Amy Wickman, M.D.

Dr. Wickman was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She did her undergraduate training at Brown University in Rhode Island. There she excelled at her pre-medical studies, majored in Urban Studies, and was a dedicated rower. She continued her preparation for medical school with a two-year position at the Rheumatology Department at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She returned to Chicago to attend Loyola Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Wickman stayed at Loyola Univeristy Medical Center for her orthopaedic surgery residency. During this five year time period, she trained at a Level I Trauma Center, the Hines VA, and the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. It is during this time she developed her love of spine surgery, ranging from traumatic spine and spinal cord injuries to children with scoliosis to adults with degenerative conditions such as herniated discs.

Dr. Wickman takes a special approach to spine surgery with having her patients involved in decision making and treatment pathways. She tries multiple non-operative interventions before turning to surgical interventions for most situations. She understands how neck and back problems can be debilitating in life and require special attention.