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. Walshe was born and raised in North Miami Beach, but since making the move over to the west coast of Florida several years ago, she has enjoyed calling Tampa Bay her home.
Dr. Walshe knew from an early age that she would pursue a career in medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida State University, after which she attended Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami. She went on to complete her year surgical residency at Baptist Health in South Florida. During her residency training in Miami, Dr. Walshe had the opportunity to be trained in a variety of podiatric procedures in areas including trauma surgery, elective cases, wound care, and diabetic limb salvage. Her residency training also allowed her to participate in the Yucatan Crippled Children's project (YCCP), a program sponsored by Barry University, in Merida, Mexico. During the YCCP Dr. Walshe was exposed to a variety of uncommon children's lower extremity deformities truly invaluable experiences.
Learning to perform an operation is not difficult. Being able to understand the human condition, to understand pain, to be compassionate, therein lies the art of being a surgeon.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Calise spent 15 years in private practice in Rochester, NY, before joing Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay five years ago. He completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1988.
Extensive training in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle was a major part of his residency at the University Hospital and University of Medicine and Dentistry of Newark NJ. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Calise became an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Residency Education at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine .
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.
Sun City Center Office
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