Meet Our Physicians

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Our philosophy for patient care involves a conservative and preventative approach. Our practice provides a dedicated practitioner who uses latest medical techniques to ensure the best individualized care. An initial office visit will address specific complaints, and use diagnostic, radiological, and gait analysis tests for examination. Preventive care is a big part of practice especially for diabetic population. Most of the problems we see can be treated with conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, foot orthoses, and modification of activity. We also perform foot and ankle surgery when needed. Treatment is individualized based on diagnosis, and personal situation. The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our physician's training, professional credentials, and work experience.

  • Syed Ahmed, DPM, 2021

    Medical Education:
    Barry University, Miami Shores FL
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2003

    Loyola University, Chicago, IL
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology, 1998

    Residency:

    36-MONTH RESIDENCY
    Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
    Edward J. Hines Veterans Administration Medical Center, Surgical Service, Podiatry Section.
    Maywood, Illinois.

    12-MONTH RESIDENCY
    Mercy Hospital/Barry University, Miami FL
    Primary Podiatric Medical Residency (PPMR), Certificate of Residency June 2004

    Dr. Ahmed attended Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology. He then attended medical school at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, and obtained his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He attended both a 36-month residency as well as an additional 12-month residency program. He has wound care privileges at Baptist Health Floyd in addition to his podiatric privileges.

    Dr. Ahmed is described by patients as having a great bedside manner, sweet, and kind-hearted. We are fortunate to have him acting as our 2021 Medical Director. Job Duties of the Medical Director position include mentoring/training physicians, working with Human Resources to ensure staff are properly trained, among others. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling, at times. Dr. Ahmed’s hobbies include doing anything his six-year-old daughter tells him to do, cooking, reading, and drawing.

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    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    Louisville Jefferson Blvd Podiatrist

    New Albany Podiatrist

  • Luc Bibeau, DPM

    Medical Education:
    Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, North Chicago, Illinois
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2018

    Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and Biochemistry, 2013

    Residency:
    36-MONTH RESIDENCY Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, CO

    Memberships/Certification:
    Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

    Dr. Bibeau attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and graduated with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Biology and Biochemistry. He then attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois, and obtained his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He completed a 36-month residency at Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. He is currently completing a 12-month fellowship with Kentucky/Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists.

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    Bowling Green Podiatrist

    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

  • Philip John Carolin, DPM

    Medical Education:
    Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2018

    Oklahoma State University (OSU), Stillwater, Oklahoma
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minors in Biochemistry & Chemistry, May 2014

    Residency:
    36-MONTH RESIDENCY West Penn Hospital Surgical Residency, June 2021

    Memberships/Certification:
    Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

    Dr. Carolin attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Biochemistry and Chemistry. He then attended medical school at Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine and obtained his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He completed a 36-month residency at West Penn Hospital Surgery Residency program. He is currently completing a 12-month fellowship with Kentucky/Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists.

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    Bardstown Podiatrist

    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    Louisville East Podiatrist

  • Dr. Amanda Denzik (formerly Dr. Amanda Ray) , DPM

    Medical Education:
    Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science-Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine: North Chicago, IL

    Residency:
    St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center: Hartford, CT

    Dr. Denzik was born in Indiana and grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana. She attended Butler University for undergraduate education where she played saxophone for the Wind Ensemble and Arthur Jordan Saxophone Quartet. She obtained her degree in Biology and then went on to complete her medical education at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Denzik earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 2011, graduating in the top 10% of her class. She then completed her three-year surgical residency training at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

    While at St. Francis, she served as co-chief resident and co-authored several publications. During her residency, Dr. Denzik completed a two-month rotation at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, Maryland where she was exposed to pediatric cases and complex deformity correction.

    She has extensive training in bunion surgery, diabetic wound care, foot deformities, cosmetic foot issues, and sports medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys running and cheering on the Butler Bulldogs!

