OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Nicholas A. Giovinco, DPM

Professional Licenses Held

  • (July 3, 2013 – August 31 2015) – Arizona #0770, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • (June 12, 2013 – Present) – National Practitioner’s License, #1831537877
  • (April 20, 2012 – Present) – Georgia #POD001196, Georgia Podiatric Medical Association, Macon, Georgia, USA

Education

  • (August 30, 2006 – June 5, 2010) – The New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, New York City, New York, USA
  • (July 20, 2002 – May 6, 2006) – University of North Georgia, Bachelor of Science, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
  • (August 1, 1994 – May 29, 2001) – Woodward Academy, College Preparatory, College Park, Georgia, USA

Postgraduate Education

  • (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014) – High Risk Limb Salvage Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2013) – Dekalb Medical, Podiatric Medical & Surgical Residency, Decatur, Georgia, USA

Academic Appointments

  • (July 1, 2014 – February 1, 2015) – Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • (June 6, 2014 – Present) – Adjunct Clinical Faculty of the Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine, Miami Shores, Florida, USA
  • (June 1, 2014 – Present) – Clinical Advisor, Interdisciplinary Consortium for Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP), Bio5 Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • (July 1, 2013 – February 1 2015) – Residency Attending, Podiatry Residency & Externship Director, University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014) – Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • (July 1, 2013 – February 1, 2015) – Director of Education, Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • (July 1, 2013 – February 1, 2015) – Founder & Director, Medical Replication & Manufacturing Laboratory, Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • (July 1, 2010 – Present) – Faculty Member, The Podiatry Institute, Decatur, Georgia, USA

Representative & Committee Positions

  • (May 25, 2014 – August 3, 2014) – Exhibitor for the (MODA) Museum of Design Atlanta, “Design for Social Impact” Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • (December 4, 2013) – University of Arizona, Department of Surgery, General Surgery Residency Selection Committee, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • (August 1, 2013 – February 1, 2015) – Leadership Steering Committee; Xerocraft Hackerspace Membership; Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • (July 1, 2013 – September 1, 2014) – Board Advisor; Freeside Atlanta Technology, Board of Directors; Atlanta, GA, USA
  • (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013) – Co-Chief Resident, Dekalb Medical Podiatry Residency, Dekalb Medical, Decatur, GA, USA
  • (November 10, 2012 – November 10, 2013) Chairman of the Board; Freeside Atlanta Technology, Board of Directors; Atlanta, GA, USA
  • (June 1, 2008 – January 1, 2009) – iTunes-U Founding Consortium Committee for NYCPM as a Content Provider to Apple’s iTunes-U Store, New York City, New York, USA
  • (August 1, 2006 – June 5, 2010) – Student Delegate; American Podiatric Medical Students Association; New York College of Podiatric Medicine Chapter; New York City, New York, USA
  • (October 1, 2004 – October 1, 2005) – Boar’s Head Brigade Non-Commissioned Officers Club; Cadet Leadership Council; University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA

Honors and Awards

  • (July 31, 2015) – Diploma de Reconocimiento, Ministerio de Salud, Republica de El Salvador, Hospital Nacional “Dr. Héctor Antonio Hernández Flores” de San Francisco Gotera, Dr. Salvador Humberto Pérez Orellana, Director de Hospital, San Francisco Gotera, El Salvador
  • (March 21, 2015) – Recipient – “Best Video Arch-supporting Foot-age” DFcon Diabetic Foot Global Conference Aca-”Toe”-my Awards 2015, Hollywood, California, USA
  • (February 21, 2015) – 3rd Place Poster – “The Ripping Point: A Cadaveric Study to Assess the Correlation of Plantar Plate Insufficiency to the Dorsal Drawer Exam”, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Annual Scientific Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • (July 27, 2014) – “2nd Place Poster Abstract” co-author, Poster presented at the National APMA Annual Scientific Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • (March 22, 2014) – Recipient – “Best Video Arch-supporting Foot-age” DFcon Diabetic Foot Global Conference Aca-”Toe”-my Awards 2014, Hollywood, California, USA
  • (January 1, 2011) – “2nd Place Recipient of Student/Resident YouTube Competition 2010”, The New York Foundation of Podiatric Medicine, New York City, New York, USA
  • (June 5, 2010) – Student Graduation Award Recipient, “Most Influenced or Advanced Podiatric Medicine”, from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York City, New York, USA
  • (January 1, 2010) – “1st Place Recipient of Student/Resident YouTube Competition 2009”, The New York Foundation of Podiatric Medicine, New York City, New York, USA
  • (January 1, 2009) – “1st Place Recipient of Student/Resident YouTube Competition 2008”, The New York Foundation of Podiatric Medicine, New York City, New York, USA
  • (June 1, 2007) – 1st Place Co-Recipient – Emil Rose Academic Scholarship Recipient Awarded to Winner of Competitive Examination, The New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York City, New York, USA
  • (June 5, 2006) – Mu Epsilon Delta Associate Member of Pre-Medicine and Health Society; University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
  • (June 5, 2006) – Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society Member; University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
  • (June 5, 2006) – 2006 ”Who’s Who 2006 Among College Students”; University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
  • (April 17, 2004) – The Jim Henn Outstanding Cadet Leadership Award; Corps of Cadets, Boar’s Head Brigade; United States Army, “for superior leadership skills, moral character and values”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
  • (May 2, 2003) – Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society; University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
  • (April 12, 2001) – “Coaches Award”, Woodward Academy Wrestling, Woodward Academy, College Park, Georgia, USA
  • (April 14, 2000) – “Most Improved Heavyweight Wrestler”, Woodward Academy, College Park, Georgia, USA

