DR. AMY M. DEGIROLAMO
Diplomate, American Board of Foot Surgery
Fellow, American Professional Wound Care Association
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Member, Florida Podiatric Medical Association
Certified Wound Specialist Physician
Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicnie
Dr. Amy DeGirolamo, originally from Cleveland, OH, graduated from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine) in 2001 after completing her undergraduate studies at Ashland University.
She completed a 3 year podiatric medical and surgical residency through the Baltimore VA Medical Center with rotations at University of Maryland Medical Center/Shock Trauma, Bethesda National Naval Hospital and Womack Army Medical Center at Ft. Bragg, NC. After residency, she joined private practice in Oxford, Mississippi and was granted partnership with North Mississippi Foot Specialists, PC in 2008. While working in Mississippi, Dr. DeGirolamo was Secretary/Treasurer for the Mississippi State Component of the American Podiatric Medical Association for 4 years prior to her move to Florida.
Dr. DeGirolamo is board certified by both the American Board of Foot Surgeons as well as the American Board of Wound Management. She is a fellow of both the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Professional Wound Care Association. She has participated in medical mission trips to both Jamaica and Dominican Republic.
Dr. DeGirolamo currently resides in Coral Gables, FL. She joined Florida Foot and Ankle Associates in 2011 and purchased Dr. Alan Metzgers' practice in 2013, just prior to his retirement after more than 35 years in practice. She has hospital privileges at HCA Florida Mercy Hospital and is a Voluntary Assistant Professor with the Department of Surgery at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Medical Mission Trip - Jamaica May 2003
17 health professionals including, five physicians, a nutritionist, an office manager, and ten podiatric medical students, traveled from South Florida to Jamaica to conduct a medical mission to one of the most impoverished areas of the continent.
The trip was coordinated by the Barry University chapter of the Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA).
While in Jamaica for nine days, the group provided humanitarian healthcare and medications to the underserved populations in makeshift clinics in the towns of Linstead, Ewarton, Treachway, Lluisdasvale, Boscobel, Highgate, and Kingston. All of the students and physicians sacrificed their time and paid their own expenses in order to make this mission trip a reality. The patients ranged from newborns to geriatric populations. Ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, severe malnutrition, poor hygiene, extreme poverty, respiratory, gastrointestinal disorders and sexually transmitted diseases were just some of the major health care issues addressed.
Over 1100 people were seen. Among the professions represented were specialties in the field of family medicine, pediatrics, podiatric medicine, and nutrition. Dr. Clifford G. O’Connor was Medical Team Leader and Advisor to the SNPMA organization as well as Clinical Professor from Barry. To show appreciation, the Minister of Transport and Work, the host physician and members of the Jamaican Parliament hosted an appreciation dinner at the Eden Rock Establishment in Kingston, Jamaica, where all of the mission team members received certificates of appreciation and several gifts.
In Memory of
Dr. Clifford O'Coonnor
Nov 3, 1964 - Feb 23, 2015
Medical Mission Trip
Steps of Life Foundation, Inc
Hospital - Ramon de Lara Fuerza Aerea Dominicana, San Isidro
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
25 patients were seen and underwent surgery to correct old non-healing fractures, acute fractures, pseudoarthrosis of the tibia and foot and leg deformities.
All patients were disabled to the point of not being able to ambulate or be a productive member of society without corrective surgery.
The hospital was generous enough to provide power instruments and autoclave for sterilization. All other supplies were brought with us from donations to the Steps of Life Foundation, Inc.
After the last surgery was performed, all extra supplies were donated to the host hospital.