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Steven K. Below, M.D.

Knee Shoulder Sports Medicine
Great Plains Orthopaedics


Certification & Education

A board certified surgeon, Dr. Below joined Great Plains in 2001. Prior to his career in medicine, he worked five years at Caterpillar Inc. as a Logistic and Materials Engineer.

With an emphasis on sports medicine, Dr. Below serves as team physician for the following organizations: Bradley University, Peoria Christian School and Notre Dame High School. In addition, he has provided orthopaedic coverage for special events including the IHSA Class A and AA Boys State Basketball Tournament, IHSA State Softball Tournament and State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Soccer Championship Tournament.


Board Certification:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellowship 2000-2001

  • The Hughston Clinic (Columbus, GA) – Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Residency 1996-2000

  • McLaren Regional Medical Center (Flint, MI) – Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency 1995-1996

  • Michigan State University (Flint, MI) – Integrated Residency in General Surgery

Medical School 1991-1995

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (Peoria, IL) – M.D.

Graduate 1987-1989

  • Bradley University (Peoria, IL) – M.B.A.

Undergraduate 1982-1986

  • Bradley University (Peoria, IL) – B.S., Industrial Engineering

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