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Paul D. Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS

Dr. Paul Dayton, DPM, MS completed podiatric medical school at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, where he also earned his MS in Medical Education. He went on to complete a rigorous surgical residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA. He completed traveling fellowships in foot and ankle reconstruction in Kurgan, Russia and Milan, Italy. Dr. Dayton is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery and has been active in education and research throughout his career, including Director of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency for UnityPoint Health, Trinity Regional Medical Center for 18 years, and Assistant Professor at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Dayton is the editor and author of the textbook, Evidence-Based Bunion Surgery, and he has co-authored over 60 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, many furthering the understanding of HV anatomy. He has presented numerous national and international lectures during his 31 years of practice. He currently serves as Section Editor for the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and serves on numerous educational and administrative boards. Dr. Dayton is co-owner of Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa/ Bunion Surgery Specialists, a practice with a focus on triplane bunion correction.

William T. DeCarbo, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. William T. DeCarbo completed medical school at the Kent State University school of Podiatric Medicine in Ohio, where he graduated with honors. After graduation he completed a three-year podiatric surgical residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus OH, where he served as chief resident. Dr. DeCarbo then went on to complete a 12-month orthopedic foot and ankle fellowship at the Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center in Columbus. Following that, he completed a six week traveling fellowship both nationally and internationally, learning advanced techniques in foot & ankle surgery. Dr. DeCarbo teaches and is active in research in the field of foot and ankle surgery. He continues to lecture at state, national, and international meetings, and his research is published in peer-reviewed professional journals and book chapters. He is also a review editor for the "Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery." and "Foot & Ankle Specialist."Dr. DeCarbo is board-certified with the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery.

Mark E. Easley, MD

Dr. Mark E. Easley completed his residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, and spent a year of foot and ankle fellowship training at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Easley has been on faculty at Duke University Medical Center in Durham for 20 years and currently serves as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Foot and Ankle Division. Dr. Easley served as the president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) in 2015-2016 and is the current treasurer of the International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies. Dr. Easley continues to be active in foot and ankle education and research through his participation as faculty in national and international meetings, his contributions to the published foot and ankle literature, and serving as editor and/or reviewer for various foot and ankle journals and textbooks. His dedication to this craft is fueled by his commitment to delivering optimal patient care.

Daniel J. Hatch, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Daniel J. Hatch is a fellow and past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a section editor in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has published numerous articles in foot and ankle surgery and has lectured and conducted surgical workshops nationally. He is a surgical director of the North Colorado Podiatric Surgical Residency program. Dr. Hatch is board certified in foot and ankle surgery. He is on the board of directors for the International Foot and Ankle Foundation. He also attends the Yucatan Children’s Project performing reconstructive surgery twice a year. He practices in Greeley, Colorado.


Dr. J.P. McAleer received his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated in the top of his class. He went on to complete his internship and residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. During his training there he earned the respect of his attending physicians and fellow residents and served as chief resident. Dr. McAleer entered private practice in 2006 and is experienced in all aspects of foot and ankle lower extremity care. He is a shareholder partner at the Jefferson City Medical Group (Jefferson City, MO). He also has privileges at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and serves as the Vice Chief of Staff at the JCMG Surgical Center. He formerly directed patient care at the SSM Health – St. Mary’s Wound Healing Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. McAleer has authored articles published in several medical journals, and has lectured internationally.

Robert D. Santrock, MD

Dr. Santrock completed his undergraduate and medical school education, as well as his residency, at West Virginia University. Dr. Santrock spent a year at Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center training under Dr. Greg Berlet in the Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center Foot & Ankle Surgical Fellowship program. A native of Morgantown, WV, Dr. Santrock spent the past ten years as the chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at West Virginia University, as well as Associate Professor in the WVU School of Medicine. Prior to that, he served in private practice in both Columbia, SC and Meadville, PA. Dr. Santrock is active in academics, research and industry innovation. He is frequently published for his involvement in research and often speaks at industry conferences and seminars. He has produced several book chapters and is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

W. Bret Smith, DO

Bret Smith, DO, MS is the Director of the Foot and Ankle Division of the Moore Center of Orthopedics. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his internship and orthopaedic residency at Doctors and Grant Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio. He subsequently completed his fellowship in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, Ohio during which time he also served as an adjunct professor at the Ohio State University. Dr. Smith is board certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and currently serves as a member of the education committee of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is the recent past-President of the Foot and Ankle Section of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and has published numerous articles and textbook chapters related to his area of specialty. Dr. Smith also serves on several national speakers boards helping to educate other foot and ankle surgeons in the most advanced developments in his field.

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