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Douglas Solway, DPM

Podiatric Surgeon

Board Certifications
  • Podiatric Medicine

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Heel Pain
  • Fracture Care of the Foot & Ankle
  • Ankle Ligament Repair & Fusion
  • Bunions & Hammertoes
  • Tendon Repair
  • Wound Care
  • Orthotics/Arch Supports
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (also known as PRP Therapy)
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)


Dr. Douglas Solway is a podiatric physician who specializes in the treatment of many conditions of the foot and ankle. He offers advanced treatments such as regenerative therapy using platelet rich plasma (also known as PRP therapy), musculoskeletal ultrasound with guided injections, wound care using advanced biologics, and forefoot/rearfoot reconstructive surgery using advanced implants and new techniques. As a child, Dr. Solway was hospitalized repeatedly for treatments for clubfoot and asthma. His gratitude and admiration for the physicians who treated him and desire to help others as well, made him decide to become a doctor. He chose to specialize in podiatry because it combines his interest in orthopedics and plastic surgery.

In providing care, Dr. Solway listens carefully to his patients in order to make an accurate diagnosis and determine the course of treatment that will achieve the speediest recovery. He educates patients about their condition so they can be comfortable and satisfied with their treatment options.

Dr. Solway served as team physician for the Chicago Bulls for nine years, including the last two championship seasons. He also served as team physician for the Chicago Wolves hockey team from 1996 to 2004. He now heads the wound care clinic at IBJI in Morton Grove where he treats lower extremity non-healing wounds.

I take an educational approach for the patient to fully understand their condition. I treat patients like they are family, with attention on making them feel comfortable and satisfied with proposed care and treatment options. I am always open for questions from the patient as well."

Douglas Solway, DPM


Medical School

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine


Columbus Hospital


Illinois Masonic Medical Center- Podiatric Surgery Rotation


West Side Veterans Administration Hospital

Medical School

Illinois Masonic Medical Center- Internal Medicine


Lincoln West Hospital


Rush North Shore Medical Center


Thorek Medical Center


Rush North Shore Medical Center- Podiatric Surgery


  • Clinical Rotation Reviewer, Residency Program, Rush North Shore, Skokie, IL 1995-2000
  • Assistant Director Surgical Residency in Podiatry, Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, IL 1999-present
  • Assistant Chairman, Department of Podiatry, Section Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, IL
  • Assistant Director Wound Care Center, Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, IL

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Patient Story: Accessory Navicular Foot Surgery (Jessica A.)
Jessica was on vacation when she tripped down a step and injured her foot. She later discovered that she had an extra bone in her foot called the accessory navicular bone which was injured from the fall…read more

Patient Story: Foot Salvage and Amputation (Stanley G.)
Over the years, Stanley has experienced a variety of health concerns. He came to IBJI’s Dr. Douglas Solway for a second opinion on his venous ulcerations, both legs which would not heal… read more

Patient Story: Treatment and Surgery for Gout (Matthew A.)
One morning, Matthew woke up and experienced pain in his right foot. He was unsure what was causing the pain, thinking he may have stubbed his toe… read more

Running Again After an Achilles Tear, Arthritis and PDS: Regina’s Story
Two years ago, Dr. Solway surgically repaired my Achilles that was torn while marathon training… read more

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