Frank William Zappa, DPM
Dr. Zappa graduated from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in June 1966,and has practiced podiatric medicine and surgery for over 40 years. He was board certified in foot surgery in 1976 and began to plan a new office on the near west side. The Taylor Street office was opened in 1977 at 1345 West Taylor Street, followed by a move to 1158 West Taylor Street, then finally ending in the present location at 1226 West Taylor Street.
Dr. Zappa is the section chief of podiatry at St. Anthony hospital where he also serves on the credentials committee. He is also on staff at multilple free standing surgery centers in the city and suburbs.
Not only has he has been in private practice in both the city and suburbs, Dr. Zappa entered the academic arena, teaching residents in 1984. He is the program director for the Presence Saint Joseph Hospital/Chicago, IL PMSR+RRA Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery at 2900 North Lake Shore Drive. This is one of the larger programs of its type in the United States. There are presently fifteen surgical residents completing various years of their training that total three years of post-graduate study. The residents particpate in surgical procedures at sixteen locations in Illinois and Wisconsin. Students and residents participate, under supervision, in the office and at the hospital with Dr. Zappa. You can always find two or three eager learners following him around.