DVA – Atlanta VA Health Care Center
Kristin K. Rizzo DPM
Atlanta Center for Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery, Ambulatory Laser and Surgery Center, Bakotic Pathology Associates; Century Foot Care Specialists. Grady Memorial Hospital
Emory University College of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine. All medical and surgical programs.
Busy clinical experiences ranging inclusive of wound care, pathomechanics and in-office procedures.
Diabetic limb salvage with complex forefoot/rearfoot/ankle surgery
Attendance at annual GPMA-Georgia Summit Seminar and annual Podiatry Institute Seminar, Atlanta, GA. Opportunity for research. ABPM and ABFAS in-training exams.
Candidates will be interviewed at CRIP with preference given to clerks. Proof of citizenship and selective service registration required.
The residency program is equipped with a busy, robust outpatient clinic with a large number of hands-on patient encounters, wound care clinic, and complex cases. The surgical experiences are comprehensive and well-rounded to include foot and reconstructive rearfoot experiences. The pathology residents are exposed to is vast and make this program unique. Core rotations are completed at Atlanta VAMC. External rotations include one month per year at Grady Memorial Hospital podiatry and surgery, foot and ankle surgery at metro surgery centers, a two-week Bako pathology mini-residency, a clinical pediatrics rotation, and additional affiliations in process. Robust academic program to include journal club, board reviews, case defense, etc. Residents at the time of graduation are well-prepared to sit for the ABFAS and ABPM board-qualification examinations. Website: https://www.va.gov/atlanta-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/podiatric-residency-program/