Meet Dr. Lockwood

Dr. Melissa Lockwood, DPM

As founder of Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, P.C., Dr. Melissa J. Lockwood happily returned to central Illinois in 2008 after seven years in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois. Dr. Lockwood completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) in 2001 with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Lockwood has a great interest in archaeology and also received a minor in anthropology from the U of I in 2001.

Dr. Lockwood matriculated at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, earning her doctor of podiatric medicine degree in 2005. While at OCPM, Dr. Lockwood served as both a delegate to the student branch of the APMA as well as president of the student government organization. Dr. Lockwood was the recipient of several awards while attending OCPM, including the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association Dr. James Conforti Community Relations Award and the OCPM Mildred Kaufman Memorial Award for Proficiency in Orthopedics and Biomechanics.

Dr. Lockwood arrived in Bloomington following a three-year residency in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Lockwood completed a 36-month podiatric medical and surgical residence program based out of the University Hospital System/Richmond Heights Medical Center. Dr. Lockwood has extensive training in both forefoot (bunions, hammertoes, neuromas) elective surgical procedures as well as rearfoot reconstruction. She has a special interest in the treatment of sports-related injuries, dermatological conditions and diabetic palliative and preventive care. Dr. Lockwood enjoys working with patients one-on-one in a clinical setting and chatting about her favorite sports teams!

Dr. Lockwood, her husband Scott and their children, Lauren and James, can be found rooting on the Illinois Redbirds, Chicago Bears, and White Sox!


High School:
Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox, Illinois
College Preparatory Program
Date of Graduation: May 1997
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Date of Graduation: May 2001
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Date of Graduation: May 2005
University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center/OCPM PM&S-36
July 2005-June 2008

Professional Accreditation

  • NBPME Part I (2003)
  • NBPME Boards Part II (2005)
  • NBPME Boards Part III – PM Lexus (2005)
  • State of Illinois Licensure (2008)
  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine (2012)
Dr. Lockwood family

Honors & Awards

  • Illinois State Scholar (1997)
  • OCPM Academic Scholarship (2001)
  • OCPM Dean’s List (2004)
  • OPMA Dr. James Conforti Community Relations Award (2005)
  • OCPM Mildred Kaufman Memorial Award for Proficiency in Orthopedics and Biomechanics (2005)
  • University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center Outstanding Podiatric Resident (2008)
  • McLean County 20 Under 40 Recipient (2015)

Professional Organizations

  • ABPM Board of Directors in Professional Organizations
  • President, Ohio Podiatric Medical Student’s Association 2002-2004
  • Delegate, American Podiatric Medical Student’s Association 2002-2004
  • Chairman – President’s Committee, American Podiatric Medical Student’s Association Feb. 2004
  • Member – KSUCPM Board of Trustees (2002-2004)
  • APMA/IPMA member at large
  • AAWP, Featured Speaker

Community Activities

  • Member, Sigma Kappa National Sorority, Theta Chapter
  • Sigma Kappa National Sorority, Eta Chapter
  • Distinguished Member, McLean County Chamber of Commerce
  • Enjoys bowling, swimming, and watching the Illini and Chicago Bears