Chicago, Oak Lawn & Oak Park, IL, Podiatrist & Foot Surgeon, Dr. MICHAEL BOWEN of WEIL FOOT & ANKLE

Over 200,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot pain, heel pain & ankle pain with the award-winning Chicago podiatrists.

PODIATRIST SERVING CHICAGO (LINCOLN PARK), OAK LAWN & OAK PARK, IL – Michael F. Bowen, DPM
Arthroscopy and Reconstructive Surgery

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Dr. Bowen began his career in medicine at an early age. He always knew he wanted to be doctor, because he enjoyed helping people and found gratification in seeing people get better. Dr. Bowen shadowed many doctors throughout high school, including many orthopedic surgeons. During his sophomore year, he got injured while playing lacrosse and had to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery as a result. This began an emotional journey that changed his life. Dr. Bowen experienced both the nervousness and excitement that patients undergo prior to a surgical procedure and during the post-operative recovery period. His newfound understanding of the patient experience opened a brand new path for Dr. Bowen to explore.

Dr. Bowen began volunteering at a local hospital and quickly discovered a passion for it. By the time he graduated, he had clocked over 375 hours of volunteer work, for which he received his high school’s volunteer award upon graduating. His volunteer experience exposed him to many facets of medicine, including inpatient, surgical, and outpatient care. On Dr. Bowen’s last day of volunteer work, one of the doctors he had shadowed told him, “Never lose sight of your goals and dreams, and you will achieve great things.”

During college, Dr. Bowen visited the podiatry school in Cleveland, OH, and was thoroughly impressed with the many different areas podiatry had to offer. He was exposed to surgeries and various clinics and saw how happy patients were when they had achieved pain-free feet and ankles. He then went on to medical school at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH, where he was actively involved with many organizations. He continued to volunteer at local community events, and he set up a free clinic at a shelter for battered women.

After podiatry school, he completed a three-year surgical foot-and-ankle residency at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Bowen was exposed to many high-level surgical procedures and became chief resident during his third year. Following his residency, Dr. Bowen went on to complete his fellowship at the Weil Foot, Ankle & Orthopedic Institute. His fellowship exposed him to even more complex surgeries, taught him valuable research skills, and introduced him to numerous high-level publications. In part because of this, Dr. Bowen is one of the few podiatrists who have presented research at the National Orthopedic Meeting (AAOS).

Dr. Bowen’s expertise includes reconstructive foot & ankle surgery, foot & ankle arthroscopy, as well as trauma of the foot & ankle. He is currently part of the teaching faculty at RUSH Medical Center Residency Program. Dr. Bowen also enjoys treating professional and serious amateur athletes, as well as “weekend warrior” athletes. In his spare time, Dr. Bowen is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his Labrador retriever.

 

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    - Richard J.
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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
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  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
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  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
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  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
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  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
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  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
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  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
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The Chicago, IL, podiatrists of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed Chicago podiatrists have helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our Chicago podiatrists and Chicago foot doctors can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
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