Same Podiatrists, Same Offices, New Name: East Penn Foot and Ankle Associates and PA Podiatry have merged to form PA Foot and Ankle Associates.
Meet our team of Podiatrists:
Dr. Adam J Teichman, Senior Partner, is a board certified podiatric physician and surgeon. In addition, he is Chief Of Podiatric Surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, where he is also a member of the Limb Salvage team; serves as a surgical instructor at the Podiatric residency program at St. Luke’s University Health Network; is a Panel Physician at Sacred Heart Wound Center; and is the Official Team Podiatrist of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Dr Teichman is recognized for outstanding results in the correction of deformities and improvement of function in the foot and ankle. He has achieved unparalleled success rates in diabetic wound management and limb preservation, where he aims to achieve the fastest possible healing times.
Dr Teichman received his Doctor Of Podiatric Medicine degree from California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, an affiliate of the University Of California SF Medical School. His podiatric medical and surgical internship was in Tacoma, WA, at Madigan Army Medical Center and Tacoma Veterans Affairs Hospital.
His surgical residency was at St Mary’s Hospital in Hoboken, NJ, where he trained extensively in comprehensive foot and ankle surgery and lower extremity foot and ankle reconstruction.
Dr. Teichman maintains membership in: Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS), American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS), American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association (PPMA), American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA), American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM).
Dr. Thomas Rocchio, Senior Partner, is board certified in foot surgery, and Board certified in Rearfoot and Ankle reconstructive surgery. Dr. Rocchio is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS); Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA); and Member of the APMA. He is recognized as one of the Lehigh Valley’s foremost experts on Charcot foot disorder (neuropathic arthropathy).
Among his most notable achievements, Dr. Rocchio developed a surgical procedure to replenish the atrophied plantar fat pad. His parachute technique is utilized by hundreds of surgeons every year. Dr. Rocchio is also the co-designer of a unique external fixation frame utilized by hundreds of foot and ankle surgeons across the United States.
Dr. Rocchio completed his pre-med education at Marist College and his podiatric training at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. At Temple, he received a broad education in additional surgical specialties that included vascular surgery and orthopedic surgery.
His surgical residency was at Community Medical Center (now Geisinger Community Medical center) in Scranton, PA. In his three years of training under world-renowned surgeon Dr. Guido LaPorta, he became proficient in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, limb lengthening, diabetic charcot reconstruction, and pediatric deformity correction.
In the final year of his residency, Dr. Rocchio completed a mini-fellowship in Biomechanics of External Fixation of the foot and ankle at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for pediatric orthopedics in Dallas, TX. There, Dr. Rocchio trained with world-renowned Russian orthopedic surgeon, Mikail Samchukov, and the fruit of this education was an article that focused on the mechanical properties of circular external fixation as it pertains to the foot and ankle. In 2003, Dr. Rocchio presented this work at the internationally renowned orthopedic group Association for the Study and Advancement of the Method of Ilizarov, or ASAMI, meeting in Boston, MA.
Dr. Rocchio is the Official Team Podiatrist of the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (PIFL) and gives frequent lectures worldwide on foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, limb salvage surgery, diabetic reconstructive surgery, and wound care.
Dr. Joseph S. Saka was born in Brooklyn, NY, and completed his medical education at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated at the top of his class. His surgical residency was at the Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery at Hoboken University Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Saka specializes in both the conservative and surgical treatment of all foot and ankle conditions, ranging from pediatric to geriatric care, including sports medicine and trauma. His expertise ranges from routine foot surgery to more advanced surgical reconstruction of the foot and ankle including trauma, diabetic limb salvage procedures, and revisional surgery. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Elliot Joseph received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. There he completed four years of didactic and clinical education, and was elected to the Pi Delta National Honor Society. Dr. Joseph performed his surgical residency at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Allentown, where he became proficient in foot and ankle reconstruction, lower extremity trauma, and diabetic limb salvage.
Dr. Joseph is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS); American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA); and American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM)