Edgardo Rodriguez, DPM: Curriculum Vitae

Edgardo R. Rodriguez, DPM.

Reconstructive & Trauma
Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sport Medicine
Adults, Pediatrics

Professional Appointments: Attending Staff

  • Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago
  • Louis Weiss Memorial Hospital, Affiliated University Chicago Hospitals
  • Methodist & Bethany Hospital, IL.
  • Lincoln Park Hospital, IL.
  • 900 N. Michigan Surgery Center, IL
  • Saint Anthony Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Orthofix Inc, Podiatric Consultant O.R Products
  • Director, Chicago Foot & Ankle Deformity Correction Ctr
  • Senior Faculty Surgical Instructor -St.Joseph Hospital/ North Chicago DVAMC-PM & S -36
  • Auxiliary Faculty- Dr.William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine – Des Moines University

Education

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Ohio College Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland Ohio, 1992-1996
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry Major, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, 1987-1992

Post-Graduate Training

Residency:
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, Poteau, OK
Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
Department of Veterans Affairs- North Chicago, IL

Fellowship:
Thorek Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Podiatric Surgery 12 month-1997-98

Additional Post-Graduate Training:
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Center of Excellence of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction
Pediatric Complex Foot & Leg Deformity Correction and Post Surgical Management

Externship Programs

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dept. Vascular Medicine & Surgery
Cleveland, Ohio- August 1995
Under the tutelage J.R. Bartholomew.MD.

St.Mary’s of Nazareth Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Norwegian American Hospital
Chicago, IL. - Orthopaedic Surgery, February 1996
Under the tutelage M.Treister, MD. & B.Ressman, MD.

Mt. Sinai Hospital, Dept. Podiatric Surgery
Cleveland Ohio- November 1996
Under the tutelage of Gerald V. Yu, DPM.

Certifications

Board Certified- Podiatric Medicine- May, 03
Board Certified- Foot Surgery-May, 04
Board Certified- Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery –April, 07
American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery

Committees

Medical Ministry International, Honduras Project
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery,
Surgical Member, 1997- present

Luke Society, Mexico Project
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Surgical Member, 1997 – present

Colombian American Orthopaedic Foundation
Adult & Pediatric Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction
Surgical Member, 2001- present

ASAMILE- Secretary
Association for the Study and Applications of the Methods of Ilizarov
For the Lower Extremity

American Podiatric Medical Association-present
Illinois Podiatric Medical Association,
Continuing Medical Education Committee

American Diabetes Association
Co-Chairman: Latino Initiatives Program Committee

American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics
Member- Present

Special Experience

External Fixation Workshop
Sponsor: Podiatry Institute- January, 98

Complex External Fixation Foot & Ankle Course
Sponsor: American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. March, 99

Observation & Assistance Lower Extremity Deformity Correction with External Ring Fixators
Atlanta Leg lengthening & Deformity Correction Center – February 2001.

Advanced Ilizarov External Fixation Method Course
Treatment of Patients with Tibia, Ankle & Foot Pathology - October 2001
Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center, Kurgan, Russia
Course Chairman - V.I Shevtsov, MD.

Advanced Complex Adult & Pediatric Trauma Course
Orthofix International Training Center, Verona, Italy - December 2001
Course Chairman - D.Pennig, MD.

Attendance- 11th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, Baltimore, MD.
Maryland Reconstructive Limb Lengthening Center - June 2001
Course Chairman - Dror Paley, MD.

Advanced Ilizarov External Fixation Method Course
Treatment of Patients with Femur, Ankle and Foot Pathology- March 2002
Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center, Kurgan, Russia
Course Chairman - V.I Shevtsov, MD.

Taylor Spatial Frame System Course
Parameters for Correcting Residual Deformity & Contractures- April 2002
Smith & Nephew Education Services, Memphis, TN
Course Chairman – John Charles Taylor, MD.

Attendance- Comprehensive Ilizarov Course
Ilizarov Solutions for Limb Deformity Correction- April 2002
Smith & Nephew Education Services, Atlanta, GA
Course Chairman - Mark Dahl, MD. & Stuart Gold, MD.

Advanced Ilizarov External Fixation Method Course
Treatment of Osteomyelitis of Tibia & Foot- October 2002
Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center, Kurgan Russia
Course Chairman – V.I. Shevtov, MD.

