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Foot & Ankle

The focus of the Foot & Ankle team is to provide the highest quality education, research and care related to the diagnosis and treatment — both non-surgical and surgical — for conditions that affect the foot and ankle. We specialize in traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle in addition to reconstruction of deformity, revision surgery and the treatment of arthritis including ankle replacements.


Our program is dedicated to the education of Northwestern University orthopaedic residents, medical students and staff members through organized teaching and research. The two faculty members within the team are heavily involved in the education of orthopedic surgeons and orthopedic residents with multiple lectures given locally, nationally and internationally.  

See the Education to learn about the Foot & Ankle Fellowship.


Our faculty are actively involved in ongoing research efforts. Visit our department's Research section for more information.

 Patient Care

In order to provide comprehensive care for all patients, the Foot & Ankle team coordinates its efforts with other services, including sports medicine, vascular surgery, orthopaedic trauma and plastic surgery. Areas of care expertise include:

  • Achilles tears and disorders
  • Flatfoot and Posterior Tibial Tendon dysfunction
  • Bunions and toe deformities
  • Sports injuries to the foot and ankle
  • Post-traumatic foot and ankle deformities
  • Foot and ankle fractures/trauma
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Tendon transfers for neurologic injuries/weakness
  • Deformity correction

Visit our department's Patient Care page for more information.