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Garo Emerzian, DPM

Podiatric Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Foot Surgery
    • Rear Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

To Make an Appointment

Call 847-375-3000 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines IL 60016
350 South Greenleaf
Suite 405
Gurnee IL 60031
Fax: 847-336-3249
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove IL 60053

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Hawthorn Surgical Center
  • Highland Park Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Vista Health System


Dr. Garo Emerzian is a board-certified podiatric surgeon specializing in foot surgery and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery. He has been practicing at IBJI for almost 20+ years, diagnosing and treating both simple and complex foot and ankle conditions. His practice covers a broad spectrum of care from conservative to surgical care for nail disorders, hammer toes, bunions, heel pain, nerve problems, and at foot deformities to fractures and arthritis of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Emerzian treats his patients with the same care and attention he would give to his own family. A former Division 1 football player, he sustained foot and ankle injuries which help him fully understand the issues, concerns and treatment associated with these injuries. In addition to his football injuries, he also has his own experience with a foot deformity, enabling him to relate personally to his patients’ condition and issues associated with this foot type.

He has served as an instructor and lecturer for the Illinois Podiatric Medical Society and has also participated in the training of residents. For the past 10 years, he has served as an assistant varsity football coach at Deerfield High School. He also enjoys spending time with his family and watching his children participate in their activities and sports. His hobbies are working out, playing basketball and golfing.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

As a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, I diagnose and treat both simple and complex foot and ankle conditions. I treat you with the same care and attention I would give to my own family members. I believe in listening to, communicating with and educating you as we work together to return you to the highest level of function possible.



Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Park Ridge, IL
Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Edgewater Medical Center/Day Surgicenters, Chicago, IL
Podiatric Surgery
Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL


  • Certificate of Appreciation, North Chicago VA
  • Scholl Integrity Award
  • Varsity Letter for Football at Northern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University Sports Hall of Fame
  • Student/Athlete Honor at Northern Illinois University


  • Clinical Faculty, Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie IL (2001-current)
  • Clinical Faculty, North Chicago VA, North Chicago, IL (1997-2003)
  • Medical Staff, Holy Family Hospital, Des Plaines, IL
  • Medical Staff, Provena St. Therese Medical Center/Victory Memorial Hospital, Waukegan, IL
  • Chief of Podiatry Section
  • Medical Staff, Golf Surgery Center, Park Ridge, IL
  • Medical Staff, Evanston-Northwestern Hospitals (Highland Park Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Evanston Hospital)
  • Medical Staff, Condell Medical Center Medical Center, Libertyville, IL
  • Medical Staff, Health South Surgery Center, Libertyville, IL

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“Dr. Garo Emerzian and his staff are tops. They always provide excellent care and listen to my concerns and address them right away. ”

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Saturday, October 19, IBJI's Bannockburn clinic will be closed for parking lot paving. Patients needing immediate care may visit the IBJI OrthoAccess clinic at 2401 Ravine Way in Glenview. Learn more.