Jennifer L. Pappalardo, DPM

Assistant Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Jennifer L. Pappalardo, DPM

Assistant Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Scholar Track)

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.

Research Interests: 

Reconstructive Podiatric Surgery Amputation Prevention

Degrees
  • BS: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Microbiology, 2005
  • DPM: Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2009
Residency
  • St. Vincent Hospital/UMASS Memorial Hospital, Worchester MA, PM&S-36 Surgical Residency Program, 2009-2011
  • Mount Sinai Hospital/Captain James Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Chicago IL, PM&S-36 Surgical Residency Program, 2011-2012
Fellowship
  • The University of Arizona, Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) Fellowship, 2012-2013
Board Certifications
  • Arizona Podiatry Licensure, 2012
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2005