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Adam E. Fleischer, DPM

Associate Professor

Dr. Fleischer is board certified in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of 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 serves as Chairman of several university committees including the RFUMS Institutional Review Board, 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 on the Research/EBM Committee, the American Podiatric Medical Association serving on the Clinical Practice Advisory Committee, and the American Public Health Association where he serves as Section Councilor to the APHA Podiatry Section.

Dr. Fleischer has been in practice in the Chicago area and actively involved in the training of podiatric surgical residents since 2004. 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, teachings, and research interests focus on musculoskeletal imaging (specifically MRI and ultrasound), evidenced-based medicine, diabetic foot care/limb preservation, and surgical outcomes.

Curriculum Vitae



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.


Published Abstracts

Ganguli R, Brar JS, Kathiresan SM, Vemulapalli HK, Fleischer A, & Onarato M. Memory task performance in patients with schizophrenia and matched healthy controls. Biol Psychiatry 41:85S, 1997.

Ganguli R, Brar JS, Kathiresan SM, Vemulapalli HK, Fleischer A, & Onarato M. Effects of cortisol infusion on cognitive functions in schizophrenic patients and healthy controls. Biol Psychiatry 41:85S-86S, 1997.

Kerns J, Brubaker L, Benson JT, Shott S, Fleischer AE, & Coleman ME. IGF-I treatment of rat pudendalmotor units following crush injury. Soc Neurosci Abstr 25:1533, 1999.

Articles (Peer-reviewed)

Fleischer AE, Yorath MC, Joseph RM, Baron A, Nordquist T, Moore BJ, Robinson RCO, & Reilly CH. Impact of podiatry resident experience level in hallux valgus surgery on postoperative outcomes. J Surg Res, 189(2):262-267, 2014.

Feuerstein CA, Weil Jr L, Weil Sr LS, Klein EE, Fleischer AE & Argerakis NG. Static versus dynamic musculoskeletal ultrasound for detection of plantar plate pathology. Foot Ankle Spec, 7(4):259-265, 2014.

Klein EE, Weil Jr L, Weil Sr LS, Bowen M & Fleischer AE. Positive drawer test combined with radiographic transverse plane malalignment of the third metatarsophalangeal joint suggests high grade tear of the second metatarsophalangeal joint plantar plate. Foot Ankle Spec, 7(6):466-470, 2014.

Yalla SV, Crews RT, Fleischer AE, Grewal G, Ortiz J, & Najafi B. An immediate effect of custom-made ankle foot orthoses on postural stability in older adults. Clin Biomech, 29(10):1081-1088, 2014.

Kerns JM, Shott S, Brubaker L, Sakamoto K, Benson JT, Fleischer AE, & Coleman ME. Effects of IGF-Igene therapy on the injured rat pudendal nerve. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 14:2-7, 2003.

Fleischer AE, Didyk AA, Woods JB, Burns SE, Wrobel JS, & Armstrong DG. Combined clinical and laboratory testing improves diagnostic accuracy for osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot. J Foot Ankle Surg, 48:39-46, 2009.

Fleischer AE, Wrobel JS, Leonards A, Berg S, Evans DP, Baron RL, & Armstrong DG. Post-treatment leukocytosis predicts an unfavorable clinical response in patients with moderate to severe diabetic foot infections. J Foot Ankle Surg,50:541-546, 2011.

Baker JR, Patel SN, Teichman AJ, Bochat SES, Fleischer AE, & Knight J. Bivalved fiberglass cast compared with plaster splint immobilization for initial management of ankle fracture-dislocations: a treatment algorithm. Foot Ankle Spec, 5:160-167, 2012.

Najafi B, Khan T, Fleischer A, & Wrobel J. The impact of footwear and walking distance on gait stability in diabetes patients with peripheral neuropathy. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc, 103(3):165-173, 2013.

Crews RT, Yalla S, Fleischer AE, & Wu SC. A growing troubling triad: diabetes, aging and falls. J Aging Res, v.2013:1-6, 2013.

Klein EE, Weil Sr. LS, Weil Jr. LS, & Fleischer AE. Body mass index and Achilles tendonitis – a ten year retrospective analysis. Foot Ankle Spec, 6(4):276-282, 2013.

Sadra S, Fleischer A, Klein E, Grewal G, Knight J, Weil Sr. LS, Weil Jr. LS, & Najafi B. Hallux valgus surgery may produce early improvements in balance control: Results of a cross-sectional pilot study. J Podiatr Med Assoc, 103(6):489-497, 2013.

Kelly C, Fleischer A, Yalla S, Grewal G, Albright R, Berns D, Crews R, & Najafi B. Fear of falling is prevalent among older adults with diabetes mellitus but unrelated to level of neuropathy. J Podiatr Med Assoc, 103(6):480-488, 2013.

Articles (Non-peer-reviewed)

Fleischer AE & Kerns JM. On the therapeutic potential for insulin-like growth factor and other neurotrophic factors in diabetic motor neuropathy. First Ray 19:11-22, 1999.

Gragasin-Saviano L, Napolitano C, Creech S, & Fleischer A. Intermetatarsal head distance as a predictor of conservative management for morton’s neuroma. Loyola University Chicago, Orthopaedic Journal 11: 2002.

Baron RL, Fleischer AE, Dux K, & Basile P. Aggressive B-cell Lymphoma with Multiple Skeletal Metastasis to the Lower Extremities: A Rare Case Presentation. Foot and Ankle Quarterly 21(2):57-62, 2010.

Evans DP, Fleischer A, & Skratsky M. Current insights on imaging techniques for diagnosing in infection. Podiatry Today, 24:36-42, 2011.

Fleischer AE, Evans DP. “Chapter 7: Sonography of Anterior Ankle and Dorsal Foot Pathology”, In Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle, eds. J. Tassone and S. Barrett. Data Trace Publishing Company, 2013.

Editorials (Non-peer-reviewed)

Fleischer AE. Commentary for “Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use in the elderly”. Pilotto et al. Surg Oncol 2009 Dec. 17 (in press). Foot and Ankle Quarterly 21(1):22-24, 2010.

Fleischer AE. Commentary for “Antimicrobial susceptibility testing: a primer for clinicians”. Kuper et al. Pharmacotherapy 29:1326-43, 2009. Foot and Ankle Quarterly 21(1):15-17, 2010.

Fleischer AE. Commentary for “Does this patient with diabetes have osteomyelitis of the lower extremity?”. Butalia et al. JAMA 299:806-13, 2008. Foot and Ankle Quarterly 21(2):90-92, 2010.

Fleischer AE. Commentary for “Normal variants and diseases of the peroneal tendons and superior peroneal retinaculum: MR imaging features”. Wang et al. Radiographics 25:587-602, 2005. Foot and Ankle Quarterly 21(2):75-78, 2010.

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