Photo: Brian T. Damitz, D.P.M.

Brian T. Damitz, D.P.M.


Ankle, Foot, Podiatry

Patient Reviews

Verified Patient Rating: 5 (8 patient reviews and ratings)
“A very pleasant place that gave great service. Hopefully, I will not break anything else, but if so I will be backup see Dr. Damitz.”
– Finesse O.
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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.

Clinical Staff: Chrissie Navarro, 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
  • Lakeshore Surgicare
  • Porter Regional Hospital
  • Shoreline Surgery Center
“Dr. Damitz and his staff are wonderful! He is an amazing doctor and provides great care! I wouldn’t trust another doctor to take care of my ankle/foot. In October I fell off a ladder and had a major injury that required same day surgery. Dr. Damitz did the surgery putting my heel and ankle back in place and had to screw my bones back together. He had to do another surgery in March to repair tendons and ligaments. He is a very good doctor and is always very friendly.”
– Wendy N.
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