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Daniel Bohl, MD, is a nationally renowned orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon who is a professor at Rush University Medical Center. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is a team surgeon for the Chicago Bulls and White Sox.

As a physician, he specializes in all bone, joint, tendon, ligament, muscle, nerve, and sports conditions below the knee. He has particular interests in foot and ankle fractures, arthritis, bunions, the Achilles tendon, flat foot, peroneal tendons, nerve problems, recurrent ankle sprains, and sports injuries. He further specializes in correcting failed surgery and revision procedures.

Dr. Bohl attended Yale School of Medicine, from which he graduated with the highest honors for his work to minimize orthopedic complications. He did a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at Rush. After residency, he completed subspecialty training at the prestigious orthopedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Baylor in Dallas.

From a research perspective, Dr. Bohl runs a cutting-edge laboratory in which he trains residents, fellows, and scientists on research methods, study design, and orthopedic practice. His laboratory develops and evaluates new surgical techniques and characterizes the utility of new implants and procedures. He has designed and led important single- and multi-center randomized controlled trials. Dr. Bohl’s research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Northwestern University, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Yale School of Medicine, Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, University of California at Berkeley, and several industry sponsors. His work has received more than 15 awards from societies, institutions, and journals.

Dr. Bohl is a pioneer in the use of minimally invasive surgery (tiny and cosmetic incisions). In particular, he uses cutting-edge techniques to treat Achilles tendon ruptures, bunions, and other conditions. Dr. Bohl believes in precise management with small and cosmetic incisions to minimize tissue damage and facilitate return to activity for all procedures.

As part of his role on the faculty at Rush, Dr. Bohl trains other orthopedic surgeons. He is one of the key faculty in the residency training program at Rush, which fosters 25 surgeons-in-training at any given time. The foot and ankle division also maintains a one-year orthopedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship, for which Dr. Bohl provides a critical component of the education.

Dr. Bohl gives back to the orthopedic community through academic service. He is on the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Research Committee, for which he evaluates grant applications and directs research funding each year. He is also a peer-reviewer, determining which scientific manuscripts should be published for six major academic journals, including his subspecialty’s top journal (Foot and Ankle International) and the top journal in all of medicine (The Lancet).

Whether you’re traveling from out of state or visiting from within the city, Dr. Bohl is excited to see you in consultation for your foot or ankle condition. His friendly staff will work hard to make your visit efficient and productive. He will not rest until he has thoroughly educated you about your condition, exhausted all nonoperative treatment, and/or solved your condition with surgery.

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Practice Emphasis

  • Bone fractures
  • Achilles ruptures
  • Bunions
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Big toe arthritis
  • Flatfoot
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Ankle sprains
  • Peroneal tears
  • Hammertoes
  • Ankle fractures
  • Osteochondral defect
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle instability
  • Tibia and fibula fractures
  • Sesamoiditis
  • High arch foot
  • Masses and cysts
  • Tarsal coalition
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Charcot arthropathy
  • Special Procedures

  • Total ankle replacement
  • Fracture repair
  • Bunion correction
  • Minimally invasive bunion correction
  • Achilles repair
  • Minimally invasive Achilles repair
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle scope
  • Ankle ligament reconstruction
  • Big toe cheilectomy
  • Big toe fusion
  • Big toe Cartiva
  • Flatfoot reconstruction
  • Triple joint fusion
  • Subtalar fusion
  • Morton’s neuroma excision
  • Tarsal tunnel release
  • Peroneal tendon reconstruction
  • Hammertoe correction
  • Sesamoid correction
  • Midfoot fusion
  • Lisfranc repair
  • Mass and cyst excision
  • Tarsal coalition resection
  • Plantar fascia release
  • Charcot reconstruction
  • External fixation

Research Interests

  • Total ankle replacement
  • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Fracture repair
  • Ankle scope
  • Hallux valgus
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Peroneal tendons
  • Peroneal dislocation
  • Foot and ankle injuries in professional sports
  • Foot and ankle injuries in workers
  • Foot and ankle arthritis


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Clinical Support Staff

Carla Candos 

Education / Certifications

  • Undergraduate Degree
    Northwestern University
  • Graduate Degree
    UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Medical School
    Yale School of Medicine
  • Residency
    Rush University Medical Center
  • Fellowship
    Baylor University Medical Center

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush SurgiCenter, LP

1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 556
Chicago, IL 60612

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612


9200 Calumet Avenue, Suite 300
Munster, IN 46321

Oak Park

610 South Maple Avenue, Suite 1550
Oak Park, Illinois 60304


2450 S. Wolf Road
Westchester, IL 60154