Meet Our Physicians

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The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our physician's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Syed Ahmed, DPM

Syed Ahmed, D.P.M.

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

Certifications:
Board Certified in Wound Care.

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.

Jennifer Benge-Emery, DPM

Jennifer Benge-Emery, DPM

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

Residency:
John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County/Illinois Masonic Medical Center: Chicago, IL

Certifications:
Board Certified - American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Dr. Benge is a Kentucky native and was raised in Harrodsburg, KY. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Kentucky where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her podiatric degree from Dr. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Then, she completed a 3 year surgical residency 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. Also, her philosophy in patient care involves a conservative approach to treatment before considering surgical corrections. Dr. Benge has a strong interest in forefoot deformities, biomechanics, orthotics fabrication, sports injuries and diabetic foot care. In her spare time, she is a big UK fan and loves spending time with her husband, Daniel and taking walks with her dog, Hudson


Nicholas P. Ferro, DPM

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.

Certifications:
Board Certified in Wound Care.

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.


Syed A. Khader, DPM

Syed A. Khader D.P.M

Medical Education:
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, IL.

Certifications:
Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery.

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.

Paul J. Klutts, DPM

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 Jewish Hospital and University of
Louisville, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Louisville, Kentucky

Certifications:
American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) in both Forefoot and
Rearfoot Reconstructive and Ankle Surgery.

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.

Dr. Klutts is a member of Pi Delta Podiatric Honor Society. He completed 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. 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. In his spare time, Dr. Klutts enjoys working out, reading, beekeeping, motorcycling, and hiking.

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.

Jasmine N. Neal, DPM

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

Certifications:
Board Qualified in Foot and Ankle Surgery


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.


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

Amanda L. 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

Certifications:
Board Qualified in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Board Certified in Wound Care

Dr. Ray 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. Ray 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. Ray 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.

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


Christopher C. Saccone, DPM

Christopher C. Saccone, DPM

Medical Education: 
Western University of Health Sciences 

Residency Training: 
University of Louisville School of Medicine 

Fellowship Training: 
Dermato-pathology 

Certifications: 
Board Qualified in Foot and Ankle Surgery 

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.


Daniel E. Whitney, DPM

Daniel E. Whitney, D.P.M.

A native of Teaneck, New Jersey, Dr. Whitney completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. He received his doctorate in podiatric medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and served his podiatric residency in Youngstown, Ohio. Currently, he is an attending physician for the Kentucky Podiatric Residency program, Jewish Hospital, and Kentucky One Health Podiatric Residency Fellowship program.

Dr. Whitney is certified in foot and ankle surgery as a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as well as the American College of Ambulatory of Foot Surgeons. He is a member of the American, Kentucky, and Jefferson County Podiatric Medical Associations.

 


Dr. Wang

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Dr. Andrew Baker

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Dr. Carolina Perez

Medical Education: 
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2016

Temple school of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology, May 2012

Residency:
36-MONTH RESIDENCY New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

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.

Dr. Perez completed a 3-year surgical residency New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. While in residency, Dr. Perez managed pediatric orthopedic patients, as well as general medicine patients, providing her with a well-rounded medical background.

Dr. Perez has a particular interest in management on Pediatric patients surgical and conservative treatment, as well as diabetic foot disorders and sports injuries.

Prior to attending medical training, Dr Perez served in the United States Air Force 12 years. As a medic she served state side and overseas. Dr Perez is an Iraq war veteran and enjoys serving the military community and fellow veterans.

In her spare time, Dr. Perez enjoys long distance running, ice swimming, hiking, camping and enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Medical Interests:

  • Pediatric conservative and surgical treatment of flat foot/ cavus foot, intoe gait, tarsal coalitions, sever’s disease, juvenile HAV/ hammertoes, as well as foot and ankle fractures.
  • Pediatric and adult skin disorders, ingrown nails, warts and other foot and ankle dermatological disorders.
  • Forefoot Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Bunions, hammertoes and other deformities.
  • Diabetic Foot Disorders: Prevention and treatment including care for ulceration and infection.
  • Foot fractures, sprains, and dislocations.
  • Sports injuries, heel pain, ankle sprains and tendonitis.

Dr Perez welcomes Spanish speaking patients.


Dr. Kamran Akhtar M.D

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Dr. Angela Didyk, DPM

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Administrative Team

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Misty Kurz

Misty Kurz
HR Manager

Misty was born and raised in Southern Indiana. Originally a dialysis tech, Misty was searching for a lifelong career when she discovered podiatry. She joined KYINFAS in 2012 and has worked many positions in the company, making her a well-rounded leader here at KYINFAS. She started as a Medical Assistant, then worked as an Office Manager, followed by our Marketing Manager. Now Misty is our HR Manager, which she became certified for in 2017.

Misty and her husband, Mike, are foster parents. Together they have fostered 23 children, two of which they adopted to give life-long homes. She is a Lay Leader at her local church and her faith is very important to her. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Misty is a certified in phlebotomy and human resources, has a Podiatry Medical Assistant Certification and a Limited Xray License.

 

Christa Nall

Christa Nall
Accounts Payable

Christa grew up in New Albany, Indiana, and moved to the Bardstown area as a young adult. She gained years of office management experience working for a local doctor’s office for 12 years. She has managed the Bardstown Medical Arts building for 13 years. She joined our Administrative team in April 2019 as our Accounts Payable.

Christa and her husband, Roy, enjoy vacationing together and visiting Disney. They have two daughters, one a social worker and one a hair stylist. In her free time, she enjoys spending time on her pool deck, hiking, and tending her animals.

 

Melissa Cambron

Melissa Cambron
Manager of Billing Operations

Minnie is a Kentucky native that grew up in Fairfield. She attended University of Bellarmine where she received her bachelor’s degree in Communications, and also played basketball. She has worked in Medical Billing and Coding for over 12 years.  In January 2018 she started our in-house billing department as Manager of Billing Operations, after having worked our accounts for years prior through a third-party billing company.

Minnie is a wife to Brad and mother of three children- two boys and one girl.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She is a huge fan of UK basketball and has a great sense of humor.

Minnie is a Certified Professional Coder and a member of AAPC. 

 
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