Daniel M. Dean, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Phone: 630-323-6116

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange
  • Salt Creek Surgery Center
  • Silver Cross Surgery Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy & Ligament Reconstruction
  • Complex Fractures of the Foot & Ankle
  • Cartilage Transplantation of the Ankle
  • Achilles Tendon Disorders
  • Acute & Chronic Ankle Sprains
  • Bunion & Hammer Toe Correction
  • Complex Hindfoot Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sports Injuries Treatment


Dr. Daniel Dean is a fellowship trained foot and ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon. He treats all musculoskeletal pathologies of the foot and ankle in adolescent and adult patients. He has specialized training in total ankle arthroplasty, sports injuries, flatfoot, complex fractures, and minimally invasive techniques in bunion correction. He has published numerous articles and presented his research on foot and ankle at multiple national and international meetings. Dr. Dean, a native of the west suburbs of Chicago, graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame. He attended medical school in Chicago at Northwestern University before completing an orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He concluded his training with a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the prestigious Mercy Medical Center - Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction.

Dr. Dean places an emphasis on individualized care. His goal is to present all available conservative and operative treatment strategies and provide information to help guide the patient to the intervention that best fits their lifestyle.

In his free time, Dr. Dean enjoys cheering on the Notre Dame football team, history, travel, and spending time with his wife and children.

I aim to get to know my patients on a personal level so that I can best guide them to the treatment strategy that will help them achieve their personal goals and maintain their lifestyle.”

Daniel M. Dean, MD


Medical School

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois- Doctor of Medicine


Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC- Orthopaedic Surgery Residency


Mercy Medical Center - Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Baltimore, Maryland- Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • College of Science – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, 2010
  • Medical Student Summer Research Program Grant, Northwestern University, 2012
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), Resident Scholar, 2018
  • Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Patient Videos

Ankle Injuries on WGN with IBJI’s Daniel Dean, MD

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