It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you to the Podiatry Division, Department of Orthopaedics. This site shares who we are and the services we provide to faculty, staff, fellows, residents, students, and the general public. If you are in need of treatment, considering residency or fellowship training, or a faculty position, you can learn about each of these topics before making your choices.
The residency training program is among the best in the nation. We presently train eight residents, two clinical/surgical fellows, and numerous third and fourth-year podiatric medical students annually. More than 193 residents have graduated. Former residents and fellows are now heading podiatric medical clinics and multidisciplinary group practices across the nation.
We are a nationally and internationally recognized leader and committed to excellence in the care of the diabetic foot and lower extremity amputation prevention. We strive to continue to educate health care professionals and conduct high quality research on the diabetic foot. Since the incidence and prevalence of diabetes is higher in minority populations and San Antonio is more than 50% Mexican-American, we have developed a special interest in diabetic foot problems.
Two of our main facilities include the Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI) and Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC). The TDI is funded by our county hospital district and located in the community where these patients reside. This provides us an unlimited source of patients and pathology, which allows us to excel at all the health science center missions of education, research, patient care and service. In 2009, the MARC became the new home of UT Medicine San Antonio, the School of Medicine's clinical practice and the largest medical practice in Central and South Texas. The MARC is a striking, eight-story building filled with the latest technology and featuring the same physicians who teach and conduct world-class research in the School of Medicine.
As you browse through our website we are optimistic that you will find our group interesting and the information useful.
Michael G. Palladino, DPM, FACFAS
Assistant Professor & Interim Chief of Podiatry and
Residency Program Director