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Lady Paula DeJesus, DPM, FACFAS, FACPM

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Dr. DeJesus is a leading New York City & Florida board-certified podiatric physician and surgeon. She practices in NYC and Palm Beach County, Florida.

She is a Fellow of The American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, a Fellow of The American College of Podiatric Medicine, and a Diplomate of The American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. DeJesus sharpened her expertise by training in an extensive surgical residency in elective and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle in New York City. She gives back to her profession by educating podiatric medical students and doctors in training by serving as a Teaching Attending at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in NY.

In addition to teaching, Dr. DeJesus exhibits research about unique surgical case studies at conferences, has been published in medical journals, and lectures nationally while moderating surgical skills labs. She has a strong desire to help others who are less fortunate. She has served under-privileged communities in Vietnam with The Vietnam Medical Project as a volunteer foot and ankle surgeon.

Dr. DeJesus displays genuine concern not only for the importance of foot health but also for the importance of a multi-disciplined approach to medicine as a whole. Because of this, she has spent time serving as the Chief Medical Advisor for Assist Nursing Agency located in Palm Beach, Florida.

Dr. DeJesus has been selected to be one of “America’s Top Podiatrists” as per the Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. DeJesus has had the opportunity to medically manage a wide array of patients, including but not limited to high school, college, and professional athletes, runners, bodybuilders, dancers, celebrities, performers of the arts, and children of all ages. Her active involvement in all angles of her field, along with the most elite level of patient care, will continually benefit patients.

 

Professional Highlights

  • President, Elite Stride Foot & Ankle Center, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Teaching Attending, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Chief Medical Advisor, Assist Nursing Agency, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Volunteer Foot & Ankle Surgeon, The Vietnam Medical Project, Hue, Vietnam

 

Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

 

Professional Affiliations and Honors

  • Fellow, The American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • Member, Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society
  • University of Central Florida Lead Scholar

 

Presentations, Publications, and Lectures

  • Lapidus Bunionectomy With Immediate Weightbearing: A Case Series, APMA Scientific Conference, Boston, MA (July 2020)
  • Osteomed Cadaver Lab Surgical Skills Moderator, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (November 2019)
  • Osteomed Cadaver Lab Surgical Skills Moderator, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (July 2019)
  • Use of Cadaveric Graft in Reconstruction of Peroneus Brevis Rupture and Lateral Ankle Instability- A Case Report, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (February 2019)
  • Use of Peroneus Quartus As Augmentation in Lateral Ankle Instability: A Case Series, ACFAS Scientific Conference, Nashville, TN (March 2018)
  • Base Bunionectomies, Metatarsal Fractures, Hammertoe Implants, Akin Osteotomy, Foot & Ankle Reconstruction, Osteomed Master Skills Course, Addison, TX (November 2017)
  • Acute Kidney Injury Stemming From Rhabdomyolysis Secondary to Nondisplaced Second Metatarsal Fracture, APMA Conference, Nashville, TN (July 2017)
  • Use of Rotational Skin Flaps for Wound Closure in an Incidental Diagnosis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ankle, ACFAS Scientific Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (March 2017)
  • Lapidus vs Opening Base Wedge, Osteomed Master Skills Course, Addison, TX (January 2017)
  • Use of Cadaveric Peroneal Graft in Reconstruction & Repair of Complex Lateral Ankle Injury & Equinovarus Deformity, ACFAS Scientific Conference, Austin, TX (February 2016)
  • Correction of Post-Traumatic Calcaneal Deformity with Use of Autogenous Bone Graft and Fasciocutaneous Flap, ACFAS Scientific Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2013)
  • Use of the Modified Pierrot-Murphy Procedure with Posterior Ankle Release for Surgical Management of Pediatric Spastic Equinus, ACFAS Scientific Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2013)
  • Management of Post-Traumatic Osteomyelitis and Complications in a Child, ACFAS Scientific Conference, San Antonio, TX (February 2012)
  • Post-Traumatic Calcaneal Reconstruction, Annual Multi-Hospital Grand Rounds, NY-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (February 2012)
  • Post-Traumatic Calcaneal Reconstruction, New York State Scientific Conference, NY, NY (February 2012)
  • A Case Report: Squamous Cell Carcinoma, The Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference, Washington D.C. (August 2008)

 

Education

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, An Academic Affiliate of Weil Medical College of Cornell University and NY Presbyterian Hospital Network – Brooklyn, NY
  • Chief Resident, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, An Academic Affiliate of Weil Medical College of Cornell University and NY Presbyterian Hospital Network – Brooklyn, NY
  • Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, Barry University, Miami, FL
  • B.S. Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
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