ABOUT FLEX FOOT AND ANKLE PLLC

Foot and Ankle Specialist & Podiatric Surgeon in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Flex Foot and Ankle is a minority, woman-owned podiatry practice led by fellowship-trained E. Giannin Perez, DPM, FACFAS. Dr. Perez has been practicing for more than 10 years and is one of 30 podiatrists in New York state that holds the Advanced Ankle license. She has now opened her private practice in Midtown Manhattan and dedicates her time to providing the best care possible to her patients of all ages and in 2 languages. Dr. Perez is bilingual (English and Spanish) as she is originally from Peru.

Proudly serving New York City / Metro area, patients enjoy visiting Flex Foot and Ankle, where they leave feeling well-informed and involved in their treatment plan.

During college, Dr. Perez was a Division I tennis player and became a patient herself undergoing bunion surgery on both her feet, which is how she was introduced to the field of podiatry.

She later pursued her doctoral degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan, New York. She stayed at the college to complete her three-year residency training in all aspects of foot and ankle medicine and surgery.  After residency, she completed a one-year fellowship focused on trauma, reconstruction, sports medicine and pediatrics.

At Flex Foot and Ankle, Dr. Perez will discuss your pathology and formulate a treatment plan. Conservative treatment is always discussed and encouraged before any surgical intervention. When surgery is necessary, Dr. Perez excels in the latest surgical techniques led by evidence-based medicine. Conservative treatment might include physical therapy, injections, taping/ strapping, and custom-made orthotics to relieve foot and ankle pain and prevent further injury.

Regardless of the modality, she will get you back on your feet again as quickly as possible.

Flex Foot and Ankle provides a wide range of treatments in adults and children with an emphasis on sports medicine. Adult patients regularly visit the practice to seek care for foot and ankle pain, Achilles tendinitis, foot and ankle joint pain, arthritis, bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, stress fracture, heel pain, ligament sprains, and tendonitis. In children, common pathologies include ingrown toenails, warts, flat feet, heel pain/apophysitis, toe walking and any foot and ankle pain.

Dr. Perez is an athlete and enjoys running, she has completed numerous half and full marathons. She is a salsa dancer and performs regularly with Yamulee Dance Company. She is also a former Division 1 tennis player, swimmer and practices Yoga (Ashtanga). She understands the athlete’s need to get back to their sport. She also enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son. Follow her on Instagram @flexfootankle

Dr. Perez is also very active with the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA). She is a Board of Trustee and was recently re-elected to a 3 year term. The Association works to move the profession forward and keep New Yorkers active on their feet. To learn more about the association please visit www.nyspma.org

FELLOWSHIP

2014 – 2015 – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare / University of Louisville Kentucky
One Health, Louisville, Kentucky.
Director: Timothy Ford DPM
Extensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction including total ankle replacements, Charcot, trauma, sports medicine and pediatric surgery.

RESIDENCY

2011 – 2014 – New York College of Podiatric Medicine / Metropolitan / Lincoln Hospitals Manhattan, NYPMSR/RRA
Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rear foot & Ankle Certification. NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC)

MEDICAL SCHOOL

2007 – 2011- New York College of Podiatric Medicine – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Class Rankz: 7/81 | Cumulative GPA: 3.56/4.0

1995 – 1999 – Manhattan College Biology BS, Minor Psychology

July 2018 – Present – Licensure New York State – Advanced Ankle Surgery

May 2018 – Present – American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ABFAS) – Foot & Reconstructive Rear foot / Ankle Board Certified May 2017 – Present – ABPM – American Board Podiatric Medicine – Certified

May 2017 – Present – ABPM – American Board Podiatric Medicine – Certified

April 2021 – Diplomate with Certificate of Added Qualification in Amputation Prevention and Wound Care

2015 – 2023 – Crystal Run Health Care Newburgh, NY

Podiatric Medicine, Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgeon – All foot and ankle pathology – Pediatrics, Trauma, Reconstruction, Diabetic Limb Salvage, Sports Medicine – ankle arthroscopy, OCD lesions, lateral ligament reconstruction, Achilles tendon tears. Resident Training – Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital

1999 – 2007 – Mt Sinai Medical Center New York, NY Clinical Coordinator Pathology Dept. Grossing all surgical and Dermatopathology biopsies 2001 – 2004 – MANU Restaurant New York, NY

Co-owner / Manager / Chef – Conceptualized, designed, planned, oversaw construction of, opened and eventually sold a Peruvian Restaurant. Named in “Best 50 restaurants in Manhattan” Timeout NY 2002 – 2004
1993 – 1998 – West Shore Tennis Academy Staten Island, NY

Tennis Instructor – beginners to advanced levels (all age groups)

NY20 NYSPMA Clinical Conference.

