Our Staff

whitebox.jpgwhitebox.jpgView our Blog


Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic



1607 Visa Drive, Suite 5B, Normal, Illinois 61761



Video Links


Comprehensive Services VideoNeuropathy Care CenterShoe Store VideoShoe Store CommercialDr. Carl Cortese CVDr. Craig T. CorteseAmerican Board of Podiatric SurgeryAmerican Diabetes AssociationAmerican Podiatric Medical AssociationDr. V. Marrochello CV




Carl J. Cortese, B.S., D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.


Director and owner of Dr. Cortese Foot and Ankle Clinic
Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (Board Certified)

Diplomate of the National Board of Podiatry Examiners

Member of the Podiatry Surgical Staff at: 

     BroMenn Hospital, Normal, IL   
     Eureka Hospital, Eureka, IL 
     OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL
     John Warner Hospital, Clinton, IL 
     Eastland Surgical Center, Bloomington. IL   
     Hopedale Medical Complex, Hopedale, IL


*  Member and Former Chairman of Illinois Podiatry Examining
    Committee of Illinois (Illinois Department of Professional
*   Podiatric Consultant, Bureau of Medical Quality Assurance, State
    of Illinois
*   President of the Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards 1998-1999


President Elect of the Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards 1997-1998


Treasurer of the Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards 1996-1997


Director of Certified Preceptorship Program 1986 to Present


National Delegate of the American Podiatric Medical Society 1986 to Present

Served on National Board of Podiatric Medical Exams Review Committee 1994


President Illinois Podiatry Medical Association 1986-87

Former Secretary and Chairman of Illinois Podiatry Examining Committee of Illinois (Illinois Department of Professional Regulation)


Member American Podiatric Medical Association


Member of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Society


Member of the International Society of Laser Surgery


Fellow of the American College of Foot Surgeons


Board Member of American Diabetic Association, Corn Belt Branch


Assistant Professor at Illinois State University, Department of Health

Sciences (dance and athletics)

Director of Sports Medicine and Running Clinic in Bloomington/ Normal Illinois


Podiatric Consultant to Americana Nursing Home


Former Consultant to McKnight Publishing




Completion of Residency Program, Hopedale Medical Complex 1971-1972


Graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1970


Received Bachelor of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University 1966 Teaneck New Jersey


Student Man of the Year by Fellow Students 1970


National Liaison Chairman for American Podiatric Medical Student Association 1969


Founder American Podiatric Medical Student Association National Preceptorship Program 1968-1969




Father of 3 boys



Former Member of Bloomington/Normal Jaycees


Member of Illinois State Friends of the Arts Board


Founder and Past President of Italian Culture Society


Founder of Bernie Eichen Memorial Fund at Illinois State University


Former Ambassador of Bloomington/Normal Chamber of Commerce


Former President of the Montessori School Board




"To Pronate or Not To Pronate, That is the Question"; Illinois Runner,  Oct. 1994


"Infections" - Complications in Foot Surgery, Prevention and Management. American College of Foot Surgeons, The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1976








Dr. Craig Cortese, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S

Dr. Craig Cortese is a graduate of Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL. He completed a three year medical surgical program at the University of Utah Medical Center VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Residency Training: Department of Veterans Administration Medical Center - Salt Lake City / University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
July 1999 - June 2002



Three Year Podiatric Surgical Residency

Professional: Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Chicago, IL
August 1995 - May 1999

Degree: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Undergraduate: Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
August 1990 - May 1995

Degree: Bachelor of Science- Industrial Hygiene

Degree: Bachelor of Science- Health Physics




Year 1: Rotations at DVAMC - Salt Lake City and University of Utah Hospital:

Vascular Surgery, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Medical Imaging, Anesthesia, Dermatology, Pathology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Podiatric Primary Care Clinic, Podiatric Ulceration and Diabetic Wound Clinic, Podiatric Surgery