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    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    Louisville Jefferson Blvd Podiatrist

    New Albany Podiatrist

    Louisville Dixie Hwy

  • Dr. Angela Didyk, DPM

    Medical Education:
    William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, IL
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2004

    Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, and Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, IL
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, May 2000

    Residency:
    36-MONTH RESIDENCY
    Resurrection Healthcare, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Didyks’ approach to treating patients:
    “My philosophy for patient care is to treat each person for his or her specific needs, taking into account lifestyle and overall medical and physical abilities. I enjoy being able to tailor a treatment plan that fits into each patient's personal needs. I work closely with primary care providers to ensure continuity of care. An initial office visit will address specific complaints, and use diagnostic, radiological, and gait analysis tests for examination. We then work together to determine whether surgical or conservative care is most appropriate. Ultimately, I respect that a patient is in charge of his or her healthcare.“

    Dr. Didyk has a particular interest in addressing diabetic preventative care, sports medicine, and pediatric issues. She especially enjoys working with people who have special needs of all types.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Didyk enjoys spending time with her loved ones, especially outdoors. She is always on the lookout for a great book as well!

    Medical Interests:

    • Pediatric treatment of sports injuries, skin and nail issues, orthotic evaluations
    • Preventative care for patients who have diabetes and peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation)
    • Sports medicine issues such as heel pain, sprains, fractures, and ankle instability
    • Deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, cysts
    • Skin and nail issues (thick nails, warts, unexplained changes to texture, etc.

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    Louisville East End Podiatrist


  • Jennifer Benge-Emery, DPM

    Medical Education:
    Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science,- Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, North Chicago, IL
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology

    Residency:
    36-MONTH RESIDENCY John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Benge is a Kentucky native and was raised in Harrodsburg, KY. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her podiatric degree from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her 36-month residency program at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

    Dr. Benge enjoys educating patients about their foot problems so that they can become an active part of their own treatment, and her philosophy in patient care involves a conservative approach to treatment before considering surgical corrections. In her spare time, she is a big UK fan and loves spending time with her husband, Daniel, and her twin boys.

    Medical Interests:

    • Forefoot deformities
    • Biomechanics
    • Orthotics fabrication
    • Sports injuries
    • Diabetic foot care

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    Bowling Green Podiatrist

  • Nicholas P. Ferro, DPM

    Hometown: Anderson, Indiana
    Undergraduate: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
    Podiatry School: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

    Residency:
    St. Vincent Residency Podiatry Program.

    Dr. Ferro was born in Indiana and grew up in Anderson and South Bend Indiana. He attended the University of Ball State for undergraduate education, where he played football for the Cardinals. He also worked at St. John’s hospital ICU part of the St.Vincent health system, while completing his undergraduate education. He then went to The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland.

    Nick chose St. Vincent’s Podiatry program because of his past work experience with the St. Vincent health system and diverse center of education and training. Nick has a strong interest in foot/ankle surgery and diabetic wound care as well as the future of diabetic wound care. In his spare time Dr. Ferro enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren and his children, as well as running half-marathons with his wife, cooking, walking his dog, Rocco and enjoying quality time at Churchill Downs.

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    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    New Albany Podiatrist

  • Syed A. Khader, DPM

    Medical Education:
    Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

    Residency:
    Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, IL.

    My approach to treating patients:
    My philosophy for patient care involves a conservative and preventative approach. Our practice provides a dedicated practitioner who uses latest medical techniques to ensure the best individualized care. An initial office visit will address specific complaints, and use diagnostic, radiological, and gait analysis tests for examination. Preventive care is a big part of practice especially for diabetic population. Most of the problems I see can be treated with conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, foot orthoses, and modification of activity. I also perform foot and ankle surgery when needed. Treatment is individualized based on diagnosis, and personal situation.

    Medical Interests:

    • Forefoot Reconstructive Surgery:
      Bunions, hammertoes and other deformities.
    • Diabetic Foot Disorders:
      Prevention and treatment including care for ulceration and infection.
    • Foot Injuries:
      Foot fractures, sprains, and dislocations; open, crushing and penetrating injuries of the foot.
    • Arthritis of the Foot:
      Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the foot, heel pain and tendonitis.


