Anish R. Kadakia, MD, FAAOS, an Orthopaedic Surgeon with Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care at Northwes



Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Anish R. Kadakia, who serves patients in Chicago, Illinois.


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(Spin Digit Editorial):- New York City, New York Jun 3, 2021 ( – Dr. Kadakia is a highly trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Foot and Ankle, practicing at the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

His practice focus areas include Ankle replacement, revision Ankle replacement, Revision surgery, Achilles tendon repair and reconstruction, foot and ankle fractures, motion preservation surgery, cartilage restoration for osteochondral defects, deformity correction, hallux rigidus, Lisfranc injuries, and complex fractures of the ankle.

The Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the nation’s premier destinations for orthopaedic and spine surgery because it houses all orthopaedic and spine-related care under one roof. This collaborative environment helps ensure more accurate diagnoses, better treatment outcomes, and a streamlined care experience that is more convenient for the patient.  In addition, there is a close relationship with plastic surgeons and pain specialists to allow coordination for complex cases of infection and pain.

Among his faculty titles, Dr. Kadakia serves as a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is the Director of the Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Fellowship. He focuses treatment on the whole patient, trying to understand the patient’s needs and concerns, along with the orthopedic condition in order to create a treatment plan.

Upon graduating with his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in 1996, Dr. Kadakia went on to earn his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2000. He followed up with a residency in orthopaedic surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in 2005, and a fellowship focused on orthopedic foot and ankle at Mercy Medical Center in 2006.

Subsequent to his education, he attained board certification in orthopaedic surgery through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopaedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons.

In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS), Dr. Kadakia is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the American Orthopaedic Association.

With a strong commitment to education, he has written over 30 book chapters, published nearly 100 reviews and peer-reviewed articles.   He continues to be invited both nationally and internationally to educate fellow orthopedic surgeons.  He has also had the honor of being a guest professor and performing surgery in China, Qatar, and India.   He is engaged in charity work as well through Steps2Walk with a mission trip to Namibia in December.  Additionally, he has helped to build schools in India, water systems for schools in Bangladesh work with Meals on Wheels locally to support the community.

Dr. Kadakia employs what he researches to be the most effective orthopaedic treatment modalities, both nonoperative and surgical to improve the function and pain of his patients. He believes in advancing the field of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery and has been at the forefront of developing new surgical techniques to help improve the quality of care that surgeons are able to deliver.   He has co-authored a book with Dr. Mark Myerson on Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery in 2019.  New techniques and improvements in technique and technology will be included in the next edition that he is currently working on.

Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Among Dr. Kadakia’s most notable achievements include Top Orthopaedic Doctor, Chicago Magazine (2020); Top Orthopaedic Doctor, Chicago Magazine (2018); AAOS Achievement Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery – AAOS (2017); James Stack Teaching Award, Orthopaedic Surgery (2016); Top 16 Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon in North America, Orthopaedics This Week (2015); and William S. Smith Resident Teaching Award, University of Michigan – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2011).

His other accolades include: Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018), On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014, 2017, 2018), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018), Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014), Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area (2014), Top 10 Doctor – City (2014), and Top 10 Doctor – State (2014).

On a more personal note, he speaks both English and Spanish.

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