Robert G. O'Keefe, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. O'Keefe

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Robert G. O'Keefe, DPM, FACFAS

Chicago Podiatrist

Dr. O'Keefe has been a primary author in many scientific papers and research projects. He has published numerous articles including chapters in surgical textbooks relating to foot and ankle surgery. He is an accomplished lecturer and teacher.

Present & Past Appointments

  • Lutheran General Hospital
  • Attending Medical Staff, Department of Surgery, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • Foot and Ankle Surgical Center, Des Plaines, IL
  • Committee of Biomaterials, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Attending Medical Staff, St. Joseph Hospital
  • Advisory Board, Foot Implants, Dow-Corning Corp.
  • Committee on Standards of Care, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (Preferred Provider Committee)
  • Instructor, Department of Anatomical Sciences, William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1978-1980
  • Instructor, Surgical Dissection Lab, William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1980-1986
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1980-1982
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1982-1984
  • Scientific Chairman, I.P.S. Seminar Series, 1983
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1984-1986
  • Visiting Lector, Department of Surgery, William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1987
  • Examiner, American Board of Podiatric Surgery Certification Examinations Committee, 1984-1994
  • Teaching Staff, Podiatry Residency Program, Columbus Hospital, Chicago IL, 1988-1999
  • Advisory Committee on Podiatric Research, American Podiatric Medical Association, 1998
  • Teaching Staff, Podiatry Residency Program, St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago IL, 2000-20005

Distinctions/Credentials

  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 1983
  • Member, Illinois Podiatric Medical Society
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • Member, Amercian Society of Microbiology
  • Lecture: Faculty, Italian Society of Medicine and Surgery of the Foot, International College of Podology, Covegno: La Chirurgia Protesica Dell'Avampiede, Institute Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milano, Italy, 1989
  • Instructor and teaching assistant for the Department of Biology Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and Lower Extremity Anatomy Clinical Bacteriologist

Awards

  • Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine Service Award
  • Physician of the Year Award, Podiatric Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2004-2005
  • Teaching Attending of the Year Award: Catholic Health Partners, Affiliated with Northwestern School of Medicine, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001
  • Teaching Attending of the Year Award: Department of Surgery, Columbus Hospital, 1997-1998
  • A.P.M.A. Hall of Science Award, Exhibit: Decompression Osteotomy in the Treatment of Early Stage Hallux Rigidus, Boston, MA, 1989
  • Hershey Surgical Seminar Faculty Award, Hershey, PA, 1988
  • A.P.M.A. Hall of Science Award, Exhibit: The Management of Postoperative Infection, San Antonio, TX, 1986
  • A.P.M.A. Hall of Science Award, Exhibit: Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle, Salt Lake City, UT, 1985
  • A.P.M.A. Hall of Science Award, Exhibit: The Rheumatoid Foot, Nashville, TN, 1984
  • Wm. J. Stickel Award, A.P.M.A. Gold Medal for Research, Implant Arthroplasty: Complications and Their Classification, Boston, MA, 1983
  • A.P.M.A. Hall of Science Award, Exhibit, Fixation Methods in Foot Surgery, Boston, MA, 1983
  • Astra Award for Clinical Papers, Implantation, Hershey Surgical Seminar, Hershey, PA, 1982
  • A.P.M.A. Hall of Science Award, Exhibit, Implantation in Foot Surgery, Chicago, IL, 1982

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: Loyola University of Chicago – BS – Biology
  • Medical School: Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine – DPM
  • Residency: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Northlake Community Hospital
  • Fellowship: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons