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Dr. Chima Akunne practices podiatry at Ochsner Health in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a board-certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon who completed his extensive surgical training within the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Health System in New York City. Dr. Akunne, both medically and surgically, manages all ailments of the lower extremity for the pediatric, adult and geriatric populous. Dr. Akunne particularly specializes in sports medicine of the foot and ankle, as well as complex reconstruction of chronic foot and ankle deformities. Areas of particular interests:-Total Ankle Replacement -Ankle and Hindfoot Fusion -Structural Deformities of the Ankle -Sports Medicine of the Foot and Ankle -Ankle Arthroscopy (Micro-fracture/OCD Repair/Cartilage Regeneration) -Diabetic Limb Salvage/Charcot Neuro-Arthropathy -Bunion Corrections (Lapiplasty Technique) -Surgical Repair of Foot and Ankle Fractures -Pediatric Deformities of the Foot and Ankle Regarding patient care, Dr. Akunne states, "I strive to develop a treatment and care plan, whether conservative or surgical, that is conducive to patient compliance and ultimate satisfaction. Every patient's needs and desires, as well as ability, emotional and physical family or home support and comfort, goes a long way towards my development of an appropriate treatment plan."

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Medical Education

Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine
Field of Study: Podiatric Medicine & Surgery


New York Methodist Hospital
Field of Study: Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery