John Sigle, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
A passionate practitioner of podiatric medicine and highly skilled surgeon, Dr. Sigle has worked and trained in hospitals and specialized medical centers around the United States and abroad. Since graduating with his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Sigle trained with some of the world’s most renowned foot and ankle surgeons.
Upon earning his doctorate from Dr. William Scholl’s College of Podiatric Medicine in 2000, Dr. Sigle completed a three-year residency at Botsford General Hospital (Beaumont Hospital), a nationally recognized teaching facility serving Detroit’s northwest suburbs. Dr. Sigle obtained comprehensive training in podiatric medicine, orthopedics, and forefoot/rearfoot/ankle reconstructive surgery. He played an active role in developing and executing clinical research projects and received the Alvin Yarrow Award for outstanding research. He participated in the Baja Project, providing surgical treatment for children with disabilities at the Mexicali Red Cross Hospital. He participated in Pediatric Surgical Missions to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America, and the San Felipe Hospital to evaluate and treat pediatric and club foot patients. He also did a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery rotation at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Following his residency program, Dr. Sigle obtained an additional year of advanced residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center based in San Francisco, Oakland, and Walnut Creek, California. He trained under Dr. Jack Schuberth, a nationally distinguished podiatric surgeon. Dr. Sigle's tenure included surgical experience in reconstructive rearfoot surgery, open fractures, foot/ankle fractures and dislocations, and training in infection management, limb salvage, and advanced wound care.
Originally from Springfield, Illinois, and a graduate of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Sigle returned to during 2004 to work as a foot and ankle surgeon at the Orthopaedic Center of Illinois; and to join the physician's panel for Memorial Medical Center's Wound Healing Center. Continuing to advance his training and expertise, Dr. Sigle received certifications from Wright Medical for INBONE Total Ankle Replacement and STAR Ankle Replacement for Small-Bone Invasion. Dr. Sigle also completed advanced training in external fixation techniques for trauma and limb lengthening techniques for deformity correction at the Gavriil Ilizarov Hospital in Kurgan, Russia, under the tutelage of physicians who were trained by Dr. Ilizarov, the original inventor of the Ilizarov techniques. Dr. Sigle was interviewed on Russian Television during his visit to Kurgan.
In July 2011, Dr. Sigle founded the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois to serve Springfield and the surrounding areas in central Illinois. Dr. Sigle was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University (SIU) HealthCare, Division of Orthopaedics from 2011-2015.
Dr. Sigle has published nearly one hundred articles and blogs that appeared in the Healthy Cells Magazine, 50 Plus News and Views Magazine, Senior News, the State Journal-Register, Peoria Journal Star, Decatur Herald and Review, Bloomington Pantagraph, Southern Illinoisan, Journal Gazette & Times Courier and Gibson City Courier.
Dr. Sigle has been the guest of several radio stations such as WUIS Public Radio, WTAX Morning News Watch with Bob Murray, WFMB Sports Radio with Sam Madonia, and WSOY Central Illinois Weekend with Lindsay Romano. He appeared on News Channel ABC20 when he represented the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association in recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month; and has appeared as an expert guest discussing surgical procedures for advanced bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis on several segments of FOX Illinois Good Day Marketplace.
Dr. Sigle enjoys golf, water skiing, snow skiing, travel, fitness, and reading. He and his wife have three young children, and a dog named Zephyr.
- American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: Foot Surgery
- American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: Reconstructive / Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
Key Professional Memberships
- Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Foot Surgery
- Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Reconstructive / Ankle Surgery
- Faculty, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
- Member, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
- Member and Spokesperson, Illinois Podiatric Association
- Member, American Association Podiatric Practice Management
- Member, Illinois Fall Prevention Coalition
- Former Member, Foot & Ankle Business Innovations (FABI) Mastermind Group