I couldn’t be more excited to be here in Louisville in private practice of my own. Although I have been in the medical community of Kentuckiana since 2011, doors opened to Hanna Ankle & Foot on August 6, 2018. No expense was withheld to make sure my patients feel comfortable and get the best possible care that can be provided. I certainly hope you come by and see us.
A little about me,… I lived in the same farm house in Akron, OH from the day I was born until I left for college. My parents had me constantly working around the house doing everything from paving driveways to gardening. This instilled the work ethic that sticks with me today. I grew up loving lacrosse, water skiing, SCUBA diving, and snow skiing. These passions led me to Colorado State University. At Colorado State, these same passions led me to pursue a Health and Exercise Science major, which I completed in 2006. I spent the next year trying figure out exactly which medical field I wanted to pursue, shadowing many specialties, and doing medical missionary trips to Peru, which was a life altering experience. I went on to choose Podiatry, over Orthopedics (medical school) and Oral Maxofacial surgery (dental school) for a multitude of reasons, and I have never regretted that choice. I graduated from The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2011 with honors and also served as class president throughout my time. During my last year of school I did exterships at some of the finest institutions in the country including Yale University and Brown University. While offered a residency spots at all of my rotations, The Kentucky Podiatric Residency Program immediately stood head and shoulders above the others, in my opinion. During my three years at Norton Hospital for residency, I was provided experiences most podiatrists are never afforded, most especially 6 months of Orthopedic trauma rotations performing surgeries on the hand, hip, knee, shoulder, arm, and wrist. While trauma was the backbone of the rotations, I had an immense amount of exposure to total joint procedures as well. My last year I served as chief resident. During this time, I participated in research as well, including publishing an article about cadaver replacement of achilles tendons with chronic tears. After graduating in 2011, I was in practice for 4 years here in Louisville, specializing in complex reconstructive surgeries, trauma, and sports medicine. During that time I worked very hard to hone my skills surgically, and became one of the busiest foot and ankle surgeons in the country. After a great four years, it was time to spread my wings and take a swing at private practice. Opening Hanna Ankle & Foot has been the most immensely rewarding experiences in my life. I am so proud of what we have here today and can’t wait to share it with the Louisville community.
In my spare time, I enjoy wakesurfing, golfing, and being with my lovely wife Maggie. If you enjoy the design of the office, she is the one to thank. In addition to her art skills, she has a long list of accomplishments from her swimming career, including 21x All American, 3x SEC swimmer of the year, 8x collegiate national champion, 2x captain of Auburn’s national championship team, a gold and silver medal in the World Championships (equivalent of the Olympics in non-olympic years), Auburn sports Hall of Famer, SEC Legend Inductee… want me to keep going? She was also professionally sponsored by Nike for a while. She keeps me incredibly grounded and working hard, to say the least. I am very proud and humbled to have her by my side. I also enjoy spending time with my family when possible. My father lives in the Cayman Islands but also spends a lot of time in central Florida as well. He has practiced as a lawyer for 35 years. I am a twin and my twin sister married my best friend growing up, which is great. Whitney and Adam have two great young kids that always bring a smile to my face as well. Maggie and I have two dogs, which I am sure you will hear a lot about. Abraham is a very large pitbull, who was a rescue. He was beaten severely growing up, but he couldn’t be sweeter. The other is the famous Gary. He was pampered growing up, and is rotten. They are the best of friends.