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.

 

 

James Robert Gosse

James Robert Gosse, DPM, FACFAS

Credentials

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

Appointments

  • Lake Forest Hospital - Attending Staff
  • North Shore University Health System Hospitals - Attending Staff
  • Faculty, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine

Education

  • 1991 - 1993 Podiatric Surgical Residency - Oakwood Downriver Medical Center - Lincoln Park, MI
  • 1990- 1991 Podiatric Orthopedic Residency - West Roxbury Veterans Medical Center
  • 1986 - 1990 DPM - Temple University, College of Podiatric Medicine - Philadelphia, PA

Practice Philosophy

  • My goal is to develop a relationship with each patient. This relationship allows me to meet each patient\'s needs. Educating my patients about their foot and ankle problems is a priority. I am especially interested in sports medicine, heel pain, bunions, pediatrics, and foot surgery.

About Myself

  • I am active in sports, including softball, weight training, yoga, and running.

Video Introduction to Dr. Gosse Click Here

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 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.

Video Introduction to Dr. Grace Click Here

Rebecca L. Leapman

Rebecca L. Leapman, DPM, FACFAS

Credentials

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

Appointments

  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital - Attending Staff
  • Faculty, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dept of Family & Community Medicine
  • North Shore University Health System Hospitals - Attending Staff

Education

  • Residency - Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency
  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship with an emphasis on lower extremity wound care and limb salvage
  • Medical School - Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate - Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Practice Philosophy

  • I think of the patient and doctor as a team, working together to formulate a treatment plan. While I enjoy treating all foot and ankle conditions, my training focused on surgery of the foot and ankle, trauma, and the special foot concerns of diabetic patients.

About Myself

  • Since I was young, l have enjoyed sports and the great outdoors. I am an avid skier, gardener, and I spend time weight lifting.
    The kitchen is my second home. I enjoy baking for family and friends.
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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, 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.
Gary Friend

Gary Friend, DPM, FACFAS

Retired as of December 1, 2019