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Fernando Piñero, DPM, AACFAS

Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Trauma, Foot & Ankle Reconstruction 

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Meet Dr. Fernando A. Piñero

Dr. Fernando A. Piñero is a Yale-trained Foot and Ankle surgeon who treats all conditions of the foot and ankle including sports injuries, sprains, tendinitis, joint pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, arch pain, flat feet, fractures, bunions and hammertoes, arthritis, complex congenital or acquired deformities, nail and skin conditions, as well as complications from diabetes and vascular disease. 

 

Raised in Puerto Rico where he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico before obtaining his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed extensive and comprehensive foot and ankle surgical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. He is Board Qualified by the ABFAS. Dr. Piñero has a professional background in foot and ankle sports medicine and has experience in treating many collegiate athletes and weekend warriors with his non-operative and surgical skills. He has an interest in advancing the profession of podiatric medicine, and volunteers as an attending surgeon, teaching resident doctors in the Yale New Haven Health system. 

El Dr. Fernando Piñero es un cirujano podiátrico capaz de tratar todas las condiciones del pie y tobillo tales como: lesiones deportivas, torceduras, tendinitis, dolor en las articulaciones, dolor en el talón, fascitis plantar, dolor en la plantar del pie y arco, pie plano, fracturas, juanetes, dedos martillos, artritis, deformidades complejas congénitas y adquiridas, condiciones de la uña y la piel, y complicaciones del pie diabético. 

 

El Dr. Piñero creció en Puerto Rico, obtuvo su bachillerato en la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Humacao y luego obtuvo su grado medico en el New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Luego termino su residencia quirúrgica en el Yale New Haven Hospital donde entreno extensamente en la cirugía reconstructiva de pie y tobillo. Actualmente es Board Qualified por la American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery. El Dr. Piñero posee extensa experiencia tratando deportistas y atletas ambos a nivel colegial y aficionados. Dentro de sus interesas está el fomentar y desarrollar nuevas técnicas en su profesión. Además, es médico tratante en el sistema de salud de Yale New Haven Health donde también participa voluntariamente entrenando a la próxima generación de cirujanos.  

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Know more about Dr. Fernando Piñero

Education:
• Podiatric Surgical Resident, Yale New Haven Health (PMSR/RRA), New Haven, CT,
2018 to 2021.
• Section Chief Resident, 2020-2021. Lead a team of 2 to 3 junior residents in 
daily rounds, inpatient care and surgical procedures, as well as outpatient 
procedures. Make weekly case schedule and call schedule. Act as liaison 
between resident team and attendings.


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY, 
2014 to 2018.
• President of Hispanic American Podiatric Students Society club, 2016-2017.
• Class representative of American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Surgery
Club, 2017.
• Member of American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons surgery club, 
NYCPM student chapter, 2014 to 2018.
• NYCPM tutoring program, 2016-2018.
• Participant Big brother/sister Mentoring program NYCPM, 2015-2016.


Bachelor of Science, (Biology Major), Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico, Humacao, 
PR, 2006 to 2010. 


Experience:
• Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery at Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, 325 
Princeton Ave, NJ 08540. August 2021 to October 14th 2022.
• Podiatric Regional Foot & Ankle Associates at 113 Maple Street Road, East 
Windsor, NJ 08520. August 2021 to October 14th 2022.
• Research Assistant, TEI Biosciences, PrimatrixTM Dermal Repair Scaffold 
Utilization in Lower Extremity Ulcers, 361 San Francisco St., 4th floor, San Juan, 
PR 00901. 2012 to 2013.
• Lab Technician and Specimen Dictation, Buhler Pathology Laboratories, 9th Ave. 
Degetau A-14 Urb. San Alfonso, Caguas, 00725, PR. 2011 to 2012.
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• Research Assistant, Laboratory of Dr. Gabriel Barletta funded by National 
Institute for Health Research, ‘Intracellular Delivery of siRNA by Polycationic 
Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles’, University of Puerto Rico, 908 street Km 1.2 
Humacao, PR 00791. 2009 to 2010
• Podiatry Clinic Volunteer, Medical Plaza, Ave. Font Martelo suite 204, PR 00791. 
2008 to 2014.


Certifications:
• Board qualified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
• Basic Life Support, 2020
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 2020. 
• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 2020.
• Occupational Safety & Health Administration / Infection Control, 2016.
• National Institute of Health Certified Researcher, 2015.


Professional Organizations:
• American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 2021 to present
• Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association, 2018 to 2021.
• American Podiatric Medical Association (student/resident), 2014 to 2021
• American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery (student/resident), 2014 to 2021
• American Podiatric Student Medical Association, 2014 to 2018.


Honors & Awards:
• Puerto Rico Podiatric Medical Society Scholarship, 2015.
• Cum Laude, 2010.


Publications:
Barletta, Gabriel., et al (2012). Intracellular Delivery of siRNA by Polycationic 
Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles. Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Journal of Drug 
Delivery Volume 2012, Article ID 218940, 12 pages doi:10.1155/2012/218940
Menillo, D., Piñero, F., Craig, D., Albreski, D., Gazes, M., Vyce, S. (2020). Delayed 
Diagnosis and Treatment of Gas Gangrene During COVID-19 Pandemic – under 
review

Dr. Pinero exceeded my expectations! He was not only efficient and friendly but also took the time to explain everything in a clear and easy-to-understand manner. He genuinely listened to my concerns and made me feel included in the decision-making process. Feeling valued as a patient was truly reassuring, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Pinero to anyone seeking exceptional care.

Michael Khouri

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