Grant Gonzalez, D.P.M.
Grant Gonzalez, DPM, recently joined the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois as a foot and ankle surgeon and podiatrist. He received his medical education at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. During his time at DMU, he also served as President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine Student Club. He completed a three-year podiatric and surgical residency at DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia, where he served as chief resident. He is board eligible by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle. He is a faculty member of the Podiatry Institute and member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM), and American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). Dr. Gonzalez is also a lecturer for the Podiatry Institute.
Dr. Gonzalez received additional training in Advanced Techniques in Skeletal Fixation of the Foot and Ankle. During his residency he participated in a surgical mission trip to the Dominican Republic. He also had additional training in basic podiatric surgical fixations.
Dr. Gonzalez was a recipient of several awards during medical school and residency program. He is a member of the Phi Delta National Honor Society. He is a recipient of the ACFAOM Timothy Holbrook Memorial Award of Excellence. He received an American Podiatric Medical Association Foundation Scholarship and Des Moines University Merit Scholarship
Dr. Gonzalez specializes in all areas of foot and ankle care including bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, ankle sprains, heel pain/Plantar Fasciitis, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, diabetic exams and ulcers, flatfeet, high-arched feet, Charcot joint disease, diabetic ulcers, complex reconstructive surgery, ankle arthritis/deformity, and lower extremity trauma.
Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Gonzalez attended Sacred Heart-Griffin High School and did his undergraduate work at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. After attending medical school, Dr. Gonzalez returned to Springfield to practice.
Dr. Gonzalez enjoys playing tennis, fishing and hunting as well as planting and maintaining apple and nut trees. He and his wife Erin have two children, and a cat named Scarlett.