About Dr. Anand Vora

Dr. Anand Vora is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the foot and ankle. He completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at John Hopkins and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and completed a prestigious fellowship in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Vora is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois, and was previously an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University School of Medicine. His training includes extensive experience in both simple and complex foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and lower extremity orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Vora’s interests include ankle replacement and other joint replacements of the foot and ankle, treatment of cartilage problems with joint sparing and cartilage restoration techniques, minimally invasive and arthroscopic reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports related foot and ankle injuries, and primary and revision forefoot surgery. Dr. Vora has authored numerous papers and textbook chapters on foot and ankle surgery and lectures and instructs both locally and nationally to other orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedists in training, foot and ankle surgeons, and other health care professionals. He also cares for professional and everyday athletes with foot and ankle injuries. Dr. Vora is currently conducting many clinical research projects including prospective multi-center trials examining the outcomes after foot and ankle surgery. This dedication brings an additional level of commitment and expertise to his patients.

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

As an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Vora is able to consider his patients’ conditions in the context of their global musculoskeletal health. Following completion of a M.D. medical school, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons complete a rigorous five-year orthopaedic residency with an extensive emphasis on sound orthopaedic principles for the treatment of bone, joint, tendon, and other musculoskeletal conditions. A significant portion of this training is dedicated towards the treatment of foot and ankle and lower extremity related disorders. In addition, a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon completes additional training specific to disorders of the foot and ankle. With a practice focused on foot and ankle disorders, Dr. Vora has extensive experience with such conditions.

Dr. Vora’s understanding of basic and complex foot and ankle disorders results in improved outcomes for patients seeking treatments for these conditions. Dr. Vora offers patients traditional and unique surgical techniques and innovations, providing the most advanced surgical and non-surgical care available. Some of the common foot and ankle procedures Dr. Vora treats include:

  • Joint replacements of the ankle and foot
  • Treatment of cartilage problems and arthritic conditions
  • Minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery of the foot and ankle
  • Complex reconstruction of foot and ankle deformities
  • Revision of failed previous foot and ankle surgical procedures
  • Sports related foot and ankle injuries
  • Soft tissue procedures including tendon and ligament surgery
  • Fracture and trauma care of the foot and ankle
  • Diabetic reconstruction and limb salvage surgery
  • Bunion and lesser toe reconstructive surgery
  • Other lower extremity injuries including injuries of the knee, leg, and foot

Team Affiliations

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha


  • B.S., Natural Sciences: The University of Akron, Akron, OH. 1992-94
    • Graduated magna cum laude
    • Golden Key Honor Society
    • Sigma Alpha Honor Society
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • M.D., Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Akron, OH. 1994-98
  • Internship, General Surgery: Northwestern University, Chicago IL. 1998-99
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery: Northwestern University, Chicago IL 1999-2003
    • Chief Resident. 2002-03
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, 2003-04


  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: 2006

Academic Appointments:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago IL 2008 – present
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago IL

Professional Appointments:

  • Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Consultant, Chicago Fire Professional Soccer
  • Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Consultant, Joffrey Ballet Dance Company
  • Past Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Consultant, Chicago Cubs
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Public Education Committee
  • Instructor, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Complete Foot Care Course
  • Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America Foot and Ankle Course

Awards and Honors:

  • Selected as one of “America’s Top Foot and Ankle Orthopaedists” in the “Guide to America’s Top Orthopaedists”
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Goldener Research Award
  • Awarded for outstanding basic sciences research project: “Flexible and Flatfooted Deformity: Mild and Severe Deformity Experimental Model”
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association Award: Awarded for outstanding research project “Flexible and Flatfooted Deformity: Mild and Severe Deformity Experimental Model”
  • Johnson and Johnson Research Award and Travel Grant: Awarded for outstanding research project: “Bipolar Osteochondral Tibiotalar Allograft Ankle Replacement: Early Results with Use of a Customized Jig”
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Travel Grant: Awarded for research project: “Early Failure of Proximally Cemented Distally Press Fit Femoral Component in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty”.

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