Questions answered on this web page
Where is Dr. Schumacher
Dr. Schumacher was born in the city of
Chicago, Illinois, but spent most of his childhood years a couple hours north,
in the northern suburbs of Milwaukee
in the state of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee is located on the western edge of Lake Michigan--in the
southeast portion of the state of Wisconsin. It is approximately
90 miles north of the city of Chicago.
|Above: The downtown
skyline of Milwaukee taken from Lake Michigan.
View Along Milwaukee's "River walk"
Milwaukee is known the world
over as a beer capitol, (it is the original home of such breweries as Miller,
Schlitz, Pabst, and Blatz), but it is also the home to a wide-variety of other
companies. For example, Koss headphones, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Northwestern Mutual insurance,
Briggs and Stratton engines, Master Lock, Johnson Controls, and
Evinrude outboard motors are just some of the companies that make Milwaukee
Milwaukee's economic output is so strong, in fact, that it surpasses the
economic output produced by the entire country of New
Milwaukee is also known for excellent German food, its fine ballet, the wonderful Milwaukee Public Museum,
one of the nation's top zoos, and the striking new art museum on the the
shore of Lake Michigan (see right).
|Above: Milwaukee's art
Milwaukee is also famous
as the home of several TV shows, such as "That 70's Show" (currently
and "Laverne and Shirley" & "Happy Days" (programs
popular during the
Above: "Kopp's", the inspiration for
"Arnold's", as it is today. Known as the
"Milky Way" and sporting a different exterior until the
1980's, Kopp's still serves the best
hamburgers and frozen custard. A denser, richer, and
creamier version of ice cream, frozen custard is a
Coincidentally, Dr. Schumacher attended the same high school upon
which the "Happy Days" TV show is based. Though it wasn't
actually named "Jefferson High School" as it was in
the TV series, the school colors are the same as appeared on the
show. And yes, the inspiration for "Arnold's" is
a real-life neighbourhood hangout still in existence today (see
being made famous by "Happy Days", Dr. Schumacher's high school has several well-known alumni,
certainly the most famous of whom is Oprah Winfrey. Dr.
Schumacher appeared in a high school talent show with another well-known
Where did Dr. Schumacher do
his undergraduate training?
his undergraduate education, Dr.
Schumacher attended the University
of Wisconsin, ("UW" for short), in Madison,
University of Wisconsin
photos on this page are used by permission.
All photos by
Jeff Miller, photographer,
UW-Madison University Communications.
|Above: The University of Wisconsin
campus, the Wisconsin capitol building, and downtown Madison,
Wisconsin. Located on an isthmus, Madison is squeezed between Lake
Mendota, pictured on the left, and Lake Monona, pictured on the
right. Madison is consistently rated as one of the best places to
live in America.
Madison is located about 90 miles west of Milwaukee, in the south
central portion of the state of Wisconsin, where the star is located on
the map below.
University of Wisconsin, Dr. Schumacher majored in Zoology, with an
emphasis in Cellular Biology and Genetics. Dr. Schumacher was involved
in genetic research in the field of segregation distortion.
UW is spread
out over 933 scenic acres, (about the size of Vancouver's Stanley Park),
which are wedged between two large glacial lakes, Lake Mendota and Lake Monona
(see picture above). Home to over 40,000 students, (including one
of the largest foreign-student enrolments in any university anywhere),
and offering a whopping 4,400 courses, UW-Madison is one of the largest
and most diverse universities in the world. With its tremendous
state-supported resources, (UW spends more than a half billion
dollars per year in research and development alone--a number
consistently ranking in the top two or three in the nation), the
university offers top-notch academics. For example:
1. Wisconsin professors,
former professors and alumni have been awarded with 17 Nobel prizes, 23
Pulitzer prizes, 10 National Medal of Science awards, and 79 faculty
members have been inducted in the prestigious national academies of
science, medicine, engineering, and medicine.
above are compiled from the University of Wisconsin document entitled University History, Facts, Honors, People.
Above: The Economics building & the
the Lake Shore dorms.
Above: The view on Henry Mall, the Life
Sciences section of campus
Above: Library Mall
"A list of first-rate academic programs at Madison would be
as complete as a college catalog elsewhere. There are 70
programs considered in the top 10
"Coursework is demanding and in
many ways akin to graduate school
"Professors at Madison are certainly
among the nations best, with Nobel laureates, National Academy
of Science member, and Guggenheim Fellows scattered liberally
among the departments" **
5 stars (out of 5) **
is truly a best buy" **
quotes above are excerpts from the The Fiske Guide To Colleges, 2002 edition.
Above: Memorial Student Union
Above: State Street and the Capitol
3. According to the Gourman report, an independent
assessment of undergraduate university programs, the University
of Wisconsin has 25
departments ranked in the top five in the nation.***
Schumacher's areas of study--Zoology major with an emphasis in Cellular
and Genetics--UW is ranked #1 (Zoology), #2 (Cellular Biology), and #5 (Genetics)
compared with all universities in the United States. ***
rankings above are according to The Gourman
Report - Undergraduate Programs - A Rating Of Undergraduate
Degree Programs in American and International Universities, The
Princeton Review, 10th Edition).
