About Dr. Bender
Board Certified Podiatrist
Dr. Mary Ann Bender has over 19 years of experience working in podiatry and sports medicine. She trained for many years as a competitive figure skater, so she knows first hand how important proper foot care is for a serious athlete. More importantly, Dr. Bender understands how to treat patients effectively and compassionately, either with or without surgery.
In addition to working at our lovely Oak Park podiatry practice, Dr. Bender is also highly engaged in the Oak Park community. She has served as president of the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce and has won several awards for her work with that organization. She is also a member of the OPRF Rotary Club, and volunteers frequently at Horace Mann Elementary School (where her daughters attend).
When not on the job, she enjoys staying active and spending time with her two daughters. Unsurprisingly, she lives with her family in Oak Park.
The William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
Conservative and surgical treatments
Residency at North Chicago Veterans Administration Hospital
The staff was very helpful getting me signed in without feeling rushed as I navigated through all of the forms to be completed. I was brought in promptly at my appointment time and received very professional and thorough treatment by Dr. Bender and her assistant. Thank you.
Dr. Bender is THE best. It was my first time seeing a podiatrist, I went to see her from her amazing Yelp reviews and she moved into this new office. She was friendly, engaging, and put me at ease during my appointment. And she was prompt. Very happy.
So happy to see Dr. Bender join your practice. She is the best! The reception people were so helpful with the forms I had to fill out. Will be back.