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John A. DeBello, DPM

John A. DeBello, DPM
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Dr. John A. DeBello, in practice for over 23 years, is the chief surgeon for New York Foot Care Services. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. DeBello graduated cum laude from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1990. He completed a two-year surgical residency at Wyckoff Heights Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn in 1992. The additional yearlong residency to train in foot and ankle surgery allows him to perform all surgical procedures such as reconstructive operations to correct flat feet, bone spurs, hammertoes and other foot deformities. Dr. John A. DeBello earned his undergraduate education, Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy, from St. John’s University, Queens, NY.

Dr. DeBello is continually researching, training, and acquiring new skillsets that will allow him to provide the most current and innovative tools and therapy in his primary obligation to relieve his patients’ pain and suffering resulting from injury or foot disease. He is in essence a pioneer in his willingness to bring to his patients the means before these become mainstream among the podiatric community. He recognized early on in his career, as foot and ankle surgeon, that it is also important and a responsibility to provide his patients with as good looking feet as possible by implementing the “bikini incision” in his surgical procedures. He shared his philosophy with his peers by training them on the use of the procedure along with all the assortment of methodologies. Since 2006, he has been the Director of Podiatric Surgery with SurgiCare Ambulatory Surgery Center of New York. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center North Division at Wakefield Campus and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

Dr. DeBello was the Assistant Resident Director at the Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens in Long Island City. The Podiatric Surgery Residency Program at Mt. Sinai of Queens developed to provide a select group of qualified podiatric medical school graduates with the ability to provide high-quality surgical care and successfully complete the accreditation process established by the American Board of Podiatry Surgery.

His article, in collaboration with Dr. Aranella, on Preventing Complications in the Diabetic Patient with Toe Nail Onymycosis was published in the Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association in June 2001.

Dr. Andrea Schulman

Dr. Andrea Schulman

Dr. Andrea Schulman started her private practice in Florida over 26 years ago. She relocated to back to her native New York 7 years ago. Dr. Schulman treats all ages and all foot problems with emphasis on educating the patient to minimize further foot problems. In her Boro Park location, she specializes in Pediatric Podiatry. Between her children and stepchildren, she has raised 7 children and has developed an understanding of parents, children and their relationship with doctors.

Dr. Schulman received her degree as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine with the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in 1989. While there, she taught future medical students Biochemistry in the school’s summer program. She completed a Podiatric Orthopedic Residency at the Veteran Administration Hospital, Montrose NY in 1990. She earned her undergraduate education, Bachelor of Science at Rutgers University in 1983.

Armando Lascano DPM

Armando Lascano, DPM

Dr. Armando Lascano, in practice for over 16 years, specializes in the management of the diabetic foot wound care and foot surgery. He broke new grounds in the training and use of many medical podiatric procedures including Topaz and Radiofrequency procedures for heel pain and neuromas. Dr. Lascano continues to research and trains on new podiatric surgical procedures to serve his patients better. He is bilingual, which is a major asset in communicating with his Spanish patients in ensuring an understanding of the partnership in foot care health.

Dr. Lascano graduated from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1996 and from their residency program in 1998. He attended and graduated from St. John University in Queens, NY, where he was on their Deans List from 1988-89 and 1990-1991. He is well respected by his peers and appreciated by staff and patients. He is currently affiliated with Surgicare Ambulatory Surgical Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens, and New York Hospital of Queens.

Barbara Lee DPM

Barbara Lee, DPM

Dr. Barbara Lee has been in practice for over 3 years. She received her certification from The University of the State of New York Board of Registration in Podiatry in 2011. She is board qualified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 2009 from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Lee did her postdoctoral training with the Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens. She completed a three-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency in 2012, and served as Chief Resident in her last year. She attended the University of Albany and received undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Arts, English Honors in 2004

Dr. Lee has two published work. With S. Yager, Giant Cell Tumor Found on Anterior Talofibular Ligament : A Case Report Poster at ACFAS Scientific Conference, March 9-12, 2011 and in Podiatry Today: Removing A Giant Cell Tumor from the Anterior Talofibular Ligament.

Eustace Allen DPM


Eustace Allen, DPM

Dr. Eustace Allen has been a podiatrist for 22 years. He attended New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) after graduating from Mercy College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduation from NYCPM, Dr. Allen completed his residency program at the Bronx VA Medical Center in 1992. He practiced in Florida from 2007-2008 at Hialeah Foot Care.

Femi Francis Leito DPM

Femi Francis-Leito, DPM

Dr. Femi Francis-Leito, a native New Yorker, received her podiatric medical education, and residency training in many of New York City’s historic medical institutions. Dr. Francis-Leito ensures that her diabetic patients are provided important information to manage well the effects on the feet. She believes that with education on the effects of the disease and careful management at home, a person with diabetes can avoid the most serious complications and enjoy a full and active life. She enjoys interacting with the patients and answering their questions. Dr. Francis-Leito assures them that it is the important partnership between podiatrist and patient, which will play a key role in helping manage diabetes successfully.
Hirunnisha Najjar

Hirunnisha Najjar, DPM

Dr. Hirunnisha Najjar has been in practice for over three years. She is board qualified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 2008 from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in2011 at the Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens. Dr. Najjar’s undergraduate studies was at Hunter College, CUNY with Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Chemistry in2004

While attending New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Najjar was recipient of several scholarships from ACFAOM Timothy Holbrook Memorial, JT Tai Foundation, and NYCPM. She was on the Dean’s List and recipient of the NYCOM Award. At Hunter College, Dr. Najjar was also on the Dean’s List and recipient of the Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship, NYC Merit Scholarship Award, Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Scholarship/Grant of the Alumni Association of Hunter College.

Dr. Najjar is also active in the charity community. She has volunteered for the Long Island Marathon, March of Dimes Walkathon, Marcus Garvey Park Health Fair, Pediatric Foot Screenings, and West Point Boot Fit.

Dr. Najjar in collaboration with S. Yager, W. Axman, and E. Rosero was published on Podiatry Today Online in 2010: Correcting Brachymetatarsia of 45 Years Duration with Gradual Callus Distraction.

James Anarella DPM

James J. Anarella, DPM

Dr. Anarella has been in private practice for over 28 years. He focuses his practice in Queens, NY. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Anarella received degree as Doctor of Podiatric Medicine with the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1986. He completed his Podiatric Surgical Residency at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1987. He earned his undergraduate education, Bachelor of Science in Biology, from Brockport State College in 1982.

Dr. Anarella is affiliated with the Elmhurst Hospital of New York, The New York Hospital Center of Queens, The Parkway Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens. He also has consulting affiliations with Amerigroup Health Insurance, Medicis Pharmaceutical, Novartis Pharmecutical, and Integra Life Science.

His articles on Preventing Complications in the Diabetic Patient with Toe Nail Onymycosis (with Dr. DeBello, 2001) and Transchondral Fractures of the Talar Dome were published in the Journal of Podiatric Medical Association (1987).

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