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Nathan S. Jeppesen, DPM

Foot & Ankle Specialist for The CORE Institute®

Nathan S. Jeppesen, DPM

Nathan Jeppesen, DPM is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon, specializing in diabetic limb salvage and reconstruction, forefoot reconstruction, pediatric deformities, sports medicine, lower extremity biomechanics, primary podiatric medicine, with special training emphasis on foot and ankle deformity reconstruction and trauma.

Dr. Jeppesen completed his podiatric surgical residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Sacramento, where he was appointed as the Chief Resident at all Sacramento area Kaiser Hospitals. He earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Midwestern University, where he earned distinction as a member and vice president of the Pi Delta National honor society and graduated in the top ten percent of his class. Dr. Jeppesen received his undergraduate education from Northern Arizona University, where he was awarded with the Presidential Scholarship and was recognized on the dean’s list.

Dr. Jeppesen is actively involved in research and has published two articles both evaluating the use of stem cells in Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis and Chronic Wound and Diabetic Bone Healing. He continues to play an active role in serving the community, including volunteering and lecturing at the Annual Podiatry Institute Conference in San Diego, California.

Dr. Jeppesen is an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), as well as the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

Research & Experience

Areas of Specialty

Diabetic Limb Salvage and Reconstruction
Forefoot Reconstruction
Pediatric Deformitiesports medicine, l
Lower Extremity Biomechanics
Foot and Ankle Deformity Reconstruction and 
Podiatric Trauma

Education

Medical School
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Midwestern University – Arizona
Program: Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program
Top 10% of class 
August 2005 – June 2009

College / University
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff                                                                                                         
Dean’s List
Presidential Scholarship 
August 2002 – May 2004

Licensing & Certification
Licensing: Board of Podiatric Medicine (EL 1796)
July 2009 – Present                        

Advanced Training Courses: -AO/ASIF North America – Adv Podiatric Course     
March 2011

AO/ASIF North America – Basic Podiatric Course     
Sept 2010

External Fixation and Internal Fixation for the Foot and Ankle Surgeon                                   
August 2010

Ilizarov Method Ring Fixation Course                     
June 2010       

Board Exams:
NBPME Part III – Passed June 2011
NBPME Part II – Passed March 2009
NBPME Part I – Passed June 2007                                                      

Scholarships/Awards
2007-2008
APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship

2006 – 2007
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship

2003 – 2004
Presidential Scholarship

2002 – 2003
Presidential Scholarship 

Publications

Anderson JJ, Jeppesen NS, Hansen M, Brady C, Gough A. First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis: Comparison of Fusion Rates Between Autograft and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Allograft. The Podiatry Institute Update. 2011;115-121.

Kim P, Richey JM, Wissman L, Steinberg J. The Variability of the Achilles Tendon Insertion: A Cadaveric Examination. J Foot and Ankle Surg. 2010 Sep-Oct;49(5)417-420.

Prepared multiple cadaveric specimens studied and photographed by the authors

Presentations/Lectures

Mulder G, Lee DK, Jeppesen NSComprehensive Review of the Clinical Application of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Chronic Wounds.  
31stAnnual Podiatry Institute Conference San Diego, CA September 2011
Anderson JJ, Jeppesen NS, Hansen M, Brady C, Gough A. First            Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis: Comparison of Fusion Rates Between Autograft and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Allograft.
Scripps Mercy Hospital Geller Awards May 2011
Scripps Green Hospital Quarterly Orthopedic Conference April 2011
Manuscript Presentation:  March 2011 ACFAS National Conference-Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
30th Annual Podiatry Institute Conference San Diego, CA October 2010

Works in Progress
Jeppesen NS, Williams M. The Newborn Pediatric Lower Extremity Biomechanical Exam
Manuscript writing phase
Mulder G, Lee DK, Jeppesen NS. The Efficacy of Xenograft vs Xenograft plus Bone Marrow Aspirate on Venous Stasis Ulcerations: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  
Currently in data collection phase
Mulder G, Lee DK, Jeppesen NSComprehensive Review of the Clinical Application of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Chronic Wounds.  
Submitted to International Journal of Wounds July 2011 

Memberships & Leadership Positions (*current)
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons*
American Podiatric Medical Association*
San Diego County Podiatry Medical Association
Pi Delta National Honors Society, Kappa Chapter* - Vice President 2007-2009
American Podiatric Medical Student Association
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Midwestern Student Chapter

Community Service  
30th Annual Podiatry Institute Conference San diego - Volunteer
2010 – 2011

29th Annual Podiatry Institute Conference San diego - Volunteer
2009 – 2010

DOCARE – International Medical Mission (Antigua, Guatemala)  - Medical Volunteer
2007 – 2008

Diabetes Expo (Phoenix, AZ) - Medical Volunteer
Team of Physicians for Students (Midwestern University) - Medical Volunteer
Midwestern University Open House - Volunteer
2006 – 2007

National Youth Leadership Forum (Midwestern University) - Volunteer
High School Health Professionals Day (Midwestern University) - Volunteer
Midwestern University Open House - Volunteer
ACT Health Fair - Medical Volunteer
2005 – 2006

Employment
Midwestern University 
Podiatry Department, Lower Extremity Anatomy TA
June 2007 – August 2007

Human Resources, Anatomy Tutor                                                                                                               
September 2006 – May 2007

Human Resources, Histology Tutor                                                                                                              
September 2006 – May 2007

Anatomy Department, Anatomy TA                                                                                                              
September 2006 – May 2007

Anatomy Department, Cadaver Prosector                                    
June 2006 – August 2006