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Dr. David B. Gelbmann, DPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

1440 South Michigan Avenue Chicago IL, 60605
Practice Philosophy

Traditional Medicine




Dr. Gelbmann is a compassionate and detail-oriented physician. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he graduated with honors in biology and molecular biology. ...

Education and Training

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine DPM 0

Board Certification

American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Provider Details


Areas of expertise and specialization

Podiatric Medicine


  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Educational Award for Excellence 2011 Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine 


  • Bunion Surgery
  • Hammertoe Repair
  • Fracture Treatment
  • Ulcers Of Foot And Ankle
  • Plantar Fascia Surgery
  • Cyst And Lipoma Removal
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Of The Foot And Ankle

Experience & Accolades

  • Associate Podiatrist2014Moon's Multi Specialty ClinicProvider of foot and ankle care including surgery

Dr. David B. Gelbmann, DPM's Practice location

Gelbmann Podiatry - South Michigan Avenue Office

1440 South Michigan Avenue -
Chicago, IL 60605
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New patients: 312-880-0067

Gelbmann Podiatry - West Chicago Avenue Office

1700 West Chicago Avenue -
Chicago, IL 60622
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New patients: 312-243-3330

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Dr. David B. Gelbmann, DPM has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 56 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Podiatrist Dr. David B. Gelbmann, who serves patients in Chicago, Illinois.

A board-certified podiatric physician and surgeon, Dr. Gelbmann specializes in treating all ailments of the foot, ankle, and leg at Gelbmann Podiatry, with two locations in the Near Southside and West Town neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois. He has a special interest in the healing of complicated wounds of the lower extremity, the treatment of chronic foot and leg pain, and sports medicine.

Gelbmann Podiatry is a trusted and respected source for comprehensive foot and ankle care in Chicago, Illinois. Their highly experienced team diagnose and treat ingrown toenails, Achilles tendonitis, arthritis, flat feet, bunions, hammertoe, heel pain, and other podiatry conditions, injuries, and diseases. Their clinics feature high tech equipment, including digital X-ray, ultrasound, and 3D scanner for orthotics inserts and custom braces.

Academically, Dr. Gelbmann graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with dual degrees in Molecular Biology and Biology before attending the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed an intense three-year surgical residency at one of Detroit’s largest and busiest hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center. 

While he was a resident, he performed 2-5 foot and ankle surgeries per day under the tutelage of Detroit’s best foot and ankle doctors. Following his residency, he moved to Vernon Hills, Illinois, and worked as an associate in private practice before settling in Chicago.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Physicians, the doctor is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and board-qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is also certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Basic Life Support.

In his professional experience, he can be found on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Weiss Memorial Hospital. He has published several papers and is a three-time participant and author in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Literature Review.

Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of a variety of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. A podiatrist, also known as a podiatric physician or a foot and ankle surgeon, is a medical professional devoted to the treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. They can treat injuries and complications from ongoing health issues like diabetes.

In his free time, Dr. Gelbmann enjoys running, playing softball, and spending time with his wife and young children. He also volunteers yearly in the medical tent at the Chicago Marathon and other running events in the Midwest.

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