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Steven K. Below, MD

Knee Shoulder Sports Medicine
Great Plains Orthopaedics


Certification & Education

A board certified surgeon, Dr. Steven K. 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.


What Patients Are Saying

Dr. Below and staff are very professional and I feel confident in their care.

Dr. Below explained everything in plain language, and was very kind to me. He remarked he likes to treat his patients the way he would like to be treated. This is, quite frankly and somewhat regrettably, a trait I’ve not seen in most surgeons today. Great doctor, thank you!

Doctor Steven Below was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Such a wonderful person that takes his job seriously.

This was one of the best experiences we have ever had! Dr. Below is so good at explaining detail about my son’s injury and how to keep it health and free from infection. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Below to all my family and friends!

Great bedside manner, easy to talk with. Explained things in a very simple way.


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)
    • Doctor of Medicine

Graduate 1987-1989

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

Undergraduate 1982-1986

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

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