Dr. Pappalardo joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery in 2013. She is also a member of the UA Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) team, specializing in diabetes foot care, education and conservative treatments. A diabetes foot care specialist, Dr. Pappalardo focuses on education and conservative treatment options, with elective surgeries if needed. Her practice involves the high-risk diabetic foot, tissue repair and wound healing, reconstructive foot surgery, and complex lower extremity infections. She received her doctoral degree in podiatric medicine from William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University. She completed her residency studies at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She completed her first residency at St. Vincent Hospital, University of Massachusetts. The second residency was at Mount Sinai Hospital, focusing on management of diabetic charcot neuroarthopathy. She completed a one year fellowship at the University of Arizona, rotating at the Pasqua Yaqui clinic and the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Hospital, focusing on split-thickness skin grafting the high-risk diabetic foot. Dr. Pappalardo is also board qualified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
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