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Miller JD, Carter E, Hatch DC, Zhubrak M, Giovinco NA, Armstrong DG. Use of collagenase ointment in conjunction with negative pressure wound therapy in the care of diabetic wounds: a case series of six patients. Diabet Foot Ankle 2015;6:24999.
  2. Miller JD, Rankin TM, Hua NT, Ontiveros T, Giovinco NA, Mills JL, et al. Reduction of pain via platelet-rich plasma in split-thickness skin graft donor sites: a series of matched pairs. Diabet Foot Ankle 2015;6:24972.
  3. Rankin TM, Mailey BA, Cucher D, Giovinco NA, Armstrong DG, Gosman A. Use of 3D printing for Auricular Template Molds in First Stage Microtia. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1): 16-17 doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000455334.62912.bc.
  4. Miller JD, Carter E, Shih J, Giovinco NA, Boulton AJM, Mills JL, et al. How to do a 3-minute diabetic foot exam. J Fam Pract 2014;63:646–56.
  5. Miller JD, Salloum M, Button A, Giovinco NA, Armstrong DG. How Can I Maintain My Patient With Diabetes and History of Foot Ulcer in Remission? Int J Low Extrem Wounds 2014. doi:10.1177/1534734614545874.
  6. Armstrong, D. G., Rankin, T. M., Giovinco, N. A., Mills, J. L., & Matsuoka, Y. (2014). A Heads-Up Display for Diabetic Limb Salvage Surgery: A View Through the Google Looking Glass. Journal of diabetes science and technology. doi:10.1177/1932296814535561
  7. Rankin, T. M., Giovinco, N. A., Cucher, D. J., Watts, G., Hurwitz, B., & Armstrong, D. G. (2014). Three-dimensional printing surgical instruments: are we there yet? J Surg Res. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.02.020
  8. Miller JD, Giovinco NA, Mills JL, Armstrong DG. The Diabetic-Foot Online Clinic Utilization Score (DFOCUS): A calculator for estimating clinic volume and utilization. Wound Medicine 2014;4:19–20.
  9. Miller JD, Hua NT, Giovinco NA, Armstrong DG, Mills JL. The SALSA spike: A novel technique using Kirschner wires to anchor tenuous midfoot and forefoot amputation flaps. Wound Medicine 2014;4:13–8.
  10. Miller JD, Zhubrak M, Giovinco NA, Mills JL, Armstrong DG. The Too Few Toes principle: A formula for limb-sparing low-level amputation planning. Wound Medicine 2014;4:37–41.
  11. Rose JF, Giovinco N, Mills JL, Najafi B, Pappalardo J, Armstrong DG. “Split-thickness skin grafting the high-risk diabetic foot.” J Vasc Surg. 2014 Feb 8. pii: S0741-5214(14)00096-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.12.046.
  12. Weinstein RB, Taylor GC, Giovinco NA. “Use of Tensioned Olive Wires through a Neutralization Plate for Syndesmotic Reduction.” J Foot Ankle Surg. 2013 Aug 18. pii: S1067-2516(13)00120-8. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2013.03.019
  13. Giovinco NA, Dunn SP, Dowling L, Trowell L, Smith C, Ruch J, Armstrong DG. “A Novel Combination of Printed 3-Dimensional Anatomic Templates and Computer Assisted Surgical Simulation for Virtual Preoperative Planning in Charcot Foot Reconstruction.” Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. May;51(3):387-393.
  14. Armstrong DG, Giovinco NA, Mills JL, Rogers LC. “FaceTime for Physicians: Using Real Time Mobile Phone-Based Videoconferencing to Augment Diagnosis and Care in Telemedicine.” Eplasty.11:e23.
  15. Armstrong DG, Giovinco NA. “Diagnostics, theragnostics, and the personal health server: fundamental milestones in technology with revolutionary changes in diabetic foot and wound care to come. Foot and Ankle Specialist.” Feb;4(1):54-60.
  16. Scimeca CL, Bharara M, Fisher TK, Giovinco NA, Armstrong DG. “Novel use of doxycycline in continuous-instillation negative pressure wound therapy as ‘wound chemotherapy’.” Foot and Ankle Specialist. Aug;3(4):190-193.
  17. Giovinco NA, Bui TD, Fisher T, Mills JL, Armstrong DG. “Wound chemotherapy by the use of negative pressure wound therapy and infusion.” Eplasty.10:e9.