Where did Dr. Schumacher
perform his graduate work?
completing his undergraduate studies at the University of
Wisconsin, Dr. Schumacher left Wisconsin and moved back
in the state of Illinois
for his graduate studies in podiatric medicine and
above: The third-tallest building in Chicago, the
100-story John Hancock Building dominates the "gold
coast" portion of Chicago.
Pictured on the right:
The Sears Tower and the Chicago skyline from the Adler
Planetarium. The Shedd Aquarium is pictured in the
Pictured below right:
The Chicago skyline at night, taken from Lake Michigan.
Pictured below left:
The Dearborn Street entrance to the Scholl College Foot
As part of his medical training, Dr. Schumacher trained as an extern or in
some other capacity at several area institutions, including:
Cook County Hospital of
Chicago--one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the world,
and the hospital portrayed in the television series, "E.R.".
Hospital of Chicago--the downtown
teaching hospital complex of one of the nation's best medical
University of Chicago Hospital--located
in the Hyde Park area on the south side of Chicago, the University of
Chicago is one of the top research hospitals in the
Henrotin Hospital of Chicago--Henrotin
Hospital is now closed after serving the gold coast area of Chicago for
Mary's Hospital of Chicago--located
west of Chicago's downtown area.
Oak Forest Hospital of Chicago--large
and sprawling, Oak Forest Hospital is located
in the Oak Forest suburb of Chicago.
Wood V.A. Hospital of
hospital specializing in unique medical care needs of America's veterans.
SCPM has offered a dual
D.P.M.-Ph.D. degree through Chicago's Rush Medical School for
years, SCPM is now a college within the Finch
University of Health Sciences system.
University of Health Sciences is a unique school. It is one of
the few institutions in the entire world exclusively devoted to graduate-level
training and research in the health care sciences.
in 1912 as "The Chicago Medical School",
as an institution that used to grant only the M.D. medical degree, the
college expanded in 1967 to include other health
To better reflect the
expanded scope of training, the school's name was changed to Finch
University of Health Sciences.
Main Campus, Finch University
Today, Finch University consists
colleges, each completely devoted to graduate-level health care.
1) The original
The Chicago Medical School,
continues to grant an M.D. degree as it has for more than nine decades now,
and it has major affiliations with Mount Sinai, Cook County, North Chicago VA,
Lutheran General and Christ Hospitals
The School of Related Health Sciences
offers graduate degrees in clinical laboratory sciences, nutrition, physical
therapy, and physician assistant practice.
The School of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies offers
post-graduate degrees in the following disciplines (the type of degree offered
follows the field): Applied Physiology, (M.S.), Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology, (M.S., Ph.D.), Cell Biology and Anatomy, (M.S., Ph.D.)
,Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, (M.S., Ph.D.), Clinical Immunology,
(M.S.), Clinical Psychology, (M.S., Ph.D.) Medical Radiation Physics, (M.S.,
Ph.D.) ,Medical Imaging Sciences, (M.S.), Microbiology and Immunology, (M.S.,
Ph.D.), Molecular and Cellular Sciences (Ph.D.), Neuroscience, (M.S., Ph.D.),
Pathology, (M.S., Ph.D.), Physiology and Biophysics, (M.S.,
The fourth college within the Finch University system is the Scholl
College of Podiatric Medicine.
After having been headquartered at the corner of Dearborn and Oak
Streets in the wonderful near north "Gold Coast" region of downtown
Chicago, Scholl College is now headquartered on the main campus of Finch
University on a beautiful north side campus in suburban Chicago.
Where did Dr.
Schumacher do his post-graduate training?
Post-graduate training in Indiana
graduating with a degree in podiatric medicine, Dr. Schumacher
specialized further in medical and surgical studies during a
post-graduate medical and surgical program at the Ambulatory Foot and
Ankle Clinic of South Bend, Indiana.
South Bend, Indiana is located in
northern Indiana, about 2 hours east of downtown Chicago.
famous as the hometown of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend
is also the main population hub in the region, and the
Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic served a large population
base, including a large portion of northern Indiana and
training in Canada
the post-graduate surgical program in Indiana, Dr. Schumacher traveled to
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to complete his training in
podiatric medicine and surgery.
metropolitan area of over 2,000,000, is located on the west
coast of Canada, immediately north of Washington
Vancouver and the inner harbour, looking southeast.
looking north, with the North Shore,
(part of the Cascade mountain range), in the background.
In Vancouver, Dr. Schumacher participated in
the medical and surgical
training program with the Podiatry Group of Vancouver General
Vancouver Hospital's main
building in central Vancouver.
