Samuel Chmell, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Dr. Samuel Chmell has been a reviewer for Doody’s Review Service since 2009. Dr. Chmell reviewed under the late Dr. Riad Barmada, the Editorial Review Group Chair for Orthopedics, until July 2013, and now reviews under the current Orthopedics ERG Chair, Dr. Mark Hutchinson. Dr. Chmell has admirably reviewed almost all of the 173 books we’ve sent, making him a leading voice on orthopedics titles and their worthiness for medical library collections. Several of his reviewed titles have made their way to Doody’s Core Titles 2023, including Essential Purchase Titles such as Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, 3rd Edition, Tornetta (Wolters Kluwer, 2022) and Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Knee Arthroplasty, 4th Edition, Pagnano (Wolters Kluwer, 2019).
Dr. Chmell is a professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He has also been an attending orthopedic surgeon at the University of Illinois Hospital since 1989. Dr. Chmell’s primary interest is total joint replacement.
Dr. Chmell graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1974 and Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in 1977. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Loyola in 1984 and was awarded the Sofield Traveling Fellowship in 1985.
Dr. Chmell enjoys reading books of all sorts. Reviewing books for Doody’s has exposed him to new titles he may not have otherwise read, requiring him to analyze the books more thoroughly. Most recently, he reviewed Biomarkers of Hip Implant Function, Swiatkowska (Elsevier, 2023). At a conference he moderates, a presenter introduced a paper still in press, discussing the lymphocyte-to-neutrophil ratio as a biomarker for prosthetic joint infection. Dr. Chmell found this very topic covered in the book, indicating to him that the subject matter was up to date.