Foot Doctor Tom Biernacki Instructing with Surgical Teaching Residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Brighton Mi, Howell Mi and Ann Arbor Mi.

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Foot Doctor Tom Biernacki Instructing with Surgical Teaching Residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Brighton Mi, Howell Mi and Ann Arbor Mi. He specifically takes part in the podiatric surgeon 3 year surgical training program.

Dr. Tomasz Biernacki

Dr. Tom Biernacki

Foot Doctor Tom Biernacki was recently brought on staff to assist as an attending physician and podiatrist at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Dr. Tom Biernacki is on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Mi, St. Joseph Howell Mi and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Mi.

Foot doctor Tom Biernacki was recently brought on staff to assist as an attending physician and podiatrist at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Dr. Tom Biernacki is on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Mi, St. Joseph Howell Mi and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Mi.

Dr. Tomasz Biernacki states: " I am extremely pleased to be training the next wave of podiatric physicians and surgeons in our area. I definitely learn just as much from them as they can learn from me. Most people don't realize but being part of a residency teaching program forces you to always prepare and read current techniques and studies. These are amazing and well trained residents definitely always keep you on your toes."

Foot doctors and the foot doctor residency training program has become an integral component of the community. Foot doctors are no longer simply providing basic foot care, but preventing the loss of limbs and chronic pain. Dr. Biernacki states " The majority of residents now take the MCAT, they complete 4 years of medical school, 4 years of college, 3 or more years of a surgical residency and sometimes fellowship. These students have amazing grades and are A+ students coming out of college. I am proud to say that the residents we have here at St. Joseph Ann Arbor are some of the best students in the country coming to work with us."

A question commonly arises asking the difference between podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons. The difference is podiatrists specifically focus on the foot and ankle. Podiatrists do not spend specific time practicing surgery for the back, arms, neck, hips or knees. The vast majority of the training peiod is focused only on the foot and the ankle. This allows podiatrists to focus on one specific area in an ever more specialized world.

Podiatrists are still required to take the MCAT, to complete a full 4 year medical degree, a full 4 year college degree and at minimum a 3 year surgical residency. Most podiatrists now pursue post residency training and also are board certified and qualified in surgery. This means that after residency podiatrists are trained and questioned by a specialized panel that routinely grades their surgical results. The residency at St. Joseph Ann Arbor is considered a top residency in Michigan and in the country.

The St. Joseph Ann Arbor and St. Mary Mercy Residency program accepts 3 qualified residents per year. The criteria include excellent people skills and excellent overall grades and medical school performance.

Dr. Tomasz Biernacki himself trained at St. Marcy Mercy Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Dr. Biernacki has completed specialized fellowships in foot, diabetic and ankle surgery to improve patient outcomes in Brighton Michigan, Howell Michigan and Dexter Michigan. Dr. Biernacki is a practicing podiatrist that can be reached through our website at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Michigan.

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