In-Person - 9/21/2022 Fall Medical Seminar

In-Person - 9/21/2022 Fall Medical Seminar at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registrants will attend in-person at George W Dunne Cook County Office Building 69 West Washington Street, 22nd Floor, Conference Room B, Chicago, IL 60602.
Maximum: 150 Attendees


  • 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Joshua Alpert, MD, Fox Valley Orthopedics
  • 1:45 - 2:30 PM - Benjamin Domb, MD, American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Specialists
  • 2:30 - 3:15 PM - ATI
  • 3:15 - 4:00 PM - Thomas Pontinen, MD, Midwest Anesthesia and Pain Specialists

Joshua M. Alpert, MD

Fox Valley Orthopedics - WCLA Gold Sponsor

Dr. Joshua Alpert is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with Fox Valley Orthopedics in Elgin and Barrington Illinois.  He completed his sports medicine fellowship at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently takes care of student athletes at Judson University, Larkin, Elgin, and Dundee Crown High Schools, as well as the Chicago Inferno Soccer team. In 2018 and 2019, he was named to Chicago Magazine’s prestigious list of top Orthopedic Doctors.

Dr. Alpert’s primary focus is on getting his patients back to their activities quickly, whether using non-invasive treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies or minimally invasive surgical techniques.  When conservative care has failed, Dr. Alpert performs knee arthroscopy (meniscus or ACL tears) and shoulder arthroscopy (Rotator Cuff, Laral tears), as well as shoulder replacements for arthritis.

In addition to treating sports injuries, Dr. Alpert also commonly sees patients with work-related injuries and performs independent medical examinations and impairment ratings. A lifelong athlete, he understands his patients’ desire to return to work, school, life, and sports not only healed, but better than before their injury.

Benjamin Domb, MD

American Hip Institute, LLC - WCLA Gold Sponsor

Dr. Benjamin Domb is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy. He graduated with honors from Princeton University, and was at the top of his class at John Hopkins School of Medicine, the #1 medical school in the country. He has been rated amongst the Top Doctors in the USA by the NY Times, US News & World Report, and Castle Connelly. 

Dr. Domb is the Founder and Medical Director of the American Hip Institute, the first clinic in the nation dedicated to elite treatment of hip problems.  He is also the Founder of the American Hip  Institute Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated  to educating, innovating, and improving the minimally invasive treatment of hip injuries.

Dr. Domb has treated numerous professional, Olympic, and elite level athletes, including NFL, NBA, and NHL players. He has cared for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings and Galaxy, and served as Head Team Physician for the WNBA Chicago Sky. Dr. Domb is amongst the most experienced Hip Arthroscopy surgeons in the world, and was the first surgeon in the United States to perform outpatient Robotic Hip Replacement. He is the inventor of cutting edge techniques in hip arthroscopy to repair injuries such as a torn labrum, impingement, and gluteus medius tears. Dr. Domb and the American Hip Institute treat patients from across the country who travel to Chicago for their surgery, and he takes pride in caring for every patient like a professional athlete.

Thomas Pontinen, MD

Midwest Anesthesia and Pain Specialists - WCLA Gold Sponsor

Dr. Pontinen is a double-board certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain medicine specialist, and co-founder of MAPS Centers For Pain Control. In addition to training under some of the nation’s top experts in anesthesiology and pain medicine, he has also undergone formal training as a resident in general surgery, which allows him to perform the most innovative procedures in pain medicine safely and skillfully. Dr. Pontinen has published multiple journal articles, written textbook chapters and has presented at international conferences in the fields of surgery, anesthesiology, and pain medicine. His research on chronic wound pain was featured in Pain Medicine News, the nation’s top source of information in the field of pain medicine for healthcare professionals. Aside from his research, he is a compassionate physician who works daily to help his patients regain their lives and get back to doing the activities they love. He is passionate about treating the most complex pain cases in a comprehensive, integrative and holistic approach, combining multiple treatment modalities with the most innovative, minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Pontinen also volunteers with various international organizations, including Doctors Without Borders, the world’s largest and most important health care related volunteer organization. Through them, he is able to travel to the most unstable parts of the world, providing medical care to those most in need. He is also an avid snowboarder, mountain climber, and drummer.

Catherine Krenz Doan (Moderator)

WCLA Vice President

Catherine Krenz Doan is a partner with Rubin Law Group, Ltd. She concentrates her practice in the area of workers’ compensation law. Ms. Doan graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with highest honors and received her law degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law magna cum laude. She is a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Catherine was a notes and comments editor for the Chicago Kent Law Review.She has authored various articles for the IICLE, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. She has also participated in seminars for IICLE. Ms. Doan is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Doan has been selected by her Illinois peers as an Emerging Lawyer from 2016 to present, a distinction awarded by Leading Lawyers.


Live In-Person Attendee - Fall 2022 Medical Seminar
09/21/2022 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  180 minutes  |  Attendance Required
09/21/2022 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  180 minutes  |  Attendance Required
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Up to 3.00 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 3.00 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available