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Renée Shepherd-Smith, DPM, AACFAS

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Dr. Shepherd-Smith was born and raised in West Virginia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Bethany College, WV. During those years she found her love for foot and ankle surgery and then attended Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. After graduating with her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree, she did her three-year surgical residency at Heritage Valley Health System - Beaver, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA.  Her residency was followed by a one year orthoplastic reconstructive fellowship in the San Fernando Valley, CA. Dr. Shepherd is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon who is well rounded in forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgeries with diversity including diabetic limb salvage/reconstruction, sports medicine, and trauma. She has been affiliated with hospital’s wound care centers and orthopedic practice. As a former college athlete, and sports fanatic, she has a special interest in orthopedic sports medicine with dedication to getting her patients back to their goals in life. She has publications in scientific journals and presented at national conferences. She continues to dedicate time towards research and education, allowing her to offer the most up to date and innovative podiatric practices there are to offer.





Heritage Valley Health System-Beaver
Emphasis on Rearfoot and Forefoot Reconstruction, Trauma, and Wound care



Diabetic Limb Salvage and Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery-Oxnard



2020-2021 : Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery - Oxnard, CA

Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, CA​

Sherman Oaks Hospital, Sherman Oaks, CA

2021-2024 : Achilles Foot and Ankle Center- Richmond, VA

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Hospital, Mechanicsville, VA

2024-Current : InStride - Brunswick Foot & Ankle Surgery- Supply, NC

Dosher Memorial Hospital - Southport, NC

Novant Brunswick Medical Center - Boliva, NC


      Clinics in Surgery

-Acute Charcot Event Secondary to Post-Operative Temporal Peripheral Neuropathy as a Complication of Ultrasound Guided Popliteal Nerve Blockade for Double Arthrodesis; A Case Study 2019

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

-Lesser Digit Wound Closure Utilizing Reverse Flow Digital Artery Pedal Island Flap: Case Study Poster Presentation

-Bilateral Charcot Neuroarthropathy: A Case Series Poster Presentation

-An Observational Study with Hyaluronic Acid Based Biological Bilaminar Matrix in Surgical Foot and Ankle Wounds in Patients with Diabetes: A Case Series Poster Presentation

-Adult Symptomatic Cuboid-Navicular Coalition: Literature Review and Case Report Oral Award Winner/Poster Presentation

Symposium on Advanced Wound Care

-Improvement in Pain Scale Utilizing a Bioengineered Skin Substitute in Lower Extremity Wounds: A Retrospective Review Poster Presentation/Oral Presentaion

American Diabetes Association Poster Presentation

-Depression and Anxiety Associated with Complications after Foot and Ankle Surgery in Diabetic Patients Comparison with a Nondiabetic Population Poster Presentation

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