OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Donald R. Powell, DPM, FACFAS

Education

Residency: 2008 to 2011, PM&S, Podiatric Surgical Residency; Chief Resident, DeKalb Medical in Decatur, GA; and Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, GA

Podiatry School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2004 to 2008

Undergraduate: Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 1999 to 2004

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Member, Georgia Podiatric Medical Association

Licensed, Georgia State Board of Podiatry

Faculty, The Podiatry Institute, Decatur, GA

Member, American Podiatric Medical Association

Assistant Director, Dekalb Medical Podiatric Residency Program

 

Hospital Affiliations

International Center for Foot & Ankle Surgery
Piedmont Atlanta, Emory Midtown and Dekalb Medical

Professional Statement

“As your foot and ankle specialist, I will ensure you receive the quality of care you deserve by providing you with the highest standards of care. I am committed to treating my patients with compassion, dignity and integrity.”

Publications/Certifications/Presentations & Seminars

Reddy S, Powell DP. Perioperative Management of the Diabetic Patient: An Update of the Literature. In: The Podiatry Institute Update, 2013. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2013

Blanchet KJ, Powell DP. Peripheral Nerve Entrapment. In: The Podiatry Institute Update, 2013. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2013

Tacktill JZ, Powell DP. Tibial Fracture Nonunion: Troubleshooting. In: The Podiatry Institute Update, 2013. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2013

Powell DR, Tacktill, J. Hammer Toe Implants: An Up to Date Review. In: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Update 2012. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2012.

Powell DR, Reddy S, Mayo D. Bioengineered Skin Substitutes. In: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Update 2012. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2012.

Camasta C, Ravenell RA, Powell DR. The Unreliability of the Intermetatarsal Angle in Choosing a Hallux Abducto Valgus Surgical Procedure. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 50 (2011) 287-292.

Gunzy T, Cicchinelli L, Haddon T, Powell DR. Medical Mission Update 2011. In: The Podiatry Institute Update 2011.
Kokenes C, Ryan JA, Menke AJA, Powell DR. Anesthesia. Ch 6. In McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 4th ed., Vol 1. Williams & Williams, Baltimore. 2012. 329-399.

Powell DR. Skin Preparation for Surgery: A Literature Review. In: Update 2010. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Insitute; 2010.

Brosky TA, McGlamry M, Powell DR. Revisiting Predislocation Syndrome with Direct Repair of the Plantar Plate. In: Update 2010. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute: 2010.

Brosky TA, Jimenez MA, Thomas JM, Ryan JD, Powell DR. The Application of Radiofrequency Coblation on Lower Extremity Tendinosis and Fasciosis – A Retrospective Review. The Foot. 2009; 19, 4. p 240.

Powell DR. Use of Opioid Analgesics for Postoperative Pain. In: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot an Ankle, Update 2009. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2009. p165-168.

Ravenell RA, Powell DR, Ryan JD. Vasospastic Disorders, Ischemic Digits, and the Use of Epinephrine in Digital Surgery. In: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Update 2009. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2009. p 187-192.

Update 2012:  Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle.  Atlanta, Georgia.  March 2012.

(1)   Hammertoe Implant options (2) Bioengineered Skin Substitutes

21st Annual Sanibel Conference.  Sanibel Island, Florida.  November 2011.

(1) Antibiotics, The Empiric Guessing Game (2) Bioengineered Skin Substitutes

(3) Hammer Toe Implant Update

Wine Country Podiatric Symposium:  Escape to Napa Valley.  Napa Valley, California.  April 2011. (1) Case Presentations

Update 2011:  Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle.  Atlanta, Georgia.  March 2011.

(1)   Complex Cases of A Developing Country:  Mission to El Salvador

18th Annual Winter Conference:  Insights and Controversies in Foot and Ankle Surgery.  Park City Utah.  February 2011. (1) Complex Cases of A Developing Country:  Mission to El Salvador. (2) Perioperative Skin Preparation:  A Literature Review.

Best of Podiatry Institute & Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  October 2010.  (1) Principles and Techniques of Tendon and Ligament Repair (2) Perioperative Skin Preparation: A Literature Review.

Update 2010:  Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle, San Diego, California.  October 2010. (1) Perioperative Skin Preparation:  A Literature Review.

Update 2010:  Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle, Atlanta, Georgia.  April 2010.  (1) Perioperative Skin Preparation:  A Literature Review.

Pacific Coast Conference, Portland, Oregon.  August 2009 (1) Vasospastic Disorders, Ischemic Digits, and         the Use of Epinephrine in Digital Surgery (2) The Use of Gabapentin and Pregabalin as Adjunctive Postoperative Pain Therapies.

American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, 2009 Annual Clinical Conference.  Orlando, Florida.  July 2009.  (1) The Application of Radiofrequency Coblation on Lower Extremity Tendinosis and Fasciosis – A Retrospective Review.

Update 2009:  Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Atlanta, Georgia.  April 2009.  (1)Use of Opioid Analgesics for Postoperative Pain (2) Vasospastic Disorders, Ischemic Digits and the Use of Epinephrine in Digital Surgery

About Dr. Powell

Dr. Donald R. Powell is originally from southeastern Georgia, where he grew up in the Savannah area. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University and his doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. From there, he completed his residency at Dekalb Medical, in Decatur, Georgia, where he was trained by the top foot and ankle surgeons known throughout the world. While in Atlanta, he received extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and diabetic limb salvage.

Dr. Powell is currently a member of the teaching and research faculty at The Podiatry Institute, an internationally recognized teaching foundation for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He has lectured and continues to lecture all over the United States. He is an author and co-author in the last eight editions of the Podiatry Institute’s annual “Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Update,” as well as a contributing author to the new edition of McGlamry’s Comprehensive Foot & Ankle textbook.

In addition to his numerous publications, Dr. Powell has also contributed as a member with Healing the Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment of children in El Salvador and other developing countries. He is also an active member of the Red Shoe Society, a chapter under the Ronald McDonald House in Decatur, Georgia.

Dr. Powell has participated in multiple triathlons, races, and obstacle courses. He has a personal interest in many of the injuries that can be associated with marathon runners and athletes.

Dr. Powell is currently on staff at many of the local hospitals and sees patients in three locations; Decatur, Paiedmont/Buckhead and at Emory Midtown. He is licensed in Georgia and is in good standing with the American Podiatric Medical Association.

His current hospital affiliations are Piedmont Atlanta, Dekalb Medical and Emory Midtown.

Dr. Powell’s Reviews

“My doctor retired & I’m seeing Dr. Powell for 1st time. He is great explaining issues since I’m diabetic.”

Piedmont Patient

“The Doctor really gave you good care along with his assistant. Nice people.”

Piedmont Patient

“I have recommended Dr. Powell and staff to others. My need for _____ has been minor, so far. My hope is for comparable attention and skill to be evident if surgery is ever done.

Piedmont Patient