Paul L. Goodman, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA

Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Phone: 847-724-4644

Board Certifications
  • Foot Surgery
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
  • Wound Care

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • AMITA Health Holy Family Medical Center Des Plaines
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Ravine Way Surgery Center, LLC

Areas of Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Deformity correction
  • Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
  • Trauma
  • Certified in Total Ankle Joint Replacements – Salto Talaris Total Ankle Prosthesis


Dr. Paul Goodman is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. He is one of only a limited number of foot and ankle surgeons who is board-certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. His specialty areas are reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, arthritis, trauma, deformity correction, arthroscopic surgery, and total ankle joint replacements. Dr. Goodman is a nationally recognized lecturer and educator for many topics in foot and ankle surgery. He completed his surgical training at Kern Hospital for Foot and Ankle Surgery, a residency program in Detroit, Michigan, which was the first formal training program for foot and ankle surgery in the world. The graduates from this program are pioneers for foot and ankle training and he has maintained his connection with the program by lecturing at conferences sponsored by the Civic/Kern Hospital Residency Alumni Association.

Dr. Goodman was a partner at The Foot and Ankle Treatment Center in Glenview, Illinois, from 2003 until 2021, when he joined Illinois Bone & Joint Institute.

Dr. Goodman is a native of Northbrook and attended Glenbrook North High School. He is married with three children and enjoys sports of all kinds. Dr. Goodman has worked as the team physician with Detroit’s Junior B Hockey League and has consulted for other athletic organizations. In his free time, he likes to play hockey and coach youth ice hockey.



University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas- Bachelor of Arts

Medical School

William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois- Doctor of Podiatric Medicine


Kern Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • American Professional Wound Care Association
  • American Diabetes Association

Patient Feedback

“Dr. Goodman is the best podiatrist I have ever met. He is 10 stars plus! He is outstanding in diagnosis, technical skills, and treatment. He also deeply cares about his patients and has a compassionate bedside manner. He surrounds himself with wonderful assistants. Juana, one of his medical assistants, and Maria, his clinical assistant are outstanding, very helpful and nice. I would highly recommend Dr. Goodman for any podiatric need. Thank you, Dr. Goodman for your great care!” Have you had a great experience with Dr. Goodman? Share your patient story.


  • Senior Clinical Instructor, Rush University Medical Center PMSR/RRA Certification
  • Senior Clinical/Affiliate Instructor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Department of Family Practice
  • Senior Clinical/Affiliate Instructor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Sports Medicine Fellowship

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Patient Feedback

"I found Dr. Goodman several years ago and followed him to IBJI. In February 2023, I developed a severe foot infection due to type 2 diabetes, and doctors considered amputation. Under Dr. Goodman’s care, his team checked on me daily. He proposed a two-step surgery to save my foot, clearing the infection and addressing my neuropathy. The surgeries were successful, using a muscle flap and a skin graft, and I kept my foot without losing any toes. Eight months later, I’m back to normal activities, walking, biking, and exercising, with improved sensation in my feet." – Joe. F.

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