About

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.

Why choose us?

Podiatry Services at 12 hospitals of North Shore-LIJ Health System offer expert diagnosis, as well as nonsurgical and surgical treatment of foot, ankle and lower leg disorders.
 
Patients choose North Shore-LIJ’s podiatry services for:
 
Comprehensive Treatment Options 
The full-time podiatry staffs at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital provide comprehensive services ranging from reconstructive foot surgery to diabetic limb preservation in both ambulatory and hospital environments.
 
Podiatrists Trained in Eight Subspecialty Areas 
Our board-certified podiatrists have received advanced training in the subspecialties of surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopaedics and primary care.
 
Multidisciplinary Podiatry Services  
Our highly skilled podiatrists provide patients with a wide range of podiatric surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and prosthetic treatments.
 
State-of-the-Art Diabetic Wound Care
Our Diabetic Foot Care Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center offers the latest in ulcer prevention and wound care for high-risk diabetic patients. We're proud of our role in dramatically reducing the need for lower extremity amputations.
 
Premier Residency Training Program for Podiatrists
Long Island Jewish Medical Center's Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program is one of the country's leading teaching programs for graduating podiatrists.

Education & training

Leadership

Michael A. Pliskin, DPM

  • Head of Section of Surgery - Division of Vascular Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
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