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Alan Blank, MD

RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Cancer Care; Hematology
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

About Me

Not all conditions need surgery, and there are plenty of nonoperative things that we do that help patients, especially with arthritic conditions and other aches and pains, but even sometimes with growths -- growths that clearly are benign, meaning not a cancer.

Alan Blank, MD, specializes in malignant and benign musculoskeletal growths and performing limb-salvage surgery in adults as well as children. He also treats a number of general orthopedic conditions and performs joint replacement surgery. 

Dr. Blank is originally from Connecticut and attended the University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree, earning a BA in English Literature. While there he was a member of the division 1 men's crew team.

He then attended the Chicago Medical School, serving as class president, and earned both his doctor of medicine degree and  master's degree in biomedical sciences and research. After medical school, Dr. Blank completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency in New York City at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases. He received the Resident Research Award for his work on prophylactic surgical treatment for metastatic bone disease.

Dr. Blank then went on to complete a year of training in adult and pediatric musculoskeletal oncology and sarcoma surgery at Huntsman Cancer Institute and Hospital in Salt Lake City.

He has an interest in treating benign and malignant primary growths of the musculoskeletal system, as well as metastatic bone disease. Dr. Blank has published many peer reviewed scientific articles in the field of orthopedic oncology, co-authored a number of textbook chapters, and presented at many internationally attended academic conferences. He also treats a comprehensive set of non-tumor related conditions such as joint reconstruction, fractures and other general orthopedics. 

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Connective Tissue Oncologic Tumor Society (CTOS) and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS).

Lurie Children’s ​This provider is part of Lurie Children’s & Rush: Advancing Children’s Health, a clinical affiliation dedicated to providing high-quality pediatric specialty care to children. Learn more.


Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH Oak Brook
RUSH Oak Brook
2011 York Rd
Suite 2000
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

(312) 226-2371
(312) 942-3012
RUSH Cancer Center, Orthopedic Oncology
RUSH Cancer Center, Orthopedic Oncology
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
5th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60607

(312) 226-2371
(312) 563-2371



Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training

NYU Langone Medical Ctr /Hosp for Joint Diseases - Orthopedics
Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah - Orthopaedic Oncology
Chicago Medical School

Clinical Expertise

Bone cancer (bone sarcoma)
Bone grafting
Cancer surgery, pediatric
Ewing's sarcoma
Growing prosthesis
Hip replacement
Knee replacement
Limb salvage
Metastatic bone cancer
Soft tissue sarcoma

Academics & Publications

In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at RUSH University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.


Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Aetna PPO Exchange
Affiliated Physician Group
Ambetter of Illinois
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Com
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Cigna Medicare Advantage
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
Devoted Health
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
IlliniCare YouthCare
Indiana Health Network (Inactive)
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Meridian Complete (MMAI)
Meridian Health Plan
Molina Dual Options
Molina Healthcare of Illinois
Molina Healthcare of Illinois, Inc Marketplace
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
University of Illinois at Chicago
WellCare Medicare Advantage
Zing Health

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Ratings and Reviews

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A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Feb 2024
Dr. Blank is great. He always answers all my questions and concerns. He also has a good sense of humor.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Feb 2024
Perfect. I could not have asked for more during my time of great concern
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jan 2024
I can't say enough great things about Dr. Blank he is so easy to talk to and explains everything in detail. I am so happy that I found him!!
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jan 2024
Excellent Doctor and his assistance.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jan 2024
Dr Blank is wonderful and caring
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Nov 2023
Dr. Blank is wonderful. He has a great sense of humor and always answers my questions. Very kind and caring.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Oct 2023
Dr. Alan Blank always takes him tome listening to my questions/concerns and answering & asking if I have any other concerns.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Sep 2023
Excellent communication by all medical staff
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Aug 2023
I will definitely recommend this provider to all my friends and family. He was very reassuring about my condition.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jul 2023
Dr Blank gave me confidence by providing me with the necessary information for me to really process what is going on with my shoulder. He is very caring.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - May 2023
Dr Alan Blank is a wonderful physician
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - May 2023
Dr. Blank is personable, a good listener and explains things in a way I can understand and apply. Very positive attitude, too.