Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD

Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Since becoming an orthopaedic foot/ankle surgeon in 2006 and joining NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute in 2016, I have been highly active in orthopaedic foot and ankle care, instruction, and research. Unique procedures that I perform include but certainly are not limited to ankle arthroscopy, ankle and/or hindfoot fusions, foot and/or ankle fracture management, and total ankle replacements. Many of these procedures utilize the most current advances in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery. Central to NorthShore is the practice that patients should receive comprehensive and specialized orthopaedic treatments without sacrificing personalized attention. Historically, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgical procedures had required a 2 to 5 -day hospital stay. Currently, many orthopaedic foot and ankle surgical procedures can now be performed with minimal, if any, hospitalization. Several procedures can be done with minimally invasive techniques. Many patients can be effectively treated with minimally invasive techniques, thereby reducing patient discomfort. However, I am prepared to perform complex surgical reconstructive procedures if that is needed. I treat all of my patients as I would want to be treated. I completed my orthopaedic surgical residency training at State University of New York (SUNY) – Downstate University Medical Center. An orthopaedic foot and ankle surgical fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania followed this. I have authored and co-authored many textbook chapters and peer reviewed journal articles on orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery. I also present original clinical research at national meetings on a regular basis. I provide comprehensive and cutting-edge orthopaedic foot and ankle treatment options with the utmost compassion to patients in Lake and Cook County. To schedule an appointment with me or to learn more about my practice, please call me. I look forward to helping you.

920 Milwaukee Ave

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Contact Information

(847) 866-7846

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 4 More

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Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ahmad "I Strive to provide the most complete and the best possible care for my patients. I treat all of my patients as I would want to be treated myself."


  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


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  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • State University Of New York Health Science Center-Brooklyn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • State University Of New York Health Science Center-Brooklyn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Thomas Jefferson U & Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • The Modified Use of a Locking Plate to Achieve Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis., 2007
  • Osteonecrosis of the second metatarsal head, navicular, and talus., 2006
  • Current Concepts Review- Talus Fractures, 2006
  • A Comparison of Arthrodesis and the BioPro Metallic Hemiarthroplasty of the Hallux Metatarsophalangeal Joint, 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

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Dr. Ahmad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ahmad to family and friends
based on 80 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Ahmad's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Oswego, IL |
Dr Ahmad was very professional and talk to me on a patient level! He didn't use a lot of medical jargon and walked me through every procedural option. He then explained in detail what he was doing before he did! Finally he informed but of things I should expect. I would recommend him to any of my family members or friends!
in Vernon Hills |
Dr. Ahmad: the most considerate, kind hearted & open minded surgeon I have ever met! I never had to wait past my appointment time & had thorough consultations. He offered options that fit my personality type, listened to my concerns & suggested a game plan from there. He's fair & never pushed surgery-even when all other options were exhausted, I decided for myself. He was available via his personal cell & messaging via Northshore connect. Who does that anymore? He does. I highly recommend him!
in Beach Park |
Dr. Ahmad was very thorough, professional and easy to talk to. He answered questions completely and made sure i understood all possibilities. Office visits took the time required. i did not feel rushed. Fractured foot surgery was a great success. The surgical team were also very professional and friendly. They took very good care of me and made me feel at ease. I would recommend Dr. Ahmad and his staff if you want to get back on your feet with confidence.
in Lincolnshire, IL |
Very informative about all the pros and cons of my proposed surgery. Told me exactly what the plan was. Personable, very available and open to questions before and after surgery. Never had the feeling he was in a hurry.
in Deerfield, IL |
Dr. Ahmad took time to listen to my issues and he treated with kindness and professionalism. He treated me and was as happy as I was when my treatment was successful and I did not need another appointment. He is a very caring doctor and has a wonderful manner of dealing with his patients. His staff likes him very much.
in Antioch |
He really listens to you and gives you his time. He is also diplomatic with difficult patients.
in Libertyville, IL |
Dr. Ahmad is terrific. From day one he told me what to expect and what his recommendations were. At the end of each visit he asked me several times if I had any questions. Although my injury was no fun, I feel I got excellent care from Dr. Ahmad.
Very poor experience. I went in for ankle pain and Dr. Ahmad after looking at my x-ray told me I had arthritis and that I needed to wear a brace and if it wasn't better in a few weeks that surgery was the only option. After several weeks it hurt more so I went to another doctor, who correctly diagnosed it as peroneal tendonitis. The other doctor said they couldn't understand how Dr. Ahmad arrived at his diagnosis and said putting me in the brace made it worse. Thankfully I'm in pt and gettin
in Chicago, IL |
I had a very pleasing experience with Dr. Ahmad. He asked thoughtful questions and gave me insight into what was causing my pain. Under Dr. Ahmad's care my pain was alleviated. I feel better prepared to remain pain-free by following his advice and employing the exercises I was given. I thank my son-in-law for suggesting I should see Dr. Ahmad. Dr. Ahmad was very professional, personable and attentive to my concerns. It would be a pleasure to refer him to others.
in Bechtelsville PA |
Dr.Ahmad is skilled surgeon and great communicator. He delivers compassionate care with excellence. I saw Dr. Ahmad periodically over a period of four months after a severely fractured ankle followed by surgery and recovery and was never disappointed with the care he provided.
in Levittown, PA |
To start with Dr. Ahmad is extremely calming. You could be on fire and he would tell you in a calming tone to stop, drop and roll. That really does help when you crawl into his office with broken bones in your foot thinking you will never walk again. He told me everything was going to be fine and we'll get you back in good shape. And he was a man of his word. Extremely intelligent and articulate, but not in a over powering doctor kind of way. If I break anything else, he is my guy! Thank you
in Philadelphia, PA |
Always ensured all our questions were answered and really inspired confidence. I highly recommend both Dr. Ahmad and Rothman.
in philadelphia pa |
Dr. Ahmad performed surgery on my right ankle a few years ago, ankle arthroscopy. He did an amazing job, now I am pain free, without the limp that I had before, and I'm doing much better than I ever dreamt possible. Dr. Ahmad cares very much about his patients and he is a wonderful surgeon and person. When I have my left ankle operated on, I will go back to him and I know that he is the best surgeon, the one who I trust, a top notch surgeon and truly cares about me. Dr. Ahmad is the best!
in Springfield, PA |
I would not consider any other Orthopedic Surgeon other than Dr. Ahmad. I highly recommend Dr. Ahmad and his staff for any ankle or foot surgery. Dr. Ahmad explained my surgery and recovery time in detail. I never felt that I was being rushed in and out for my office visits. His staff is very friendly to deal with and I never had an issue. I had reconstructive ankle surgery on September 24, 2015. I started PT on December 22nd and today I am walking without a boot and I have no re-striction
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Dr. Ahmad accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
    Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Evanston Hospital
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview, IL 60026
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Highland Park Hospital
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Highland Park, IL 60035
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