Ann Zmuda, DPM - Team Member at Kovler Diabetes Center

Ann Zmuda, DPM

Diabetes Care Team at Kovler CenterAssistant Professor Of Medicine
Instructor of Podiatry

Dr. Zmuda has served as a podiatric physician and surgeon at the University of Chicago Medical Center, an instructor and clinical associate in the section of Endocrinology, and an instructor in the section of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Zmuda sees all types of podiatric patients, medically and surgically. Her specialty is the diabetic foot, including preventative diabetic foot care, wound treatments including debridements, bioengineered tissue grafting, wound VAC, I&Ds, limb salvage, as well as amputations. She works closely with neurologists in diabetic neuropathy treatment options and with vascular surgeons in developing a limb salvage program at the University of Chicago.

At the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, she directs the Internal Medicine Clerkship, a four-week podiatric medical student clerkship to enhance internal medicine aspects of the podiatric patient. She also has been specialized as a podiatric physician and surgeon in private practice and at Dr. Ron Riegelhaupt and Associates.

Dr. Zmuda’s research has appeared in numerous publications, including Orthopedic Journal and Foot and Ankle Quarterly. She served as a contributing author to The Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical Management (Human Press, 2011 and 2002).

Dr. Zmuda also has delivered educational lectures at medical conferences and events throughout the Midwest. She has delivered presentations as an invited guest speaker for a wide array of organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, Illinois Podiatric Medical Association, DECADE Annual Professional Symposium, St. Margaret’s Wound Care Center and the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association Annual Meeting.

Clinical interests:

  • Podiatry
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Preventive Foot Care
  • Podiatric Surgery


  • DPM, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Canisius College
  • Residency: Hines VA Hospital, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Loyola University Medical Center

Honors and awards:

MERITS Fellowship in Medical Education, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine