Expert Des Plaines Foot Surgeon & Podiatrist
Dr. Robert O’Keefe performed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University of Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Science in biology and was a teaching assistant for the Department of Biology in microbiology, entomology, and ecology.
Dr. O’Keefe’s interest in the field of podiatry was stimulated by Dr. Charles Witt, a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Witt was a family friend. His enthusiasm was infectious, and Dr. O’Keefe elected to attend his alma mater, a decision he never regretted.
Dr. O’Keefe attended Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, which is now the Roslyn Franklin College. In addition to his studies, he served as a clinical microbiologist. He also served as a teaching assistant in general and lower extremity anatomy.
His surgical residency was at the distinguished Northlake Community Hospital under Lowell Scott Weil, Sr. At the time, Dr. Weil was serving as the residency director there. While at Northlake Hospital, Dr. O’Keefe continued clinical research on implants in foot surgery, a subject stimulated by Dr. Weil. This endeavor developed into several scientific papers and chapters in surgical textbooks.
Dr. O’Keefe also served as a senior teaching faculty member at Columbus Hospital and Lutheran General Hospital. He enthusiastically created clinical rotations that included residents in podiatry, family practice, and internal medicine.
Today, Dr. O’Keefe continues his endeavors at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. He maintains an active clinical and surgical practice at the Institute. He has received many national awards, including those in clinical research. Although his interests have varied, he has distinguished himself in the field of small bone implant arthroplasty and foot surgery.
He and his wife Ann have three children, Katie, Molly, and Dan. Katie recently gave birth to Claire Elizabeth, their first grandchild.
Dr. O’Keefe now continues treatment with his extended family at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute.