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Stephanie D. van Heerden, DPM FACFAS

Foot Doctor Fort Myers

Dr. Stephanie van Heerden is a Foot Doctor in Fort Myers, FL. She completed her undergraduate education at Indiana University, graduating with honors. She completed a major in Kinesiology with a minor in Chemistry. She then went on to the New York College of Podiatric Medicine to earn her doctorate of podiatric medicine ( Foot Doctor). She completed her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital Center in West Islip, New York and trained under several specialties with an emphasis on trauma and wound care. She then went on to complete additional fellowship training in plastics and reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity at the renowned Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the Plastic Surgery Department. In this fellowship program, a unique collaboration included vascular surgery, plastic surgery, and orthopedic/podiatric surgery in efforts to optimize patient outcomes for limb salvage and reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity. After completion of her training, she went on to work for IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians for three years, and became board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery® within less than 2 years of practice. She was also board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine prior to starting her fellowship training. She has extensive experience in diabetic limb salvage through her fellowship training and clinical
experience. She also has notable experience in the fields of trauma, wound care, sports medicine, and
reconstructive surgery.Dr. van Heerden is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®. And she is also board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She is a fellow of the
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She continues to demonstrate her ability in treating foot
and ankle disorders as she is recognize annually as one of the top podiatric physicians in her field. Dr. van Heerden is a top rated Foot Doctor in our area (Fort Myers, FL) and is always accepting New Patients. She is currently practicing in our Fort Myers Office.

Credentials

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Medical Education

  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY

Residency Training

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Fellowship Training

  • Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Florida Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Lee County Podiatric Medical Association

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