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Podiatry

Leading the Way in Podiatry Services

Podiatry is a branch of medicine that studies, diagnoses and treats disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. A podiatrist (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or DPM) is a specialist who is qualified by education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists can further specialize in areas of podiatry such as: surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, primary care or biomechanics (the study of the way the muscles, bones and joints in the foot, ankle and lower leg work together in the actions of impact absorption and propulsion).

A Full Range of Podiatry Services at North Shore-LIJ Hospitals and Facilities

North Shore-LIJ Health System's Podiatry Services provides patients with excellence in both the ambulatory and hospital environments. All aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery are represented, from reconstructive foot surgery to diabetic limb preservation. Through our multidisciplinary services, our patients receive expert care from our staff of experienced and qualified podiatrists who provide a wide range of podiatric surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and prosthetic treatments.

The Section of Podiatry Services within the Division of Vascular Surgery performs podiatric procedures with diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions related to the foot and ankle, including reconstructive and elective foot surgery; wound care of the diabetic foot, and limb preservation.

Podiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Long Island Jewish Medical Center/North Shore University Hospital has an active podiatry staff providing patients excellent care in both the ambulatory and hospital environments. All aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery are represented, from reconstructive foot surgery to diabetic limb preservation.

Podiatry at North Shore University Hospital

The staff of podiatrists at North Shore University Hospital is active in all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery. Reconstructive, trauma, and limb salvage surgeries of the lower extremity are performed in the main operating room. Elective foot and ankle surgeries are performed at the state-of-the-art Schwarz Ambulatory Surgical Center. Diabetic foot care, including ulcerations and infections of the lower extremity, are treated, using a multidisciplinary approach.

The full-time podiatric staff at North Shore University Hospital works in concert with the vascular, plastic surgery, prosthetic, and medicine departments in treating difficult-to-heal wounds. We are proud of our role in dramatically reducing the need for lower extremity amputations. Additionally, we are in charge of the Podiatry Clinic, one of the busiest clinics at the hospital. The podiatric staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For a hospital consultation, please call Dr. Michael Pliskin, Chief of Podiatry, at (516) 487-8107.

Podiatry at Other North Shore-LIJ Hospitals

Podiatry services are offered at other hospitals at North Shore-LIJ Health System, including:

The Long Island Jewish/North Shore University Hospital Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program is one of the country's premier teaching programs for graduating podiatrists. This three-year comprehensive medical and surgical podiatry residency consists of 36 months of intensive training in all aspects of medicine and surgery, with special emphasis on the lower extremity. The diverse training program exposes residents to all of the benefits of a major teaching institution.

For information on the residency or for clinical clerkship information, contact our Program Director, Russell Caprioli, DPM, at (718) 470-7076 or Rcapriol@NSHS.edu, or view our North Shore-LIJ Residency and Fellowship section.

North Shore University Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency

North Shore University Hospital has one of the finest podiatric surgical residency programs in the country. This 24-month premier program attracts only the elite graduate medical students and gives them an opportunity to learn from some of the finest surgeons and physicians in the world. This intensive and comprehensive podiatry residency program offers training in all types of foot and ankle surgeries. There is a special emphasis on reconstructive surgery, including diabetic limb salvage.

There are six podiatric surgical residents rotating throughout the hospital. In addition, we have two wound-care Fellows. The wound-care Fellows have completed a 24-month residency program and are directly involved in treating all of the lower extremity ulcerations at North Shore University Hospital.

For information regarding the podiatric staff or the podiatric surgical residency at North Shore University Hospital, contact Dr. Michael Pliskin, Chief of Podiatry, at (516) 487-8107 or by e-mail at mpliskin@nshs.edu. See theNorth Shore-LIJ Residency and Fellowship section. Visit The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine online.

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