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Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS

Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS

Professor, Department of Orthopaedics

Externship & Fellowship Program Director

Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS is known for his work in foot and ankle reconstruction with circular external fixation. His interests include traumatic foot and ankle injuries, deformity correction, diabetic Charcot foot and ankle reconstruction and soft tissue coverage of the diabetic foot. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics within the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine. Dr. Zgonis completed his surgical residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and further expanded his surgical training with an additional year of a reconstructive foot and ankle fellowship at New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, Connecticut, affiliated with Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Zgonis also completed several mini-fellowships on external fixation and reconstructive surgery in Greece and Italy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Board Certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr Zgonis is an internationally recognized lecturer in the methods and application of the Ilizarov apparatus for external fixation and also serves as a Scientific Officer for the Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons (ADFS). He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of reconstructive and revisional foot and ankle surgery. He is the Textbook Editor of the Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle (Second Edition) and Co-Editor of the External Fixators of the Foot and Ankle. Dr Zgonis also served as the Consulting Editor of the Clinics in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Access Journal Diabetic Foot and Ankle.

Dr Zgonis is the Founder and Scientific Chairman of the Annual International External Fixation Symposium (IEFS) in San Antonio, Texas, Site Director of the Podiatric Surgical Residency at University Hospital and Director of the Podiatric Externship Programs. He is the Director of the Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship and International Diabetic Foot Fellowship/Observership at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine.