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Ankle Conditions

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Diabetic Conditions

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The physicians at Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle Specialists provide exceptional care with expertise in the field of foot and ankle medicine and surgery. Our doctors use a team approach in diagnosing and treating complex pediatric and adult foot and ankle conditions, providing our patients with the latest in treatment options to maximize outcomes.

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Meet our team of Skilled Physicians

Dr. Rebecca Stack

Dr. Rebecca Stack completed her BS in biology and pre-medicine from Augustana College. She worked as a certified nurse aide, on a surgical inpatient floor, where she was first introduced to the podiatric profession. This experience served as the catalyst on her journey, and four years later she earned her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Stack then completed a 3-year foot and ankle surgical residency in Denver, Colorado, at the Highlands-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, where she trained under several of the leaders in the profession and served as chief resident during her final year.

Dr. John Thometz

Dr. Thometz received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in his hometown of Milwaukee. Following this, he obtained his doctorate at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his 3-year podiatric residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  His residency concentrated on forefoot, reconstructive rearfoot, and ankle surgery along with limb salvage and wound care.  Dr. Thometz received training under some of Chicago’s top foot and ankle surgeons including peripheral nerve specialists, orthopedic trauma surgeons, and fellowship-trained podiatrists.

Dr. Shawn Khademi

Dr. Shawn Khademi obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. After a two-year interim working as a professional Research Scientist, he proceeded to obtain his doctorate at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. For three very demanding years afterward, he obtained his surgical training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dr. Khademi was fortunate in that he had the opportunity to train with some of the most well-known and recognized practitioners in the country. His training covered the entire spectrum of the forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive surgery with particular emphasis on complex revisional surgery. He was elected Chief Resident during his final year of training.

Dr. Elizabeth Bondi

After graduation, she played on the ITF tennis pro circuit. She then earned a Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a certificate in Healthcare Administration and Management from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She received a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2015, and was recognized as a Swanson Scholar and additionally received The Orthotics Group Award for academic excellence. Thereafter, she completed her residency at the Yale Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency Program, serving as chief resident during her final year. During her time at Yale, she also completed the Bako Podiatric Dermatology Mini Fellowship in Georgia.

Dr. Ashley Lee

Dr. Lee received her Bachelors of Science in Biology at Oklahoma State University. She then moved to Chicago, where she completed her 4 medical training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science followed by a 3-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Jesse Brown VA and Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee is double board-certified with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in foot surgery as well as ankle and rearfoot reconstruction surgery.

Dr. Ralph G. Esposito

Dr. Ralph Esposito is board certified in podiatric surgery. He has been practicing podiatric medicine and surgery since 2005 after completion of a surgical residency at Kern Hospital in Warren, Michigan.

Dr. Walter A. Alm

Dr. Alm received his undergraduate degree in pre-med at Northern Illinois University and attended medical school at the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his surgical residency at Northlake Community Hospital, his final year serving as chief surgical resident. In 1983 Dr. Alm received a Master of Science Degree in Surgery from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Joseph Wilson

Dr. Joseph G. Wilson

He earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and obtained his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Rosalind Franklin University Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, IL in 2017. Dr. Wilson then completed his podiatric medicine and surgical residency training at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, IL where he was notably chief resident during his final year.

Dr. Marshall Balding

Dr. Balding received his Undergraduate Degree from Western Illinois University and attended Medical School at the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then completed his surgical residency at Northlake Community Hospital. 

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Dr. Rimi Statkus

Dr. Rimi Statkus received his Bachelor of Podiatry in 2006 from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Patrick McEneaney

Dr. Patrick McEneaney received his BS in Biology from Northern Illinois University in 2001. He then earned his 4-year Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree

Dr. Peter Lovato

Dr. Pete Lovato completed his BS in exercise physiology from Marquette University in 2007. After college he worked as a personal trainer, marathon/triathlon coach

Dr. Bret Musser

Dr. Bret Musser was born and raised near Kansas City, Missouri and earned his BS in Biology from the University of Missouri in 2009.He received his medical education

Dr. Summer Bochat

Dr. Summer Bochat received her bachelor of Science in Biology in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  She earned her Podiatric Medical Degree in 2006 from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL.  In 2009, Dr. Bochat completed her surgical residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital.  From 2009-2017, Dr. Bochat was employed by private podiatric practices in the Wisconsin and Chicago area. 

Dr. Sarah E. Dickey

Dr. Sarah E. Dickey received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 2004 from Indiana University-Bloomington.

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Your ankle can hurt for a variety of reasons. The most common cause of ankle pain is an injury, such as a strain or a sprain. A strain is an injury to the muscle or tendon of the ankle,...
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