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.


Dr. David O’Brian


Dr. David O’Brian earned his medical degree at the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency training in foot and ankle surgery at Northlake Community Hospital. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. O’Brian is well known in the running, triathlete and dance community. He has worked over the years with many of the area high school, college and personal coaches. Dr. O’Brian is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and his expertise includes biomechanics, orthotic therapy, physical and regenerative rehabilitation in addition to foot and ankle surgery.


Dr. Michal Zemela

Dr. Michal Zemela grew up in Northbrook, a northern suburb of Chicago. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Upon completion, he obtained his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. After graduating, he went on to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he completed a three-year foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgical residency. During this time, he had extensive surgical training in all aspects of foot and ankle care and worked alongside many physicians in and around Chicago. He is board qualified in both foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery and is an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a first-generation American and speaks Polish fluently. He enjoys traveling, especially visiting some of his family that are still in Poland. He is an avid Chicago sports fan and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He currently resides in Chicago.