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Dr. Ryan Vazales, DPM, AACFAS

Dr. Ryan Vazales


Dr. Ryan Vazales is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon joining Foot and Ankle Specialists of Virginia who specializes in elective and reconstructive forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgery. Dr. Vazales’ philosophy of care is to consider every patient’s unique personal and healthcare needs to improve their quality of life.

Dr. Vazales completed a 3-year intensive surgical residency training program at Florida Hospital East Orlando where as chief resident, he received extensive training in both primary and revision Total Ankle Joint Replacement (TAR), lower extremity limb deformity correction, advanced treatment of degenerative and congenital deformity including cavovarus and flatfoot deformity, as well as, minimally invasive surgical techniques including arthroscopic treatment of foot and ankle conditions. His expertise includes external fixation, orthoplastic peripheral nerve and muscular microsurgical reconstruction and treatment of complicated trauma of the foot, ankle fractures/pilon fractures, and nonunion/malunions of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Vazales received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is well written and has published numerous papers in multiple national and international peer reviewed journals. Dr. Vazales actively participates in podiatric research and has collaborated with many leaders in the field to advance the delivery of podiatric medicine for patients.

When Dr. Vazales is not working, he spends his time being a husband, father, and helping cart their four children around town to various activities, including karate, drama, and basketball. He is an avid golfer and recreational triathlete. Dr. Vazales is originally from Northern Michigan, but has embraced the southern life.


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