William E. Chagares, DPM North Chicago, IL ('17) Director

William E. Chagares, DPM North Chicago, IL (’17) Director

Dr. Chagares says, “as an ABPM diplomate for over 22 years, I am honored to become part of this organization’s Board of Directors and thus in some small measure give back to it for the tremendous value I have received as a member…. Having myself been through the ABPM’s certification process as both a candidate and an examiner, I am resolute in the importance of this certifying board to our profession”

Dr. Chagares has previously served as a the Board’s liaison to the Collaborative Residency Evaluator Committee (CREC), a member of the qualification exam committee, an oral examiner for the Board’s certification process, and a reviewer for the Board’s case defense process. He also served two terms as an ABPM liaison to the Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s Residency Review Committee (RRC) and three consecutive terms as a Regional Representative to the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH).

Dr. Chagares is currently Chief of Podiatry and on-site coordinator for the residency program at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. He is active in clinical research, is a member of the Research and Development Committee, and is the Facility Research Integrity Officer at the FHCC. He is also Co-Chair of the Medical Records Committee. In addition, Dr. Chagares has served as a Federal Services Delegate to the annual APMA House of Delegates in Washington, D.C., and, as Vice President of FSPMA, has recently been appointed chair of the Ad Hoc Committee to the National Podiatry Professional Standards Review Board of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Following graduation from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1979, Dr. Chagares completed a residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Forkosh Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He originally certified in Podiatric Orthopedics and later Primary Podiatric Medicine. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Chagares as our newest Director.