Dr. Wika Gomez graduated from Rosalind Franklin of Medicine and Science with her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. She completed her residency at Hines VA/Loyola and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Gomez is on staff at Advocate Illinois Masonic and participates in the training of podiatry residents. She is also board certified in foot surgery with American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. In 2016, Dr. Gomez joined Weil Foot and Ankle Institute and is happy to offer its resources and advanced care to her existing and future patients.
Originally born in Taiwan, Dr. Gomez immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of twelve. She maintains a close connection with her place of birth and still speaks both Mandarin and Taiwanese. Today she is proud to call the city of Chicago her home, and she loves the rich and diverse people and culture that the city offers.
Aside from loving the practice of podiatry and helping her patients, Dr. Gomez has a fondness for the visual arts and dance. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a focus in painting from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana before studying medicine. In her effort to promote healthy lifestyles, Dr. Gomez became a Zumba dance instructor in 2011. She taught regular classes while juggling family and a private podiatry practice for 3 years. Currently, Dr. Gomez continues to participate in dance charity fundraising events to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles. Dr. Gomez is compassionate in treating people of all ages and a firm believer in preventative foot health.
Having suffered from chronic foot fatigue throughout her childhood, Dr. Gomez interest in podiatry was peaked when, as a student, she shadowed her local podiatrist. She learned the importance of podiatry both as it pertained to her own health and as a direction for her future study and career. Dr. Gomez remains very excited to be a podiatrist and to see how her love and passion for helping people are fulfilled each day.