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Meet our team of Podiatrists:
Our Podiatrists are board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and members of the American Podiatric Medical Association. They maintain high levels of accreditation and pursue continuing education to remain at the top of their field. We are widely recognized for our outstanding treatment results and lecture at medical conferences, nationally and internationally, educating other medical professionals. Continue below to learn more about our great doctors and their individual accomplishments.
Dr. Thomas M. Rocchio
Dr. Thomas M. 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).
Dr. Rocchio developed a surgical procedure to replenish the atrophied plantar fat pad. His parachute technique is utilized by hundreds of surgeons each 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.
His surgical residency was at Community Medical Center (now Geisinger Community Medical center) in Scranton, PA. he spent three years of intensive training under world-renowned surgeon Dr. Guido LaPorta, perfecting his surgical techniques in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, limb lengthening, diabetic charcot reconstruction, and pediatric deformity correction. He is currently an international lecturer on foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, limb salvage surgery, diabetic reconstructive surgery, and wound care.
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. He subsequently 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).
Dr. Adam J. Teichman
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 and is a Panel Physician at Sacred Heart Wound Center.
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. Teichman is the Official Team Podiatrist of the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (PIFL).
Dr. Joseph S. Saka
Dr. Joseph S. Saka 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. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS)
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. Dr. Saka maintains membership in the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Megan Statkewicz-Balliet
Dr. Megan Statkewicz-Balliet is an Ivy-League educated foot and ankle surgeon who completed her medical education at Temple University School of Podiatric and her undergraduate education at Cornell University. Dr. Balliet treats a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions including sports medicine, trauma, flatfoot deformities and diabetic foot wounds.
Before joining our practice, Dr. Balliet was the Chief Resident of the Podiatric Medicine and Reconstructive and Rear foot Surgery residency program at St. Luke’s University Health Network. In this role, she was responsible for administrating all surgical, clinical and academic components of the residency program. She also graduated with a Master of Public Health from Boston University, where she focused her research on global health epidemics, including diabetes, and earned thesis honors. Dr. Balliet obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Cornell University.
Dr. Balliet grew up in Sylvan Beach, NY. She was a four-year varsity letter-winner on both the track and field and cross country teams at Cornell and has run several marathons including four Boston Marathons as a qualified participant.