- Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
- Community First Medical Center
- Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
- University of Illinois Hospital
- Weiss Memorial Hospital
Dr. Ari Kaz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specialize in treating foot and ankle conditions. Whenever possible, Dr. Kaz performs surgery using arthroscopic and other techniques to minimize incisions and the amount of tissue that must be cut, thus reducing pain and speeding recovery times.A Chicago native, Dr. Kaz sustained an ankle injury while playing high school basketball, and he was so impressed with the doctor that treated him that he decided to become a foot and ankle doctor himself.
In providing care, Dr. Kaz takes an individualized approach tailored to each patient’s specific situation and challenges. He takes great care to provide a correct diagnosis, and provides care for the patient as an entire person, rather than treating just the foot or ankle condition. He stresses teamwork between himself and the patient and makes certain patients understand their conditions so that they can participate in their care.
Dr. Kaz keeps current with new developments in his specialty reviewing research articles as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Edition and as an assistant professor of clinical orthopedics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.
Additional Areas of Expertise
Philosophy of Care
I strive to provide the highest quality individualized care to ensure the best possible outcome for my patients.
Finch University of Health Sciences
Northwestern University Medical Center
Indiana University Medical Center
MS, Applied Physiology
Finch University Health Sciences
Idaho Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle
- AOA National Honor Medical Society
- Best Basic Science GPA, The Chicago Medical School Board of Trustees Scholarship Award, 2001
- Honors, Third Year Medical School Clinical Rotations
- Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin, September 1988
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PLEASE NOTE: While many of IBJI’s providers participate in various plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna,Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare and others, IBJI strongly encourages you to contact your specific health plan to ensure your chosen doctor is in-network.