Advanced AO ASIF Course
Sponsored: AO North America continuing Medical Education- November 2002
Faculty: American & European Orthopaedic Community.

Attendance: Comprehensive External Fixation Foot & Ankle Course
Orthofix International Training Center, Verona Italy- December 2003
Faculty: American & European Foot & Ankle Surgeons

Advances in Limb Reconstruction Surgery
Royal Liverpool Medical Institute, London- March 2004
Course Chairman – S.Nayagam, MD,

Additional Special Interest

Advanced Microneurovascular Surgical Techniques
MOET Institute, San Francisco, Ca April 2005
Course Director- Zoltan Zarbo, PHD

Advanced Lower Extremity Peripheral Surgery Course
Union Memorial Hospital & Institute of Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Baltimore, Maryland, July, 2005
Course Chairman- A. Lee Dellon, MD

Workshops as Faculty Speaker

External Fixation in Trauma of the Tibia, Ankle & Foot
Saint Joseph Hospital Residency Lecture Series Chicago, IL- 2002

MBA (Maxwell-Bracheau Subtalar Joint Arthroeresis Implant)
Applications and Case Presentation
Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Chicago, IL – 2001

Orthofix External Fixation in Reconstructive Podiatric Surgery
Applications and Case presentation
Watertower Surgery Center Chicago, IL- 2000

Application of External Fixation in Hindfoot Correction
Michael Reese Hospital, Residency Series, Chicago, IL- 2002

Orthofix North/Northwest Region Meeting
Training Presentation and Workshop
Chicago, IL June 21-23, 2002

Podiatry Institute Lower Extremity External Fixation Course
Atlanta, GA. August 23-25, 2002

Orthofix External Fixation Foot & Ankle Course
Scottsdale, AZ. Nov 15-17, 2002

Podiatry Institute Lower Extremity External Fixation Course
Atlanta, GA. August 14-17, 2003

Orthofix Region External Fixation Course
Lecture & Workshop
Saint Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, WI. Sept 2003

Application of External Fixation in lower leg Deformities
Oakbrook Surgery Center, Chicago, IL Sept 2003

External Fixation Foot & Leg Course (2 day)
Orlando Regional Medical Ctr, FL. March 2004

The 2nd Annual Stanford University Symposium
Role of Cement in Fracture Management, Ca, April 2004

Advances in Lower Extremity External Fixation Course
Orthopedic Learning Ctr, Chicago, IL. May 2004

Advances in Lower Extremity External Fixation Course
Saint Joseph Hospital, WI.October 2004

Neurological Deformities with Foot & Leg Pathology
Center for Rehabilitation & Orthopedics, Mexico City, Nov-04

Orthobiologics & Composite Grafting in Orthopedics
Nevada, Nov-04, 2004

2nd Orthofix External Fixation Course
Boca Raton Resort, FL, 2004

Use High Content DBM in Ankle & Hinfoot Procedures
Oklahoma Podiatric Medical Association, OK, Jan -05

Pediatric Pedal Deformities-Jan-05
Saint Anthony Hospital, Pediatric Grand Rounds

Midwest Podiatric Conference
Chicago, IL April 7-10, 2005

American Diabetes Association Expo
Foot Care in the Diabetic Population
Chicago, IL April, 2005

Civic/Kern Residents Alumni Association
Annual Scientific Seminar, Nevada. May 2005
Management of Ankle & Foot Contractures

World Congress of External Fixation
Foot & Ankle Trauma and Reconstruction
Lima, Peru. May 2005

Western Podiatric Medical Congress
Flatfoot Surgery Arthroeresis Cadaver Workshop
California, June 2005

Indiana Podiatric Medical Association
Retrograde Intramedullary Nail & Circular fixation for Ankle Fusion
Indianapolis, IN October 2005

Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University
Trauma & Reconstruction in the Lower Extremity
Chicago, IL Jan 2006

Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University
Management of Pediatric Clubfoot- Conservative & Surgical
Chicago, IL August 2006

Neurological Deformities with Foot & Leg Pathology
Center for Rehabilitation & Orthopedics, Mexico City, Oct, 2006

Management of Charcot Arthropathy
Hospital San Jose, Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct, 2006

