago, IL | 2008-2012
    • B.A., Biology, Lawrence University | Appleton, WI | 2002-2006

Certifications & licensure

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Part I, Passed | 2017

Professional experience

    • Research Technologist in the Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin | Milwaukee, WI | 2006-2008

Professional memberships

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Awards & honors

    • Outstanding Performance in Hand Service Award, University of Illinois Orthopaedic Surgery Residency | Chicago, IL | 2017
    • ASSH/AFSH Annual Meeting Scholarship, 71st Annual Meeting of American Society for Surgery of the Hand | Austin, TX | 2016
    • Gold Humanism in Medicine Society, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science | North Chicago, IL | 2011
    • Outstanding Student Research Talk, All School Research Consortium, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science | North Chicago, IL | 2010

Publications, presentations and research

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