Associate Professor


Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science (2003)
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2006), Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences (2007), Podiatric Sports Medicine & Surgery

Research Interest

  • Ankle and Foot Sports Injuries
  • Ankle and Foot Reconstruction and Revision Surgery
  • Ankle and Foot Trauma
  • Use of Advanced Imaging of Calcaneal Fractures to improve surgical reconstruction of the calcaneus


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Surgical Management of Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures: What Matters Most?
Liu GT, Vanpelt MD, Lalli T, Raspovic KM, Wukich DK Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2019 Apr 36 2 173-184
Three-Dimensional Computed Tomographic Characterization of Normal Anatomic Morphology and Variations of the Distal Tibiofibular Syndesmosis.
Liu GT, Ryan E, Gustafson E, Vanpelt MD, Raspovic KM, Lalli T, Wukich DK, Xi Y, Chhabra A J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Sep
Gender Differences on SF-36 Patient-Reported Outcomes of Diabetic Foot Disease.
Del Core MA, Ahn J, Wukich DK, Liu GT, Lalli T, VanPelt MD, Raspovic KM Int J Low Extrem Wounds 2018 Jun 1534734618774664
Scoring Mental Health Quality of Life With the SF-36 in Patients With and Without Diabetes Foot Complications.
Ahn J, Del Core MA, Wukich DK, Liu GT, Lalli T, VanPelt MD, La Fontaine J, Lavery LA, Raspovic KM Int J Low Extrem Wounds 2018 Mar 1534734618762226
New and Recurrent Ulcerations after Percutaneous Achilles Tendon Lengthening in Transmetatarsal Amputation
Javier La Fontaine, DPM, MS, Damieon Brown, DPM, Moffatt Adams, DPM, Michael VanPelt, DPM The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery May 2008 Volume 47, No. 3 225-229
Secrets to Treating Athletes with Ankle Fractures
Damieon Brown,DPM, Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM, Michael VanPelt, DPM Podiatry Today January 2007 Volume 20, Issue 1 1045-7860


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Honors & Awards

  • Young Practitioner Award
    Texas Podiatric Medical Association, Annual Meeting (2011)
  • Dr. Harold Feder Orthopaedic Award
    The Scholl College Podiatric Medicine Finch University Health Science (2001)
  • Award Outstanding Contribution & Scholarly Research Area of Science/Technology
    University of Arkansas Pine Bluff School of Arts Science (1998)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine (2011-2017)
  • American College Of Foot And Ankle Surgeons (2010-2018)
  • American College of Podiatric Sports Medicine (2007-2018)
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (2003-2018)
  • Texas Podiatric Medical Association (2003-2018)