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Dr. Kimberlee Hobizal

Board Certified Podiatrist

Dr. Kimberlee Hobizal is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon in Pennsylvania. Dr. Hobizal is originally from a small south coastal Texas town and graduated with her Bachelor of Science at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is a 2010 graduate from Des Moines University with a dual degree in Masters of Health Care Administration and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center followed by a one-year fellowship in Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery & Diabetic Limb Salvage under the directorship of Dane K. Wukich, MD, in 2014.

She is employed by ASP Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Beaver, PA and serves as Residency Director of the Heritage Valley Beaver Podiatry Program, training and educating residents and medical students yearly. Dr. Hobizal also practices wound care at the Heritage Valley Wound Care Center, employing advanced wound care treatments and certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy. She is published in many scientific journals with emphasis on diabetic foot infections, charcot arthropathy, osteomyelitis and surgery. She has spoken nationally and internationally at many conferences regarding her research on the foot and ankle.

Education

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine: Des Moines University: College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, Des Moines, IA
  • Masters in Health Care Administration: Des Moines University: College of Health Care Sciences, Des Moines, IA

Training

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship (Department of Orthopeadics): University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Additional Educational Courses

  • Hyperbaric Certification by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
    Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Course, Long Beach, CA
  • Specialized Training in Total Ankle Arthroplasty
    STAR (Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement) Cadaver Course, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Specialized Training in Circular External Fixation (Ilizarov method)
    SBI ring fixator course, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Arthrex Surgical Skills Workshop
    Surgical Skills Symposium & Course for 3rd Year Residents & Fellows, Naples, FL
  • AO Advanced Skills Course
    AO North American Podiatric Advanced Skills Course, Dallas, TX
  • Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy
    American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Teaching Appointments

    • Residency Director
      Heritage Valley Beaver Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program
      Heritage Valley Health Systems, Beaver, PA
    • Adjunct Clinical Faculty Appointment
      College of Podiatric Medicine
      Kent State University, Cleveland, OH

    Professional Societies

    • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Association
    • American Podiatric Medical Association
    • Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association

    Research & Publications

  1. Hobizal KB, Wukich DK: Extensor digitorum brevis (EDB) transfer technique to correct multi-planar deformity of the lesser digits. Foot and Ankle Specialist (To be published in 2015)
  2. Raspovic KM, Hobizal KB, Wukich DK: Midfoot Charcot neuroarthropathy in patients with diabetes: the impact of foot ulceration on self – reported quality of life. Foot and Ankle Specialist (To be published in 2015)
  3. Wukich DK, Raspovic KM, Hobizal KB, Rosario B: Radiographic analysis of midfoot charcot neuroarthropathy with and without midfoot ulceration. Foot Ankle Int. 2014;35:1108-15
  4. Hobizal KB, Wukich DK: Current concepts related to limb salvage in diabetes. Diabetes Mgt. 2014; 4:299-304.
  5. Hobizal KB, Wukich DK: Diabetic foot infections: truth in numbers. Podiatry Mgt. Wound Healing Issue, August 2014.
  6. Wukich DK, Hobizal KB, Raspovic KM, Rosario RM: SIRS is valid in distinguishing severe from moderate diabetic foot infections. Diabetes Care. 2013;36:3706-11.
  7. Wukich DK, Hobizal KB, Brooks MM: Severity of diabetic foot infection and rate of limb salvage. Foot Ankle Int. 2013;34:351-8.
  8. Hobizal KB, Wukich DK: Diabetic foot infections: current concept review. Diabet Foot Ankle. 2012.
  9. Sung W, Greenhagen RM, Hobizal KB, Burns PR, Wukich DK: Technical guide: transfibular ankle arthrodesis with fibular-onlay strut graft. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2010:49;566-70.

Scientific Presentations & Exhibits

  1. The presence of osteomyelitis on outcomes of hospitalized patients with diabetic foot infections Oral presentation
    7th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot; The Hague, Netherlands, 5/2015
  2. Midfoot charcot neuroarthropathy in patients with diabetes: the impact of ulceration on self-reported quality of life
    Poster presentation – 73rd Annual Scientific Conference (ACFAS); Phoenix, AZ, 02/2015
  3. Outcomes of diabetic foot infections complicated by osteomyelitis
    Presented by Dane Wukich, MD – American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS); Chicago, IL 9/2014
  4. Diabetic Foot Infections
    Oral presentation – Fourteenth Annual Podiatry Conference – Pittsburgh, PA, 06/2014
  5. Diabetic Foot Infections
    Oral presentation – American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS) Conference – Pittsburgh, PA, 06/2014
  6. Validation of SIRS and diabetic foot infections
    Oral presentation – UPMC Mercy Research Day – Pittsburgh, PA, 05/2014
    2nd place winner
  7. Osteomyelitis negatively impacts the outcomes of patients with diabetic foot infections
    Oral poster presentation – 74th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association; San Francisco, CA, 6/2014
  8. Osteomyelitis negatively impacts the outcomes of patients with diabetic foot infections
    Oral poster presentation – International Course on the Diabetic Foot; Florence, Italy, 4/2014
  9. The use of fetal bovine acellular dermal matrix in the treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers
    Poster presentation – Diabetic Foot Global Conference; Los Angeles, CA, 03/2014
  10. SIRS is Valid
    Oral presentation – Thirteenth Annual Podiatry Conference – Pittsburgh, PA, 06/2013
  11. SIRS is valid in distinguishing severe from moderate diabetic foot infections
    Oral presentation – 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association; Chicago, IL, 06/2013,
    Winner of 1st Place, Martin E. Levin MD Award
  12. Self-reported outcomes of patients with diabetic diabetic foot infections
    Presented by Katherine Raspovic, DPM – 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, Chicago, IL, 06/2013
  13. Ankle Arthroscopy
    Presentation – UPMC Podiatric Resident Lecture Series, Pittsburgh, PA, 03/2011-2013
  14. Achilles Tendon Pathology
    Presentation – UPMC Podiatric Resident Lecture Series, Pittsburgh, PA, 11/2010-2012
  15. Hospitalized diabetic foot infections: a cohort of 65 patients.
    Poster presentation – The Desert Foot: 8th Annual High Risk Diabetic Foot Conference; Phoenix, AZ, 11/2011
    2nd place poster winner, “Best Poster Award” – UPMC Mercy Research Day 2012
  16. A modified guide-wire technique for excision of a soft tissue mass
    Poster presentation– ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference; Las Vegas, NV, 2/2010
    Regular presentations at weekly radiology rounds, Journal Clubs, and M&M, 07/2010-Present

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Dr. Kimberlee Hobizal

Kimberlee Hobizal, DPM

Dr. Hobizal is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon.