about our podiatry practice
Are you looking for a foot doctor? Pain and loss of function in our feet and ankles can be a huge obstacle, and we understand that getting your body back to normal is of the utmost importance to you.

That is why we offer the highest standard of care in podiatry. We seek to make your visit simple, stress-free, and effective! It is our goal to resolve your pain and function issues in a way that allows you to live the life you are accustomed to.

Don’t live in pain! There are a number of causes for podiatric issues, please contact us today so we can identify the cause and solution for your particular problem! We want you to be walking, running, jumping and living the lifestyle you want to!

Contact us today to learn more about podiatry or any specific conditions you may be experiencing. We’d be happy to speak with you and discuss your care!

CREDENTIALS

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)April 2015
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)April 2015
  • Awards and honors Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society 2011 – 2014
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Educational Services Award for Excellence 2011
  • Dean’s List at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine- All Semesters 2007 – 2011
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Presidential Half-Tuition Scholarship 2007
  • Certified: American Board of Podiatric Medicine (2018)
  • Certified: American Board of Podiatric Surgery (Pending final review, expected 2019)
  • Board Qualified: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (2016)

David B Gelbmann, DPM

Board-certified podiatric physician and surgeon David Gelbmann, DPM, specializes in treating all ailments of the foot, ankle, and leg at Gelbmann Podi...

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David B Gelbmann, DPM

Board-certified podiatric physician and surgeon David Gelbmann, DPM, 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.

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. Afterward, he 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.

He 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. Dr. Gelbmann is a fellow of the American Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing and certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Basic Life Support. In addition, 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. He is on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Weiss Memorial Hospital.

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.

Ramsha A Tanwir, DPM

Ramsha Ali Tanwir, DPM, is a caring podiatrist serving patients at Gelbmann Podiatry, with two locations in the Near Southside and West Town neighborh...

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Ramsha A Tanwir, DPM

Ramsha Ali Tanwir, DPM, is a caring podiatrist serving patients at Gelbmann Podiatry, with two locations in the Near Southside and West Town neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois. She provides a wide range of podiatric services to patients of all ages.

Dr. Tanwir was raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Tanwir then finished her medical education at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois, before completing her surgical residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Tanwir takes a patient-centric approach to care. She focuses on developing a care plan that is personalized to each patient’s needs, goals, and lifestyle. She specializes in comprehensive foot and ankle needs, including sports medicine, tendonitis, fractures, arthritis, wound care, heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, nerve pain, limb salvage.

During her free time, Dr. Tanwir enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Tanvi Kadakia, DPM

Tanvi Kadakia, DPM, is a Foot & Ankle Surgeon practicing at Gelbmann Podiatry, with two locations in the South Loop and West Town neighborhoods of Chi...

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Tanvi Kadakia, DPM

Tanvi Kadakia, DPM, is a Foot & Ankle Surgeon practicing at Gelbmann Podiatry, with two locations in the South Loop and West Town neighborhoods of Chicago. She was born and raised in Chicago and attended Loyola University Chicago obtaining degrees in Biology and Psychology. She graduated from Temple University of Podiatric Medicine and completed an intensive reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency at Ascension St. John Hospital where she served as chief resident. She is proficient with foot and ankle reconstruction and has extensive training in treating severe bunions, hammertoes, and other forefoot deformities. She uses an individual patient-centered approach to address specific treatments to meet her patients’ needs. She specializes in comprehensive foot and ankle needs, including sports medicine, tendonitis, fractures, arthritis, wound care, heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, nerve pain, limb salvage. During her free time, Dr. Kadakia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and traveling.

Both locations are at street level with ample street parking at most times during the week.