Michael K. Bednarz, DPM, FACFAS


09/1994-06/1998 BS -Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

09/1998-05/2002 DPM -Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

07/2002-07/2005 Residency –Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Miami, Florida Chief Resident 2005

07/2002-07/2005 Residency –Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida


Hospital Affiliations,Surgery Center Affiliations

WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta GA

WellStar Windy Hill Hospital, Marietta, GA

Piedmont Hospital (pending), Atlanta, GA

Northside Cherokee Hospital (pending), Canton, GA

International Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery, Jonesboro, GA

Cobb Foot and Leg Surgery Center, Marietta, GA

Atlanta Center  for Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Center, Atlanta, GA




Professional Honors, Leadership Positions

09/2005-current- Attending at WellStar Kennestone Hospital Limb Salvage Clinic

07/2008-09/2012-Consultant and member of Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for Synovis Orthopedics and Woundcare

05/2011-current- Member of Scientific Advisory Board for MiMedx  Group, Inc

04/2012-current- Member of Scientific Advisory Board for Amniox Medical, Inc

06/2012-current- Member of Wellstar Musculoskeletal Network

06/2012-current-Service Line Chief for Foot and Ankle, Wellstar Musculoskeletal Network

Professional Affiliations, Membership

05/2002-present:  American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

05/2005-present:  American College of Sports Medicine

09/2005-present:   American Podiatric Medical Association

09/2005-present:    Georgia Podiatry Medical Association

05/2005-present:    American Diabetic Association

Publications, Certifications, Presentations, Courses & Seminars

  • Case Presentation:  Diabetic Limb Salvage
    • WellStar Kennestone Hospital, 2005
  • Presentation:  Advancements in Wound Care
    • WellStar Hospital System, 2007
  • WellStar Hospital Limb Salvage Symposium
    • Atlanta, Georgia, 2007
  • Presentations:  Sicily, Italy, 2008
    • “Case studies using a novel ECM  dressing”
    • “Tendon repair in the Foot and Ankle”
  • National Sales Meeting Speaker
    • Orlando, FL, 2008
    • “Orthobiologics and Their Use in Wound Care”
    • “Orthobiologics and Their Use in Sports Medicine of the Foot and Ankle”
  • Faculty at External Fixator Workshop for Wright Medical
    • August 2008: “Use of External Fixator in the Lower Extremity”
  • Teaching Faculty for Pegasus Biologics
    • August 2008
  • Cadaver Lab, Irvine California: “Tendon Repair in the Foot and Ankle”
  • Dinner Presentation
    • Nashville, TN; August 2008
    • “Advancements in Wound Care”
  • Faculty at the Smith Nephew Charcot Reconstructive Course
    • January 2009 – Atlanta, GA
  • Guest Speaker for FPMA SAM annual meeting
    • Orlando, FL:  January 2009
  • Advancements in Soft Tissue Repair of the Foot and Ankle Speaker at Congress meeting
    • Verona, Italy
  •  “Advanced Wound Care and Limb Salvage”
    • May 2009
  • Speaker to TEVA Pharmaceuticals at Corporate Meeting
    • Milan, Italy
  • “Use of Orhtobiologics in Woundcare and Tendon Injuries of the Foot and Ankle”
    • June 2010
  • Faculty at the Synovis course for “Advanced Techniques in Surgery of the Foot and Ankle”
    • November 2011: Las Vegas, NV
  • Dinner Lecture presentation “Novel Approach for Limb Salvage with Use of Orthobiologics”
    • June 2011: Chicago, IL
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Surgery course
    • Kennebunkport, MA July 7-10 2017
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Course
    • New Orleans, LA June 11-14 2017
  • ACFAS Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle
    • Chicago, IL Nov 10-12 2017

Practice Interest, Professional Summary

Dr. Bednarz is a Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon experienced in adult lower extremity reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Bednarz is a renowned lecturer and a respected expert in the subject of sports medicine and diabetic limb salvage. His professional interests include bunion and hammertoe surgery, sports medicine, trauma, diabetic limb salvage and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle.

About Dr. Bednarz

Dr. Bednarz has been in private practice in Metro Atlanta since 2005. Since moving to the Atlanta area, Dr. Bednarz has made it his passion to make a difference in every patient’s life.  He has been recognized by his patients as a “Top Doc” in the WellStar Hospital system.  Dr. Bednarz believes in comprehensive and compassionate care for each of his patients and he accepts any foot and ankle pathology as a chance to improve the quality of life for his patients.

Dr. Bednarz’s Reviews

“Very comfortable with doctor.”

Piedmont Patient

“Always excellent.”

Piedmont Patient

“Very thorough… willing to try every possible option for wellness!! Excellent doctor!!!”

Piedmont Patient