Podiatrist - Norristown
1437 Dekalb Street Suite 200
Norristown, PA 19401
610-277-7433
 

All our professionals at Dr. Muscarella's office maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry medicine and surgery.

Dr. Vincent Muscarella, DPM, FACFAS

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Education

  • Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Eighth & Race Streets
  • Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Degree: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, June 1981
  • Widener College
  • Chester, PA
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science, June 1974
  • St. Joseph's University
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • MBA - Medical and Hospital Administration & Management,
  • September 1996 to May 1998- not completed due to relocation

Residency

  • 7/81- 6/83 - Metropolitan Hospital - Central Division
    8th & Race Streets, Philadelphia, PA
    PSR-24 Podiatric Surgical Residency
    Director: Vincent J. Mandracchia, DPM
    Chief Resident: 7/1/80- 6/30/81

Fellowship

  • 7/99- 6/00 - Association for Surgical Education & Research
    Springfield, IL
    1 year Fellowship in Surgical Education & Research
    NOT COMPLETED DUE TO RELOCATION

Professional Experience

  • 03/09- present Assistant Section Editor, Journal of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • 03/09- present Director of Residency Education and Research, Hahnemann Hospital Podiatric Residency Program, Phila, PA
  • 07/08- present Private Practice, Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown, PA
  • 07/08-present Co-Residency Director, Chestnut Hill Hospital, Phila, PA
  • 02/06-06/08 Associate Dean for Clinical Education Philadelphia, PA Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • 02/06-06/08 Podiatric Surgery Residency Director, Temple U. Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • 02/06-06/08 Trauma call Team Temple University Hospital & Temple Children's Hospital
  • 10/04- present Mercy Suburban Hospital, Active Staff- Norristown, PA
  • 10/01- 12/03 The Foot Center Philadelphia, PA Private Practice-Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
    Return to private practice, in a hospital setting. Practice includes all phases of Podiatric Medicine with a strong emphasis in Surgery. Participating in Residency Training Program (PSR-36)
  • 08/98-09/01 Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Cleveland, OH
    Chairman-Department of Surgery
    Responsible for the Surgical & Clinical Education of students,
    Administrative duties in managing the Surgical Department.
    Participation in Residency Training Program (PSR-24)
  • 07/83-07/98 Muscarella Podiatric Associates Norristown, PA
    Private Practice - Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
    Began practice as a solo practitioner, including all phases of
    practice in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery; all ages from infancy through geriatrics. Surgical practice ranged from nail and arthroscopic ankle surgery to foot and ankle reconstruction. Hired an associate in 1990 to assist rapidly growing practice
  • 07/88-07/98 Suburban General Hospital Norristown, PA
    Chairman - Division of Podiatric Surgery`
    Organized and chaired monthly meetings, delineated and enforced
    surgical privileges. Interviewed new candidates for hospital and
    staff privileges, and enforced hospital By-Laws.
  • 07/85-06/89 Suburban General Hospital Norristown, PA
    Residency Director - Podiatric Surgical Residency
    Founded residency program that previously did not exist in the
    hospital. Designed residency manual, scheduled all residency
    rotations, and was the main overseer of the teaching portion of the program.
  • 07/93-08/98 Suburban General Hospital Norristown, PA
    Credentials Committee
    Reviewed all hospital applications for completeness and validity of
    the credentials required by the hospital By-Laws.
  • 07/95-08/98 Suburban General Hospital Norristown, PA
    By-Laws Committee
    Reviewed, updated and rewrote hospital By-Laws.
  • 07/89-06/93 Suburban General Hospital Norristown, PA
    Infection Control Committee
    Maintained, reviewed, and rewrote infection guidelines for all areas of the hospital. Reviewed all hospital infections monthly.

Board Certifications:

  • 1987- present American Board of Podiatric Surgery- Board Certified in Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery
  • 1993-present American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary
    Podiatric Medicine

 

