Oradell, NJ, May 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- As an associate doctor of podiatry at New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers, Dr. Maryellen Brucato, DPM is making inroads in the field.
On December 16, her original research was published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. The Infectious Disease Society of America has defined gas gangrene as an infection caused by Clostridium species. However, according to Dr. Brucato’s findings, rarely are the gas-forming soft tissue infections of the lower extremity, known as gas gangrene, actually Clostridium.
On February 28, she presented her research at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Orlando, Fl.
Dr. Brucato attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. While there, she volunteered for many races in the medical tent with the sports medicine club. She also became the President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists Student Chapter. Additionally, she served as the TUSPM student representative to the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society.
From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Brucato completed her Podiatric Surgery Residency at Morristown Medical Center. This included extensive surgical training in all major areas of the foot and ankle including elective forefoot, rearfoot reconstruction, diabetic foot infections/amputations, trauma, and plastic surgery techniques. She completed rotations in virtually all aspects of medicine including rotations in the emergency department, internal medicine, and vascular medicine. During residency, Dr. Brucato completed multiple research projects and publications including being honored to present her research at the national meeting of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. In 2011, one of her research posters achieved a Finalist Award at the Atlantic Health Research Day out of hundreds of posters.
Since joining New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers, Dr. Brucato remains active academically and also holds an attending position at Morristown Medical Center where she is able to teach the residents clinically as well as academically. She also serves as the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Podiatric Surgery Residency Program there.