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Sports Medicine / Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Fellowship


Post Graduate Fellow: (Completed Fellowship)
2019-2020: Christina Garcia, DPM

Dr. Garcia graduated our Sports Medicine / Reconstructive Foot & Ankle fellowship 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.



Post Graduate Fellow: (Active Fellow)
2020-2021: Gary Desinord, DPM

Dr. Gary Desinord is currently an active fellow in our Sports Medicine / Reconstructive Foot & Ankle fellowship under the direction of Dr. Eugene Batelli. He graduated (DPM) from Barry University School Of Podiatric Medicine in 2017. Dr. Gary Desinord provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide spectrum of foot and ankle conditions, including common to complex disorders and injuries that affect people of all ages. He is uniquely qualified to detect the early stages of diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities, such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease, and can manage foot conditions that may pose an ongoing threat to a patient’s overall health.





Program Director:Foot and Ankle Surgeon Naples
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:

Assoc. in Medicine & Surgery
8851 Boardroom Circle
Ft. Myers, FL 33919


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 (239) 481-8150
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