Garo Emerzian, DPM

Podiatric Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Phone: 847-375-3000

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

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ingrown Toe Nails
  • Nerve Pain (Foot & Ankle)
  • Orthotics/Arch Supports
  • Pediatric Foot Deformities
  • Sports Medicine (Foot/Ankle)
  • Traumatic Injury to Foot & Ankle
  • Warts/Skin Conditions
  • Heel Pain
  • Arthritis (Foot & Ankle)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bunions
  • Corns & Calluses
  • Diabetic Foot Concerns & Care
  • Diabetic Foot Deformities & Reconstruction
  • Flat Feet/Foot Pain
  • Fracture Care of the Ankle & Foot
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toes
  • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot/Ankle Surgery
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

Patient Feedback

“Dr. Emerzian is an amazing podiatrist and surgeon. I’ve been with him for many years and will be for many years to come. He’s a wonderful man with a genuine care for his patients. If you are looking for the best, I would highly suggest that you make an appointment to come see him.” – Debbie M. “Dr. Garo Emerzian and his staff are tops. They always provide excellent care and listen to my concerns and address them right away.” “Great Place! Thank you Dr. Emerzian!” “Dr. Emerzian has helped me by repairing tendons in both of my feet. Each time he has treated me with personal attention, sound advice, and excellent results. I would not have gone back to Dr. Emerzian for repair on my other foot if I hadn’t been pleased with the results of the first surgery! Thank you, Dr. Emerzian, for your expert treatment and your positive encouragement.”


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.

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."

Garo Emerzian, DPM


Medical School

William M. Scholl College


Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL


Edgewater Medical Center/Day Surgicenters, Chicago, IL- Podiatric Surgery


Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Park Ridge, IL - Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

  • 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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