MEET ONE OF HOUSTON’S FAVORITE PODIATRIC SURGEONS, DR. MELISSA HURWITZ
Dr. Melissa Hurwitz, 5-star-rated Houston podiatric surgeon, originally from snowy Syracuse, NY, is a graduate of D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. She completed her medical degree at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and did her residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She then went on to complete her fellowship training in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery and minimally invasive bunion surgery at the Family Foot and Leg Center in Naples, Florida. She is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons, and is board qualified in foot surgery and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery by American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Throughout her three year residency training, Houston podiatric surgeon, Dr. Hurwitz received extensive training in managing all aspects of foot and ankle pathologies including; sports medicine, trauma, reconstructive and elective surgeries, limb salvage, dermatological diseases and pediatric foot pain. She holds additional certifications in comprehensive and advanced internal fixation, as well as ankle arthroscopy. During her fellowship, she gained experience in managing complicated patients who were often looking for a second or third opinion. These experiences allowed her to develop more creative ways to treat difficult conditions both conservatively, and if necessary, surgically.
Dr. Hurwitz enjoys giving back to those in need through volunteering her time. Of note, she has taken a major role in a recent public health initiative in Bangkok, Thailand providing limb salvage surgeries to underprivileged patients and lecturing on foot care education to various health care professionals. She is excited to start her new life in Houston, Texas, particularly for the diversity of food, art and culture. She loves animals, enjoys staying active, and traveling with her fiancé, Jared in her spare time.