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    Bardstown Podiatrist

    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    Louisville Jefferson Blvd Podiatrist

  • Paul J. Klutts, DPM

    Medical Education:
    Barry University, Miami Shores FL
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2007L
    Barry University, Miami Shores FL
    Master of Science, May 2005
    Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, May 2003

    Residency:
    36-MONTH RESIDENCY University of Louisville/Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky

    Board Certifications:
    Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®
    Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®
    Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot /Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®

    Professional Memberships:
    Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

    Dr. Klutts is originally from Louisiana and has been practicing in the Louisville, Kentucky area for over 10 years, moving to the area after completing a 3-year surgical residency at the University of Louisville/Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. While in residency, Dr. Klutts served as Chief Resident as well as the Young Member Liaison for the state of Kentucky for the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is a lifelong member of Pi Delta Podiatric Honor Society.

    Dr. Klutts has a particular interest in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and has numerous journal publications and has even lectured abroad on the subject. He is also passionate about teaching and giving back to his profession which lead to him becoming the Fellowship Director of the Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship program at KYINFAS. In his role as Fellowship Director, he shares his knowledge and expertise with new surgeons that are wanting to hone their surgical skills. In his spare time, Dr. Klutts enjoys working out, reading, hiking, and spending time with his family.

    Medical Interests:

    • Forefoot Reconstructive Surgery:
    • Bunions, hammertoes and other deformities.
    • Diabetic Foot Disorders: Prevention and treatment including care for ulceration and infection.
    • Foot trauma, fractures, sprains, and dislocations; open, crush, and penetrating injuries of the foot.
    • Arthritis of the Foot: Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the foot, heel pain and tendonitis.

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    Bardstown Podiatrist

    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    Louisville Dixie Hwy Podiatrist

  • Jasmine N. Neal, DPM, MBA

    Medical Education:
    California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University Oakland, CA

    Residency Training:
    Dekalb Medical Center Decatur, GA

    Fellowship Training:
    Kentucky/ Indiana Foot & Ankle Specialists
    Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery

    Graduate Degree:
    University of Louisville College of Business Master of Business Administration

    Dr. Neal was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then completed her medical education at California School of Podiatric Medicine.

    She completed her three-year surgical resident training at Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, GA. Dr. Neal served as Chief resident and was acknowledged as Resident of the Year during her senior year. While in residency, Dr. Neal lectured as a resident member of The Podiatry Institute of which she is now a faculty member.

    Dr. Neal completed her fellowship at Kentucky/Indiana Foot & Ankle Specialists specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction.

    Recently, Dr. Neal earned her MBA degree at University of Louisville.
    Dr. Neal hopes to continue enhancing her knowledge base and preparing for the rapidly shifting state of healthcare both in the U.S. and globally.

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    Bardstown Podiatrist

    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    Louisville Dixie Hwy Podiatrist

    Louisville Jefferson Blvd Podiatrist

  • Christopher C. Saccone, DPM

    Medical Education:
    Western University of Health Sciences

    Residency Training:
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Fellowship Training:
    Dermato-pathology

    My Approach to Treating Patients:
    Dr. Christopher Saccone is a foot and ankle surgeon in Louisville, Kentucky at the offices of Kentucky Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics at Sonoma State University, where he graduated Magnum Cum Laude, class valedictorian, Dean’s list member, an NCAA academic All-American in collegiate golf, and a Presidential Scholar, he attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California (one of only ten colleges that specializes exclusively in the treatment of Foot and Ankle disorders). Dr. Saccone graduated first in his medical school class, attaining the honor of Magnum Cum Laude, served as class President, along with being inducted into the distinguished national honor society, Phi Delta, for graduating in the top 10% of his medical class.

