Dr. Fleischer’s expertise is in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is board certified in both foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. His practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality of care for his patients, using only time-tested therapies that can be complimented with the latest advances in research and technology. Dr. Fleischer is also a firm believer in patient-centered care and shared decision making.
In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice in Lakeview, Dr. Fleischer also has a full-time academic appointment at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL (visit website). He is an associate professor (Tenure Track) at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and serves as Chair of the College’s Academic Assembly and Chairman of the University’s Institutional Review Board. Dr. Fleischer has been actively involved in the training of podiatry students and residents since 2004 and has become known as a trusted source for honest, unbiased, second opinions in the Chicago area.
In July 2013, Dr. Fleischer was appointed Director of Research for the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute. In this role, he has been responsible for helping to develop the practice’s evidence-based clinical pathways and best practices. Dr. Fleischer has received research funding from both private and federal organizations, including the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Fleischer is a recognized opinion leader in the field of foot and ankle surgery and a frequent lecturer at regional and national conferences. Most recently, he has been asked to serve as Chair of the DVT Prophylaxis Clinical Consensus Statement Panel for ACFAS (LINK to PDF). Dr. Fleischer also currently serves as Chair of the Clinical Practice Advisory Committee for APMA.
In his spare time, Dr. Fleischer enjoys spending time with his wife and family, reading, writing, and collaborating with his colleagues in Haiti to bring state-of-the-art diabetic foot services to the country’s capital city in Port-au-Prince (visit website).