Dr. Yeager attended Seattle University where he graduated from the Honors Program in addition to graduating with two degrees; one in General Science and the other in English. He went on to attend Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine affiliated with Rosalind Franklin Medical School at Finch University where he attained not only another degree in Basic Science but also his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Upon graduation, he completed two years of residency at Jesse Brown Veterans Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He finished his last year of residency at Cambridge Hospital which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
He is Board Certified in Foot and also in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is also a fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has performed research as well; being published in several different journals. He was Past President of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and Past Board Member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
He has performed well over five thousand surgeries in his career and has lectured both nationally and internationally on wound care and surgical procedures. He is only one of a few surgeons who performs total ankle implants for his patients and enjoys difficult cases to enable his patients to ambulate pain-free. He specializes in Wound Care as well; healing wounds that other facilities have passed on treating. He believes in a team approach to medicine stating, “without key players on our health care team working together, there is no way the patient can cross over the goal line to achieve a healthier lifestyle.”