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Dr. Samuel S. Mendicino is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he received a B.S. in Biological Sciences. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1983 from the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago. While there, he served as the student body vice president and tutored several courses. He completed a residency in foot and ankle surgery at the Harris County Podiatric Surgical Residency in Houston, Texas and was the chief resident during his last year.
Dr. Mendicino has been in practice since 1985 and is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). He has served as the President of the ABFAS, a member of its' Board of Directors, residency training and examination committees. He serves as the Board's examination chairman and has served as an oral examiner. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is active in several of the College's committees and functions. Dr. Mendicino has served as chairman of the Surgical Skills and Annual National Scientific Seminar committees and is an instructor at many of the College's Surgical Skills Courses. He is a past president of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and has been published in several scientific texts and journals. Dr. Mendicino recently completed 2 terms of the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at West Houston Medical Center.
Dr. Mendicino has been involved in post graduate medical education for over 30 years. He is the director of residency and fellowship training at West Houston Medical Center's Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program and its Fellowship in Reconstructive Ankle and Foot Surgery. He has been active in international education and has demonstrated surgical procedures or lectured to orthopedic, podiatric, and trauma surgeons in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Lebanon. He lectures at local, state, national, and international surgical conferences.
Dr. Mendicino is regularly consulted by other lower extremity surgeons on unusual or complex cases; it's often these patients are referred to him for their care. In addition to performing elective, traumatic, arthroscopic, endoscopic, pediatric, and reconstructive surgery of the ankle and foot, Dr. Mendicino provides non-surgical care. He has completed specialized training in advanced nerve decompression for the treatment of lower extremity neuropathy and total ankle joint replacement.
Dr. Mendicino has 30 years of experience and through his role as residency director stays current on the latest techniques and treatments.
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