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. Calise is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery. He has recently completed his second 10-year recertification in both these boards. Dr. Calise's area of special interest in podiatry include diabetic limb salvage, trauma and reconstructive ankle surgery.
When not under the bright lights of the operating room, Dr. Calise is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys exploring rarely traveled areas of the back country either on foot, by canoe or by jeep. Dr. Calise and family are much happier surrounded by the warmth and sea breezes of sunny Florida.
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