Dr. Wittock

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podiatrist in St. Louis, Fenton, & Maryville

Dr. Richard F. Wittock, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatrist in St. Louis, MO

Ankle and Foot Institute
 

Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery.
Board Certified in Foot Surgery.
Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
Chairman of the Podiatric Care Review Committee at St. Anthony's Medical Center.

Dr. Wittock is a native of Michigan and alumnus of Michigan Technological University. He received his doctorate from Barry University in Miami, FL, and earned Magna Cum Laude honors in both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees.

His post-doctoral training included a 3-year surgical residency at the Detroit Medical Center at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He also completed a traumatology fellowship in Mainz, Germany and an external fixation fellowship in Kurgan, Russian.

Dr. Wittock is a specialist in Reconstructive surgery of the ankle and foot. He is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Missouri Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Wittock is on staff at St. Clare Hospital and St. Anthony's Medical Center.

EDUCATION

BARRY UNIVERSITY, MIAMI SHORES, FLORIDA

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Received in May 1998.
  • Graduated with Honors (Magna Cum Laude).
  • Named to President's List and Dean's List for Academic Excellence.
  • Member of Pi Delta Podiatric Honor Fraternity.

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences/Pre-Med Received in May 1994.
  • Graduated with Honors (Magna Cum Laude).
  • Named to President's List and Dean's List for Academic Excellence.
  • Member of Blue Key and Phi Sigma National Honor Fraternities.

RESEARCH

  • Algorithmic Approach to Differentiating Crystalline Arthropathies.  Acccepted for publication in The Lower Extremity.  Journal of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine.  Volume 4, No. 3, 1998.
  • Common External Manifestations of Internal Disease.  Published in The Podiatric Quarterly.  Volume 7, No. 2, 1997.
  • Roller-blading as a Recent Etiology for Ankle Fractures.  Accepted for exhibit at the 2000 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Meeting.
  • Functional Advantages of a Correctly Designed Prosthetic with Respect to Biomechanics of Human Gait.  Poster Exhibit at the 2000 ACFAS Annual Meeting. 
  • Anaphylaxis and Subsequent Mortality Following Vancomycin Administration. 
  • Ainhum-A Bilateral and Symmetrical Case Report.
  • The Use of Thermal Shrinkage in Ankle Arthroscopy to Repair Lateral Ligament Injuries.  Poster Exhibit at the 2001 ACFAS Annual Meeting.

TRAINING

WAYNESTATE UNIVERSITY

DETROITMEDICAL CENTER, Detroit, MI.  Surgical Resident Physician

  • 3-year Surgical Residency under Dr. Charles Kissel.
  • Chief Administrative Resident.
  • Externship Coordinator.
  • Traumatology Fellowship, Mainz, Germany.
  • Completed Rotations in Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Infectious Disease, Plastic Surgery, Pathology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Radiology, and Emergency Medicine.
  • Recipient of Distinguished Podiatric Writing Award May 14, 1998 for Contributions to Podiatric Literature.
  • Completed AO Basic Course, October 1999, Charlotte, NC.
  • Completed MOET Microsurgical Course, March 2000, San Francisco, CA.
  • Completed AO Traumatology Course, March 2001, Freiburg, Germany.

ACTIVITIES AND HONORS

  • Completed Salto-Talaris and Agility LP Ankle Implant Courses.
  • Chairman Podiatric Review Committee St. Anthony's Medical Center.
  • Completed Ilizarov External Fixation Fellowship, Kurgan, Russia.
  • President of Physician Partners at Sunset Hills Surgical Center, LLC.
  • Completed Master Surgeon Course, October 2004.
  • Completed Course in External Fixation Techniques, February 2003.
  • Podiatric Physician for Mansfield High School Athletic Department.
  • Completed Course in Ankle and Foot Arthroscopy, December 2000.
  • Recipient of Research Award at the 2000 MPMA Scientific Seminar.
  • Completed Course in Trauma Management, September 2000.
  • Completed Course in Advanced Diagnostic Modalities, October 1999.
  • Recipient of 1998 A.C.F.A.O.M. Orthopaedic Award.
  • Honored for Contributions to Podiatric Literature.
  • Recipient of 1997 A.S.P.D. Award for Outstanding Dermatology Paper.
  • Recipient of 1997 F.P.M.E. Scholarship.
  • Member of Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
  • Member of Radiology, Surgery, and Sports Medicine Clubs at B.U.S.P.M.
  • Recipient of 4-year Podiatric Merit Scholarship at B.U.S.P.M.
  • Recipient of Jensen, Bacco, and State of Michigan Scholarships at M.T.U.
  • Member of Sigma Tau Gamma National Fraternity, Served as V.P. of Finance.
  • Coached 1994 Champion Hancock Merchants Little League Baseball Team.

 PRESENTATIONS

  • Principles of External Fixation.
  • Ankle and Foot Disorders Common in Women.
  • Thermal Shrinkage Techniques in Ankle Arthroscopy.
  • Peroneal Subluxation and Surgical Options.
  • Lateral Ankle Ligament Instability and Surgical Options.
  • Ainhum (Dactylylosis spontanea).
  • Charcot Fracture Following First MPJ Implant.
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Foot.
  • Anaphylaxis Secondary to Vancomycin.
  • Roller-Blading as a Recent Etiology for Ankle Fractures.
  • The Posterior Anti-Glide Plate in Fibular Fixation.
  • Pes Planus and Reconstructive Surgical Options.
  • External Manifestations of Internal Disease.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • MissouriPodiatric Medical Association.
  • Licensed in Missouri and North Carolina.
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
  • American Podiatric Medical Association.

STAFF PRIVILEGES

  •  St. Anthony's Medical Center
  •  St. Clare Hospital