FASMA Podiatrist Named Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists

WASHINGTON, DC (AUGUST 2015) – Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Alison J. Garten, DPM (Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions), was recently named Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP) during the 2015 American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Annual Scientific Meeting, held in Orlando, FL. She was also named Corporate Sponsorship Chair for the 2016 AAWP scientific meeting in Naples, FL.  FASMA podiatrist and former past president of AAWP, Erika Schwartz, DPM also of FASMA’s Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions,  was named the Scientific Chair for the AAWP Academic Conference scheduled to take place in Naples, Florida in October 2016.  The AAWP is a related organization of the APMA and was a recognized exhibitor at the event, presenting a lecture session entitled “Achieving Better Outcomes: Unique Biomechanical Medical and Hormonal Issues in Female Patients.”

Dr. Alison J. Garten is a native of Cary, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where she played Division I tennis on a full scholarship. She completed her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Garten completed two years of podiatric medicine and surgical residency at Montgomery Hospital in the Philadelphia area. She then continued her training at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, which provided further extensive training in foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage, elective forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction, and management of in-house patients with vast medical issues.  Dr. Garten is a certified Pedorthist and Board-Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She serves as a member of the District of Columbia Board of Podiatry, as well as Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists.  Dr. Garten often lectures on topics related to the foot and ankle, as well as diabetic wound care. Her passions in medicine revolve around promoting physical activity for injury prevention and improved overall health and happiness.

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) is a diverse group of foot and ankle specialists, dedicated to providing advanced and comprehensive foot and ankle care to all patients in a warm and caring environment.  FASMA doctors provide a full scope of surgical and non-surgical treatment options, emphasizing open communication and education.  It is FASMA’s aim to relieve every one of our patients of pain, and allow a return to a high level of function as quickly as possible.  FASMA works with our patients’ other doctors to ensure good health and continuity of care for each patient.