The Section of Podiatry with 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.
Long Island Jewish Medical Center has an active Podiatry staff providing patients with excellence in both the ambulatory and hospital environment. All aspects of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery are represented, from reconstructive foot surgery to Diabetic limb preservation. Our Diabetic Foot care Center offers state of the art wound care for the high risk diabetic patient. Emphasis on ulcer prevention, patient education and reduction of lower extremity amputations are our goals. Our center offers a multi-disciplinary environment where patients receive expert care from experienced and qualified specialists in Podiatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Prosthetics.
The Long Island Jewish Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program
The Long Island Jewish Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program is one of the Country's premier teaching programs for graduating Podiatrists. This 3 year comprehensive medical and surgical 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 by e-mail. See the North Shore-LIJ Residencies and Fellowships section.
The podiatric staff 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 podiatric staff works in concert with the Vascular, Plastic Surgery, Prosthetic, and Medicine Department in treating difficult-to-heal wounds. The full time podiatric staff is proud of our role in dramatically reducing the need for lower extremity amputations at North Shore University Hospital. We also are in charge of the Podiatry Clinic which is 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.
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 giving them an opportunity to get educated from some of the finest surgeons and physicians in the world. This intensive and comprehensive 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 already 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. See the North Shore-LIJ Residencies and Fellowships section.