Department of Orthopaedics

About the Podiatry Residency Program

Affiliation with the Podiatry Institute

Founded as a non-profit organization in 1978 by the members of the Podiatry Department of the hospital, the Podiatry Institute is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in foot, ankle, and leg surgery. The Institute headquarters, located in the medical office building adjacent to Emory Decatur Hospital, houses one of the largest collections of videos, slides, and computer images of reconstructive surgery of the foot, ankle, and leg.

Residents at Emory Decatur Hospital are provided the opportunity to learn teaching and lecturing skills with the assistance of the Podiatry Institute. Furthermore, residents have the opportunity to travel to many of the seminars across the country that are conducted by the Podiatry Institute each year. Cadaver limbs are also made available to residents for anatomic study and in preparation for surgery.

Through the Podiatry Institute, residents are able to interact with organization members in the United States and overseas to enhance training, knowledge, and life experiences.

Nationally and Internationally Recognized Educators

No other hospital can compare with the experience and talent of our podiatry staff. Many of the attending surgeons at Emory Decatur Hospital are recognized nationally and internationally as the leading surgeons and educators of foot, ankle, and leg pathology. Many of the surgeons have numerous publications and have contributed chapters to McGlamry's Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, as well as to the annual Podiatry Institute Update.

In addition, the podiatry staff at Emory Decatur Hospital is composed of a number of other surgeons with extensive training and experience - not only in podiatric medicine and surgery but in education as well. If you want to know what the training experience at Emory Decatur Hospital can do for you, simply look at our graduates. Many have served as full-time faculty members at colleges of podiatric medicine or hold positions in professional organizations.

A Diversity of Pathology and Training Experiences

Patients come to Emory Decatur Hospital from all over the country for the treatment of complex problems and complicated conditions including postoperative complications and post-traumatic injuries. A tertiary referral center for podiatric care, the surgeons at Emory Decatur Hospital offer residents extensive exposure to widely diverse conditions and resulting procedures.

Administration and Faculty

Our Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program is led by Director Joshua Mann, DPM and Assistant Director Emily Hermes, DPM. The team includes a diverse group of podiatrists committed to serving our residents.

Podiatry Group

Emory Decatur Hospital Extern Program

With a focus on providing a firm academic background coupled with clinical relevance, externs are exposed to a diversity of pathology, lectures, and materials provided by the Podiatry Institute, as well as in-hospital continuing education.

Emory Decatur Hospital’s Podiatry Extern Program accepts up to six externs a month and includes housing and board with three meals a day

In addition, as a 500+ bed, acute/medical/surgical community hospital with an acute physical medicine rehabilitation unit, Emory Decatur Hospital is JCAHO credited, approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and is a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.



Meet Our Residents

We accept up to five residents into our program each year for a three-year commitment.

Program Benefits

In addition to highly competitive salaries during residency, Emory Decatur Hospital offers CME allowances in the first, second, and third years. Residents develop close relationships with a supportive medical staff, and customized residency-specialty studies can be arranged on an individual basis depending upon a resident’s area of interest.

Enjoy all Atlanta has to Offer

Culture, fine and casual dining, sporting events, theater, concerts, amusement parks, shopping, and that good old southern hospitality—you’ll find it all in Atlanta, home of the World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United FC, Atlanta Hawks, Six Flags over Georgia, the Fox Theater and more. A city of 5.9 million people, Atlanta has all the activities of a big city, yet the charm of a small town.

Emory Decatur Podiatry Program Keeps Patient On Her Feet