Dr. Kevin Molan

Originally from Long Island, Dr. Molan is a Graduate of State University of New York at Stoney Brook, Bachelor of Science, Biology. He has been an active member of the North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society  (NCFAS) North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society (NCFAS) since 1996 and served as Vice President 2001-2002.  Dr. Molan and his wife Karen relocated to the Charlotte area in 1989, where he was in private practice until he merged with Dr. Miller and Kaiser in 1994, and together they formed Carmel Foot Specialists. Dr. Molan and Karen have three grown children and have recently become… Continue Reading

Dr. Richard Miller

Richard J Miller DPM is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated summa cum laude from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1981 and completed a surgical residency at Northlake Hospital in Chicago. Dr Miller and his wife Dr Barbara Kaiser established a private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina . Dr Miller served on the Board of Trustees of the NC Podiatric Medical Society for 10 years through the mid nineties and has been a past president of the NC Foot and Ankle society. He was President of the Association during the scope of practice… Continue Reading

Dr. Richard Lind

Dr. Lind is a Graduate from Indiana University, BA Biology, BA Chemistry. Dr. Lind relocated to the Charlotte area in 2005 and joined Carmel Foot Specialists in 2009. He is an active member of the NCFAS and ACFAS and currently serves as chairman of the Podiatry section at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes a particular interest in Sports Medicine and Ankle reconstruction surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, hiking, and being outdoors.  He has one son, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, and currently attends Case Western Reserve University for Anesthesialy Assistant degree.

Dr. Randall Contento

Dr. Contento was raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Elon University with a BS in biology. He received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed a 4 year podiatric surgical residency at University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center with comprehensive training in wound care, reconstructive forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgery.  Dr. Contento has been in private practice since 2009 and joined Gaston Foot and Ankle Specialists in 2017. Dr. Contento is a Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Surgeons.  He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery as well as… Continue Reading

Dr. Wagner Santiago

Dr. Wagner G. Santiago was born and raised in Miami, Florida where he graduated from Southwest Miami High School. He attended University of South Carolina at Spartanburg where he received a scholarship to play soccer. He then attended school in Jacksonville, Florida where he earned a respiratory therapy license. After several years, he decided to return to medical school where he graduated with honors from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in North Miami Beach, FL earning his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). He completed a three-year podiatric surgical residency at Podiatry Hospital of Pittsburgh and West Penn Hospital in… Continue Reading

Dr. Ryan Meredith

Dr. Meredith was raised in Cleveland Ohio where he went to Lakewood high school, then he graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1984 with a BA in sociology and a minor in chemistry. He graduated with departmental honors in sociology. He then went to the Ohio College of podiatric medicine and graduated in 1988. He then did a two-year surgical foot and ankle residency in St. Louis Missouri graduated in 1990. He served as chief resident in his final year of residency. Dr. Meredith joined Gaston Foot and Ankle Associates in August 1990 became a partner in 1992. Dr,… Continue Reading

Dr. David Kirlin

Dr. Kirlin was born and raised in New Jersey, just outside Philadelphia. When he finished his residency training, he moved to Gastonia and founded the practice in 1984. He and his wife Nan have three grown daughters- Becca, Hanna and Maddie. In order to give back to the community, Dr. Kirlin has become involved in politics as a city councilman and enjoys serving the public in this fashion. His other interests include racquetball, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and photography. He enjoys lecturing to civic organizations on podiatric health topics and is available to speak on a variety of current topics.  … Continue Reading

Dr. Daniel Yarmel

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Daniel Yarmel obtained his doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Next, he completed four years of residency with extensive podiatric medical and surgical training at The University of Pennsylvania’s Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. The training focused on all areas of foot and ankle surgery, including elective and non-elective forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive procedures, trauma of the foot and ankle, diabetic limb preservation, and applications in internal and external fixation.   In 2006 Dr. Yarmel traveled to Venezuela for Operacion Caminar 3, a medical mission that evaluated and performed reconstructive surgical… Continue Reading

Dr. Matthew Rien

Dr. Matthew Rien was raised in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. He went on to become a proud “Hokie” and received his bachelor’s of science degree from Virginia Tech University. Following his undergraduate education, he went on to obtain his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University.    After graduating, Dr. Rien went on to complete a three-year podiatric medicine and surgical residency at Bellevue Hospital, a level 1-trauma center associated with New York University. During his training, he served as Chief Resident. He was responsible for the management of junior residents, lecturing on various educational topics, and moderating surgical skills… Continue Reading

Dr. Allan Grossman

Dr. Allan Grossman has been a healthcare leader in the Central Pennsylvania area for twenty-five years. He believes in addressing the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. Many foot and ankle conditions may resolve with conservative care and should be attempted before surgery, when possible. He performs functional (walking, reproducing the activity) exams and has treated patients from all over the world. Most patients don’t complain that they have pain and can’t function when sitting but feel great walking, working, or with activity. Then why do others examine patients while they are sitting in an exam chair instead… Continue Reading