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DeKalb Medicals Podiatry Institute Starts Graduates Out On The Right Foot

July 20, 2010


From left to right; Cathy Coker, D.P.M; David Alder, D.P.M, director, Podiatry Residency Program, The Podiatry Institute, DeKalb Medical; Rahn Ravenell, D.P.M.; Sean Patrick Dunn, D.P.M.

Decatur, GA – (July 20, 2010) The Podiatry Institute at DeKalb Medical recently held a commencement ceremony for the graduates of its residency program. Cathy Coker, D.P.M., Rahn Ravenell, D.P.M. and Sean Patrick Dunn, D.P.M. completed an intensive three-year educational training experience in podiatric medicine and surgery at the post-graduate level. These ambitious doctors enhanced their training, knowledge and life experience through anatomic study and participation in various seminars in the United States. During training with the Institute, residents also learn teaching and lecturing skills. Upon graduating from the program, former residents join an international group of peers who have graduated from the program at DeKalb Medical, and then serve as a resource to the Institute’s newer residents. Members of the Institute lead highly acclaimed continuing medical education (CME) workshops, produce training videos and author leading textbooks on foot and ankle surgery.

About The Podiatry Institute

The Podiatry Institute has achieved global recognition for its crucial role in advancing the field of podiatric medicine and surgery. Its headquarters, located on DeKalb Medical’s North Decatur campus, houses one of the largest collections of video materials and images of reconstructive surgery of the foot, ankle and leg in the world. The program offers residents hands-on experience with rare medical conditions and specialized procedures that typically are not seen at other area hospitals. Residents help care for local patients as well as those who travel to DeKalb Medical from all over the U.S. for treatment of complex problems including post-operative complications and post-traumatic injuries.

About DeKalb Medical

A leader in cancer and heart attack treatment and orthopedics, DeKalb Medical is a non-profit hospital system serving half a million patients annually. It was also named in the top 5% of all U.S. hospitals in 2009 and 2010 for clinical excellence by HealthGrades® and received the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award. Founded in Atlanta in 1961, the system includes the 451-bed DeKalb Medical at North Decatur. In addition, the System also operates the 40-bed DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur and the 100-bed DeKalb Medical at Hillandale in Lithonia. For more information on DeKalb Medical, visit www.dekalbmedical.org

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