Megan R. Leahy, DPM

2017-12-07T12:42:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Megan R. Leahy, DPM

Specialties
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Podiatry
  • Sports Medicine
Board Certification
  • Podiatric Medicine

To Make an Appointment

Call 773-777-9900 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Chicago-Avondale Physician Offices
2923 N California Ave
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: 773-777-9900

Fax: 773-777-5927

Chicago-Millennium Park Physician Offices
150 N. Michigan Ave
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-444-1145

Fax: 312-444-1954


Affiliated Hospitals

  • Community First Medical Center
  • Presence Saint Joesph Hospital
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital

Biography

Dr. Megan Leahy is a podiatrist who takes pride in her treatment plans of exhausting conservative and non-invasive options prior to a surgical approach. As a former Division I collegiate runner, she suffered many foot injuries, but was able to return to competition thanks to her own podiatrist. This inspired Dr. Leahy to become a podiatrist herself, and fostered a genuine sensitivity to the needs of her patients.

When treating athletes, Dr. Leahy strives to keep them active while healing. In her work with diabetic patients, she promotes education and early detection to address problems before they become limb-threatening. Dr. Leahy states, “My goal is to help patients feel better leaving the office than when they arrived.”

Dr. Leahy is the team podiatrist for the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team. She sits on the Communications Committee of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and is frequently quoted as an expert source in such magazines as Fitness, Self, and Women’s Health.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

I pride myself in my treatment plans, particularly exhausting conservative and non-invasive options prior to a surgical approach. As a female medical practitioner and former collegiate runner, I am sensitive to the needs of my patients, having suffered many injuries myself. Virtually all health problems can manifest themselves in the lower extremity, and maintenance of these issues, as well as attention to a healthy lifestyle, are essential to foot and ankle well being.

Education

Medical School

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University,

Residency

Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Fellowship

European Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgical

Awards

  • Midwest Podiatry Conference Residency Research Symposium, Chicago, IL:
    • Gold Medal Award Recipient (2006)
    • Silver Medal Award Recipient (2005)
  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Health SciencesNorth Chicago, IL:
    • Highest Proficiency in Scholarship Award Recipient (2000-2004)
    • Proficiency in Biomechanics and Orthopedic Diseases Award Recipient (2000-2004)
    • Podiatry Insurance Corporation of America Scholarship Recipient (2000-2004)
    • Zelda Walling Vicha Memorial/ASPMA Scholarship Recipient (2003-2004)
    • Dr. Philip R. Brachman Memorial/Alumni Association Scholarship Recipient (2002-2003)
    • Durlacher Honor Society Secretary (2002-2004)
    • Scholl Distinguished Scholarship Recipient (2000-2002)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN:
    • Track & Field/Cross-Country Scholarship Recipient (1995-2000)
    • “I” Letter Winner (1995-2000)
    • Big Ten Academic All Conference (1996-2000)
    • Alpha Beta Honor Society (1996-2000)
    • Delta Gamma Fraterntiy Alumni (1997-2009)

Appointments

  • Team Podiatrist, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, (2010-present)
  • Joint Commission Representative: American Podiatric Medical Association (2009-2011)
  • Health Systems Committee Member: American Podiatric Medical Association (2009-2011)
  • Clinical/Surgical Instructor for St. Joseph’s Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency Program (2007-present)
  • Public Relations Chair: Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (2009-2010)
  • Newsletter Co-Editor: Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (2009-2011)
  • Director at Large/Young Member, Board of Directors: Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (2008-2010)
  • Infection Control Committee Member: Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (2008-present)
  • National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine University of Illinois, Chicago, IL (2006)
  • Speaker & Instructor: Medline Wound Care Training Seminars Jesse Brown VA Medical Center,  Chicago, IL (2004-2006)
  • Chief Resident of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (2006-2007)

See a general list of health plans in which our providers participate.

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.

What Podiatrists Think About Your Crocs 
Dr. Megan Leahy – Huffington Post – June 1st 2016

Are Your Flats Causing Your Foot Pain?
Dr. Megan Leahy – Vogue – November 30th 2015

Dr. Leahy discusses summer footwear
Dr. Megan Leahy – NBC Chicago – May 24th 20154