Dr. Branch is an Atlanta area native and has been in private practice since 1997. He attended Furman University in Greenville, SC for his Bachelor of Science degree and then Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine where he received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He completed a podiatric surgical residency at Wellington Regional Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL where he received extensive training in foot and ankle surgery including repair of complex fractures, tendon injuries, soft tissue trauma, infections, elective surgery, reconstructive surgery and pediatric surgery of the foot and ankle.
He is married and is the proud father of a beautiful daughter. After practicing in Tampa, FL briefly, he practiced in the Chattanooga, TN area before returning to the Atlanta metropolitan area in 2007 to open his own practice. He has board certification in Foot Surgery as well as in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Outside interests include scuba diving, a vegetable garden, and traveling.
Honors: American Podiatric Medical Student Association Scholarship; Fund for Podiatric Medical Education Scholarship; American Podiatric Medical Association Regional Ten Scholarship; J.E. Smaha, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Research/Publications - "Healing of Chronic Wounds with Benzoyl Peroxide", published in the International Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, v. 4, n. 1, p. 57-64.... "The Healed Diabetic Foot: What Next?" (strategies and treatments for prevention of recurrent pathology in diabetics following healing from wounds, surgery, etc.) published in Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, v. 15, n.1, 1998, p.155-74.
J. PALMER BRANCH, D.P.M. - CURRICULUM VITAE
CONTACT INFORMATION: Business name Comprehensive Foot and Ankle, LLC Cumming, GA: 770-886-6833 Lilburn, GA: 770-921-8800;
PRACTICE EXPERIENCE: Since July 2007, in private practice – Atlanta, GA metropolitan area Comprehensive Foot and Ankle, LLC – owner/manager November 2001 – July 2007 - Advanced Foot Care Centers in the Chattanooga, TN and north GA area. July, 1997 - November, 2001 in practice in the Tampa, FL area.
BOARD STATUS: Board Certified in Foot Surgery as well as Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery - American Board of Podiatric Surgery
EDUCATION:Residency: Wellington Regional Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL. Completed in June, 1997, a two-year podiatric surgical residency (PSR-24) including training in elective and trauma foot and ankle surgery.
Podiatric Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (formerly Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine), Philadelphia, PA - Doctor ofPodiatric Medicine degree, 1995.
Honors: American Podiatric Medical Students Association Scholarship; Fund for Podiatric Medical Education Scholarship, American Podiatric Medical Education Region Ten Scholarship; J.E. Smaha, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.
Undergraduate: Furman University, Greenville, SC - Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1990.
“A Tendon Graft Weave Using an Acellular Dermal Matrix for Repair of the Achilles Tendon and Other Foot and Ankle Tendons”, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, v. 50, n. 2, March, 2011.
“Exploring The Potential Of Acellular Dermis Grafts For Wound Healing and Soft Tissue Repair”, Podiatry Today. v. 25, n. 12, December, 2012. ( http://www.podiatrytoday.com/exploring-potential-acellular-dermis-grafts-wound-healing-and-soft-tissue-repair ). Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, v. 50, n. 2, March, 2011.
“Healing of Chronic Wounds with Benzoyl Peroxide”, International Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, v. 4, n. 1, p. 57-64.
“The Healed Diabetic Foot: What Next?” (strategies and treatments for prevention of recurrent diabetic foot wounds), Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, v. 15, n. 1, 1998, p. 155-74.
Board Member – Georgia Podiatric Medical Association (GPMA) 2011 – present .
Educational Committee Member – Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation(SALSAL) 2012 – present .
Fellow – American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2000 – present .