Meet Dr. Pirozzi
Dr. Kelly M. Pirozzi was born and raised in north central New Jersey. She went on to receive her undergraduate education from the prestigious University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in South Bend, she earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University where she was also inducted into the Pi Delta National Honor Society. She then completed a demanding four-year surgical residency at Temple University Hospital, a busy level-one trauma center in Philadelphia. During her tenure, she served as Chief Resident and Academic Chief Resident during her final year having the opportunity to perform complex reconstruction and lead the educational component of residency. It was during her training that she gained a great appreciation for teaching and research of which both she continues today in the community.
Dr. Pirozzi is a board-qualified foot and ankle surgeon who specializes in complicated deformity reconstruction (forefoot and hindfoot), foot and ankle trauma, diabetic limb salvage, pediatric deformities, arthroscopy and sports medicine. She not only sees complex cases but also enjoys taking care of multiple everyday foot and ankle pathologies including bunions and hammertoes. She is an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association. She currently serves as Secretary/ Treasurer of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons – Division 4 (Southwest). She also enjoys working alongside residents and medical students in the community. Her clinical approach is comprehensive and treats patients like family while attempting all conservative approaches prior to any surgical intervention. She frequently attends labs and courses to keep up to date on any cutting edge treatments to improve her patients.
In her free time, Dr. Pirozzi enjoys cooking, hiking and playing with Franklin, her Viszla.Dr. Pirozzi is actively involved in ongoing research and advancing the profession of foot and ankle surgery. Below are her listed publications in various medical journals:
Pirozzi KM, Creech CL, Meyr AJ. Assessment of Anatomic Risk During Syndesmotic Stabilization with the Suture Button Technique. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2015 May, Article in press.
Meyr AJ, Pirozzi K, Wagoner M. Offloading the diabetic foot: Effects of obesity. Lower Extremity Review Magazine. 2014 October
Pirozzi K, McGuire J, and Meyr AJ. Effect of Variable Body Mass on Plantar Foot Pressure and Off-Loading Device Efficacy. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2014 Sep-Oct; 53(5): 588-97
Pirozzi K, McGuire J, and Meyr AJ. A comparison of two total contact cast constructs with variable body mass. Journal Wound Care, 2014 Jul; 23 (7): S4-S14
Pirozzi K, Meyr AJ. Using Geometry for the Dorsiflexory Wedge Osteotomy of the First Metatarsal. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2014 May; 53 (3): 295- 297
Pirozzi K, Van JC, Pontious J, Meyr AJ. Demographic description of the presentation and treatment of lower extremity skin and soft tissue infection secondary to skin popping in intravenous drug abusers. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2014 Mar-Apr; 53(2): 156-9.
Pirozzi K, Meyr AJ. Saying “No” to Patients with Diabetics. Podiatry Today Magazine. 2014 January; Volume 27- Issue 1
Meyr AJ, Pirozzi K, Creech C. Can Scaling Theory Aid In Charcot Foot Reconstruction in Obese Patients?, Podiatry Today Magazine, 2013 March; Volume 26- Issue 3
Pirozzi K, Meyr AJ. Issues and Answers in Diagnosing Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis, Podiatry Today Magazine. 2012 March; Volume 25- Issue 3