Jonathan S. Erulkar, M.D.

Jonathan S. Erulkar, M.D.

Jonathan S. Erulkar, M.D.


Personal Bio

Treatment Philosophy

“Helping the patient through the process of exploring non-surgical options and treatments - as well as managing expectations - is as much my job as performing the technical aspects of surgery.” Dr. Jonathan Erulkar is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in non-operative and operative management of cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (lower back) conditions. In providing care, Dr. Erulkar tailors his treatments to the individual patient by correlating and considering medical history, physical examination, diagnostic imaging as well as work/social circumstances. He strives to guide and educate his patients through non-operative treatments as well as considering their surgical options.He is experienced in performing microdiscectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion and instrumentation surgeries. In many cases, these can be performed using minimally invasive techniques which can reduce post-operative strain on the patient and minimize recovery times.

Personal Interests

As a medical student and orthopaedic resident at the The Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Erulkar completed a medical thesis evaluating the effects of recombinant bone morphogenic proteins (growth factors) in spinal fusion. This background has allowed Dr. Erulkar to appreciate, evaluate, and educate his patients on the implications and relevance of the latest clinical trials and medical research on spine health. Dr. Erulkar is the father of three children and learned of IBJI-Bannockburn through his wife who is a nurse practitioner and was a patient of IBJI-Bannockburn herself when she was a tennis player for Lake Forest High School and Boston College

Conditions & Procedures


Fracture Care, General Orthopaedics, Spine - Adult & Pediatric: Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar Disorders, Workplace Issues


Independent Medical Evaluations, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

General Information




Independent Practitioner



Board Certified

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Service

Spine Surgery

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine, 2001


Yale University School of Medicine, 2002


Yale University School of Medicine, 2006


New England Baptist Hospital, 2007



Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC

2101 Waukegan Rd.
Suite 110
Bannockburn, IL 60015
847.914.9009 fax
Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC

1919 Skokie Valley Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035
847.914.9096 fax
Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.


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