Teaching Experience

  • 09/06- 06/08 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
  • 04/05 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Acting Chairman, Department of Surgery
  • 10/01- present Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Philadelphia, PA
    Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Orthopedics
    Lectures in surgical courses, Course coordinator: Pediatric Orthopedics
  • 08/98- 09/01 Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Cleveland, OH
    Chairman, Department of Surgery
    Responsible for maintaining the department, lecturing, organizing syllabus
    for students, clinic coverage, patient care and resident training.
  • 07/99- 06/00 PHS-Mt Sinai East Hospital
    Residency Director, PSR-24
    Responsible for education and training of PS-24 Podiatric Surgical
    Residents. Attendance in monthly radiological and surgical conferences.
  • 07/83-07/98 Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine Philadelphia, PA
    Faculty-Clinical Instructor, Department of Podiatric Surgery
    Responsible for patient care, student and resident instruction in the Foot &
    Ankle Institute. Lectured annually in three student surgery courses to
    first, second, and third year students.
  • 07/94-06/98 Faculty-Clinical Instructor, Department of Podiatric Orthopedics
    Responsible for patient care, student and resident instruction in the Pediatric Clinic of the Foot & Ankle Institute. Lectured in the Podo-Pediatric course to the 3rd year students.
  • 07/85-06/86 Faculty-Clinical Instructor, Department of Podiatric Medicine
    Responsible for patient care student and resident instruction in the Foot & Ankle Institute.
    Suburban General Hospital Norristown, PA
  • 10/87-08/98 Podiatric Residency Programs Hospital Rank: Attending
    Responsible for education of both the surgical and medical residents.
    Attendance and participation in monthly radiologic, journal review and
    workshop meetings.

Hospital Affiliations

  • 05/09- present University of PA- Tutleman Center Active Staff
  • 06/08- present Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, PA Provisional Staff
  • 04/06- 06/08 Temple University & Temple Children's Hosp. Active Staff
    Philadelphia, PA
  • 10/04- present Chestnut Hill Hospital Active Staff
    Philadelphia, PA
  • 10/03- present Mercy Suburban General Hospital Active Staff
    Norristown, PA
  • 10/01- 10/06 Graduate Hospital (Hospital Closed)
    Philadelphia, PA Active Staff
  • 09/00-10/01 Southpointe Hospital Provisional Staff
    Warrensville Heights, OH
  • 01/99-10/01 Parma Community General Hospital Provisional Staff
    Parma, OH
  • 10/98-10/01 University Hospital- Mt. Sinai East Provisional Staff
    Richmond Heights, OH
    Department of Podiatric Surgery
  • 10/83-present Suburban General Hospital Attending Staff
    Norristown, PA
    Division of Podiatric Surgery
  • 04/84-10/98 Montgomery Hospital Attending Staff
    Norristown, PA
    Department of Podiatric Surgery
  • 10/83-07/93 Sacred Heart Hospital Associate Staff
    Norristown, PA
    Department of Podiatric Surgery HOSPITAL CLOSED
  • 07/83-12/97 Friends Hospital -Psychiatric Unit Consulting Staff
    Philadelphia, PA
    Department of Podiatry

LICENSURE

  • 07/81 Pennsylvania # SC002345-L
  • 06/98 Ohio # 36-00-3075-M

POSITIONS HELD

  • 2010-2011 Vice President, Region III, ACFAS

 

AWARDS

  • 2000-2001 Teacher of the Year, voted by students of OCPM
  • 06/20 President's Award- OCPM
  • 1998-1999 Teacher of the Year, voted by the students of OCPM
  • 1999-3rd quarter Employee of the Quarter, OCPM

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • 2005- 2008 Member, APMA, PPMA
  • 1999-2001 Member, Ohio Podiatric Medical Association,
  • Northcoast Ohio Podiatric Academy
  • 1998-present Member, Association for Surgical Education and Research, Chicago, IL
  • 1993-present Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  • 1993-present Fellow, American College of Foot Orthopedics
  • 1987-present Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • 1987-present Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • 1983-2008 Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • 1983-1997 Member, Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association

 

OTHER AFFILIATIONS

  • 11/03-present Phizer/Pharmacia Speakers Bureau
  • 2000- present BioPro, Inc., Speakers Bureau
  • 07/00- 2005 BioMet Implants, Speakers Bureau
  • 10/00- present Bionx Implants Research and Development Committee
  • 07/00-06/01 Testing Committee, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Podiatric Medicine
  • 06/93-present Oral Examiner-Surgical Boards, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • 07/91- 08/98 Second Opinion Consultant, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
  • 07/93- 08/98 Consultant, Case Management Associates
    Performed IME (Independent Medical Evaluation) for insurance company
  • 07/91- present Consultant, Suburban Business Health
    Evaluation and treatment of Workers' Compensation injuries
  • Fall 1999 Coach, Woman's Basketball Team- OCPM
  • 01/85- present ChinMuKwon TaeKwonDo Federation, 6th Degree Black Belt
  • 01/80- present Sons of Italy International Association

