Dr. Stephanie Oexeman, DPM, AACFAS, DABPM, is a highly skilled and board-certified podiatric surgeon specializing in foot and ankle reconstructive and peripheral nerve surgery. She founded Oexeman Foot and Ankle, PLLC, in Lincoln Park, Chicago in March. With expertise in treating various conditions, including bunions, drop foot, foot and ankle injuries, heel pain, as well as nerve pain and injuries, she ensures that her patients receive top-notch medical and surgical treatments at her practice.
Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, Dr. Oexeman earned honors for her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Her academic journey continued with a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University College Of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. Oexeman's commitment to excellence is further demonstrated by her completion of a three-year podiatric medicine and surgery residency with Franciscan Foot & Ankle Associates in Federal Way, WA, where she served as chief resident during her final training year.
To refine her skills, Dr. Oexeman pursued a fellowship in complex deformity correction and limb reconstruction at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago, IL. This advanced training emphasized lower extremity orthoplastic and peripheral nerve surgery. She is also an award-winning public speaker, a published author, and a respected faculty member for international symposiums and courses. In 2020, she received the Dr. Gerald T. Kuwada Memorial Lectureship Award for her exemplary lecture on revisional tarsal tunnel surgery.
Beyond her clinical commitments, Dr. Oexeman hosts the podcast "She's a DPM," providing valuable insights into podiatry and engaging with other experts in the field. In her leisure time, Dr. Oexeman enjoys exploring Chicago with her husband and bernedoodle, Frannie. She’s also an avid lover of outdoor activities, karaoke, and cherishes the moments when she spends time with friends and family.
Rodriguez- Collazo, E; Raja, A; Oexeman, S. “ End-to-side Nerve Transfer for the Management of Chronic Leg Compartment Ankle Dorsiflexion Weakness”.
Accepted by the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery Open.
Oexeman, S, et al. “Redefining the Topography of the Tibial Nerve.”
Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, 2021.
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Oexeman, S; Rodriguez- Collazo, E. “Utilization of Intraoperative Biphasic Waveform Nerve Stimulator for Performing Nerve Transfer for the Treatment of Drop Foot: An Addendum to Evaluation and Treatment of Foot Drop Using Nerve Transfer Techniques”.
Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, 2021, ISSN 0891-8422.
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