Dr. Ryan Vazales is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon joining Achilles Foot and Ankle Center who specializes in elective and reconstructive forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgery. Dr. Vazales’ philosophy of care has always been to consider every patient’s unique personal and healthcare needs to improve their quality of life.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Virginia Podiatric Medical Association
American Podiatric Medical Association
Dr. Vazales completed a 3-year intensive surgical residency training program at Florida Hospital East Orlando where as chief resident, he received extensive training in both primary and revision Total Ankle Joint Replacement (TAR), lower extremity limb deformity correction, advanced treatment of degenerative and congenital deformities including cavovarus, flatfoot deformity, pediatric and adult clubfoot, as well as, minimally invasive surgical techniques including arthroscopic treatment of foot and ankle conditions.
Dr. Vazales also has extensive training in complicated trauma of the foot, ankle fractures/pilon fractures and nonunion/malunions of the foot and ankle. His expertise includes orthoplastic surgery often involving the use of external fixation for segmental bone lengthening or vascularized bone transport to correct long bone defects, lower limb local muscular, adiopofascial and pedicle flaps for limb salvage.
Dr. Vazales received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree from Barry University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is well written and has published numerous papers in multiple national and international peer reviewed journals. Dr. Vazales actively participates in cutting edge podiatric research and training and has collaborated with many leaders in the field to advance the delivery of podiatric medicine and surgery for patients.
B.A. Honors in Economics
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Summa Cum Laude
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (RRA)
Lower extremity deformity correction, peripheral nerve and muscular microsurgery limb reconstruction fellowship
Program Director: Edgardo Rodriguez-Collazo
I have extensive training and a strong interest in elective, sports medicine and surgical trauma, as well as, complicated foot, rearfoot and ankle surgery which extends to diabetic Charcot, pes plano valgus, cavovarus and congenital type deformities including pediatric and adult clubfoot. I have completed advanced training in minimally invasive arthroscopic treatments, device/implant placement, IM nailing, split thickness skin and biologic grafting, midfoot/rearfoot and ankle fusions utilizing both internal and external fixation, total ankle replacements, as well as hexapod circular framing in combination with lower extremity orthoplastic and muscular microsurgery for complicated limb reconstruction and salvage.
“First Dorsal metatarsal Artery Flap for Coverage of Soft Tissue Defects of the Distal Foot: delayed technique, proximal and distally based fasciocutaneous and adipofascial variants” accepted for publication in Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: 2020. Authors Ryan Vazales, DPM, Suhail Masadeh, DPM.
“Cadaveric Atlas: Reverse Sural Flap Delayed Technique, A Novelty Approach to Stepwise Algorithm Utilizing Skin Substitute Bilayer” Published in International Journal of Orthoplastic Surgery. 2018. Authors Ryan Vazales, DPM, Edgardo Rodriguez-Collazo, DPM, Alessandro Thione, MD.
“ Current Concepts regarding Total Ankle Replacement as a viable treatment option for advanced ankle arthritis: what you need to know” Published in Clinics in Podiatr Med & Surg. 2017. Authors Christopher L Reeves, DPM FACFAS, Amber M. Shane, DPM FACFAS, Ryan Vazales, DPM AACFAS.
“Arthroscopic treatment of soft tissue impingement of the ankle” published in Clinics in Podiatr Med & Surg. 2016 Authors: Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS, Chris Reeves, DPM FACFAS, Ryan Vazales, DPM, Zach Farley, DPM.
“COMMENTARY: Arthrodesis After Failed Total Ankle Replacement – Paul-André Deleu, Bernhard Devos Bevernage, Pierre Maldague, Vincent Gombault, and Thibault Leemrijse,” published in Foot and Ankle Quarterly Review 2016. Authors: Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS, Trevor S. Payne, DPM, Ryan Vazales, DPM.
“Posterior Tibial Tendon Transfers,” published in Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery January 2016. Authors: Amber M. Shane, DPM, Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, Jordan D. Cameron, DPM, Ryan Vazales, DPM.
“Acroangiodermatitis (Pseudo Kaposi’s Sarcoma) seen in conjunction with Marfans syndrome and hypercoaguable state: is there a link?” published in WOUNDS, March 2014 issue. Authors: Ryan Vazales, 4th year medical student, Robert J. Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWS, Professor, Director of Clinical research and Fellowship program, Barry University SPM2.
“A report of a rare Aggressive Digital Adenocarcinoma of the lower extremity in a patient with diabetes, masquerading as an ulcerative lesion that clinically favored benignancy,” published in HEALTHCARE, under the Special Section Wound care, June 2014. Authors: Ryan Vazales, DPM, Dustin Constant, 4th year medical student, Robert J. Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWS, Professor, Director of Clinical research and Fellowship program, Barry University SPM.