Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS

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Dr. Craig Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS is a podiatric physician, surgeon, and specialist of the foot and ankle dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical care to patients of all ages. He is the founder and managing partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists.

He is board certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, board certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Fellow of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.

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SURGICAL RESIDENCY TRAINING

St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center

Flushing, New York

  • Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS received surgical training from a core attending staff of sixty-five physicians. His legacy and greatest accomplishment during his training was as a founding member of the Foot Reconstructive Team.
  • Multidisciplinary team of Podiatry, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Occupational and Physical Therapy.
  • Performed complicated reconstructive limb salvage procedures on diabetic patients as a means to prevent lower extremity amputations.
  • Procedures take multiple hours and rehabilitation would be approximately four months.
  • Working closely with the occupational and physical therapist the team had positive preliminary outcomes.
    • Results were published in a peer reviewed journal.
  • During the spring of 2002, Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS was one of twelve physicians chosen to continue training at St. Joseph’s as a Podiatric Surgical resident.
    • A three year program which conveys a graduated system of education, from simple fore-foot to complicated rear-foot and ankle procedures.
    • Training includes a strong emphasis on perioperative care, as well as management of the complicated surgical patient and diabetic limb salvage.
    • Training in Anesthesia and Wound Care in a Curative(TM) Wound Care center was also provided.
  • Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS performed over eleven hundred surgical procedures and treated more than 3000 patients.
  • He also treated the residents of a skilled nursing facility located in Jamaica, New York.
    • He was responsible for the care of more than 100 residents at this facility in accordance with guidelines established by Medicare.
    • Treatment consisted of palliative or conservative care depending on the complaint. However, on occasion, residents may have needed to be hospitalized for more invasive and surgical treatments.
  • Dr. Thomajan’s, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS responsibility to educate freshman and junior residents and coordinate didactic activity increased during the transition into his Chief Resident year.
    • Logistics for setting and choosing advanced workshops, grand rounds and lectures sponsored by leading podiatric biomedical manufacturers.
    • Administrative duties as a representative of the hospital system and the Department of Podiatry.
  • Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS continues to write for professional publications and currently has articles in peer review for a number of monthly podiatric journals.
  • Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS completed his training in June 2005 achieving board qualification in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rear foot and Ankle Surgery by the Board of Podiatric Surgery.
  • Dr. Thomajan’s, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS dedication to the podiatric profession and post graduate education has allowed him to actively participate in professional memberships.
  • He is a member of:
    • The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
    • The Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons
    • The American Microsurgical Orthoplastics Society
    • The Texas Podiatric Medical Association
    • The American Podiatric Medical Association
    • The American Diabetes Association
    • The American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management

MEDICAL RESIDENCY TRAINING

St. Joseph’s Hospital
St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers
Flushing, New York

  • Postgraduate training began in July of 2001 at St. Joseph ‘s Hospital in Flushing, New York, an affiliate of Saint Vincent ‘s Catholic Medical Centers.
  • Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS treated over eight hundred patients and logged over one thousand procedures in his first year of Primary Podiatric Medicine residency.
  • Palliative and conservative treatment of all foot and ankle pathology, lower extremity wound care and office based surgical management was emphasized during his training.
  • Case discussions, grand rounds, manufacturer in-services, journal clubs, business meetings, workshops and cadaver labs were all part of the daily routine.
  • Training in other disciplines such as Internal Medicine, Behavioral Health, Emergency Medicine, Radiology and Pathology were required.
  • This training is accredited by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, The Council of Podiatric Medicine Education, and The Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems.
  • In the summer of 2002, Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS passed the annual board examination given in Chicago Illinois, achieving Associate status.

PODIATRIC TRAINING

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Manhattan, New York

  • Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS began podiatric training at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) in Manhattan, New York in July of 1997.
  • Degree study consisted of two years of didactic courses and two years of clinical training.
  • NYCPM is the nation’s oldest and largest college of podiatric medicine and has remained at the forefront of podiatric medical education for over 90 years.
  • It combined outstanding classroom instruction with clinical training in the world’s largest foot care clinic, The Foot Clinics of New York.
  • The Foot Clinics of New York receive more than 56,000 patient visits a year, and residency programs at 170 affiliated hospitals nationwide.

GRADUATE SCHOOL

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York

  • In the fall of 1995, Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS entered graduate school at Hofstra University in Hempstead , New York with course specialization in Human Cytogenetics.
  • He was chosen to be a graduate teaching assistant in his first year at Hofstra.
  • Thereafter, he was appointed Adjunct Professor and, in addition to his studies, taught undergraduate courses in Genetics and Life Sciences.
  • In his second year at Hofstra, he was chosen to participate in a six hundred hour internship in the Human Cytogenetics laboratory at the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York.
  • Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS completed his study and training at Hofstra University in 1997.

UNIVERSITY

University of Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York

  • Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS, FAENS received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Anthropology at the University of Stony Brook in Stony Brook , New York in 1995.
  • He conducted undergraduate research funded by the University’s Emergency Medicine department.
  • He co-authored two articles that set out the findings of this research and both were published in widely read professional periodicals.
  • In 1995 Dr. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS was inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta, a nationally recognized Pre-Medicine Honor Society.
  • In May of 1995, he was invited to represent the Emergency Department and lecture at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s annual meeting in Washington D.C.

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