Joseph R. Disabato, DPM

Dr. Disabato is a native of Altoona, Pennsylvania and has been in private practice since 1994. He has been trained in traditional podiatric and orthopaedic surgical methods. Dr. Disabato has undergone specialized training in reconstructive surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, plastic surgery, total ankle joint replacement surgery and the Russian Ilizarov Method. He has studied reconstructive and trauma surgery of the lower extremity throughout the U.S., Europe, South America and Russia. His practice encompasses all aspects of foot and ankle care including simple and complex deformity management, medical and surgical intervention of traumatic injuries, microsurgical procedures, total ankle replacement surgery, preventive and interventional management of diabetic foot, ankle and leg complications.

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science - Chemistry, Saint Francis University - Loretto, Pennsylvania

Medical
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - Kent State University, College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) - Cleveland, Ohio

Residency
Reconstructive and Trauma Foot and Ankle Surgery 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - MHBC - Bedford/Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Fellowship
Reconstructive and Trauma Foot and Ankle Surgery - Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics - Kurgan, Russia

Lower Extremity Surgery/Osteosynthesis/External Fixation, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Director: Alexander Kirienko, MD, Istituto Clinico Humanitas Hospital - Milano, Italy

Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery)
Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Professional Organizations
American Podiatric Medical Association
Virginia Podiatric Medical Association
American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine
Fellow, Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons

American Microsurgical Orthoplastic Society

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations
Sentara/Martha Jefferson Hospital
Novant Health/UVA, Culpeper Medical Center and Culpeper Surgery Center
Monticello Community Surgery Center

Interesting Facts
Dr. Disabato enjoys fitness training, GP and dirt track motorcycle riding.