Division of Podiatry
The Division of Podiatry at NYU Long Island School of Medicine provides a full range of podiatric services for treating foot and ankle disorders, both medically and surgically. We strive to meet the podiatric needs of our patients, helping them maintain both physical and mental wellness. We also offer robust educational programs, including a residency, and conduct clinical research.
Our division, part of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, offers a variety of educational programs. Through our Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with a credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery, we aim to prepare residents for success on their many board exams and in future professional endeavors. The residency sponsors six residents, two per year, for three years of training. We offer a wide range of lectures and conferences weekly and monthly that include all aspects of podiatry. With each of our programs, residents are given the opportunity to participate as an attendee and as a presenter.
In addition, we host regular anatomical training sessions using both artificial bones and anatomical training models for trainees at NYU Long Island School of Medicine and other podiatry programs. NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island also offers various interdepartmental and interdisciplinary lectures that residents may attend. These greatly increase the success that our residents have not only in the years they spend with us but also as they move on to practice.
Learn more about our residency didactic training and curriculum schedule.
In the past several years, the Division of Podiatry has greatly increased our clinical research. The goal of our research is to help improve the care we give to our community. Our research consists of many aspects of general podiatry, as well as clinical-based investigations. We also collaborate with many other NYU Long Island School of Medicine departments and faculty on research endeavors.
Currently, we have multiple projects with the Wound Care Surgical Services regarding different biologic products in treating diabetic foot ulcerations and infections. The division is also working with the Department of Psychiatry studying the mental impact chronic diabetic foot ulceration has on patients.
Our research in the lower extremities focuses on improving patient outcomes and satisfaction through the development of new products and innovative surgical techniques. Most recently, our research has been published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
We also offer several research opportunities to our residents.
Podiatry Clinical Services
Our podiatrists deliver state-of-the-art care exclusively for foot and ankle disorders. All specialists and surgeons at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island are board-certified and have extensive training in the diagnosis and surgical and nonsurgical care of a wide range of foot and ankle conditions. Common conditions that we treat include the following:
- foot and ankle trauma, sprains, and fracture
- diabetic foot conditions, neuropathy, and Charcot foot
- elective and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including for bunion and hammertoe
- limb salvage and wound care for treatment of diabetic foot ulcer and osteomyelitis
- skin and nail pathology
- clinical biomechanics and orthotics
- sport injury
- heel pathology, pain, and plantar fasciitis
- pediatric and adolescent podiatric disorders
- podiatric joint pathology
Podiatry Leadership and Administration
James D. Capozzi, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Raymond G. Ferguson, DPM
Chief, Division of Podiatry
Program Director, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency
April M. Bailey-Maletta, DPM
Associate Program Director, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency
Jan A. Koenig, MD
Director, Orthopedic and Podiatry Research
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Faculty
Faculty within our division have a broad range of expertise in both podiatric surgery and wound care. They provide ongoing lectures and surgical training throughout the year. They are also active in research, resident education, community education, and quality initiatives to improve patient care.
Learn more about our Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency faculty.