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Adam E. Fleischer, DPM

Adam E. Fleischer, DPM

Dr. Fleischer is board certified in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of both the University of Pittsburgh (BS) and the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), and holds an MPH degree in Epidemiology/Biostatistics from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Dr. Fleischer is active in several university committees. He has served as the faculty representative on the RFUMS Board of Trustees (2021-2024), and as Chair of the RFUMS Institutional Review Board, RFUMS Compensation Committee, Scholl College Academic Assembly, and Scholl College Swanson Independent Scholar Committee. He is also active in a variety of professional organizations including the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons where he serves as the Midwest Region President, the American Podiatric Medical Association serving on the Clinical Practice Advisory and Research Committees (Chair 2015- 2020), and the American Public Health Association (APHA) where he serves as Governing Councilor for the APHA Foot & Ankle Health Section.

Dr. Fleischer has been in practice in the Chicago area and actively involved in the training of podiatric surgical residents since 2004. He is Director of the Advocate IL Masonic Medical Center Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program (cosponsored with RFUMS). He sees patients at the Scholl Foot & Ankle Center, Advocate Condell Medical Center, and at the internationally recognized Weil Foot & Ankle Institute.

His clinical interests include all aspects of elective and non-elective foot and ankle surgery. His publications, teaching, and research interests focus on musculoskeletal imaging (specifically MRI and ultrasound), evidenced-based medicine, diabetic foot care/limb preservation, health economics, and surgical outcomes.

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Dr. Adam Fleischer's research interest includes clinical research that explores patient profiles (risk factors) associated with favorable outcomes in elective and non-elective foot surgery. Dr. Fleischer is also interested in foot/ankle and lower extremity therapies that may improve balance and reduce fall risk.


PSUR 706 “Lower Extremity Traumatology” ***Course Coordinator

PMED 709 "Community Health, Ethics, and Professional Responsibility" ***Course Coordinator

PAPB 501 "Understanding and Implementing Clinical Research"

PRAD 602 "Podiatric Radiology"

PMED 606 “Podiatric Clinical Skills & Reasoning II”

PRAD 702 "Podiatric Radiology Capstone"

PMED 708 “Podiatric Clinical Skills & Reasoning III”

PAPB 802 “Research Elective Clerkship”