Our Physicians

Our Physicians specialize in the medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle. We serve patients in two convenient locations. Visit us in our Glenview, and Grayslake offices. We invite you to read about each of our doctors. We created this website to help patients learn about our group, the conditions we treat, and to help you pick a podiatrist for your own foot and ankle needs.

 

 

Kathryn S. Grace

Kathryn S. Grace, DPM, FACFAS

Credentials

  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Appointments

  • North Shore University Health System Hospitals
  • Faculty, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center

Education

  • Residency - Lincoln West Hospital Podiatric Surgery
  • Medical - Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Undergraduate - Loyola University of Chicago

Publications

  • Cortical Screws vs Absorbable Pins for Fixation of the Short-Z Bunionectomy, J. Foot Ankle Surg. (1994)
  • L-Osteotomy with Absorbable Fixation for Correction of Tailor's Bunion, J. Foot Ankle Surg. (1993)

Practice Philosophy

  • I believe successful treatment depends on a partnership with my patients. I strive to provide the information pertinent to the patient's condition, including new state-of-the-art options, to enable the patient to make the best decision for their care. I have a special interest in complicated foot deformities, bunions, pediatric foot problems, and sports medicine.

About Myself

  • In my spare time, I enjoy spinning classes, paddle tennis, and spending time with my family.

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Howard A. Stone

Howard A. Stone, DPM, FACFAS

Credentials

  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons

Appointments

  • Faculty, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine
  • Faculty, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science Lecturer, Podiatric Surgery & Applied Biomechanics
  • Faculty, Rush University Podiatric Residency Program
  • NorthShore University Health System - Attending Staff
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital - Attending Staff
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center

Education

  • Undergraduate - University of California at San Diego
  • Medical School - Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency - Highlands Presbyterian/St. Luke's Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, Denver, CO

Specialty Areas

  • Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Advanced Total Joint Replacement
  • Challenging cases (Surgical Revision Following Unsuccessful Previous Surgery)
  • Pain following trauma
  • Advanced tendon repair
  • Soft Tissue Laser Therapy
  • Amniotic Fluid Injection

Publications

  • Hallux Rigidus - First Metatarsal Head Resurfacing. In International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery (2012)
  • Cortical Screws vs Absorbable Pins for Fixation of the Short-Z Bunionectomy, J. Foot Ankle Surg. (1994)
  • L-Osteotomy with Absorbable Fixation for Correction of Tailor's Bunion, J. Foot Ankle Surg. (1993)

Practice Philosophy

  • I work closely with my patients to accurately diagnose and treat their foot or ankle condition. I believe it is very important to use the latest technologies available. My areas of specialty include foot surgery, ankle reconstructive surgery, and difficult cases including tumors, childhood deformities, and pain following trauma.

About Myself

  • I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, and traveling.

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Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke, DPM

Credentials

  • Board Qualified in Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Certified in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Appointments

  • North Shore University Health System
  • Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center

Education

  • Undergraduate – Lewis University, Romeoville
  • Medical School – Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency – Loyola University and Medical Center/Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

Publications

  • Posterior Malleolar Fracture Reduction Utilizing A Transfibular Approach, ACFAS Poster Presentation. (2021)
  • What The Literature Reveals About IM Angle Correction After First MPJ Arthrodesis, Podiatry Today, Vol. 34 Issue 1. (2021)
  • What Is The Most Optimal Surgical Approach For Displaced Intraarticular Calcaneal Fractures, Podiatry Today, Vol. 33 Issue 10. (2020)
  • Intramedullary Reaming For Treating A Fibular Nonunion, AFCAS Poster Presentation. (2020)
  • A Role For Arthroscopy In Managing Ankle Trauma, Lower Extremity Review. (2020)

Practice Philosophy

  • My philosophy toward medicine revolves around a compassionate and patient-driven approach. I hope to build a relationship with each one of my patients to better understand their concerns. Understanding and establishing patient goals prior to developing any treatment plan is paramount for positive outcomes.

About Myself

  • I have a strong passion for my career and education as well as my hobbies, including golfing on the weekends, fitness, scuba diving, and traveling. I am also an avid sports fan, which coincides with my interest in podiatric sports medicine.

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Zachary A. Zobens

Zachary A. Zobens, DPM, FACFAS

Credentials

  • Board Certified in Foot Surgery, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons

Appointments

  • North Shore University Health System
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center

Education

  • Undergraduate – University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Medical School – Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency - Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Special Areas

  • Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Traumatic Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Advanced Tendon and Ligament Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions and Hammertoes

Practice Philosophy

  • From the initial consultation to final outcome, I believe in providing my patients with all the information necessary to understand their diagnosis and develop an effective treatment plan. Good communication, evidence-based medicine, and empathy are vital to creating a successful result, regardless of the pathology.

About Myself

  • In my free time, I enjoy traveling, exercising, and spending time with my family.
Gary Friend

Gary Friend, DPM, FACFAS

Retired as of December 1, 2019

James Robert Gosse

James Robert Gosse, DPM, FACFAS

Retired as of April 19, 2022