Dr. Paul Goodman

Paul L. Goodman, DPM

Paul GoodmanPaul L. Goodman, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA

Dr. Goodman is a native of Northbrook and attended Glenbrook North High School. 

He is married with three children and enjoys sports of all kinds. Dr. Goodman has worked as the team physician with Detroit’s Junior B Hockey League and has consulted for other athletic organizations. Dr Goodman likes to play and coach youth ice hocky. He is a nationally recognized lecturer and educator for many topics in foot and ankle surgery.  Dr. Goodman completed his surgical trainaing at Kern Hospital for Foot and Ankle Surgery, a residency program in Detroit, which was the first formal training program for foot and ankle surgery in the world. The graduates from this program are pioneers for foot and ankle training and he has maintained his connnection with the program by lecturing at confrences sponsored by the Civic/Kern Hospital Residency Alumni Association.  

Dr. Goodman is one of only a limited number of foot and ankle surgeons who is Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery.  His specialty areas are reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, arthritis, trauma, deformity correction, arthroscopic surgery, and total ankle joint replacements. 



  • Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Board Certified in Foot Surgery
    • Board Cerfitied in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow in the American Professional Wound Care Association
    • Board Certified in Wound Care
  • Certified in Total Ankle Joint Replacements - Salto Talaris Total Ankle Prosthesis


Hospital Appointments:

  • Senior Attending Physician, Dept. of Orthopedics, NorthShore University HealthSystems
  • Attending Physician, Dept. of Surgery, Presence Holy Family Medical Center
  • Senior Clinical Instructor, Rush University Medical Center PMSR/RRA Cert
  • Senior Clinical/Affiliate Instructor for University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dept. of Family Practice
  • Senior Clinical/Affiliate Instructor for University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Sports Medicine Fellowship



  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • American Professional Wound Care Association
  • American Diabetes Association


Education & Training:
Undergraduate: BA, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Medical School: William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency: Kern Hospital, Detroit, MI