garten_headshot_smDr. Alison J. Garten  is a Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and Certified Pedorthist. She serves as a member of the North Carolina Board of Podiatry, as well as  President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists. Dr. Garten often lectures on topics related to the foot and ankle, as well as diabetic wound care. Her passions in medicine revolve around promoting physical activity for injury prevention and improved overall health and happiness. In her free time she enjoys tennis, golf, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, running, yoga , traveling and spending time with friends and family. Her motto is “Your Health is Your Wealth.”

Dr. Garten is a native of Cary, North Carolina. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC where she played Division I tennis on a full scholarship. She completed her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Garten completed two years of podiatric medicine and surgical residency at Montgomery Hospital in the Philadelphia area. She then continued her training at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, which provided further extensive training in foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage, elective forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction and management of in-house patients with vast medical issues.

Accomplishments & Awards

  • Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon
  • Podiatry Board Member – District of Columbia and North Carolina
  • President of American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP)
  • American Association for Women Podiatrists Scientific Conference Sponsorship Chair 2012 and 2014