Year 2: Hands-on surgical training in Podiatric and Orthopedic surgery at the
following hospital affiliations: Alta View Surgery Center, LDS Hospital, Cottonwood Hospital and Surgery Center, Intermountain Surgery Center, McKay Dee Hospital and Surgery Center, Lakeview Hospital, Davis North Hospital and Surgery Center, Salt Lake Regional Hospital
Clinical Podiatry at the University of Utah Hospital
Emergency Medicine at the DVAMC - Salt Lake City


Year 3: Office-based Practice at the IHC Salt Lake Clinic under direction of
Randy Rhodes, D.P.M. and Greg Anderson, D.P.M.
Office-based Practice at Mountain Orthopedics under the direction of
Eric C. Johnston, M.D.
Chief Resident of Podiatry Services of DVAMC - Salt Lake City
Podiatric Primary Care Clinic, Podiatric Ulceration and Diabetic Wound Clinic, Podiatric Surgery




American Podiatric Medical Association

Illinois Podiatric Medical Association                                            


American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons




Effectiveness of IV Zosyn against Osteomyelitis Diabetic Foot Infections
Advisors: Gregg Young, D.P.M., AnneMarie Edwards, D.P.M., 2001-2002

Cortese C.T. & Kadlecik J.P. Pregnancy and Postpartum Associated Foot Pain. First Ray. (Submitted February 1997)




Medical Mission to Ospital ng Maynila in Manila, Phillippines
Under the supervision of John F. Kane, D.P.M. of Edgewater Hospital, Chicago IL
July 1997


Speaker: UPMA Conference: (Gas Gangrene)
St. George, Utah, March 2001


Joslin Diabetes Center: (Glucose Control, Neuropathic Complications and the Diabetic Foot) Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2001




Chief of Podiatry-DVAMC-SLC, April 2002 - June 2002

Volunteer at 4th street homeless clinic SLC, UT 2000-2001

Novartis / University of Utah Annual Health Fair, August 1999, 2000, 2001

Hobbies: Golf, Skiing, Mountain Biking




State of Illinois Medical Licensing Board


Podiatric Physician, Reference number: upon request

Controlled Substances, Reference number: upon request





Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy                                                 


Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery







Veronica S. Marrochello, D.P.M.



Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) - June 1995 University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Related Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa

Bachelor of Science - Biology, May 1991 - University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Associate in Health Science - Radiology, May 1988 - Trident Technical College, Charleston, South Carolina



*  Board Certified in Primary Care and Podiatric Surgery (ABMSP)

*  American Professional Wound Care Association

*  Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)




*  State of Illinois Medical Licensing Board

*  Podiatric Physician, Reference number: upon request Controlled    Substances, Reference number: upon request




*  Dean's List - 1986 - 1991 - Trident Technical College, Charleston,
   South Carolina
*  Dean's List - 1989 - 1991 - University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth,
*  Society of South Carolina Student Radiologic Technologist - 2nd
   prize in project competition.   Project title - "Nuclear Medicine to
   detect Osteomyelitis" - 1988
*  1991 - 1995 Teaching Assistant for Biomechanics and Anatomy




1995 - 1996  Rotating Primary Care Residency Richmond Heights 
                   General Hospital Cleveland OH

1996 - 1997  Surgical Preceptorship Cortese Foot and Ankle Clinic 




July 1996 - JAPMA -Microembolization from atheroembolic disease or aneurysm. A case study.




*  Podiatric Physician, 1996-present.    Cortese  Foot and Ankle Clinic 
*  Registered Radiologic Technologist, 1986 -  1991
*  Worked at various hospitals in South Carolina and Massachusetts. 
    Duties included routine X-rays, Flouroscopy procedures and




*  Iowa Podiatric Medical Student Association - 1991-present 
*  Illinois Podiatric Medical Association 1996 - present  
*  Iowa Podiatric Medical Student Association - 1991 - 1995
*  American Podiatric Medical Student Association, 1991- 1995 
*  American Association of Women Podiatrists, 1991 - 1995 
*  American Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1986 - 1998





Question or Comment

Cortese Brochures

Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind Us On LinkedIn pic_9887.jpgdrcarl.png