Joseph R. Disabato, DPM

Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Charlottesville and Culpeper, Virginia

About Dr. Disabato

Joseph R. Disabato, DPM, of Virginia Foot & Ankle Associates in Charlottesville and Culpeper, Virginia, is a native of Altoona, Pennsylvania and has been in private practice since 1994. He has been trained in traditional podiatric and orthopaedic surgical methods. Dr. Disabato has undergone specialized training in reconstructive surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, plastic surgery, total ankle joint replacement surgery and the Russian Ilizarov Method. He has studied reconstructive and trauma surgery of the lower extremity throughout the USA, Asia, Europe, South America, and Russia. His practice encompasses all aspects of foot and ankle care including simple and complex deformity management, medical and surgical intervention of traumatic injuries, microsurgical procedures, total ankle replacement surgery, preventive and interventional management of diabetic foot, ankle and leg complications.

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Summary of Professional Expertise

  • Foot & Ankle Surgeon
    25 years of private practice experience
    Reconstructive Surgery, Trauma, Total Ankle Replacement, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Orthoplastic Surgery and Microsurgery
    Triple board certified
  • Lecturer
    National and international presentations
  • Expert Witness Services, IME’s, Disability and File Reviews
    Deposition and trial experience

Education

Fellowship

Istituto Clinico Humanitas Hospital, Milano Italy - Graduation 2012

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Director: Alexander Kirienko, MD

Lower Extremity Surgery/Osteosynthesis/External Fixation

Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics

Kurgan, Russia – Graduation 2005

Reconstructive & Trauma Surgery/Osteosynthesis/External Fixation

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (MHBC) – Graduation 1994

Bedford/Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

Foot & Ankle Reconstructive & Trauma Surgery

Chief Resident

Internship

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (MHBC) – Graduation 1994

Bedford/Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

Foot & Ankle Reconstructive & Trauma Surgery

Medical

Kent State University, College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) – Graduation 1990

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Doctor of Podiatric of Medicine

Undergraduate

St. Francis University - Graduation 1984

Loretto, Pennsylvania, USA

Baccalaureate of Science – Chemistry

President, American Chemical Society, SFU Chapter

Captain, Cross Country Track Team

Member, Student Union Organization

Chemistry Laboratory Assistant and Tutor

Employment

  • Virginia Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, PC
  • Culpeper and Charlottesville, Virginia – 1994 to present
  • Foot & Ankle Surgeon, President/CEO

Hospital Appointments

Sentara/Martha Jefferson Hospital

Charlottesville, Virginia – 1994 to Present

Medical Staff

  • Member, Laboratory and Transfusion Committee; 2001 - 2002
  • Chief, Foot & Ankle Surgery; 1999 - 2001, 2019 - Present
  • Member, Operating Room Committee; 1997 - 1998

Monticello Community Surgery Center

Charlottesville, Virginia – 2010 to Present

Medical Staff

Novant/University of Virginia Medical Center, Culpeper Medical Center

Culpeper, Virginia – 1995 to Present

Medical Staff

Culpeper Surgery Center

Culpeper, Virginia – 2002 to Present

Medical Staff

  • Member, Utilization Review Committee 2010 – 2011

Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery – Foot Surgery

Initial – 1997, recertification 2007, 2019

Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery -Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

Initial – 1999, recertification 2009, 2020

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Initial – 1999, recertification 2009, 2019

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons

Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine

Fellow, Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons

American Microsurgical Orthoplastic Society

American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair

World Association against Infection in Orthopaedics and Trauma

Organizations

American Podiatric Medical Association

Virginia Podiatric Medical Association

Publications

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Ring External Fixation: An Alternative Method of Tensioning Wires Revisited

Kanuck, Disabato, Garbalosa

June 2006, Volume 5, Number 2

Consultant

AxoGen

Alachua, Florida

Educational Consultant - 2018 to Present

SBI Orthopedics

Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Educational Consultant - 2012 – 2014

Orthofix Orthopedics

Lewisville, Texas

Educational Consultant - 2009 – 2012

Masters Club – 2009 -2012

Interesting Facts

Dr. Disabato enjoys fitness training, GP and dirt track motorcycle riding.

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Hours of Operation

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VFASA CHARLOTTESVILLE

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

VFASA CULPEPER

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed