Dr. Endri Afesllari grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and is enjoying practicing the profession he loves in the Tampa Bay Area. Dr. Afesllari graduated from Wayne State University with a biology degree with both departmental and university honors. He went on to pursue his medical degree in New York on a scholarship at the College of Podiatric Medicine and the prestigious Mt. Sinai School of Medicine graduating in 2015.
Dr. Afesllari’s practice philosophy is evidence-based medicine using an empathetic approach while respecting patient values. He encourages patient involvement and believes that a shared decision-making approach yields the best medical and surgical outcomes. He completed a rigorous residency in foot and ankle surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Although he enjoys every aspect of surgery, Dr. Afesllari considers surgery a last resort for foot and ankle ailments.
Dr. Afesllari is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has published multiple articles related to foot and ankle pathology. Being actively involved in research has allowed him to stay up to date with the most recent medical and surgical advances.
Dr. Afesllari has received specialized training in arthroscopic reconstruction and total ankle replacement. His area of interest is a minimally invasive surgery (MIS)-the newest trend in treating bunions, hammertoes, and fractures that improves outcomes and decreases rehabilitation time. In his free time, Dr. Afesllari enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, and spending time with his family and friends. Since moving to Tampa, he has developed an interest in boating and water sports. Dr. Afesllari recently got married to his long-term sweetheart and is happy to be making Tampa Bay their home.