St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s residency program in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery recently received an advanced certification in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery from the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

“This means that residents of the program will receive the additional certification in that specialty. To be certified, a podiatrist must demonstrate knowledge of podiatric surgery, including the diagnosis of medical problems as well as the surgical management of foot and ankle diseases and those concerning the foot, ankle, and leg,” said Arnold Hertz, DPM, director of the department of podiatry and the podiatric surgery residency program at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. “We are very proud to be able to offer our doctors this additional certification,” added Dr. Hertz.

St. John’s Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency is a free-standing, three-year program in podiatric medicine and surgery. The residency program training, including all rotations and surgical procedures, take place at the St. John’s campus and its affiliate Mercy Medical Center, as well as an ambulatory surgery center. The program includes practice management, billing, and office rotations. The program has six positions. v

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