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Brian Toolan, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Residency

Dr. Brian Toolan is an orthopaedic surgeon who is an expert in the care of foot and ankle disorders for adults and adolescents. He specializes in post-traumatic, arthritic, and inflammatory conditions. Dr. Toolan also treats fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, and sports-related conditions. He provides care for patients with simple and complex problems.

Dr. Toolan performed the first agility total ankle replacement in Chicago.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine at Ingalls Medical Office Building
1600 167th Street 
Calumet City, IL 60409 
On the corner of 170th Street & Torrence Avenue (behind Ingalls Family Care Center)

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston


Hospital for Joint Diseases Othopaedic Institute, New York


University of Washington, Seattle


American Association for Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 834-3531 

Office Fax

(773) 702-4765

Office Postal Address

Brian Toolan, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3079
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Learn More About Dr. Toolan

Dr. Toolan is the director of the University of Chicago Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Toolan's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.