Meet Dr. Erin Klein, Des Plaines, Lake Forest & Libertyville, IL, Podiatrist of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute

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Podiatrist serving Des Plaines, Lake Forest & Libertyville, IL –
Erin E. Klein, DPM, MS, AACFAS

Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Pediatric Foot Care
Trauma
Sports Medicine

 

I always remember wanting to be a physician. Many people with this same memory would remember their pediatrician as a child. I have no such memory. I remember our podiatrist. I first saw him when I was about 8 years old. I had a wart that we had to remove as it was a stubborn little bugger. This fixed the wart problem, however, over the next several years I had a variety of other random foot issues – and we continued to see the podiatrist. Although this physician was very busy, he always made us feel welcome and important. I always felt better leaving his office. My foot problems continued into my teenage years and early adulthood, likely because I was a competitive skater. I skated on my own through high school and then was privileged enough to be part of the Miami University Synchronized Skating Team through my four years of college. Being a Division I college student athlete for four years was an experience that had an exceptional effect on who I am today.  (we could link some of this to the blog post I wrote about skating).

After I finished my Masters degree and Miami University, I attended The Dr William M Scholl of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Residency took me to Long Island where I was privileged to treat the veterans of the Northport Veterans’ Affairs Hospital and train with one of the best foot and ankle orthopedic trauma surgeons in the region. Training at the VA is quite an experience as the pathology that you encounter far exceeds most other training facilities.  This provided me a more thorough understanding of the human body and how foot pathology is related to the rest of the body. This has fueled my understanding and ability to analyze complex situations and patients in hopes that this leads to better patient care.

After residency, I needed to focus on honing my surgical skills and learning how to function in a private practice situation. I was unbelievably excited when Dr Weil, Jr, offered me the position of fellow at WFAI. Actually, I might have dropped the phone. 😉 My year as a fellow was spent in an intense study of surgical mastery with an emphasis on surgical research. Dr Weil and Dr Weil Sr impressed the importance of critical self-assessment in an effort to improve ourselves and the care of others. We can always improve patient care and patient outcomes. The fellowship at WFAI allowed me to start to study many parts of what we do in an effort to understand what helps people get better. Since that year, our research team has won multiple grant awards and presented research on the national and international podiatric and orthopedic stage. It is extremely rewarding to know that we are one of the leaders in foot and ankle reconstructive research based in continually improving patient care. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute team where I can provide cutting edge care to patients while genuinely loving what I do.

When I am not at work, I am enjoying life outdoors with my husband (Brian), my twins (Evelyn and Riley) and my parents (Dan and Georgette).

When it comes to medicine, patients are my first priority. I am excited to be able to practice in an area near where I grew up and serve the people of Chicagoland.

Dr. Klein’s expertise includes Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Pediatrics, Trauma, Sports Medicine, and Evidence-Based Medicine.

Lectures

  • Invited Speaker, Body Mass, Heel Pain & Surgical Intervention – A Ten Year Retrospective, National American Podiatric Medical Association Scientific Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Evidence Based Medicine: Treatment Alogrithm for Plantar Fasciitis, National American Podiatric Medical Association Scientific Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 2012

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

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Award-Winning Chicago
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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.
    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
  • "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
  • "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
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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