Meet Dr. Cynthia R. Cernak, Kenosha, WI, Podiatrist

Over 200,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot pain, heel pain & ankle pain with our board certified podiatrists.

kenosha wi podiatrist dr cynthia cernakDr. Cynthia R. Cernak has been a practicing podiatric surgeon in Wisconsin for over 15 years. She graduated from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in 1989. Dr. Cernak then did a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at North Chicago VA Hospital. Following her residency, she was a surgical attending at the same facility. Dr. Cernak attended post graduate fellowships in reconstructive surgery at Doctors Hospital in Tucker, Georgia. She became board certified in podiatric surgery in 1994, recertifying in 2004. She became board certified in podiatric orthopedics in 1993 and recertified in 2003. She is a fellow of the American College of Podiatric Surgeons, and a fellow of the American College of Podiatric Orthopedics.

Recently in 2004, Dr. Cernak completed fellowship training in decompressive nerve surgery at the Dellon Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a founding member of the Institute of Peripheral Nerve Surgery. Dr. Cernak is a frequent lecturer complications and management of the diabetic foot, and treatment options for peripheral neuropathy. She has served as an instructor in the family practice residency program in Racine, Wisconsin, and currently serves on the board of directors for the alumni association of Rosalind-Franklin University of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Cernak has received numerous honors and awards the area of Podiatric Surgery in her community, and is particularly proud of the leadership award she received in 2003 for her work with Woman’s and Children’s Horizon, a haven for victims of domestic violence in Southeastern Wisconsin. Dr. Cernak is currently involved in research for alternative treatment options in diabetic peripheral neuropathy and has opened the first of its kind neuropathy clinic in Wisconsin, along with the assistance of Dr. Bryan Pereira a peripheral neurosurgeon, Dr. Debra Young a podiatric surgeon, Dr. John Martini M.D.

Dr. Cernak lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin and is very proud of her two daughters, Melissa, a History teacher at Harborside Academy High School in Kenosha and Heather, a practicing attorney. Dr. Cernak is also delighted to add that she is a grandmother of four adorable grandchildren.

Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle and join the 200,000 happy patients that have found relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain with our award-winning Kenosha, WI, podiatrist.

Kenosha Times article regarding Dr. Cernak speaking at the Great Lakes Cardiology Seminar.

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Kenosha Times Article

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Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot Doctors In Kenosha, WI
Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot Doctors In Kenosha, WI


  • "Doctor Sorensen is an excellent surgeon. He can be totally trusted! The staff at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute are caring, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend them."

    - Alice S.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Excellent care given by Dr. Cernak and her staff. explanation of my problems and treatment were explained very clearly. Great attention to detail. Will definitely recommend her to others. Thank you"

    - Sally N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Great experience on two occasions with Dr. Sorenson!! Still finishing treatment post-op on my heel spurs, but I’m already pain free!!"

    - Peter A.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I have been seeing Dr Cernak for a number of years and after having moved here from Minnesota, am very thankful to have found her. She has helped me immensely with my feet and I've told many people about her. She takes the time to listen to her patients and helps them in any way she can."

    - Shirley B.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Ouska-Griffin was wonderful! I went to her seeking care for a trauma related issue to my foot and she made me feel at ease. She took the time to explain my x-ray, my healing, interventions for pain / mobility and gave recommendations for follow up. Her expertise, compassion, gentle nature and experience shows! I truly feel that she is dedicated to her work and really cares about her patients which is a rarity in today's medical field! I would highly recommend Dr. Ouska-Griffin for any podiatry related issue."

    - Kate L.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Griffin is a miracle worker. I had been seeing a doctor in Chicago for over 7 years and couldn't do anything for me. I started seeing Dr. Griffin in Summer 2019 and what she has done to improve the pain in my feet and other issues has been wonderful. She is very hands on and knows how to treat the symptoms immediately without a song and dance. I would highly recommend her if your in need of a new podiatrist."

    - Megan W.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Doctor Sorensen is an excellent surgeon. He can be totally trusted! The staff at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute are caring, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend them."

    - Alice S.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Excellent care given by Dr. Cernak and her staff. explanation of my problems and treatment were explained very clearly. Great attention to detail. Will definitely recommend her to others. Thank you"

    - Sally N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Great experience on two occasions with Dr. Sorenson!! Still finishing treatment post-op on my heel spurs, but I’m already pain free!!"

    - Peter A.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I have been seeing Dr Cernak for a number of years and after having moved here from Minnesota, am very thankful to have found her. She has helped me immensely with my feet and I've told many people about her. She takes the time to listen to her patients and helps them in any way she can."

    - Shirley B.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Ouska-Griffin was wonderful! I went to her seeking care for a trauma related issue to my foot and she made me feel at ease. She took the time to explain my x-ray, my healing, interventions for pain / mobility and gave recommendations for follow up. Her expertise, compassion, gentle nature and experience shows! I truly feel that she is dedicated to her work and really cares about her patients which is a rarity in today's medical field! I would highly recommend Dr. Ouska-Griffin for any podiatry related issue."

    - Kate L.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Griffin is a miracle worker. I had been seeing a doctor in Chicago for over 7 years and couldn't do anything for me. I started seeing Dr. Griffin in Summer 2019 and what she has done to improve the pain in my feet and other issues has been wonderful. She is very hands on and knows how to treat the symptoms immediately without a song and dance. I would highly recommend her if your in need of a new podiatrist."

    - Megan W.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Doctor Sorensen is an excellent surgeon. He can be totally trusted! The staff at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute are caring, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend them."

    - Alice S.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Excellent care given by Dr. Cernak and her staff. explanation of my problems and treatment were explained very clearly. Great attention to detail. Will definitely recommend her to others. Thank you"

    - Sally N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Great experience on two occasions with Dr. Sorenson!! Still finishing treatment post-op on my heel spurs, but I’m already pain free!!"

    - Peter A.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I have been seeing Dr Cernak for a number of years and after having moved here from Minnesota, am very thankful to have found her. She has helped me immensely with my feet and I've told many people about her. She takes the time to listen to her patients and helps them in any way she can."

    - Shirley B.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Ouska-Griffin was wonderful! I went to her seeking care for a trauma related issue to my foot and she made me feel at ease. She took the time to explain my x-ray, my healing, interventions for pain / mobility and gave recommendations for follow up. Her expertise, compassion, gentle nature and experience shows! I truly feel that she is dedicated to her work and really cares about her patients which is a rarity in today's medical field! I would highly recommend Dr. Ouska-Griffin for any podiatry related issue."

    - Kate L.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Griffin is a miracle worker. I had been seeing a doctor in Chicago for over 7 years and couldn't do anything for me. I started seeing Dr. Griffin in Summer 2019 and what she has done to improve the pain in my feet and other issues has been wonderful. She is very hands on and knows how to treat the symptoms immediately without a song and dance. I would highly recommend her if your in need of a new podiatrist."

    - Megan W.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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Update (4/8/2020):

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