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Paul J. Gruszka, M.D.


Conditions of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hand/Wrist, Knee, Ankle/Foot, Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement

Patient Reviews

Verified Patient Rating: 5 (11 patient reviews and ratings)
“Feel very comfortable and I trust in Dr. Gruszka's treatment. I appreciate his help in dealing with whatever the issue is. He explains the problem...”
– Patty K.
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Specializing in the surgical and nonsurgical care of the shoulder, elbow, hand, and knee, including joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, and sports medicine, Dr. Paul Gruszka is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in 1991. To help patients improve their function and quality of life, Dr. Gruszka offers treatment of fractures and sports injuries; joint injections; knee and shoulder surgery, including joint replacement; and elbow and hand surgery, including carpal tunnel release. 

After graduating from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, with his undergraduate degree in chemistry, Dr. Gruszka earned his medical degree at The University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois, where he also completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency. 

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Gruszka enjoys cycling, scuba diving, exploring Chicago, following University of Notre Dame athletics, and spending time with his family.  

Dr. Gruszka is available to see patients at our Chesterton, Portage, and Valparaiso – Cumberland offices.

Clinical Staff: Joshua M. Allen, P.A.-C.,
Mary Glock, R.N.

Direct Phone Line: (219) 250-5014

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry: Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • Doctor of Medicine: The University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • General Surgery Internship: The University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: The University of Illinois, Chicago, IL


  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Indiana State Medical Association
  • Porter County Medical Society

Team Affiliations

  • Kankakee Valley High School

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Franciscan Health Michigan City
  • Franciscan Health Woodland Surgicenter, Michigan City
  • La Porte Hospital
  • Lakeshore Surgicare
  • Porter Regional Hospital
  • Shoreline Surgery Center
“When I fell this spring, I was referred to Dr. Gruszka at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute. He performed surgery on my ankle which included seven screws and two plates. I have been very comfortable with him. Dr. Gruszka has always been very professional and kind to me.”
– Denise D.
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