Ari Kaz, M.D.

Surgeon, Chicago Center for Orthopedics 

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Ari Kaz, M.D., is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle conditions. A Chicago native, Dr. Kaz completed his general surgery internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, followed by his orthopedic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center. He went on to complete a foot and ankle fellowship at the prestigious Idaho Foot and Ankle Fellowship program.

Dr. Kaz is dedicated to complete orthopedic treatment of the foot and ankle, including total ankle replacements, arthritis of the foot and ankle, deformity correction and painful flatfoot correction. He also treats tendon disorders, bunion and hammertoe deformities, ligament injuries, fracture care, and sports medicine with a special interest in arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery. He is the author of numerous papers published in major orthopedic journals, and he is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings.

Year Started Practice

Clinical Specialties

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Sports medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic surgery

Special Interests

  • Total ankle replacement
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Deformity correction
  • Tendon disorders of the foot
  • Workers compensation

Medical Training

  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Fellowship: Idaho Foot and Ankle Surgery, Boise, ID

In the News

A fracture and ligament damage grounded high school athlete Danny Gleaves. But with the help of CCO foot and ankle specialist, Ari Kaz, M.D., Danny got back in the game and is headed to Michigan State University next year with a baseball scholarship. Read the article on The Herald-News.