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Biography

Dr. Lee specializes in all foot and ankle disorders with strong interests in sports-related injuries, arthroscopy of the foot and ankle, soft tissue and bony reconstructive surgery, total ankle replacements, arthritis, cartilage restoration, bunion and claw toes and fractures about the foot and ankle. 

Originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Lee's undergraduate education was at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana with a degree in Biology. He went on to medical school here at Rush University Medical Center. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center and went on to complete a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the prestigious Carolinas Medical Center with Miller Orthopaedic Clinic (OrthoCarolina) in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Lee is involved in numerous clinical studies and publications relating to the foot and ankle. He has been an associate editor of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) journal, Foot & Ankle International (FAI) since 2004. He has contributed to numerous publications from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the AOFAS in regards to the foot and ankle. Dr. Lee has regularly served as the chairman/moderator and faculty member for instructional courses, which help to educate fellow orthopedic surgeons throughout the United States. He also serves on the Post Graduate Educational Committee for the AOFAS as well as the Rush Orthopedic Department's Residency Selection Committee and Residency Review Committee. 

He continues to remain active as the foot and ankle consultant to Hubbard Street Dance, River North Chicago Dance, DePaul University, the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox and numerous local gymnastics, soccer and basketball club teams.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis 

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Special Procedures

Ankle and foot arthroscopy
Sports medicine of the foot and ankle
Dancers foot and ankle conditions
Total ankle replacements (STAR, Tornier, In-Bone, Zimmer, Agility)
Reconstruction of the foot and ankle (Posterior tibial tendon, Achilles, high arches)
Deformity correction (arthritis, trauma)
Bunion and claw toes (plantar plate repairs)
Foot and ankle fractures

Research Interests 

Foot and ankle arthroscopy
Foot and ankle fractures
Sports related foot and ankle conditions
Ankle arthritis

Disclosures 

AAOS Record of Disclosure

Clinical Support Staff

Bridget Shaffo (AA)
Lauren Mazur (PA)
Melissa Blanco (PA)
Brandi Alonzo (Ortho Tech)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    Rush Medical College
  • Residency
    University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Miller Orthopaedic Clinic/Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC - Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush SurgiCenter, LP

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

Munster Specialty Surgery Center, LLC

9200 Calumet Avenue, Suite S-100
Munster, IN 46321

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations

Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center

1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Prairie Medical Center of Westchester

2450 S. Wolf Road
Westchester, IL 60154

Munster Indiana Office

9200 Calumet Avenue
Suite 300
Munster, IN 46321