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Dr. Derek Anselmo

While in residency, he trained under some of the nations leading experts in foot ankle reconstruction and total ankle
replacement. He also had the privilege to train under plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons, and two Harvard trained orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Anselmo was born in Southern California but grew up living in several states including Oregon, Utah, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. He decided he wanted to be a doctor when he was in kindergarten. Growing up he was very active in sports andsustained several sports-related injuries. His experience with orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, and physical therapists opened his eyes to the possibility of a career that would allow him to help athletes return to sport and excel. He has three family members who are podiatrists who recommended he look into the profession. After someclinical exposure to the profession, he was able to identify how foot and ankle surgeons play a vital role in sports medicine and other areas that help patients maximize their quality of life. He has been all-in on podiatric medicine ever since.Dr. Anselmo received his B.S. in international business from Utah Valley University and played varsity rugby. During college, he took a 2-year sabbatical to serve as a full-time missionary in Brazil and still speaks Portuguese fluently. He then returned toPennsylvania to complete his medical education and remained in the area through the completion of his surgical residency training. In addition to comprehensive surgical training,  Dr. Anselmo also spent 4 months working with the foot and ankle consultant to the Philadelphia Eagles in a practice dedicated solely to orthotics, biomechanics, and sports medicine in elite athletes. Dr. Anselmo is the primary author on several peer-reviewed papers that have been published in the leading journals of foot and ankle surgery. He also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as the Journal of the AmericanPodiatric Medical Association. He lives in the Dayton area with his wife, twin daughters, and Rocky the french bulldog. In his free time he enjoys playing golf and watching rugby, hockey, and football.

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Dr. Eric Polansky

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Dr. Hillarie S. Amburgey

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