Dr. Chima P. Akunne was a James Dickson Carr Scholar at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in cellular biology and neuroscience. He followed his undergraduate career by earning his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon completing his didactic medical and surgical training at Temple University, Dr. Akunne relocated to New York City, where he trained with renowned foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons and podiatric surgeons within the Columbia Presbyterian Health System.
Dr. Akunne provides care for traumatic ailments of the foot and ankle and is adept at reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle.
Dr. Akunne, both medically and surgically, manages all ailments of the foot and ankle for adults and children, specializing in sports medicine and complex reconstruction of chronic and traumatic foot and ankle pathologies.
Aside from pedal and ankle reconstruction of the lower extremity, Dr. Akunne is provides wound care and limb salvage services for the diabetic, vasculopathic, and neuropathic populous.
Dr. Akunne is board certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery and uses every armamentarium to provide above the standard quality of care for his patients.
He states, "I strive to develop a treatment and care plan, whether conservative or surgical, that is conducive to patient compliance and ultimate satisfaction. I am sure to detail the positive and negative sides of a given treatment algorithm and provide the patient with an acceptable or suitable alternative to any given course of treatment. Every patient's needs and desires, as well as ability, emotional and physical family or home support and comfort, go a long way towards my development of an appropriate treatment plan."
Dr. Akunne's areas of interest are:
- Foot and ankle fractures.
- Arthritic ailments of the foot and ankle.
- Sports medicine and surgery.
- Flatfoot deformity.
- Ankle cartilaginous lesion repair/restoration.
- Ankle sprain.
- High ankle sprain.
- Complex limb salvage.
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Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital - Brooklyn, NY
- American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery