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. He is also a Fellow with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). 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.