Dr. Karl Michel is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon serving Palm Beach County and the surrounding communities.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Florida International University. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he attended Temple University’s prestigious School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, where he received his Doctorate degree. Subsequent to completing his medical education & training, he moved to Michigan where he completed an advanced & extensive surgical residency in Orthopedic trauma and reconstructive procedures of the foot and ankle at St. Johns Providence Hospital’s notable podiatric reconstructive and trauma surgical residency program. During residency, Dr. Michel attended training courses throughout the country focused on foot and ankle orthopedic surgery, he performed thousands of surgical procedures during his training. He was named Chief Resident during his final year, participated in several research projects and lectures: “I’m very blessed to have been trained by respected leaders and visionaries in the field of podiatric medicine and surgery.” Following his residency training, Dr. Michel moved back to South Florida and can now be found gladly at Genesis Foot and Ankle Institute providing care to Palm Beach County residents.
Dr. Michel is a competent, compassionate, and assiduous foot & ankle surgeon who focuses on treating his patients with non-operative treatment options. However, if surgery is needed, he has the training, expertise and experience required to offer his patients minimally invasive options. He uses new technologies for the latest and most effective care of the patient’s foot and ankle problems. As a lower extremity specialist, he delivers the best possible outcomes which result in an improved quality of life to all his patients.
His area of interests include sport’s injuries; pediatric, adult foot and ankle deformities, ankle arthroscopy, foot and ankle fractures, diabetic limb salvage, peripheral nerve surgery, arthritis, regenerative medicine, autologous platelet and amniotic derived Stem Cell therapy. South Florida is raving about his meticulous skills, creativity in treating the more complex lower extremity disorders.
Patients treated by Dr. Michel can attest that the level of service rendered is unmatched due to his compassionate and gentle approach to patient care. He genuinely enjoys spending quality time with each patient in order to better understand their foot and ankle need and to recommend the best course of treatment. He works closely with primary care physicians and other specialists to ensure the most effective treatment plan.
He currently serves as a staff member at Good Samaritan Medical Center, JFK Medical Center (Main & North Campus) where he is also involved in residency education / training as a teaching faculty; Select Specialty Hospital and Kindred Hospital .
Dr. Michel maintains his training and credentials by regularly attending continuing education seminars, workshops, and conferences accross the U.S and abroad. He is a member in good standing of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Florida Podiatric Medical Association, The American Board of Podiatric Medicine, T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society, and the The National Medical Association.
Dr. Michel is proficient in speaking both French & Creole, and is known to strike up a foot tapping tune from time to time on his viola. He was a member of the 1996 University of Miami Honors Orchestra. His most accomplished role to date is being a husband and a father.
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