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Dr. Craig H. Thomajan

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Dr. Craig H. Thomajan

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan

  • Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
  • Austin Foot And Ankle Specialists
  • (512) 328-8900

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS 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 and is a Fellow, of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Qualified Fellow of The Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS is a Podiatric Physician, Surgeon and Specialist of the foot and ankle dedicated to providing state of the art medical and surgical care to patient's of all ages.

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Education:

SURGICAL RESIDENCY TRAINING St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center
Flushing, New York

    • Dr. Thomajan, DPM 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 will be published in a peer reviewed journal
    • During the spring of 2002, Dr. Thomajan, DPM 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 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, DPM's 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 continues to write for professional publications and currently has articles in peer review for a number of monthly podiatric journals
    • Dr. Thomajan, DPM 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 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 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 b egan 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 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 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 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 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 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 completed his study and training at Hofstra University in 1997

UNIVERSITY
University of Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York

  • Dr. Craig Thomajan, DPM 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 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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