LECTURES - SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (most recent)

  • November 20, 2010 UMDNJ, Newark, NJ
  • February , 2009 St Louis Podiatry Seminar, St Louis, MO
  • November 16,2008 Goldfarb Seminar, Phila, PA
  • October, 2007 Heartland Seminar, DesMoines, IA
  • September 18-20, 2006 TUSPM Seminar, Phila, PA
  • March 20-24, 2006 ACFAS Seminar, Las Vegas, NV
  • March 10-11, 2006 St Louis Podiatry Seminar, St Louis, MO
  • October 6-8, 2005 Heartland Podiatry Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • September 9-10, 2005 TUSPM Seminar, Cherry Hill, NJ
  • April 8-9, 2005 St Louis Podiatry Seminar, St Louis, MO
  • December 16,2004 UMDNJ, Newark, NJ
  • March 25, 2004 Midwest Podiatry Conference, Chicago, IL
  • February 26,2004 University of New Jersey School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • October 8-12, 2003 South Carolina State Podiatric Surgical Seminar
  • January 14, 2003 Wykoff Hospital Residency Series, Manhattan, NY
  • October 4-5, 2002 Iowa State Podiatric Seminar, Des Moines, IA
  • September 7, 2002 ` Graduate Hospital Wound Seminar, Phila, PA
  • October 9, 2001 TUSPM- Evening Lecture Series, PA
  • May 17/20, 2001 OPMA State Meeting, Columbus, OH
  • January 9, 2001 Tuesday Evening Seminar Series, OCPM
  • October 26/29,2000 Northcoast SuperSaver, Cleveland, OH

Meetings Attended

  • October 9-10, 2010 NBPME Exam Writing, Washington, DC
  • February 2010 ACFAS Seminar, Las Vegas, NV
  • February 2009 ACFAS Seminar, Washington, DC
  • March, 2008 Association for Surgical Education & Research, Toronto,
  • February, 2008 ACFAS Seminar, Long Beach, CA
  • February, 2007 ACFAS Seminar, Las Vegas, NV
  • January 21, 2006 TUSPM Day Seminar, Philadelphia, PA
  • September 16-17,2005 18th Foot & Ankle Seminar, TUSPM, Phila, PA
  • April 8-9, 2005 St Louis Podiatric Seminar, St Louis, MO
  • April 1,2 2005 Connecticut State Podiatric Seminar, CT
  • November 6-7, 2004 ACFAS, Trauma Course, Chicago, IL
  • October 9-10, 2004 2nd International Ankle Symposium, Newark, DE
  • May 17-20, 2001 OPMA state Meeting, Columbus, OH
  • February 8-11, 2001 ACFAS, New Orleans, LA
  • October 23-25,1999 Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC

PUBLICATIONS

  • Muscarella,"The Use of Patient Simulators in Podiatric Medical/Surgical Education", Clinics In Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Jan 07, Vol 24, #1.
  • Muscarella, V.J., " How To Treat Lesser MPJ Disorders", Podiatry Today, June 2005.
  • Foot and Ankle Quarterly, Vol 14, No1, Spring 2001: Analysis of printed article, " Results of Treatment of 22 Navicular Stress Fractures And A Proposed Radiographic Classification System
  • "Hallux Limitus", Chapter from Hallux Valgus and Forefoot Surgery, ed. V.J. Hetherington, Churchill Livingston, NY, 1994.
  • Chairman, E., Muscarella, V. "Malignant Melanoma of the Foot - A Case Report". Cutis, 1984.

 

 

FUTURE PUBLICATIONS/ RESEARCH

  • Research Paper: Dermatofibrosarcoma: A Case Report in the Foot
  • Research Paper: OCD Lesion of the Talus: An unusual Presentation.
  • Research Paper: The Efficacy and Accuracy of MRI Interpretation in Evaluating Ankle Pathology, A Retrospective Study. Still in progress.
  • Research Project: Comparison of Tensile Strength between Absorbable and Steel Screws, project underway, OCPM, Began 2000, still in progress
  • Research Project: "Using Computer Interactive Software to Teach MRI Interpretation to Third Year Podiatric Medical Students: A Comparative Study" Results and preliminary paper was presented at the annual meeting of The Association for Surgical Education and Research, Toronto, Canada, May, 2000

 





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