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Kelly J. John, DPM, MHA

Healthgrades 4.7 out of 5 out of 5 with 76 ratings

Specialties: Podiatry/Foot & Ankle Surgery


Welcome to OrthoIllinois!

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my experience in healthcare. I am originally from Amery, Wisconsin, and I earned my undergraduate degree at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. I continued my studies and obtained my Master of Health Administration at Des Moines University- College of Health Sciences and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Des Moines University – College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in 1999.

Following graduation, I completed my podiatric surgical residency at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. I have more than four years of post-graduate residency training in podiatric medicine and surgery, and I joined OrthoIllinois in Spring of 2005.

My practice is focused on foot surgery and podiatric clinical services, with a special interest in revision foot surgery. It is my mission to provide you excellent service, as well as compassionate care. I always strive to provide you the same high-quality podiatric care that I would offer to a member of my family.  OrthoIllinois holds a commitment to the advancement of medical education and participates with a number of institutions to help train medical students and residents.  As part of your experience today, you may be seen by a podiatry resident.

In addition to my extensive medical commitments, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jeff, and two children. I also enjoy working out, downhill skiing, and keeping updated on current events.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further improve your experience at OrthoIllinois. My goal is to provide you the best podiatric care available.

I am looking forward to meeting with you!

Education and Training:

  • Undergraduate, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Des Moines University – College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Master of Healthcare Administration, Des Moines University – College of Health Sciences
  • Podiatric Residency, Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 1999 -2003
  • Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 2003
  • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association, and Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
  • Certification in Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:

Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine; Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

MEMBERSHIPS:  American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Member, APMA Member

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:  OrthoIllinois Surgery Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Mercy Rockford Hospital, SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center


Here's what my patients are saying:

I had another foot surgery in March performed by Dr.John, she is wonderful.

Sherri M.

Dr. Kelly John is absolutely the best. Had major surgery on a torn Achilles tendon. Six weeks later I am out of black boot and starting rehab. Never felt rushed when talking to her. She takes the time to talk to you and explain things so you can understand.

Barb S.

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