Textbook Chapters and Entries

  1. (IN PRESS) Giovinco N, Armstrong DG, Mills JL, “Digital and Metatarsal Amputations of the Forefoot” in Ozaki, CK, ed, “Master Techniques in Surgery: Vascular Surgery/Hybrid Procedures”, Chapter 24, Amsterdam, Wolters Kluwer
  2. (IN PRESS) Wu SC, Armstrong DG, “The Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Pathogenesis, Assessment, and Prevention”, in Bader M, Alavi A, Wu SC, Sibbald RG, Giovinco N, Armstrong DG, (eds) “Diabetic Foot Infections”, Guragon, Nature Publishing / Macmillan, 15-36
  3. (IN PRESS) Alavi A, Sibbald RG, Armstrong DG, “Management of Diabetic Foot Infections: Local Wound Care”, in Bader MS, Alavi A, Wu S, Armstrong DG, Sibbald RG, Giovinco NA (eds), “Diabetic Foot Infections”, MacMillan/Nature Reference Series, London, MacMillan/Nature, 111-145
  4. (IN PRESS) Armstrong DG, Alavi A, Giovinco N., “A Stepwise Surgical Management of Diabetic Foot Infections”, in Bader MS, Alavi A, Wu S, Armstrong DG, Sibbald RG, Giovinco NA (eds), “Diabetic Foot Infections”, MacMillan/Nature Reference Series, London, MacMillan/Nature,  146-158
  5. (IN PRESS) Armstrong DG, Giovinco N, Trinidad-Hernandez M, “Clinical assessment of foot disease and screening to prevent ulceration and amputation”, in Hinchliffe R, Schaper N, Tripathi R, Thompson R, and Timaran C, eds, “Evidence-Based Management of the Diabetic Foot”, London, JP Medical
  6. (IN PRESS) Bader MS, Alavi A, Wu S, Armstrong DG, Sibbald RG, Giovinco NA (eds), “Diabetic Foot Infections”, MacMillan/Nature Reference Series, London, MacMillan/Nature
  7. Zaki M, Giovinco NA, Slepian MJ, Armstrong DG, “Wound Healing: A Trip Back to the Future”, in Latifi R, Rhee P, and Gruessner R (eds), “Technological Advances in Surgery, Trauma, and Critical Care
  8. Natalie T. Hua; Naren Patel; Eric J. Lew; Nicholas A. Giovinco; “Total Tibialis Anterior Tendon Transfers in High Risk Diabetic Patients with Transmetatarsal Amputations”, The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Podiatry Institute, Decatur, GA, USA; Ch. 19, p. 101-110; 2015
  9. Natalie T. Hua; John D. Miller; Nicholas A. Giovinco; “Digital Amputation Planning in the Diabetic Patient: the Too Few Toes Sign”, The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Podiatry Institute, Decatur, GA, USA; Ch. 45 p. 220-223; 2015
  10. Lew EJ, Giovinco NA, Armstrong DG, Others. Clinical application of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) lower extremity threatened limb classification system: Risk stratification based on Wound, Ischaemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) 2014.
  11. Giovinco NA, Miller JD, Najafi B, Armstrong DG. Open-source simulation of complex surgeries: press print to disrupt. Proceedings of the 2014 Summer Simulation Multiconference, dl.acm.org; 2014, Volume 26, p. 52. DOI:10.13140/2.1.5101.6004
  12. Giovinco NA, Zhubrak M, Armstrong DG, “Technique Pearls for Application and Maintenance of Split-thickness Skin Grafts in Foot Wounds” The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Podiatry Institute, Decatur, GA, PI, 171-174, 2014
  13. Giovinco NA, Menke AA. “Technique for a Unicameral Bone Cyst of the Distal Tibia in a Pediatric Patient” The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Podiatry Institute, Decatur, GA, PI, 171-173, 2013
  14. Patton G, Giovinco NA, “Presence of Bassett’s Lesion in Anterior and Lateral Ankle Pathology” The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Podiatry Institute, Decatur, GA, PI, 109-112, 2013
  15. Brosky TA, Mann JJ, Giovinco NA, “First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Fusion Considerations” The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Podiatry Institute, Decatur, GA, PI, 41-43, 2013
  16. Giovinco NA, Armstrong DG, “Agents for Wound Chemotherapy for VAC Therapy Augmentation: An Overview of Evidence”, Update 2012: The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Podiatry Institute, Decatur, GA, PI, 250-253, 2012
  17. Giovinco NA, “Concept of Minimalist Running Biomechanics”’ Update 2012: The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Podiatry Institute, Decatur, GA, PI, 226-227, 2012

About Dr. Giovinco

Dr. Nicholas A. Giovinco, DPM was a former Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University Medical Center, in Tucson, AZ for the University of Arizona.  He has completed a foot and ankle surgical residency at Dekalb Medical, in Decatur, GA., and is a faculty member of the Podiatry Institute.  He has published in areas of the foot and ankle literature for reconstruction, sports medicine, trauma, technology, as well as wound healing.  His research endeavors include 3D printing and eye-tracking, as well a number of other collaborations within the Makerspace community.  He is also a clinical advisor to the interdisciplinary consortium of advanced motion performance (iCAMP).  Dr. Giovinco is also the founder of a video podcast for Medical education at YouTube.com/DrGlassDPM