Paul J. Gruszka, M.D.

Paul J. Gruszka, M.D.

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

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 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 Crown Point
    • Franciscan Lakeshore ASC
    • Franciscan Michigan City
    • Lakeshore Surgicare
    • NW Health – LaPorte
    • NW Health – Porter
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