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Our Podiatric Physicians | Podiatrists

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, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Thomas M. Rocchio,  Senior Partner

Dr. Thomas M. Rocchio, Podiatrist, Lehigh Valley, PA

Dr. Rocchio completed his podiatric training at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and his surgical residency 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 to perfect his surgical techniques in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, limb lengthening, diabetic Charcot reconstruction, and pediatric deformity correction. Dr. Rocchio is board certified in foot surgery as well as Rearfoot and Ankle reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Rocchio is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS); The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) and a Member of the APMA. Dr, Rocchio is proud to be recognized as one of the foremost experts on Charcot foot disorder (neuropathic arthropathy). He also enjoys lecturing nationally and internationally on foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, limb salvage surgery, diabetic reconstructive surgery, and wound care.

Dr. Rocchio also developed a surgical procedure to replenish 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.

In the final year of residency, Dr. Rocchio completed special training in Biomechanics of External Fixation of the foot and ankle at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for pediatric orthopedics in Dallas, TX where he trained with world-renowned Russian orthopedic surgeon, Mikail Samchukov. From this education, Dr. Rocchio wrote an article that focused on the mechanical properties of circular external fixation as it pertains to the foot and ankle and had the pleasure of presenting this work at the internationally renowned orthopedic group Association for the Study and Advancement of the Method of Ilizarov (ASAMI) meeting in Boston, MA in 2003.

Dr. Rocchio is the Official Team Podiatrist of the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (PIFL).


Dr. Adam J. Teichman, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Adam Teichman, Podiatrist, Lehigh Valley, PA

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. Simon G Tabchi, DPM


Dr. Simon G Tabchi is an Associate member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Tabchi completed his medical training at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine after obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in BioChemistry from Moravian College. He completed a 3 year residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Forefoot Surgery.

Dr. Tabchi has achieved success in the correction of deformities in the foot and ankle. He is also one of the Physicians at Sacred Heart Wound Care Center where he succeeds in wound management as well as limb salvage. Dr. Tabchi has obtained great trust from his patients in all aspects of his medical care.

Dr. Tabchi grew up in Allentown, PA and has returned to care for a community that has given him so much.





Dr. Elliot Busch, DPM

 Dr. Elliot Busch

Dr. Elliot Busch completed his undergraduate education at Tulane University. He completed his medical education at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, after which he completed a three year surgical residency in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle at St. Luke’s University Health Network. Dr. Busch cares deeply about his patients and takes a conservative approach to treatment, avoiding surgery when possible. When conservative measures fail, he has well-honed surgical skills and takes a special interest in trauma and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. Busch also takes special interest in wound care and advanced limb salvage, where he is well-versed and on the cutting edge of wound healing techniques and limb saving surgery, which he utilizes as a member of the wound healing teams as St. Luke’s and Easton hospitals. Dr. Busch also has an extensive research background and has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals, including arthroscopic techniques for foot and ankle surgery, and he has presented on both conservative and surgical techniques for treatment of the foot and ankle. As an active teaching faculty member at St. Luke's, Sacred Heart and Easton health networks, Dr. Busch provides valuable instruction to Podiatric, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents.

Dr. Busch maintains privileges at St. Luke’s University Health Network, Easton Hospital and Coordinated Health. He is also a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Podiatric Medical Association, and Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association.

When not treating patients, Dr. Busch enjoys playing sports, hiking, biking, rooting for his favorite Philadelphia sports teams, live music and spending time with his wife and young son. Dr. Busch is an Allentown native and is excited to be raising his family and practicing in the Lehigh Valley community, where he grew up.


Alexander S. Newton, DPM

 Dr. Alexander Newton

Dr. Alexander Newton completed his podiatric training at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Florida and his surgical residency at St. Luke’s University Health Network. During his St. Luke’s Residency, Dr. Newton received comprehensive training in foot and ankle surgery including Elective and Non-Elective Forefoot and Rearfoot Surgery, Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery, as well as Limb Salvage with Wound Center Experience.

Dr. Newton maintains memberships with PA Podiatric Medical Association, American Podiatric Medical Association, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Professional Association of Diving Instructors.

When not treating patients, Dr. Newton enjoys Waterskiing, SCUBA diving, SCUBA instruction, Snowskiing, Hunting, Fishing, Trap shooting, Hiking and spending time with his wife.