General Hospital, now known simply as Vancouver Hospital, is
part of the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre (VHHSC).
is composed of four sites: Vancouver Hospital (pictured above), the University of British Columbia, or "UBC" for
short, (pictured to the right), G. F. Strong
Rehabilitation Centre, & George Pearson
University of British Columbia, (UBC), with Vancouver in the distance.
With nearly 2,000 beds, and treating over 116,000 patients
each year, VHHSC is the
second largest medical complex in Canada, the largest west of
Toronto, and one of the leading health care centres in the
How long has Dr. Schumacher been in practice,
and where does he practice?
Dr. Schumacher completed his training in 1989, and has
been in practice since that time. He currently has offices in Surrey,
Vancouver, Burnaby and Squamish, B.C.. Details on these offices can be
found under the section entitled "Office Locations."
In addition to practicing in Surrey,
Vancouver, Burnaby and Squamish,
B.C., Dr. Schumacher has for many years also worked to develop
podiatric care in remote-site, rural clinics throughout British
Columbia, an enormous area larger than California, Oregon, and
Washington State combined.
From traveling five hours by car and ferry up to the northern
"Sunshine Coast" town of Powell River at the end of the coast
highway, to flying into the Kootenay towns of Trail and
Nelson, (near the borders of Alberta, Idaho and Montana),
to flying into the Bulkley-Valley
towns of Smithers and Hazelton in northern B.C. (near the border
with Alaska), Dr. Schumacher has for over a decade traveled to and
worked in hospitals, clinics and Aboriginal facilities throughout the
province, under sometimes less-than-ideal conditions, to bring
podiatric medical services to unserviced areas.
What conditions does Dr. Schumacher
treat, and does he have any areas of specialization?
Dr. Schumacher treats most abnormalities of the
foot and ankle, including common conditions like arch and heel pain, heel spurs,
bunions, hammertoes, fractures, corns, calluses, warts, ingrown nails, muscle
and tendon disorders, skin conditions, nerve pain and diabetic foot
But Dr. Schumacher has two areas of specialty:
Foot and ankle function,
including sports medicine is one area of specialization for Dr.
Schumacher, and he assesses and treats abnormal foot and ankle function and
sports injuries. He designs and fabricates orthotics, braces and orthopaedic
appliances, as well as custom-made moulded shoes for severe
structural and mechanical abnormalities.
Dr. Schumacher is board-certified by the
Board of Podiatric Orthopedics* and Primary Podiatric Medicine
( or ABPOPPM).
2. Foot Surgery is another area of
specialization for Dr. Schumacher. We treat ingrown nails, bunions,
hammertoes, Morton's neuromas, heel spurs, arthritis, warts, fractures,
tumours, and a wide-variety of other surgical conditions.
Dr. Schumacher is Board Certified
in Foot Surgery by the American
Board of Podiatric Surgery (or ABPS).
does Board Certification actually mean?
are somewhat confused about what Board Certification does and does not
mean. If you're interested in this topic, we have a separate web page that
discusses this topic in detail. Simply click on the words Board
do all those letters--"D.P.M.,
D.A.B.P.S., D.A.B.P.O.P.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., F.A.C.F.A.O.M."--following Dr. Schumacher's name mean?
refers to the professional degree "Doctor of Podiatric Medicine".
This is the degree that allows someone to practice podiatric medicine and
"D.A.B.P.S." means that Dr. Schumacher is Board Certified in foot
surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, and holder of Diplomate
status within that organization. The letters "D.A.B.P.O.P.P.M."
means that Dr. Schumacher is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric
Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, and holder of Diplomate status
within that organization.
letters "F.A.C.F.A.O.M." mean that Dr. Schumacher is a
"Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics* and
Medicine", and the letters "F.A.C.F.A.S." mean that he is a
"Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons".
College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine
and the American
College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons are
professional organizations that are
associated with an interest, training and board certification in foot and ankle
orthopaedics and surgery, respectively. You can travel to the websites for
each organization simply by clicking on the letters for each organization
Is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric
holder of "Diplomate" status with that organization.
Is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics by the American Board
of Podiatric Orthopedics* and Primary Podiatric Medicine, and holder
of "Diplomate" status with that organization.
Is a Fellow in the American
College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Is a Fellow in the American
College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics* and Medicine.
word orthopaedic is spelled orthopedic (with no
"a") in the U.S. and orthopaedic (with an "a") in
Canada. We have tried to use Canadian spellings throughout the website,
but have retained the U.S. spelling when the word is used in relation to the
titles of the board and college that are based in the U.S. and use the U.S.
spelling in their formal title.
**The use of photographs,
logos, or other images of the city of Milwaukee, the city of Chicago, the
Province of British Columbia, the University of Wisconsin, Scholl College,
Vancouver Hospital, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, American Board of
Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine should not be construed
as an endorsement by these entities for Dr. Schumacher or his associates.