NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOT & ANKLE SPECIALISTS - Key Persons
Dr. Lee previously served as the Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Northwest Community Hospital. She also served on the Medical Staff Quality Committee, Day Surgery Consulting Committee and Surgical QI Committee at NCH. Additionally, she gives back to her profession by her commitment to serving with the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association, where she has held positions on the Executive Board including President.
- Resurrection Hospital Campus / Address
Dr. Deep Shah is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. He sees patients in Chicago at Resurrection Medical Center on Talcott Avenue and at First Community Medical Center on Addison Street, both on the Northwest Side of the city.
He decided he wanted to be a foot and ankle physician after suffering a basketball injury when he was younger and was inspired by the doctors who helped him walk again. Dr. Shah added that this experience has made him a more empathetic and patient care provider to his patients.
Originally born and raised in Western India, Dr. Shah moved to the United States at the age of 16. He attended Siena College in New York and graduated with a degree in Biology and a minor in business administration. Dr. Shah then attended Temple University School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he graduated with a Doctorate degree in Podiatric Medicine and a master's degree in business administration from the prestigious Richard J. Fox School of Business.
Dr. Shah remained on the East Coast to complete rigorous surgical training at Crozer Health in the greater Philadelphia region, where he received comprehensive training in all aspects of the foot and ankle, ranging from trauma, deformity correction/reconstruction, limb salvage, arthroscopy, sports medicine, and minimally invasive techniques. During his second year of residency, he had the privilege of receiving advanced training at the Mount Sinai Hospital- Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, Maryland alongside world-renowned faculty. There, his training was in atypical pediatric foot and ankle deformities. In his final year of residency, Dr. Shah led multiple workshops, lectures, and surgical skills labs.
He is excited to join podiatrists and help patients get back on their feet. He said that his work at Northern allows him to get to know his patients, collaborate with many other talented doctors and attain more specialized training. When Dr. Shah is not treating patients, he enjoys cooking, reading, and outdoor activities.
Siena College in New York
Dr. Mark Ryerson is trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Whatever your foot and ankle trouble, he will work with you to find the best relief.
He received a Bachelor of Science, Biology, from Northern Illinois University and his doctorate in 1982 from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Ryerson completed his Residency Program at St. Anne's/Northlake Hospital.
Dr. Michael G. Lacey is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and then graduated from Fairfield University in Connecticut as an undergraduate and then continued on to medical school at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2001. He then did a three-year advanced surgical training residency in New York City, thus gaining extensive surgical training, and now has more than 20 years of experience. He's worked across the Chicagoland area and will be based in our Hoffman Estates location. Dr. Lacey is also board certified by the American Board of Foot Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Lacey said that he wanted to be a doctor because his father almost lost his leg, but a podiatrist was able to save his limb, and that piqued his interest in podiatry.
He cares for all foot and ankle problems and his approach to patient care is to teach each patient like they're a family member. "I like to spend time with them and not rush through an appointment. I like to visit and spend time talking to them like they're the only person that is in the office."
In his spare time, he is an avid golfer and sports fan, although still loyal to his Boston roots so he is a diehard Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics fan.
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Doctorate, Podiatric Medicine
Fairfield University, CT
Bachelor of Science Biology
New York City
Dr. Natasha Bhagat received her Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition with Minors in Chemistry and Spanish at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then completed a doctorate degree at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, followed by a 3-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Mercy Regional Medical Center with affiliations through the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bhagat served as the chief resident of the program during her third year.
Dr. Bhagat specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction and trauma, in addition to the management of all acute and chronic foot and ankle pathologies. She believes in providing treatment based on an individualized, yet evidence-based approach. Her passion for the field drives her to treat each patient with the best care.
As a Naperville native, she is looking forward to providing excellent patient care to the residents in the surrounding communities. Dr. Bhagat has a strong passion for health and fitness, including hiking, weight lifting, and boxing. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and cooking new food.
Dr. Patrick McEneaney is board-certified and completed his medical school training at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. His residency training was at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Administration. He then moved back to Chicago where he finished his residency at Thorek Memorial Hospital and Weiss Memorial Hospital.
He is the founder and CEO of Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists, with several locations around the Chicagoland area. McEneaney is double board-certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery in both foot & reconstructive rearfoot/ankle. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery®.
Dr. McEneaney is a past President of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and Co-Director of Northwest Illinois Foot & Ankle Foundation Fellowship.
He lectures throughout the country on foot and ankle topics and he has been Scientific Co-chair for several years for the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association Annual Conference. He also trains podiatric surgery residents from Rush Hospital in Chicago.
He is Medical Director & Principal Investigator of the Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists' Center for Research & Clinical Trials. Dr. McEneaney also has numerous literature publications present in several journals. He is a consultant for several medical device companies with responsibilities including surgical implant and instrument design, medical education, lab proctoring, and publishing.
His professional interests involve advanced reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. His specialties involve flatfoot reconstruction, post-traumatic injury management, deformity correction and wound care/limb salvage.
Dr. McEneaney was a Division I college wrestler at Northern Illinois University. He currently resides in Crystal Lake where he lives with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Pete Lovato completed his BS in exercise physiology from Marquette University in 2007. After college he worked as a personal trainer, marathon/triathlon coach, and a high school varsity hockey coach in the northern Illinois suburbs before earning his 4 year Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2013. Dr. Lovato then completed his 3 year forefoot, reconstructive rearfoot & ankle residency at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, IL completing his training in 2016. Dr. Lovato then joined Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists as a full-time DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine). He is on staff at Centegra Hospitals and Advocate Sherman Hospital.
Dr. Lovato was born and raised in the northern Illinois suburbs where his family still resides. He played collegiate hockey, as well as Division I rowing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Lovato is an avid Chicago sports fan, and in his spare time he enjoys staying physically fit, competing in local area triathlons and running races, in addition to being active in local community events.
Dr. Rimi Statkus received his Bachelor of Podiatry in 2006 from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He worked in Australia as an advanced podiatrist focusing on sports medicine and diabetic limb salvage for over six years before coming to the US to advance his surgical skills. In 2016, he completed his Podiatric Medical degree at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, before moving to Chicago to complete his surgical residency at Rush University Medical Center.
Dr. Statkus is board-certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery. He is a member and Director at Large of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association, a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and Research Coordinator of the Northwest Illinois Foot & Ankle Foundation Fellowship Program.
Dr. Statkus was born and raised in Australia. He enjoys traveling and has seen much of the Australian outback, Europe and North America. On one of his many trips he met his wife, Stephanie, in the outfield at a baseball tournament while visiting Canada. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, as well as enjoying an active lifestyle of hiking, biking, playing and watching sports, and discovering Chicago and the surrounding areas.
- Society Member Proficiency in Biomechanics and Orthopedic Disease Award