Sports Medicine / Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Fellowship
Program Summary/Training Goals:
The Sports Medicine/Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Fellowship is a one-year clinical program whose goal is the mastery of all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. It is expected at the conclusion of the program, the fellow will be able to perform all the functions of a reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon, including the demonstration of competency in the areas of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practice.
Dr. Garcia is currently a Fellow with Associates in Medicine & Surgery under Director Dr. Eugene Batelli. She has taken up a special interest in sports medicine and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. Garcia graduated from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2016, where she was the recipient of the Dr. Steinberg Limb Salvage award and scholarship. Dr. Garcia completed her 3 year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency in 2019 at Memorial Healthcare System, a Level I trauma center in Broward County Florida. She has participated in research pertaining to limb salvage as well as foot and ankle trauma.
Eugene A. Batelli, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Batelli is a podiatrist in Naples, FL, and is currently Program Director of the Sports Medicine / Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Fellowship at Associates in Medicine & Surgery. He grew up in Totowa, NJ and attended Washington Park and Memorial Schools. He graduated Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls. The doctor received his BS in Biology from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey. He then received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York.
Dr. Batelli completed a two year surgical residency at PBI Regional Medical Center in New Jersey where he received extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery with emphasis on diabetic limb salvage and trauma. Dr. Batelli is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery where he is double board certified in Foot Surgery, and the prestigious Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Lower Extremity Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association.
Dr. Batelli actively treats high end athletes who participate in high school, Division I college, participants in the NYC and Boston marathons, and professional football players. He is also a lecturer and instructor on the latest surgical techniques. The office is complete with all the latest technologies such as cold laser and extra corporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT). Dr Batelli has advanced surgical training in total ankle replacements from Tornier (Salto Talaris), Small Bone Innovations (STAR), Zimmer (Trabecular Metal Total Ankle) and Wright Medical (In-Bone, Infinity and Prophecy). He is also on the product development board for Trilliant Surgical, Ltd. Dr. Batelli is currently a practicing podiatrist in Naples, FL.
Other Program Faculty:
- Constantine Barbounis, DPM FACFAS
- Joseph Pusateri, DPM AACFAS
- John Lawlor, DPM AACFAS
- Duane Cumberbatch, DPM AACFAS
Assoc. in Medicine & Surgery
8851 Boardroom Circle
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
Phone: (239) 481-7000
Fax: (239) 481-8150
Email: [email protected]