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Michael Gifford, DPM

Podiatry

Orthopedics

 

Locations

Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians

1620 South Stapley Drive
Suite 132
Mesa, AZ 85204
Phone: 480-834-8804
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Biography

Dr. Michael Gifford joined Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians in July, 2017.   Born and raised in Mesa, he completed his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University and then went on to attend the College of Podiatric Medicine at Western University in Pomona, California. He completed a 3-year surgical residency at Winthrop University Hospital where he served as chief resident and received advanced training in trauma, rearfoot and ankle surgery, wound care and hyperbarics,

His focus is on the correction of the underlying pathology as a way to relieve painful symptoms. He believes that early detection and treatment is the key to better outcomes, with the goal of getting patients to return to everyday activities as soon as possible. He is excited to be back home practicing in the Valley.

Education

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences — Pomona, California, 2009-2014 (Second Graduating Class)
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies: Business & Biology, Arizona State University — Tempe, Arizona, 2005-2007
  • Pre-Medical Course Work, Mesa Community College — Mesa, Arizona, 2003-2005

Residency

  • Comprehensive training in foot and ankle surgery, Winthrop University Hospital – Mineola, New York, July 2014 - 2017

Certifications

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Certification, 2015
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association

Memberships

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