The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Paul C. LaFata, DPM
Paul C. LaFata, DPM, FACFAS, is a native of Berks County. He is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. LaFata has completed four years of post-graduate training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at Community Medical Center , a level 2 Trauma Hospital in Scranton, PA. During his fourth year of residency he was chief surgical resident. During these four years Dr. LaFata trained with world renowned surgeons in the US and Greece in the latest techniques in the correction of foot and limb deformities. Dr. LaFata continued his education with residency studies of limb deformity in Athens, Greece.
Dr. LaFata was awarded a fellowship by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons which was completed in Kurgan, Russia, at the Russian Ilizarov and Scientific Center. This training focused on Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics. This hospital is considered the largest and most prestigious Orthopedic Hospital in the world.
Dr. LaFata has retuned to Berks County to provided the best foot and ankle care to all its residents. He treats both children and adults with a wide range of problems, such as diabetic and arthritic foot deformities, flatfeet, bunions, hammertoes and various skin disorders. Due to his intensive training, Dr. LaFata has a special interest in metatarsal and toe lengthening.
Dr. LaFata has published several articles and lectured nationally and internationally. He is currently on the staff of The Reading Hospital and Medical Center and St. Joseph's Medical Center. He serves as an advisor to the William L. Goldfarb Foundation, the scientific arm of the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. LaFata works closely with the Pennsylvania Foot and Ankle Society and contributes to the training of foot and ankle surgeons in the United States.
Dr. LaFata is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is also an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Paul N. LaFata, DPM, AACFAS
Dr. Paul N. LaFata is a 1968 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine He completed his residency at Guiffre Medical Center in Philadelphia. He established this podiatry practice at its current location in 1970. Dr. LaFata is a past president of the Berks County and Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Associations. He has been a consultant in Podiatry at Pennsylvania Blue Shield and Medicare. He has lectured to many patient groups on the subject of diabetic foot care and has written several articles published in the Berks County Medical Society Journal. He is retired from active patient care and remains involved in the practice administration and management of the office Diabetic shoe program.