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  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopic Surgery and Joint Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education / Internship / Residency / Fellowship:

Undergraduate 1982-1986

  • Bradley University (Peoria, IL) – B.S., Industrial Engineering

Graduate 1987-1989

  • Bradley University (Peoria, IL) – M.B.A.

Medical School 1991-1995

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (Peoria, IL) – M.D.

Residency 1995-1996

  • Michigan State University (Flint, MI) – Integrated Residency in General Surgery

Residency 1996-2000

  • McLaren Regional Medical Center (Flint, MI) – Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship 2000-2001

  • The Hughston Clinic (Columbus, GA) – Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Fellowship

A board certified surgeon, Dr. Below joined Great Plains in 2001. Prior to his career in medicine, he worked five years at Caterpillar Inc. as a Logistic and Materials Engineer.

With an emphasis on sports medicine, Dr. Below serves as team physician for the following organizations: Bradley University, Peoria Christian School and Notre Dame High School. In addition, he has provided orthopaedic coverage for special events including the IHSA Class A and AA Boys State Basketball Tournament, IHSA State Softball Tournament and State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Soccer Championship Tournament.

Dr. Below and three sons live in Peoria.

Downtown Peoria

• Physician Office
• Ambulatory Surgery Ctr

303 N. Wm. Kumpf Bl.
Peoria, IL 61605
P. 309.676.5546
F. 309.676.5045
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North Peoria

• Physician Office

7800 N. Sommer St.
Suite 608
Peoria, IL 61615
P. 309.676.5546
F. 309.689.9706
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