Lecturer “Subchondroplasty of the Foot and Ankle” NY, NY Jan 2020

Diabetic Foot Lecturer at “Take Care of Your Diabetes” (TCOYD) Albany, NY. June 2019

This Week @ACFAS Content Reviewer 2019 – Present Council of Podiatric Medical Education Residency Evaluator 2018 – Present

Journal Foot & Ankle Surgery Peer Article reviewer 2017 –Present New York State Podiatric Medical Association – NYSPMA 2015 – Present

Mid-Hudson Division President 2019 Young Member Committee

Legislative Action Committee – member AO Trauma Member 2013 – Present

ACFAS Practice Management Committee Member 2013 New York Academy of Medicine – Fellow 2012 – Present

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), 2007 – Present

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), 2007 – Present American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, 2007 – 2011

2009 – 2010 President – NYCPMSA (New York College of Podiatric Medicine Student Association) / APMSA HOD member 

Stoupine DPM, Perez DPM FACFAS, Non-Hodkins Lymphoma from Sural Nerve Biopsy 2 years after surgical intervention for PB tendon repair ACFAS 2021

Perez, E.G DPM AACFAS, Timothy Ford DPM Calcaneonavicular Ligament Augmentation as an Adjunctive Procedure for Symptomatic Flexible Juvenile Pes Planovalgus ACFAS 2015 Perez, E.G DPM AACFAS, Gabriel S. MD Improving Quality of Life through Surgical Correction of the Lower Extremity in Children with Cerebral Palsy ACFAS 2015

Perez, E.G DPM AACFAS, Hockenbury R.T MD Triple Arthrodesis – A Valuable Option for the Surgical Treatment of the Congenital Ball and Socket Ankle Joint ACFAS 2015 Perez E.G DPM et al. Charcot Neuroarthropathy vs Diabetic Foot Infection – Making the Right Diagnosis – A Case Report. Metropolitan Hospital Resident Research Day. (Feb 2014)

Perez E.G DPM, MS. Khan K, DPM FACFAS. Exploring the potential of advanced Wound Care Products for Diabetic WoundsPodiatry Today Dec 2013 Perez E.G DPM, MS. Trepal M DPM, Wallack M MD Recurrent Fibrous Synovial Sarcoma in the Foot– A Case Report & Literature Review. ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference 2013

Perez E.G, DPM, MS, Karlic K, DPM, Loor J, DPM Atypical Presentation of a Calcaneal Intraosseous Fibrolipoma – A Case Report & Literature Review. ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference 2013

Trepal M, DeLauro T, Perez E.G. Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine 1st Edition Chapter 22. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012

Attanasio AM, Perez EG, Khan KH, D’Antoni AV. ESKAPE pathogens: a case report and literature review. American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2012. (Refereed.)

Perez EG, Attanasio AM, Khan KH A Closer look at Multidrug Resistance Organisms & Nosocomial Pathogens. Podiatry Today 2012: 25(4) 20-24

Perez, E.G Sweets Syndrome in the presence of Pyoderma Gangrenosum www.dermpedia.org 2009.

Dr. Desman and Dr. Cynthia Magro; Weill Cornell Medical Center Dermatopathology Lobkova, Gurnevich, Kaushish, Perez et.al Aggravated pes plano valgus in traumatic posterior tibial tendon injury with associated calcaneonavicular bar: a case report

Iorio, A. DPM, Bakotic, B.W DPM, DO, Perez E.G. Meghpara, M. Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density Analysis: Identification of Normative Range at Two Distinct Sites in the Skin of

the Foot. American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2010. (Refereed.)

