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Graham Hamilton, DPM

 

My philosophy for treating foot and ankle pain and deformity is rooted in identifying and addressing the underlying causes. Treating only the symptoms without regard for the etiology usually leads to frustration.

 

Dr. Graham Hamilton is a double Board-Certified Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon with over 25 years of practice experience. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and considers the three greatest blessings in his life to have been given life, to have moved to the United States, and to practice medicine.  

 

He performed a comprehensive residency in the 1990s, at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Santa Clara, California, with an emphasis on sports medicine, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle trauma, and diabetic limb salvage. He then joined Kaiser Permanente in Oakland California and was actively involved in resident education for almost two decades. His roles included research director and assistant residency director.  During this time, he also spent 12 years as an adjunct clinical professor at the California School of Podiatric Medicine, teaching foot and ankle surgery.  In 2017 he joined Palo Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) in Dublin, California.  In addition to continuing his practice, this allowed him to fulfill another passion, medical device innovation.  He currently has over 15 patents.  In 2022 he relocated to Texas, to be closer to his family. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at the School of Podiatric Medicine.  The first school of podiatric medicine in the state of Texas.

 

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery with dual certification in both foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.  He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) and has served on multiple boards within the organization, including the surgical skills committee and the Annual Scientific Conference (ASC) planning committee.  He has been a national speaker at the ACFAS ASC for over 20 years.

 

He is also currently a trauma faculty member, of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesesfragen North America (AONA).  He has recently co-chaired the first AONA course for DPMs in North America, which plans to be an ongoing twice-yearly event.  

 

He has served as Section Editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and instructional chapters in multiple surgical textbooks. 

 

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa Dr. Hamilton is an avid rugby and soccer fan. His pride and joy are his wife Melissa, and their two children Sarah and Emily who enjoy travel, swimming, and the amazing quality of life in the beautiful state of Texas. 

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Craig Verdin, DPM

Craig Verdin, DPM

 

Dr. Verdin is a resident of Houma, Louisiana and completed his undergraduate training at Louisiana State University. He then completed his podiatric medical education at Kent State University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he then completed his podiatric surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic. He most recently completed a fellowship in advanced limb salvage & research in Washington DC at Georgetown University Hospital. He is board certified and qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

 

In addition, he has published several articles and textbook chapters on the numerous pathologies that diabetic patients face that can place them at risk for amputation and was even cited in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Verdin's special interests include flap-based limb salvage, amputation reconstruction, and the utilization of podoplastic techniques for the purpose of function and gait preservation in the diabetic population.

Douglas Cromack, MD

 

Dr. Cromack has been a plastic surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedics, trauma division since 2005. The observation that extremity trauma care could be markedly enhanced by the a multi discipline team approach is what drove Dr. Cromack to the division of orthopaedic trauma.  He provides rapid and timely soft tissue reconstruction and limb salvage, decreasing hospital length of stay and allowing earlier initiation of rehabilitative efforts.  One of two hand surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedics, he also takes faculty call for University Hospital and is the only surgeon performing congenital hand reconstruction within University Hospital.   In addition to his  clinical duties, he also has a long-standing interest in research, including spending 3 years at the NIH conducting research in the areas of growth factor regulation of the early response in wound healing and the metabolic changes seen in cancer cachexia. He has  performed over 150 adipose tissue biopsies for research purposes. 

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Douglas Cromack, MD
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Michael H Theodoulou
DPM, FACFAS

Michael H Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS

 

Dr. Theodoulou is the Chief, Division of Podiatric Surgery at Cambridge Health Alliance. He is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School and President of the Northeast Region American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is Past President of Massachusetts Foot and Ankle Society and Section Editor, Forefoot Reconstruction, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

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Heather Tran, DPM 

Heather Tran, DPM 

Dr. Tran earned her medical degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. She went on to complete her residency training at HCA Houston Healthcare West, formerly known as West Houston Medical Center, where she gained vast experience in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. She is a current fellow at UT San Antonio's Amputation Prevention and Research program where her focus is on reconstructive surgery, orthoplastics, and limb salvage.

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Brandon Gumbiner, DPM

Brandon Gumbiner, DPM

Dr. Gumbiner is the residency director for Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, IL. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, board certified in Foot & Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery.  He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.  He is a Fellow Member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery, the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, and the American Professional Wound Care Association.  Dr. Gumbiner holds titles of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine-Rockford and is Adjunct Clinical Faculty of Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. 

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