Dr. Andrew Ott, DPM

Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Hillsboro Area Hospital


Board Certifications:

  • Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Certified by the American Board of Wound Management
    • Certified Wound Specialist Physician designation, CWSP
  • Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine 


  • Undergraduate: Blackburn College 2005-2009
  • Medical School: Des Moines University 2010-2014
  • Residency: New York Presbyterian Queens 2014-2018
  • Fellowship: Bako Diagnostics, Dermatopathology 

 Specialty Areas:

  • Fracture Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Internal and external fixation techniques of the lower extremity
  • Reconstructive adult foot and ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopy of the lower extremity
  • Limb salvage of the lower extremity
  • Pediatric foot deformities
  • Plastic surgery of the lower extremity
  • Dermatopathology of the lower extremity
  • Lower extremity biomechanics
  • Limb deformity correction
  • Trauma of the Lower Extremity
  • Regenerative medicine and non-surgical treatment option
  • Lower extremity wound care
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Podiatric Dermatology


Dr. Ott graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2005 and attended Blackburn College as an all-conference linebacker and 2008 semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell trophy. He moved on to Des Moines University where, in 2014, he graduated with a doctorate in podiatric medicine and surgery as class vice president, a teaching assistant at the medical school, and a member of the Council of Presidents and Curriculum Committee.

He has returned to Hillsboro after completing his residency in New York City at New York Presbyterian Queens where he earned the highest score in the country on the American Board of Podiatric Medicine in-training exam as a third-year resident and chief resident in his 4th and final year of residency. His residency was primarily devoted to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, but covered all aspects of general podiatry. 

Dr. Ott’s plan was always to come back home because he saw a need in the area. His many specialties and passion to help his community is a major benefit for Hillsboro Area Hospital and its surrounding residents. He is most excited to provide the community with "local access to several services that, in the past, were only available in Springfield or St. Louis. People will now have an opportunity to have surgical procedures performed at Hillsboro Area Hospital that were never available in the past."

To schedule an appointment, please call 217-532-6266, Available M-F 8-5pm

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