Jennifer L. Pappalardo, DPM

Assistant Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Jennifer L. Pappalardo, DPM

Assistant Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Jennifer Pappalardo, DPM, 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.

Dr. Pappalardo received her doctoral degree in podiatric medicine from William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University and then completed her residency studies at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She completed her first residency at St. Vincent Hospital, University of Massachusetts and her second at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she focused on management of diabetic charcot neuroarthopathy. She then completed a yearlong fellowship at the University of Arizona, rotating at the Pasqua Yaqui clinic and the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Hospital and 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
  • DPM: Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2009
  • BS: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Microbiology, 2005
Residency
  • Mount Sinai Hospital/Captain James Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Chicago IL, PM&S-36 Surgical Residency Program, 2011-2012
  • St. Vincent Hospital/UMASS Memorial Hospital, Worchester MA, PM&S-36 Surgical Residency Program, 2009-2011
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