    Dr. Saccone then completed an intensive 3-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification in Louisville at Kentucky One Health and associated University of Louisville Hospitals. He served as Chief Resident Surgeon in his final year of training. During his surgical residency training, Dr. Saccone completed additional advanced training in dermato-pathology. Dr. Saccone has published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as presented his publication and lectured in Belgium at the International Orthopedic Trauma Association conference.

    Dr. Saccone serves as an attending physician and surgeon for the fellowship program for the medical group Kentucky Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists. Dr. Saccone specializes in all aspects of foot and ankle trauma, diabetic limb salvage, elective cosmetic and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery as well as advanced micro-vascular surgical techniques. Dr. Saccone also has expertise in dermato-pathologic conditions affecting the lower extremity as well as being highly surgically trained in minimally invasive procedures of the foot and ankle including arthroscopic and endoscopic techniques and interventions. Dr. Saccone is looking forward to the privilege and honor to serve his local community in all lower extremity ailments.

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    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    New Albany Podiatrist

  • Mehvish Seyal, DPM

    Medical Education:
    New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York NY
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2016

    Bellarmine University, Louisville KY
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2011

    Residency:
    48-MONTH RESIDENCY
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Podiatry New York, NY

    Dr. Seyal is a Kentucky native who grew up in Louisville. She completed Bachelor of Science from Bellarmine University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and had opportunity to work with a local brewery to do research on identifying different species of microbes involved in making bourbon and rum from sour mash. She obtained her degree in podiatric medicine from New York college of podiatric medicine in New York.

    She completed her extensive 4-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification in New York by attending Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She served as chief resident in the last two years of her residency and had comprehensive training in Charcot and wound care as well as trauma. The primary focus during her residency was Charcot reconstruction using external fixators as well local wound care on diabetic and Charcot patients.

    Dr. Seyal stays up to date with the latest treatment options that are evidence based. In her spare time, she loves to travel internationally as well as spending time with her family and cooking/baking.

    Medical Interests:

    • Charcot management with conservative and surgical techniques
    • Forefoot Reconstructive Surgery: Bunions, hammertoes, and other deformities.
    • Diabetic Foot Disorders: Prevention and treatment including care for ulceration and infection.
    • Trauma: Foot fractures, ankle sprains, and dislocations; open, crushing, and penetrating injuries of the foot.
    • Arthritis of the Foot: Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the foot, heel pain and tendonitis.

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    Louisville Dixie Hwy Podiatrist

    Louisville Jefferson Blvd Podiatrist

    New Albany Podiatrist

  • Shayne Kirk Ferguson, PT, DPT

    Medical Education:
    Utica College, Utica, NY
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
    Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

    Hometown:
    Ohio County, Kentucky

    Dr. Ferguson was born and raised in Ohio County and has lived in Elizabethtown, Kentucky for the past 20 years. Before joining KYINFAS, he has most recently worked with Rehab Resources and Encompass Home Health in the Hardin County area. He has been named a Kentucky Colonel three times by three different Kentucky governors! This honor is for going beyond expectations and making a difference in a company or individual’s life!

    Areas of interest include: Rehab program development and management; Rehab- including balance, sensory integration, and praxis-disorder; Wound prevention and wound care; Restraint reduction and properly fitted wheelchairs; and prophylactic intervention in individuals of all ages through fitness and condition training.

    Outside of clinic, you may see him participating at the PAC in Hardin County! Dr. Ferguson played Sitting Bull in Annie Get Your Gun. Past productions that he has also appeared in include: Our Town, Macbeth, and Elephant Man. He placed second in Men’s ADFPA National Powerlifting Championship in 1988 and 1989 in the 220-pound weight class. In his free time, Dr. Ferguson when not at work or on stage enjoys sharing time with his wonderful wife, Christine, powerlifting, traveling, and watching old movies.

  • Priyanka Gupta,PT, BPT

    Medical Education:
    ALL SAINTS INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH, LUDHIANA,PUNJAB, INDIA
    Bachelor of physical Therapy

    Hometown:
    Chandigarh, India

    Physical Therapist Priyanka Gupta was born and brought up in Chandigarh, India and lived there for two decades. Before coming to United States, she worked as PT with Spine Surgeon at Knee Arthroscopy and Spine Endoscopy Centre at Chandigarh, India. She worked in Govt. Hospital, sector 32, Chandigarh, India. She has experience in orthopedics, pediatrics and neuro cases.