Jan 2020 /21 – NY 20/ 21 New York Clinical Conference

Nov 2019 Foot and Ankle Symposium Arthrex. Naples, FL Nov 2019 Participated in Rising Starts Panel / International Foot and Ankle Conference NY, NY

Oct 2019 – IFAF 39

Apr 2019 – Stryker 7

Conference Kauai, HI

Annual International Symposium Austin, Texas ACFAS

Feb 2019 ACFAS Conference New Orleans, LA Jan 2019 Coding and Billing New York Clinical Conference

Oct 2018 Ankle Tendon Masters! Course /AAPSM Palo Alto, CAMar 2017 DERMFoot Conference Annapolis, MD

Feb 2017 Coding & Billing for the F&A Surgeon Workshop Vegas, NV Feb 2017 ACFAS 2017 Vegas, NVFeb 2017 Ankle Fracture workshops / ACFAS Vegas, NV

May 2016 International Foot & Ankle Symposium Course NY, NY Feb 2016 ACFAS Conference Austin, TX

Mar 2015 AAOS Meeting Las Vegas, NV Feb 2015 ACFAS Conference Phoenix, AZ

Jan 2015 Stryker Fellows Course Austin, TX Dec 2014 – Louisville Microsurgery Teaching Course, Louisville KY. Chair: Gustavo Perez-Abadia MD

Sept 2014 Biomet Cadaver Course Warsaw, IN Feb 2014 ACFAS Conference Orlando, FL

Nov 2013 Stryker Intensive F&A Trauma Course Mahwah, NJ Oct 2013 NYFA Conference Manhattan, New York

Aug 2013 23rd Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course Baltimore, MD

Aug 2013 ACFAS Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Course Rosemont, IL Apr 2013 Surgical Approaches for HR & Osteotomies for Hind-Foot Reconstruction Bronx, NY Course Chair: Dr. Roukis

Feb 2013 Advanced Tendon Repair and Fixation Vegas ACFAS conference Oct 2012 AO North America Podiatric Masters Cadaver Foot & Ankle Recon Course Vegas, NV

Sep 2012 AO North America Podiatric Advanced Course Ft. Myers, FL Aug 2012 Ankle Arthroscopy Workshop presented by ASPS at APMA conference Washington, DC

Apr 2012 Arthrodesis and Tendon Transfer Surgery ACFAS Div 9 Bronx, NY Mar 2012 AO North America Podiatric Basic Course Dallas, TX

Feb 2012 Achilles Tendinopathy Masters Course Palo Alto CA. Instructors: Bouche R DPM, Maffulli MD, PhD, Saxena DPM Dec 2011 1st MTPJ A-Z Workshop & Seminar Bethlehem, PA Course Chair:

Alan Ng DPM, FACFAS Sept 2011 Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference Washington, DC

TCS NYC Marathon (runner) – Nov 2021, Nov 2018

Brooklyn Half Marathon (runner) 2019NYC half Marathon (runner) – March 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2010

Established a $1,000 Scholarship for 4th year NYCPM student for aid in externships outside the Tri- State area – 2018 – Present New York City Marathon Medic – 2007, 2008, 2009

Staten Island Half Marathon (runner ) – October 2016, 2017

Shape Women’s Half Marathon (runner) – April 17 2016

Urban Bourbon Half Marathon (runner) – October 25

2014 – Louisville, KY Boot Fit – US Military Academy at West Point, NY. Measured static and dynamic characteristics of foot structure and function (correlation of arch height and flexibility with incidence of overuse injury on > 1,000 incoming cadets). July 2nd and 3rd 2013th

“Move your Feet” campaign – April 28 the Hispanic population 2013 – Organizer / Lecturer – DM to

Nautica New York City Triathlon Medic July 26 2009 Diabetes is a Family Affair Campaign – November 2009, NBC studios

Diabetes EXPO New York – September 26 2009, Javits Center – Participated in Diabetic Foot Screening.

Community Outreach Senior Citizen Residence – June 19 Foot Screenings

2009 – Performed Elect to Save Your Feet Campaign – November 2008, CBS studio

May 2014 – NYCPM Certificate of Recognition of Contribution to Medical and Scientific Research

Feb 2014 – Metropolitan Hospital Award for Poster Presentation Resident Research Day 2007 – 2011 – NYCPM Dean!s List

2009 – 2011 – New York College of Podiatric Medicine Scholarship Recipient Jan 2010 – ACFAS 2010 Merz Scholarship Award Recipient

2010 – Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Nov 2009 – JT Tai Scholarship Award Recipient

Aug 2009 – Honors Dermatopathology Clerkship – Top 10 students rotated with Dr. Cynthia Magro at Weill Cornell Medical College 1995 – 1999 Manhattan College – Full Division I Tennis Scholarship

Bilingual: Spanish and English

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Dr. Perez in Action

SERVICES

Fusion Surgery
Osteochondral lesions

SERVICES

Fusion Surgery
Osteochondral lesions