Daniel Bohl, MD (danielbohl.com), is a nationally renowned orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon who is a professor at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, making him one of the most prolific orthopaedic surgeons in the world.
Dr. Bohl is a team surgeon for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox.
As a physician, he specializes in all bone, joint, tendon, ligament, muscle, nerve, and sports conditions below the knee. He has particular interests in foot and ankle fractures, arthritis, bunions, the Achilles tendon, flat foot, peroneal tendons, nerve problems, recurrent ankle sprains, and sports injuries. He further specializes in correcting failed surgery and revision procedures.
Dr. Bohl attended Yale School of Medicine, from which he graduated with the highest honors for his work to minimize orthopaedic complications. He did a five-year residency in orthopaedic surgery at Rush. After residency, he completed subspecialty training at …the prestigious orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Baylor in Dallas.
From a research perspective, Dr. Bohl runs a cutting-edge laboratory in which he trains residents, fellows, and scientists on research methods, study design, and orthopaedic practice. His laboratory develops and evaluates new surgical techniques and characterizes the utility of new implants and procedures. He has designed and led important single- and multi-center randomized controlled trials. Dr. Bohl’s research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Northwestern University, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Yale School of Medicine, Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, University of California at Berkeley, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and several industry sponsors. His work has received more than 15 awards from societies, institutions, and journals.
Dr. Bohl is a pioneer in the use of minimally invasive surgery (tiny and cosmetic incisions). In particular, he uses cutting edge techniques to treat Achilles tendon ruptures, bunions, and other conditions. For all procedures, Dr. Bohl believes in precise management with small and cosmetic incisions to minimize tissue damage and facilitate return to activity.
As part of his role on the faculty at Rush, Dr. Bohl trains other orthopaedic surgeons. He is one of the key faculty in the residency training program at Rush, which fosters 25 surgeons-in-training at any given time. The foot and ankle division also maintains a one-year orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship, for which Dr. Bohl provides a critical component of the education.
Dr. Bohl gives back to the orthopaedic community through academic service. He is on the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Research Committee, for which he evaluates grant applications and directs research funding each year. He is also a peer-reviewer, determining which scientific manuscripts should be published for six major academic journals, including his subspecialty’s top journal (Foot and Ankle International) and the top journal in all of medicine (The Lancet).
Whether you’re traveling from out-of-state or visiting from within the city, Dr. Bohl is excited to see you in consultation for your foot or ankle condition. His friendly staff will work hard to make your visit efficient and productive. He will not rest until he has thoroughly educated you about your condition, exhausted all nonoperative treatment, and/or solved your condition with surgery.
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"Dr Bohl was absolutely wonderful. He kept me at ease, answered my questions. All of his staff were great. I have never had any better care any where. I would highly recommend him. "
November 6, 2023
"I went to Dr Bohl for a second opinion, many years of dealing with chronic pain in my foot when walking . I had surgery from a podiatrist I had seen years ago that failed. Dr. Bohl is an outstanding professional surgeon. He took the time to listen to my concerns. Dr. Bohl was very thorough explaining what surgery he would perform to fix my foot by removing the old implant and broken hardware from that previous surgery that I had from years ago l had full trust in him after I talked to him Dr Bohl did my surgery it went extremely well The pain is completely gone I can walk and stand now without pain I highly recommend Dr. Bohl and his amazing staff He is a excellent Doctor Thank you again Dr Bohl. Marlene Picard"
September 19, 2023
"Dr. Daniel Bohls is one of the best doctors that I have interacted with in my lifetime. His bedside manners as well as his expertise is immeasurable. My daughter presented to this office with an achilles rupture at 15 Have this injury as an elite athlete is devastating to say the least, but upon arrival to Midwest Orthopedics we were immediately confident that she would make a full return to her sport. Dr. Bohls and his staff was with us every step of the way. Everyone we encountered in the office was professional and nice. His physician assistances were very knowledgeable and supportive throughout the process. My daughter went from never thinking she would play again to having more confidence than every before. They answered every question, every call, every insecurity, and every concern with patient and kindness. As a mother you want to fix everything for you child, but in some instances that is not possible. Going through one of the most difficult experiences that life has had to offer ...it meant the world to have Dr. Bohls and his team to get us through. The surgery was a success and I am thankful to say that my daughter has successfully returned to her sport and is able to back to her elite status. I will forever be thankful to Dr. Bohls and staff for their skill and professionalism. Thank you for giving my daughter an opportunity to do what she loves. You all are truly the best! I would recommend Dr. Bohls to all appropriate patients! "Read more
September 16, 2023
"I was referred to Dr. Bohl when I ruptured by achilles tendon in July 2023. From my first interaction until the last, he and his team (including his two PAs Rachel and Caroline) were extremely professional, communicative and kind. They took their time and addressed all my questions and concerns on how my non surgical treatment was progressing. I would highly recommend Dr. Bohl and his entire team."
September 6, 2023
"Dr. Bohl is probably the best surgeon I have ever known and a wonderful, caring person. He got me walking normally again. I am very grateful to him. He made the whole process easy for me, his advice, his guidance, explaining every step, explaining what's coming and what to expect, asking for my preferences or opinions, making sure I understood. The surgery was perfect, everything went flawlessly. Even his team is great.
Everything went exactly as he said it would. He is a first class surgeon and an even better person.