    Her favorite part about the job is helping people live without pain and making their life functional.

  • Dr. Jill L. Lynes, PT, DPT, MDNC

    Education:
    Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky
    Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2010

    • Capstone Research: Aquatics and Autism in the Community: A Guide for Families

    University of Louisville School of Arts & Sciences, Louisville, Kentucky
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology, May 2008

    Certifications:
    Master Dry Needling certified, CPR certified

    Hometown:
    Louisville, Kentucky

    Dr. Lynes was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated high school from Sacred Heart Academy. Always having had a passion for the medical field, her time at University of Louisville was directed with a Pre-Med emphasis alongside of the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is a proud Bellarmine University graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, having completed her doctoral thesis on the impact of aquatics on individuals of the autism spectrum. Her time at Bellarmine University, she notes, empowered her to be a great physical therapist focused on patient care. Dr. Lynes began her physical therapy career in Texas as the neurology specialist for balance, working most closely with diagnoses of Parkinson's disease, Guillan-Barre, strokes, Lewy body dementia, post-Polio syndrome, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease), and Meniere's disease. She has progressed her career in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, and New York as an Army officer's wife. Her passion for patient wellness has led her to work in a variety of settings, to include orthopedics, skilled nursing, acute care, and home health care. She is active in the special needs community, which is close to her heart in having two special needs foster brothers. Family is a strong part of Dr. Lynes' life; with her husband, Matt, she has two children, Lillian and Colin. In her free-time, Dr. Lynes enjoys trail riding, running & exercising, and spending time with her family.

  • Charlene Dennemeyer, DPM - Current Fellow

    Undergraduate:
    University of Nevada Reno, BS Neuroscience, 2012

    Medical School:
    New York College of Podiatric Medicine, DPM, 2019

    Residency:
    North Colorado Medical Center, 2022

    Fellowship:

    Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship-KYINFAS, In Progress

    Hi everyone, I'm Charlene Dennemeyer. I was raised in Reno, Nevada, where I spent most of my free time either exploring the mountains or at Lake Tahoe. I then went from 'The Biggest Little City' to the biggest, New York City, for my podiatric medical school training. After getting my dose of city life, I continued onto a more familar setting in Colorado for residency.
    Living there allowed me to enjoy some of my favorite outdoor activities such as biking, paddle boarding, kayaking, and hiking. My other interests include travel, cooking, culture, music, finding new parks and trails, documentaries and podcasts (currently true crime). I am a big foodie and am always trying to find the next best spot, so restaurant and food truck recommendations are always appreciated. My favorite TV shows of all time are Seinfeld, Breaking Bad, Alone, and The Office.

  • Joseph Lynott, DPM - Current Fellow

    Undergraduate:
    Old Dominion University, BS Biology, 2011

    Medical School:
    Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, DPM, 2019

    Residency:
    Jewish Hospital, Mercy Health, 2022

    Fellowship:

    Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship-KYINFAS, In Progress

    Hello, my name is Joseph Lynott. I was born in Escondido, CA, and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. I am a Navy Veteran (Hospital Corpsman) with five years of military service including a tour in Iraq. After graduating from medical school, my family moved to the Northern Kentucky area for my residency.
    Prior to moving inland, I was an avid surfer, waterman, and an oceanfront lifeguard. I also enjoy being outdoors for either hunting, fishing, golfing, or hikes with my family. My other hobbies include collecting vinyl records and bourbon. During the fall season, I enjoy watching NFL with my favorite team the San Diego Chargers (Not Los Angeles). I'm not much of a TV watcher but every Friday we will have a movie night with my children. Overall, I especially enjoy being a devoted father, husband, and spend most of my time with my wife and two children.

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