All our professionals at Academy Foot and Ankle Specialists maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

 

Paul T. Marciano, DPM, MS

Paul T. Marciano, DPM
Paul T. Marciano, DPM

Paul Marciano, DPM, is a graduate from the University of Rochester with a B.S. in Biology. He has a Master’s Degree in Natural Science from Roswell Park Cancer Institute at the State University of Buffalo in NY. He also graduated from the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL. Dr. Marciano then completed a two-year surgical residency in reconstructive foot surgery in Houston, Texas and has since been practicing in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. One of the first practitioners to utilize the Shock Wave Therapy Treatment for heel pain, Dr. Marciano is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Foot Surgery, the American Board of Medical Specialists in Podiatry, and the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry & Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and serves as a member of both the American and Texas Podiatric Medical Associations. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer, basketball, and golf.

 

Gregory J. Amelung, DPM

Gregory J. Amelung, DPM
Gregory J. Amelung, DPM

Greg Amelung, DPM, began his education at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, and completed his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate Degree at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL. He completed a one-year medical internship at North Chicago Veteran's Administration Hospital followed by a two-year surgical residency with the Resurrection Health Care Hospital System in Chicago, IL. Dr. Amelung completed his training with a one-year fellowship at Central Oklahoma Foot and Ankle Centers, associated with the Oklahoma Podiatric Residency Training Program, specializing in complicated reconstructive and traumatic surgery of the foot and ankle. Following his fellowship, he continued on as a surgical teaching attending at the residency program for two years. Looking for new opportunities, he joined Academy Foot and Ankle Specialists where he practices all aspects of foot and ankle care. Dr. Amelung believes that his extensive training will help provide many treatment options for all his patients. He believes that patient education and good communication is the key for successful care. Dr. Amelung has been declared a Diplomate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons by becoming board certified in forefoot, and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. He is married and a proud father of two boys. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.

 

Scott Floyd, DPM

Scott Floyd, DPM
Scott Floyd, DPM

Scott Floyd, DPM, is a board-qualified podiatrist and wound care specialist at Academy Foot & Ankle Specialists in the DFW metroplex, TX. Dr. Floyd specializes in diabetic wound care and ulcer care. He has comprehensive training in all aspects of podiatry, including elective and non-elective foot surgery. After graduating from Houston Baptist University, in Houston, TX, with a Bachelor of Science in biology, Dr. Floyd earned his medical degree at Kent State University College of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. He later continued his training with a three-year medical and surgical residency with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Salem, VA. Since finishing his residency, Dr. Floyd has trained extensively in complex foot trauma, lower extremity sports medicine, and lower extremity diabetic surgical correction. In addition to his education and training, Dr. Floyd received advanced training and treated patients at the Foot and Ankle Clinic of the Virginias in Blacksburg, VA. He also worked in the orthopedic surgical department at the Salem VA Medical Center in Salem, VA, where he focused on surgical and nonsurgical foot care. Dr. Floyd is extremely passionate about providing the best possible individualized care to his patients. When he is not working with patients, Dr. Floyd enjoys spending time with his family, and frequently participating in church activities.

 

Philip Parr, DPM, MS

Philip Parr, DPM
Philip Parr, DPM

Philip Parr, DPM, MS, is originally from Cherokee, OK. After graduating as valedictorian from Cherokee High School, he began his education at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. At Oklahoma State, Dr. Parr developed a strong interest in sports medicine, working closely with the athletic training department and the team physicians for OSU Athletics. He was named a Top Ten Senior in his college at OSU and subsequently matriculated into Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, OK where he achieved his Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. He then attended the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL where he acquired his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, serving as class president during his time in Chicago. Dr. Parr then completed an intensive 3-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency with an added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT. During his time in residency, Dr. Parr also completed additional dermatopathology training at Bako Labs in Alpharetta, GA. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, following college football, as well as multiple outdoor hobbies.

 

Jennifer Sofranec, PT

Jennifer Sofranec, PT
Jennifer Sofranec, PT

Jennifer graduated Texas Woman's University (TWU) in Denton, TX in 1993 with a B.S. in Human Biology and a minor in Psychology. She completed her Master’s Degree at the TWU school of Physical Therapy in 1995.

She has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of settings including acute hospital care, wound care, long term rehab, home health and outpatient. She has treated patients at every level of the rehab journey. She approaches that treatment from a holistic, out-of-the-box thinking mindset in order to help patients maximize their pain-free functional potential. She will teach you how balance in your body can restore your function and decrease your pain. In her free time, she enjoys time with her two active boys and Bikram yoga.

 

Dan Pierini, DPM

Dan Pierini, DPM
Dan Pierini, DPM

Dan Pierini, DPM, grew up in the beach cities of Southern California, where he excelled as a multi-sport athlete and professional musician. With a scientist mother and an athletic director father, Dr. Pierini predictably found a passion for sports medicine and physical training. While working as a personal trainer, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Clinical Exercise and his pre-med education at California State University in Fullerton, CA. From there, he received his Podiatric Medical Degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA., where he was voted into several leadership positions by his classmates. Dr. Pierini then completed his 3-year surgical residency training at Reading Hospital in West Reading, PA. As Chief Resident, he earned numerous awards and accolades in high-quality patient care. He is an ABPM Board-Qualified Foot and Ankle Surgeon practicing full-scope podiatric medicine. Dr. Pierini enjoys being involved in his church community, playing drums, recreational sports, and spending time with his family.

 
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Sirisha Pokala, DPM

Sirisha Pokala, DPM
Sirisha Pokala, DPM

Sirisha Pokala, DPM, is a Southlake, TX native who graduated from Carroll High School and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated from the New York School of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan, NY., and completed her three-year residency training at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI. She specializes in forefoot deformities, wound care, diabetic foot reconstruction, and sports medicine. She is board qualified in forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgery. She is thrilled to be serving the community in which she was raised. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and scouting out the latest restaurants.

 

Gireesh Reddy, DPM

Gireesh Reddy, DPM
Gireesh Reddy, DPM

Gireesh Reddy DPM, is a board qualified, fellowship-trained surgeon with extensive experience in complex foot and ankle reconstruction and trauma. He started his medical journey by completing a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI while working in a research lab to help develop drugs for the treatment of leukemia. He then completed his doctorate degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan, NY., with Dean's List honors. He then had the privilege of serving as the Co-Chief at Detroit Medical Center and completed his residency at a level 1 trauma center. His residency training had heavy emphasis on trauma, wound care, and limb salvage. He went on to gain further experience in advanced reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at University of Texas San Antonio in TX. It was there that he also learned from world renowned surgeons in plastic surgery techniques and circular external fixators for the treatment of lower extremity pathology. Dr. Reddy also has advanced training in foot and ankle arthroscopy and peripheral nerve surgery including neurolysis, decompression techniques and nerve repair. In 2019, he also successfully completed the Advanced Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis course. Dr. Reddy finds it extremely important to personally connect with his patients and to provide all treatments including surgical and non-surgical options. Dr. Reddy is proficient in Hindi, Telugu, and Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, basketball, hiking with his dog and kayaking.

 

Brett M. Nielsen, DPM

Brett M. Nielsen, DPM
Brett M. Nielsen, DPM

Dr. Brett Nielsen, DPM grew up in rural Nebraska with a large family and his dog named Chester. Following graduation, Dr. Nielsen moved to Idaho to attend BYU Idaho. While attending the university, he had his bunion surgically corrected and was able to return to physical activity and ultimately perform missionary work in Mexico for two years. The continued relief achieved from his surgery made him very interested in podiatry. Upon returning to the United States, Dr. Nielsen received his B.A. in Spanish from Utah Valley University. Dr. Nielsen earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland Ohio where he was able to make the Dean’s List. Dr. Nielsen completed a 3 year surgical residency in Tampa Florida where he was able to serve as chief resident while receiving extensive training in wound care, infections, foot and ankle deformities and diabetic foot care. He is board qualified, and constantly researching the latest advancements in podiatric medicine. Dr. Nielsen strongly believes in building a relationship with his patients as to treat every patient as an individual and accommodate the needs of each patient on a case by case basis. In his free time, Dr. Nielsen enjoys spending time with his family, live music, golf, and swimming.

 

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