Our Staff

Our board certified foot and ankle surgeons offer the latest state-of-the-art conservative and surgical care and

maintain staff privileges at some of the most highly respected hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities in Northern Illinois.

Hospital affiliations include Rush Copley Medical Center (Aurora); Advocate Sherman Hospital (Elgin); Provena St. Joseph Hospital (Elgin); Kishwaukee Community Hospital (DeKalb); Holy Family Medical Center (DesPlaines); Alexian Brothers Medical Center (Elk Grove); St. Alexius Medical Center (Hoffman); and Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield). Surgicenter affiliations include Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center (St. Charles); Center for Surgery (Naperville); and others.

Our doctors are supported by a staff of efficient and friendly professional assistants who are committed to making your experience with us a pleasant one. We truly care about you and are willing to help you in any way we can.

Please contact the physicians at Northwest Podiatry Center, Ltd., at any of our convenient locations.

  • Gregory C. Bryniczka, DPM
    Dr. Gregory Bryniczka graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1974 and completed his surgical residency at both Northlake Community Hospital and Hines Veterans Hospital. Board certified in foot and ankle surgery, he is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. A past president of United Podiatry Services of America, he also serves as a consultant to Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. Dr. Bryniczka is especially interested in sports medicine and is an Associate of the American College of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He began private practice in 1976.
  • Adam W. Bryniczka, DPM
    Dr. Adam Bryniczka Is a native of the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He began his studies at the University of Connecticut before obtaining his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine/Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2006. Thereafter, he completed three years of Reconstructive Foot and Ankle surgical training at Yale University Hospital residency program. In his final year of training, he was awarded and served as the Chief Administrative Resident at Yale University Hospital/DVA Healthcare Systems in 2008-2009. He is board certified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a member of the Yale Podiatric Society. In his comprehensive training, he had the opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary approach to treat lower extremity limb threatening diseases with the cooperation of vascular, orthopedic, and plastic physicians. He specializes in complex foot and ankle surgeries utilizing the latest advancements in various forms of internal and external fixation devices, including joint replacement surgeries of the foot and ankle, as well as Ilizarov external fixation surgical techniques. In addition, he is highly trained in plastic surgery techniques for the creation of skin flaps to assist the coverage of diabetic and traumatic induced wounds. He currently resides in the western suburban area of Chicago with his wife Eva and daughters Anna and Ashley.
  • Richard R. Leitzen, DPM
    Dr. Richard Leitzen completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Loyola University, Chicago, graduating Cum Laude in 2002. Following this, he completed training as an EMT and spent a year and a half working for an ambulance company in Chicago. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science with his Doctoral degree in 2008. Upon graduation, he gained entrance to the Yale Podiatric Surgical Residency program in which he spent three years undergoing surgical training. Dr. Leitzen is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and the Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society. Dr. Leitzen’s surgical training at Yale emphasized a comprehensive care approach to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, highlighting care of acutely ill patients, flatfoot, and Charcot reconstruction, and care of traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle. Podiatric surgeons work closely with specialists in many other areas of medicine to care for patients with both limb and life-threatening illnesses. He spends a great deal of time working with his patients on preventive/conservative care measures and places emphasis on patient education. He resides in a western suburb of Chicago with his wife Stephanie, sons Aiden and Owen, and two dogs Abby and Bella.
  • Dr. Gabriela Montes
    Dr. Gabriela Montes is originally from Houston, Texas and she is a proud alumnus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, graduating in 2008. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Science, she attended Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago where she received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree in 2013. Dr. Montes’s postgraduate training was at Loyola University Medical Center/Edward Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital where she completed a three year foot and ankle surgical residency program and served as the chief resident during her last year. Throughout her three year comprehensive surgical residency, she worked with other specialist in a extensive multidisciplinary medical approach to care for limb threatening illnesses and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Her special interest are sports medicine, bunion and hammertoe repair, diabetic limb salvage, wound care, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, trauma and pediatrics. Dr. Montes is an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association. She is also fluent in Spanish. Other than providing exceptional patient care, Dr. Montes enjoys spending time with her family, friends and truly enjoys going to concerts, salsa dancing, photography and charcoal painting. She resides in the west suburbs with her fiancé Alexander with their Wheaton Terrier dog named Bailey.

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