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The physicians at Foot & Ankle Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation, have advanced post-graduate residency training and pursue ongoing education to provide the highest quality and advanced podiatric care in our region.

Dr. Adam ShapiroDr. Joe AdesDr. James Robinson and Dr. Zappasodi

"Not all feet are created equal... That's why we're here."

 

 

Dr.  Adam Shapiro

Education:

  • Emory University, BA High Honors
  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, DPM
  • Georgetown University, PDPC

Surgical Residency:

  • Washington Hospital Center
  • Resident and Chief Resident in Foot Surgery
  • Three-year surgical residency
  • Selected from over 230 applicants
  • Focus on elective foot surgery and diabetic limb salvage

Honors and Awards:

  • Magna Cum Laude, Emory University
  • Past President, Pi Delta National Podiatry Honor Society
  • Past President, Class of 1994, Temple University
  • Gilbert Master Scholarship For Leadership and Academic Excellence, Temple University

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Diplomate 2002 to present
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Fellow 2002 to present

Professional Affiliations:

  • N.C. Foot & Ankle Society, 1998 to present
  • American Podiatric Medical Association, 1994 to present

Hospital Privileges:

  • Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Active Staff
  • Novant Hospital Huntersville, Active Staff

Personal Interests:

  • Boating, Travel, and Running

 

Dr. Joe Ades

Education:

  • Buena Vista University, BA Athletic Training
  • Buena Vista University, BS Biology
  • Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, DPM
  • East Tennessee State University, Assistant Professor Surgery Department

Surgical Residency:

  • Crozer-Keystone Health System
  • Resident and Chief Resident in Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Three-year Surgical Residency
  • Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics and International Center for Limb Lengthening
  • The Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology
  • University of Iowa Children's Hospital
  • Focus on advanced surgery for traumatic, pediatric, sports-related, and diabetic foot and ankle problems

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Diplomate
    Certified in Foot Surgery
  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Diplomate
    Certified in Reconstructive Rear Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Fellow

Professional Affiliations:

  • N.C. Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Podiatric Medical Association

Hospital Privileges

  • Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Active Staff
  • Novant Hospital Huntersville, Active Staff

Personal Interests:

  • Family time with wife and 4 children, Travel, and Football

 

Dr. James Robinson

Education:

  • University of Georgia, BS Biology
  • University of Georgia, BS Psychology
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine, DPM

Surgical Residency:

  • Valley Care Health System
  • Three-year Surgical Residency
  • Focus on sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage, forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgery

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
     Board Qualified in Foot Surgery
  • American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Diplomate  

Professional Affiliations:

  • N.C. Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Research:

  • Anterior Facet Talocalcaneal Coalition: A Case Report, 2011
  • Staged Approach for Treatment of Nodular - Melanoma, 2010
  • Erythema Nodosum: Case Report, 2009

Hospital Privileges:

  • Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
  • Novant Hospital Huntersville

Personal Interests:

  • Professional Football, Cooking, and spending time with family

Dr. Francesca Zappasodi



 

Education:

  • University of Central Florida
    BS Microbiology
  • Des Moines University, DPM


Surgical Residency:

  •  Florida Hospital East Orlando
  •  Resident and Chief Resident of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  •  Three-year Surgical Residency
  •  Focus on trauma, forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgery,
    diabetic limb salvage


Board Certification:

  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery 
    Board Qualified in Foot & Ankle Surgery

Professional Affiliations:

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • NC Foot and Ankle Society


Scholarships and Awards:

  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
  • Des Moines University Merit Scholarship
  • Des Moines University Clinical Proficiency Award


Hospital Privileges:

  • Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Active Staff
  • Novant Hospital Huntersville, Active Staff

Personal Interests:

  • Long distance running, playing guitar, watching football
    and basketball