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Brian T. Damitz, D.P.M.

Ankle, Foot, Podiatry

Dr. Brian Damitz is a board-certified podiatric surgeon specializing in orthotics and foot and ankle surgery who joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in 2014. Dedicated to helping patients improve and return to full function, Dr. Damitz treats complex foot and ankle injuries and conditions and specializes in ankle replacement, foot and ankle reconstruction, flatfoot reconstruction, and foot and ankle fractures as well as minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. 

A graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Damitz earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois. He then underwent podiatric medicine and surgery internship and residency training at Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, New York. 

Dr. Damitz stays active by bike riding and hiking and also occasionally enjoys traveling, watching movies, and playing video games.

Dr. Damitz is available to see patients at our Chesterton, Portage, and Valparaiso – Valley offices.

Clinical Staff: Bryana Baisden, M.A.
Direct Phone Line: (219) 250-5006


    Education & Training

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences: Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
    • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL
    • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Internship: Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, NY
    • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency: Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, NY


    • Board Certification: American Board of Podiatric Medicine

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management
    • American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
    • Chicago Practice Management Resident Symposium

    Team Affiliations

    • Valparaiso University

    Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

    • Chandana Surgery Center
    • Shoreline Surgery Center
    • Northwest Health - Porter
    • Northwest Health - Lakeshore Surgicare
    • “I truly have a great experience every visit. The office staff is very friendly and professional. Before becoming a patient of Dr. Damitz, I had really bad experiences with two other podiatrists that I feel did not have my best interest. They only wanted money from my insurance company and me. I was recommended to Dr. Damitz by a friend, and I’m so glad she did. Dr. Damitz is the best. I highly recommend his office.”
      – Michele B.