Our division at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, from the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery to Diabetes Care to the Archives of Internal Medicine.


Diabetes is a mainstay of research in the department, however the scope has expanded to include multiple areas of interest to those who care for the lower extremity.


These categories include:

  • Wound care products, such as growth factors and living skin replacements
  • Antibiotic and Antifungal products
  • Biomechanical devices, such as casts, walkers, shoes, orthotics
  • Analgesics as new methods of pain relief
  • External Fixation devices
  • Electrical Bone Stimulation
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

    The division sponsors academic projects, retrospective and prospective, that examine the challenges of the patient with foot and ankle pathology and the unique problems of the patient with diabetic foot complications.



  • Develop alternative and effective modalities for treatment of foot and ankle pathology
  • Improve the understanding of research methodology among students, residents, fellows and faculty
  • Enhance clinical faculty and resident involvement
  • Enhance research funding

    For information, please contact:

    Michael G. Palladino, DPM, FACFAS at palladino@uthscsa.edu
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Department of Orthopaedics/Podiatry Division
    7703 Floyd Curl Drive
    Mail Code 7776
    San Antonio, TX 78229
    (210) 567-5130