Orthobiologics & Composite Grafting in Complex Foot & Ankle Conditions
Isotis, Physician’s Meeting, Orlando, FL Oct, 2006

Advances in External Fixation- Foot Applications
Sponsor; Orthofix Orthopedics
Milwaukee, WI, Nov, 2006

Orthobiologics & Composite Grafting in Complex Foot & Ankle Conditions
Isotis, Physician’s Detroit, Michigan Nov 2006

Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University
Orthobiologics & Composite Grafting in Complex Foot & Ankle Conditions
Chicago, IL Nov 2006 Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University
Deformity Correction with Distraction Arthroplasty for the Severe Ankle Arthritis
Chicago, IL Jan 2007

Deformity Correction & Distraction Arthroplasty for the Ankle Arthritis Advances in Pain Management for Foot & Ankle Procedures
Retrospective Comparative Analysis of Hindfoot Surgery Non-Union Rates Using Orthobiologic
Midwest Podiatric Conference. March 07, Chicago, IL

Deformity Correction & Distraction Arthroplasty for the Ankle Arthritis Cavus Foot Reconstruction with External Fixation
American Assoc of Podiatric Physician & Surgeons- May 07 Livonia Michigan

Deformity Correction & Distraction Arthroplasty for the Ankle Arthritis
Illinois Podiatric Medical Assoc 2007 Summer Seminar-Jun 07, Utica, IL

Deformity Correction & Distraction Arthroplasty for the Ankle Arthritis
APMA 2007 National Scientific Meeting, August-07 Philadelphia, PA

Chairman of the 1st Annual Chicago Lower Extremity Symposium
September 07, Chicago, IL

Ankle Arthrodiastasis- A Treatment Option for Patient with Ankle Arthrtis
Retrospective studies 74 patients.
World Congress of External Fixation, Cairo Egypt, Oct 07

Awards

American Diabetes Association
Cure Award- July 16, 2006

Scientific Presentations

Rodriguez E et al. Alternative use of the MBA Subtalar Joint Arthroeresis for Post-Traumatic Drop Foot Ankle Arthrodiastasis with Circular External Fixator
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting California 2002

Rodriguez E et al. Application of Monolateral External Fixator for Correction of Pediatric Metatarsus Adductus
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting California 2002

Rodriguez E et al. Management of Calcaneal Fractures with the Ilizarov Method
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Florida 2003

Rodriguez E et al. Management of Pediatric Distal Tibia Osteoblastoma with External Circular Fixator
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Florida 2003

Rodriguez E et al. Application of the Ilizarov Technique for the Management of Post-traumatic Ankle Valgus
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, California 2004

Rodriguez E et al.Application of the Ilizarov Technique for the Management of the Neurological Ankle Equinus
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, California 2004

Rodriguez E et al.Ankle Joint Arthrodiastasis with Circular External Fixation
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, California 2004

Rodriguez E et al. Treatment of Post-Traumatic Distal Tibia Recurvatum through Acute Bicorrectional Dome Osteotomy
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Louisiana, 2005

Rodriguez E et al. Acute Pediatric Reconstruction with Circular Ring Fixator Combined Rocker Bottom and Ankle Valgus Deformity Reconstruction
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Louisiana, 2005

Rodriguez E et al. Gradual Correction of Subluxed Ankle fracture with External Fixation followed by Intramedullary Nail
World Congress of External Fixation, Lima, Peru. May 2005

Rodriguez E et al. Gradual Correction of Ankle Equinus Utilizing External Fixator followed by Retrograde IM Nail
World Congress of External Fixation, Lima, Peru May-2005.

Rodriguez E et al. Revisional Surgery of Pediatric Rocker bottom Deformity Applying the Ilizarov Method
American Podiatric Medical Association - Poster / Podium Presentation
National Meeting, Orlando, FL 2005

Rodriguez E et al. Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Vegas, 2006

Rodriguez E et al .Retrospective Analysis of Intraarticualr Calcaneal Fractures
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Vegas, 2006

Rodriguez E et al. Charcot Foot Reconstruction Utilizing Multiplanar External Ring Fixators- 58 Patients study
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Vegas, 2006

Rodriguez E et al. Ankle Distraction w Arthroplasty as an alternative treatment to Severe Ankle Arthritis 25 Patients Prospective Study
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Vegas, 2006

Segura RP, Rodriguez ER et al. Prospective Comparison of Electrodiagnosis and Neurosensory Testing in Patients with Neuropathic Symptoms of Lower Limbs.
American Society of Peripheral Nerve, San Juan, P.R Jan 2007

Rodriguez E et al.Joint Resurfacing with Ankle Distraction/Arthroplasty as an Alternative Treatment for Severe Ankle Arthritis – Prospective 4 patients study.
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Orlando, 2007

Rodriguez E et al.Functional Outcomes of Revisional Ankle Fusions Utilizing Retrograde Intra-Medullary Nailing Augmented with Composite grafting-American
College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Orlando, 2007

Rodriguez E et al.Retrospective Comparative Analysis of Hindfoot Surgery Non-Union Rates Using Orthobiologic
Composite Bone Graft- American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Orlando, 2007

Rodriguez E et al.Symptomatic Subtalar Joint Pathology Treated with Deep Peroneal Neurectomy
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Poster Exhibit-National Meeting, Orlando, 2007

Rodriguez E et al. Serious Complications Followed Ankle Joint Distraction (Two case studies)
APMA 2007 National Scientific Meeting, August-07 Philadelphia, PA (Poster Exhibit)

Rodriguez E et al. Revision of Failed externally fixated Ankle Fusion using Retrograde Tibial Nail
Prospective analysis in 13 patients APMA 2007 National Scientific Meeting, August-07 Philadelphia, PA (Poster Exhibit)

Rodriguez E, Segura R. et al. Peripheral Nerve Blocks with 0.5% Bupivacaine for the Treatment of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetic Patients. Prospective Study in 28 patients.
APMA 2007 National Scientific Meeting, August-07 Philadelphia, PA (Poster Exhibit)

Rodriguez E, Overman J. et al. Retrospective Outcome 74 patients- Distraction Arthroplasty for Severe Ankle Arthritis
1st Chicago Lower Extremity Surgery Symposium, Chicago, IL Sept/07

Orthofix Reference Guide
MiniRail System Part B: Foot Applications
Co-Author Dr. B. Magnan

Orthofix Reference Guide
Retrospective Studies & Results- Key Contributor Foot & Ankle Reconstruction

Catheter Placement Technique Guide- Onq I Flow Corp
Peroneal & Tibial Nerve Block

Publications

Rodriguez,E: Use of High Concentrate Demineralized Bone Matrix in Ankle and Hindfoot
Orthopedic Procedures. Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update '2005 Podiatry Institute Publishing, Tucker, Ga 2005.

Litsas, V; Rodriguez,E: Operative Management of Calcaneal fractures Utilizing Circular Ring External Fixation with Minimal Open Reduction.
Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update '2005 Podiatry Institute Publishing, Tucker, Ga 2005.

Pacheco,F; Southerland,M; Rodriguez,E: A New Solution for the Arthritic Ankle.
Podiatry Today, Vol 18- Issue 12-December 2005-pages 36-43

Pending Publications

Rodriguez,E; Rachoy,J: Complications with the Use of External Fixation in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update '2005 Podiatry Institute Publishing, Tucker, Ga 2005.

Litsa,V; Rodriguez, E: Percutaneus Primary Repair of Achilles Tendon ruptures: An Alternative Approach
Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update '2005 Podiatry Institute Publishing, Tucker, Ga 2005.

Rodriguez, E; Sheffey,R: Retrospective Comparative Analysis of Intraarticular Calcaneal Fractures Treated with Circular Ring Fixation vs.
Open Reduction and Internal Fixation.

Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 2005

Rodriguez, E; Hall, J: Arthroplasty and Ankle Distraction with External Fixation as an Alternative Treatment for Severe Ankle Arthritis
Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 2005

Rodriguez,E; Rachoy,J; Cannon,P: Retrospective Study Pes Planus Correction in the Adult and Pediatric Population using the Orthopro subtalar joint implant.
Journal of the American Medical Podiatric Association, 2005

Rodriguez, E; Hall, J; Rachoy,J Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus with Cryopreserved Talar Allograft and Ankle Distraction with External Fixation.
Journal of the American Medical Podiatric Association, 2005