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Professional Statement

  • Dr. La Puma attended Stony Brook University where he majored in Pre-Medical studies earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. La Puma received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where he was actively involved in multiple student leadership positions.
  • Dr. La Puma is a licensed podiatric physician who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of all foot and ankle conditions. He has completed a three-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency program at Interfaith Medical Center, where he performed over 1,400 surgical procedures. Dr. La Puma has received extensive training in all ailments and bio-mechanical disorders affecting the lower extremity.
  • As Chief Resident, Dr. La Puma has had vast training and experience in Orthopedics and Vascular Surgery. Currently, Dr. La Puma is an acting Attending for the Podiatric Surgical Residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. La Puma specializes in surgical correction of bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, to complex reconstructive foot and ankle repairs, congenital deformities, wound care, diabetic limb salvage, trauma and sports related injuries.
  • Dr. La Puma is an active member of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the New York State Podiatric Medicine Association.


  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Interfaith Medical Center, Residency in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery

Awards and Publications

  • Excellence in Clinical Work; American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry; New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Pi Mu Delta National Podiatry Service Society; New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Excellence in Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure; KCI San Antonio, TX
  • Achievement in External Fixation for the Foot & Ankle; Wright Medical Atlanta, Georgia

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • New York State Podiatric Medical Association

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Italian