I felt safe, secure and now I am totally happy to have Dr. Bohl as my doctor.
I highly recommend him. I would do it again anytime!
Thank you Dr. Bohl for making me walk normally again, for guiding me safely through this whole experience, kudos to you and your team"
September 6, 2023
"First visit was fine. Clearly an intelligent, capable doctor. However, it all went downhill after that. He refuses to adapt his initial diagnosis, even after 3 other doctors offered differing opinions. He is also hard to get in to see. After waiting 3 months for an appointment, he decided not to show up and have his PA do the appointment instead. Most recently, he was running an hour behind on a morning appointment. Clearly overbooking and not considering his patients time as being worth as much as his own. Find another doctor."
August 22, 2023
"I completely tore my Achilles in April of 2023. I was recommended to see Dr Bohl. Dr. Bohl advised me that I would be a good candidate for non surgical rehab. 3 months later I am walking without issue."
July 30, 2023
"Son Lins Franc injury Dr Bohl did an amazing job! First surgery to put hardware in taken out June ! Scar looks awesome as scars go and will be ready for Senior yr VBB and then shotput and disc On to State!!!"
July 26, 2023
"Dr Bohl is an excellent surgeon, takes the time to listen and explains treatment options & thoroughly explains surgery procedures. My toe surgery was a complete success, my pain was eliminated. "
July 5, 2023
"Dr. Bohl is an exceptional surgeon who exceeded my expectations. He took the time to listen to my concerns and never made me feel rushed. His patience in answering all my questions and ensuring I understood the procedure, peroneal groove deepening, put me at ease and alleviated my fears. He made it seem as though a complicated surgery was no problem at all and everything was executed according to his plan. His insanely skilled hands, combined with his compassionate approach, made me feel safe and supported resulting in a renewed sense of hope and optimism.
Dr. Bohl and his staff also played a crucial role in preparing me for a remarkably smooth recovery. They facilitated necessary paperwork to ensure I had adequate time away from work, made me aware of all the required and additional but helpful medical equipment, managed my pain effectively with appropriate medications, and managed my expectations by providing a spot-on timeline for initial recovery and physical therapy. All these ...delicate preparations contributed to a change in focus away from uncertainty (my first surgery!) and towards embracing the healing process while also growing an appreciation for how adaptive our bodies can be. I am so grateful to have had such a talented surgeon that I had full trust in.
I wholeheartedly recommend him because it has become very clear to me that he is doing what he was born to do! Thank you, Dr. Bohl! "Read more
June 15, 2023
"Love Dr Bohl and his team at the Munster location. Everyone that we came in contact with from the beginning to the end visit was always very nice and professional."
May 25, 2023
"Dr Bohl is an Amazing! He’s very professional, efficient, and I’m sure he takes lots of time and care with all his patients as he did with me. He clearly explains everything, and has such a calm soothing way of interacting with his patients! He always managed to put all my concerns at ease and make me feel/ know that I was receiving the best care."
May 11, 2023
"Dr. Bohl is fantastic. He explains all your options - not just jumping to surgery. Throughout the surgery and the followups, Dr. Bohl makes sure you are progressing and answers any questions you have. He really cares and I would recommend him to my family and friends!"
May 10, 2023
"Best experience!! From the consultation to surgery and follow up Dr. Bohl was amazing. His explanations, bedside manner and his skills got me back on track and ready to start working out again. Highly recommend "
April 20, 2023
"Dr. Bohl did a wonderful job correcting my arthritic big toe and my hammertoe. He was very clear about the surgery and my recovery. I really liked that his office staff sent in my postoperative prescriptions before the surgery so I had everything I needed when I got home. No waiting for pain prescriptions to be filled. I would highly recommend him. "
April 17, 2023
"Dr. Bohl fixed a toe that has had multiple surgeries none of which had worked. I would use him again.
April 10, 2023
"Dr. Bohl did a great job not only removing a very large bunion but also re-orienting and straightening the toes on my right foot, which had twisted sideways. I have a new foot that fits my shoes again, and the foot works right. Dr. Bohl was very thorough and clear in pre-op session explaining what surgeries he would do, and all went exactly as he predicted. Pain was well managed. I highly recommend Dr. Bohl!"
March 17, 2023
"Dr Bohl is absolutely outstanding. He listens to his patients, takes the time to understand the issue, has a calm and professional demeanor, takes the time to explain the process and has an excellent and responsive staff. He respected and adhered to our legal guardianship over our son who is special needs and treated him with the utmost respect. Our son is recuperating from his surgery beautifully and I will always recommend Dr Bohl to anyone seeking services from him. My husband and I have the utmost respect for his knowledge and expertise in his field of practice."
March 14, 2023
"Dr Bohl offered clear, comprehensible explanations of my problems and his proposed solutions throughout. I went from being unable to stand to being pain-free. Very careful attention to patient concerns."
February 27, 2023
"Dr. Bohl answered every question and was informative all the way. Dr. Bohl informed me my nicotine habit was hindering my natural healing process of my jones fracture of the 5th metatarsal, right foot. He said you need to quit for 3 months and we can do surgery. I did exactly that and had surgery, staying off my foot for 10 weeks, but it healed 100% and feels great. X-Rays don’t lie and Dr.Bohls work is proof of success. I highly recommend Dr.Bohl, not only for his great attitude an demeanor, but his surgical skill. He did a wonderful job!"