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Dr. Chris Betrus

My goal is to provide the best foot and ankle care possible using evidence-based medicine and verified practice protocols, while remaining accessible and understanding to all my patients.


About Dr. Betrus

Board Qualified Podiatrist

Dr. Betrus comes to us from the Metro-Detroit area of Michigan. During high school, he was an accomplished baseball and basketball player, but began focusing his energy towards clinical research once he began his studies at the University of Michigan. Following graduation, he joined Teach For American, where he taught high school Biology for several years in South Chicago. It was at that time he gained his love for Chicago, and its diverse communities. After completing his teaching commitment, he attended Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago where is gained his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his residency at the renowned Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA under the directorship of Dr. Alan R. Catanzariti, serving as Chief Resident during his third year. Currently, he is advancing his surgical training as the Fellow for the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute under the guidance of Dr. Lowell Weil Jr. and Dr. Matthew Sorensen, while also holding his own clinics in Libertyville and Mount Prospect. When he is not working, Dr. Betrus enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Andrea, cooking, cycling, and playing with their miniature schnauzer Ollie.

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; BS in Biology

The William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Additional training

ACFAS Annual Scientific Meeting San Antonio, TX – February 2020

ACFAS Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Course Chicago, IL – July 2019

Arthroscopy Course Advanced – Arthrex Surgical Lab Pittsburgh, PA – June 2019

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO Basic) – Jordan Grossman, DPM FACFAS Pittsburgh, PA – March 2019

ACFAS Annual Scientific Meeting New Orleans, LA – February 2019

Forefoot Reconstruction Course – Paragon 28 Pittsburgh, PA – November 2018

Opioid  Management Course: Best Practices – Medical Society Pittsburgh, PA – November 2018

Arthroscopy Course Intermediate – Arthrex Surgical Lab Pittsburgh, PA – June 2018

Integra Cadence Total Ankle Replacement Lab Pittsburgh, PA – June 2018

Stryker STAR Total Ankle Replacement Lab Pittsburgh, PA – May 2018

Arthroscopy Course Introduction Arthrex Surgical Lab Pittsburgh, PA – July 2017

Association memberships

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Certifications, awards, honors received

Board Qualified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Board Qualified in Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Chief Resident – West Penn Hospital, Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 2019-2020

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