About Dr. Ian Russell _______________________________________________________
Dr. Russell is a highly trained podiatrist with two years of extra surgical training. He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Russell is a member of the Alberta Podiatry Association, Canadian Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association. He earned his degree in podiatric medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland. Following graduation, he accepted a two year surgical residency program from the Kennedy Health Systems in New Jersey. Prior to receiving his podiatric medical degree, he received his undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
Dr. Russell enjoys all racquet sports and skiing. Dr. Russell, and his wife, Ana, have happily made Calgary their home since 1998. They both make fitness an important part of their lives which their son, Andrew, has learned by example. Andrew enjoys skiing for the Team Panorama ski racing program and also enjoys racquet sports.
About Podiatrists _______________________________________________________
Podiatrists are highly trained podiatric medical doctors who specialize in examining, diagnosing and treating disorders and ailments of the foot, ankle and lower leg. They are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the foot and ankle based on their education, training and experience. Podiatric medicine is the only profession that dedicates itself exclusively to foot and ankle health and wellness.
Podiatric Education _______________________________________________________
Podiatrists receive medical education and training comparable to medical doctors. Most podiatrists have taken eight years of university level education (four years for their undergraduate degree followed by another four years of specialized podiatric medical education to obtain their D.P.M.- Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree) before beginning to practice as a podiatrist.
Comprehensive board exams as well as provincial licensing exams must be passed before being licensed to practice. In addition, continuing education courses keep podiatrists up-to-date regarding new developments in podiatric medicine and foot surgery.
About the Clinic _______________________________________________________
Established in 1998, the Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic in northwest Calgary specializes in comprehensive care for all types of foot ailments in adults and children. Dr. Russell treats patients of a broad range of activity levels from day to day living to high performance athletes.