Dr. Samarjit Jaglan is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon treating newborns through teenagers for bone and joint problems.
Dr. Jaglan knew early in his training that
he wanted to be a surgeon. He settled on
pediatric orthopedic surgery during his
residency after observing how a mentor
took care of his young patients, as well as
their parents. “I liked his demeanor, how he
made the parents and children happy, and
I decided I wanted to take care of kids.” He
went on to complete advanced training in
Working with children as young as
newborns, he sees everything from
complex scoliosis and cerebral palsy
to broken bones and club feet. He likes
to make a manageable game plan with
families who in some cases are facing a
lifetime of surgeries to correct a deformity.
It’s especially satisfying when a child he has treated goes on through the teenage years and on into adulthood. “They can lead a normal life after we fix their problem. Some of my patients have gotten married and now have kids of their own,” he noted.
Dr. Jaglan earned his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
He enjoys golfing and traveling and enjoys Chicago’s many dining and cultural entertainment opportunities. He and his wife have four children.