All our physicians at Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in foot and ankle care.
Robert J. Valins, D.P.M.
As founder of Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay, Dr. Valins leads a talented, professional staff of doctors and medical assistants. Dr. Valins believes that each patient deserves friendly, well trained staff members who carefully listen to you and care about you and your health. Dr. Valins is committed to ensuring that patients who put their trust in Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay receive the finest, most professional care anywhere in the area.
Dr. Valins completed his undergraduate degree at State University of New York in Binghamton graduating with a bachelor's degree in French Language and Literature. He then went on to pursue graduate studies in French and Italian Language and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and spent a year teaching in France. Ultimately, the sciences and medicine became his passion and Dr. Valins took his determination and talents to the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine graduating with a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. He then continued and completed his residency training in podiatric surgery at the Hospital of PCOM in Philadelphia.
Dr.Valins decided to move to the Tampa Bay area to practice podiatric medicine and surgery in order to escape the winters of the northeast. In addition to his long term practices in Zephyrhills and Sun City Center, Dr. Valins added a Wesley Chapel office several years ago and will soon initiate a Riverview office on the campus of St. Joseph's Hospital South.
Dr. Valins is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management. He is the long term treasurer of the Hillsborough County Podiatric Medical Association. He is Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Valins's wife, Claudia, is the Practice Administrator of Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay. They work together to provide premium patient care in a caring, family atmosphere. Dr. Valins and Claudia have three adult children, Andrew and Scott- married to Robyn, and Whitney, who all live in Manhattan.
Nathan T. Penney, D.P.M.
Dr. Penney joined Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay in 2009 after completing 4 years of training at the prestigious reconstructive foot and ankle surgery residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio where he performed over 2000 procedures. Dr. Penney has treated an assortment of conditions, ranging from bunions, hammertoes, and heel pain, to complex reconstructive foot and ankle disorders. Dr. Penney is trained in the latest surgical advances in both internal and external fixation, arthroscopy, and is one of a small list of national physicians certified to perform ankle joint replacement. However, Dr. Penney's treatment philosophy is one where all medical and conservative treatment options are explored before surgery is considered.
Dr. Penney has authored or coauthored several articles in various medical journals. He has presented research at medical conferences throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Penney also lectures at medical conferences and proctors labs where he teaches various surgical techniques to other physicians. He also authored a board review textbook to be used as a reference by physicians as they seek board certification.
Dr. Penney grew up in San Diego, California. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln on a full academic scholarship. He graduated from the honors program with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and psychology. Dr. Penney completed his 4 years of podiatric medical school at the Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami Shores, Florida, where he was actively involved in student leadership positions. There he served as the National President of the American Podiatric Medical Students Association.
Dr. Penney is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the Florida Podiatric Medical Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management. In addition to his podiatric training, he is certified by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He is active in his profession and is always focused on moving it forward in the community.
Dr. Penney is married to Analia, and has two young children, Preston (8) and Adriana (5). He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, rock climbing, working out, and either watching or attending sporting events during his free time. Dr. Penney is also proficient in medical spanish.
Jonathan R. Selbst, D.P.M.
After completing his three-year residency in podiatric medicine and surgery, Dr. Selbst joined Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay in 2014. He is the latest edition to our expanding practice of compassion and care for patients. Dr. Selbst graduated from a prominent foot and ankle surgical residency at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida. There he performed over 1,700 procedures encompassing the vast array of podiatric surgery. His training included the conservative and surgical treatment of numerous forefoot and rearfoot conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, flatfoot, arthritic conditions, diabetic conditions, and heel pain. In addition, Dr. Selbst has been highly trained in sports-related injuries including ankle sprains, ankle fractures, Achilles tendon ruptures, as well as fractures of all bones in the foot and ankle. He is highly trained in the latest conservative and surgical advances in podiatric medicine. Dr. Selbst is committed to getting you back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible.
Dr. Selbst was born and raised in South Florida, where he grew up in Weston. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Florida. He graduated cum laude with a major in business marketing in addition to a focus on pre-medical sciences and a minor in health science education. Dr. Selbst then studied for four years at Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, Florida. He earned both his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine as well as a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, graduating at the top of his class. While there he received multiple awards and scholarships for leadership and academic excellence.
Dr. Selbst is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management. He is currently certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support by the American Heart Association.
Dr. Selbst is married to Marissa. He enjoys spending time with his family, taking care of the family dog (a Goldendoodle named Bentley), playing sports such as basketball and golf, and traveling. Dr. Selbst enjoys playing classical piano, and watching his Florida Gators teams in action.
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