issue Spring 2021

Scholl College Faculty Member Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, Joins RFU Board of Trustees

Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH, FACFAS, is the new faculty representative on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Fleischer, who has been with RFU since 2004, is a professor within the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.

A recognized opinion leader in the field of foot and ankle surgery, and a frequent lecturer at national conferences, Dr. Fleischer is also heavily involved in RFU’s co-sponsored podiatric medicine and surgery post-graduate residency program, which he serves as assistant director.

“With heavy clinical responsibilities outside of teaching, I feel I’m acutely aware of the new challenges facing providers, trainees and the patients we serve in today’s continually evolving healthcare climate,” Dr. Fleischer said. “I’m also mindful of the ‘handoff ’ required when our students leave us. I hope this unique perspective will allow me to be an active contributor on the board’s Academic Affairs Committee.”

Appointed in March, Dr. Fleischer said he looked forward to “the opportunity to represent our talented faculty’s interests and concerns, and to help advance the university’s culture of giving and philanthropic support from within.”

Dr. Fleischer is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He’s 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 Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. His courses at RFU include Podiatric Radiology and Community Health, Ethics, and Professional Responsibility.