Orthopedic Surgeon

Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

"No two patients are alike - and that's how I approach your treatment plan."


ACL Tears

Meniscus Tears

Shoulder Arthritis

Rotator Cuff Tears

Pediatric Adult and Adolescent Sports Injuries

Hip Arthroscopy

Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics (MKO) profile image transparent background Dr. Ben Mayo


  • Undergraduate: St. Olaf College
  • Medical school: University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Residency: University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Fellowship: University of Connecticut

Dr. Mayo is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. He offers comprehensive care to individuals of all ages and is available for appointments. During his Residency at the University of Illinois Chicago, he was selected as Chief Resident, won the Leo Weinstein Award for Excellence in Patient Care, and the Robert D. Ray Orthopedic Research Award. Seeking advanced specialization, Dr. Mayo completed his Fellowship in adult and pediatric sports medicine at the University of Connecticut, a premier fellowship in the country where he learned from international experts in sports medicine. Dr. Mayo sets himself apart by valuing the time spent with each patient, and carefully listening to their concerns and goals. He believes in a collaborative approach, developing personalized treatment plans - both surgical and non-surgical - tailored to each individual's needs. Above all, Dr. Mayo is committed to providing exceptional care, assisting his patients in overcoming injuries, and returning to their active lifestyles.

In his free time, Dr. Mayo enjoys playing hockey and golf, working out, rooting for the Detroit Red Wings, and spending quality time with his family. He lives in Troy with his wife, daughter, and pug.



  • ACL Tears/ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscus tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Patella (Kneecap) dislocations and Instability
  • MPFL Reconstruction
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome/Anterior Knee Pain
  • Multiligament Knee Injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
  • Complex Knee Reconstructions
  • Revision ACL Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Preservation Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Quadricep and Patellar Tendon Tears


  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Hip Labral tear
  • Hamstring tears


  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocations/Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • SLAP Tear
  • Complex Shoulder Stabilization/Latarjet Surgery
  • Clavicle Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement



  • Elbow UCL Tear/Tommy John Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Osteochondral Defect/OCD Lesion
  • Biceps Tendon Tears/Repair


  • Selected Chief Resident at the University of Illinois Chicago Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Winner of the Leo Weinstein Award for Excellence in Patient Care
  • Winner of the Robert D. Ray Orthopedic Research Award
  • Selected American Orthopedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leader
  • Graduated Cum Laude from St. Olaf College where he was on the Dean’s List for multiple semesters.
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  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leader
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Founder and President of the Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group at the University of Illinois Chicago


Dr. Mayo has an impressive research record, with over 50 published peer-reviewed journal articles in prominent journals, covering a range of topics such as ACL injury, patella instability, Tommy John Surgery, Cartilage surgery, Hip arthroscopy, and Shoulder Replacement. He has also authored 14 textbook chapters and had his research presented over 180 times at national and international conferences.

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Ben Mayo publications
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  • Former Assistant Team Physician of NCAA Division I UConn Athletics
  • Former Assistant Team Physician NCAA Division I University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Provided Ringside Medical Coverage for Team Combat League Professional Boxing