1044 North Francisco Ave. Chicago, IL. 60622

Podiatric Surgery Residency

Our Program:

Humboldt Park Health podiatric surgical residency was established in 1988 and has successfully trained 40+ residents which currently practice in a variety of settings in many areas of the country.

Our three-year residency program is fully approved and accredited by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education. Over the years, our physicians have acquired a strong reputation with the surrounding community of healthcare providers and patients for providing excellent care for all patients with symptoms presenting in the foot and ankle.

Our podiatry medical and surgical residency is a thirty-six month program providing comprehensive training in primary care and surgery for all conditions of the foot and ankle. Rotations take place at Humboldt Park Health as well as affiliated surgery centers. In addition, residents participate in a very busy hospital based clinic that is conducted three days a week.

The current rotations offered are Podiatric Surgery, Family Medicine, Behavioral Health, Radiology, Anesthesia, General Surgery, Pathology, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Infectious Disease.

The section of podiatric medicine at Humboldt Park Health specializes in treating all foot and ankle deformities, diseases and injuries. The podiatric surgeons that provide the residents with surgical training practice in a variety of settings in several office locations, surgery centers and hospital clinics in the Chicago land area. There are 25 Podiatric Surgeons currently involved in the training of our residents and some have been providing podiatric services to the community for over 30 years. The medical staff is fully accredited and board certified to treat all deformities, diseases and injuries related to the foot, ankle and lower leg.

The residents treat the following, among many other pathologies of the foot and ankle:

  • Deformities which can be treated with elective procedures
  • Trauma (i.e. fractures and soft tissue injuries)
  • Athletic injuries
  • Pediatric deformities and gait abnormalities
  • Diabetic foot conditions and deformities

Many medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, neuromuscular disease and diabetes can present with symptoms in the foot, ankle and lower leg, and the podiatric physician is often the first provider to identify and direct treatment in these complex cases. A team based, multi-specialty approach is emphasized during the residents’ training and has proven to be an effective way to treat and care for patients presenting with these complex conditions. The team also provides guidance on how to be proactive and assist in preventative measures to allow patients to maintain health feet and an active lifestyle.


All applicants must be a graduate of an accredited school of Podiatric Medicine. Applicants must have taken and successfully passed National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Step 1 and Step 2 exams.

How to apply:

We fill one residency position each year and participate in the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR) for resident selection. Please follow the standard podiatric application process if interested.

Admission into the program is not based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information.

Rielle Sacco, DPM – PGY-3, Rielle is a Scholl graduate, born and raised here in Chicago. Aside from podiatry, she has an immense passion for traveling and lived in Rome, Italy in college. She holds a MBA which she received while in podiatry school, with intentions to mesh podiatry and healthcare administration into her future career. She thoroughly enjoys working with people and learning from each patient that she encounters with.

Syed Ali, DPM – PGY-2 Hi, I’m Syed Ali! Born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I completed undergrad at Benedictine University with a degree in finance and graduated podiatry school at Kent University. After being away from home for the past few years, I’m excited to return and serve the community regarding any clinical and surgical aspects of the foot and ankle. Outside of medicine, I enjoy attending concerts, working on cars, and painfully rooting for Da Bears. Looking forward to joining the Humboldt Park Health family!
Annie Siddiqui, DPM – PGY-1 Hi everyone, my name is Annie I am from Chicago. I went to undergrad at Roosevelt University in Chicago. I am married and have two beautiful children. My favorite ways to spend time is with my family. I love to travel! So far I have traveled to about 12 different countries and still have a long way to go. I am a big foodie and love to experiment different types of food. I am super excited to be starting my intern year at Humboldt park health and learn everything there is about medicine.

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