Lepow Foot & Ankle Specialists

Gary M. Lepow, DPM, MS

Gary M. Lepow, DPM, MSDr. Gary M. Lepow began his practice in 1976 after completing his medical degree and advanced training in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Sports Medicine. The advanced training included a Master's degree in Education.

Soon after beginning practice in the Texas Medical Center, Dr. Lepow was accepted to the University of Texas School of Public Health. This increased his interest in medical education and medical politics. These activities included serving nine years on the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, six years on the Council of Teaching Hospitals, also serving as its President. Dr. Lepow also served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery where he was elected President in 1999. Other academic achievements include authoring numerous scientific articles, serving on editorial boards of two medical journals, serving on the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners and an examiner for the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Lepow continues to teach students and residents and maintains clinical faculty appointments at both the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Houston.

Dr. Lepow has always felt a commitment to the disadvantaged patients of the Houston Community. In 1990, Dr. Lepow developed the podiatry service at the Harris Health Hospital District where he continues to be the Director. As the Director, Dr. Lepow's primary focus has been to reduce lower extremity amputations in diabetics and provide comprehensive foot screenings for all patients. Another method of improving health is providing public information. Dr. Lepow has always participated in the Community and Industry Health Fairs. He also developed, produced and was the host of a local television program called Health and Fitness which ran for eight years.

Charitable activities have also remained an important aspect of Dr. Lepow's professional career. He served on the Executive Committee of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Board of Directors of the Volunteers of America. Dr. Lepow developed the Lepow Shoes for the Needy in 1988. Serving as its Director, the shoe drive is the largest contributor of shoes in the Houston area.

Dr. Lepow maintains staff privileges at the Methodist Hospital and is the first and only Podiatry Chairman of the Foot Service, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Memorial-Hermann Hospital, Memorial-Hermann Southwest Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital.

When not treating patients, teaching, or participating in numerous organizational and charitable activities Dr. Lepow enjoys exercising and the outdoors including hunting and fishing. He also enjoys spending time traveling with his wife Gloria and sharing in many family occasions with their four children and son in law and daughter in law.

Curriculum Vitae

GARY M. LEPOW, DPM, MS, FACFAS
6624 Fannin, Suite 1690
Houston, Texas 77030
713-790-0530
 
 
PRESENT TITLE Clinical Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
University of Texas Medical School - Houston
 
 
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
University of Houston 1967-1970
 
 
GRADUATE EDUCATION
California College of Podiatric Medicine - B.S., D.P.M. 1970-1974
 
 
POST GRADUATE TRAINING
Residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Levine Hospital of Hayward, California
1974-1976
California Podiatric Medical Center - M.S., Fellowship 1975-1976
University of Texas School of Public Health, M.P.H. Program (Pending completion of Thesis) 1983-1987
 
 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
St. Joseph Medical Center - Director Podiatric Residency 2013- Present
University General Hospital Podiatric Residency program - Senior Surgical Instructor 2011- 2013
Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor 1999 - Present
University of Texas-Houston Medical School - Clinical Associate Professor 1997 - Present
Director, Podiatry Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine 1988 - Present
Community Practitioner, Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers 1988 -2000
Volunteer Faculty, California College of Podiatric Medicine (Clinical Instructor/Off Campus Education) 1982 - Present
Consultant, New York State Board of Podiatry Examiners 1988
Consultant, Barry University, College of Podiatric Medicine 1987 - 1988
Consultant, Veteran's Administration Hospital, Houston, Texas 1982 - 1984
Director, Harris County Podiatric Medical Residency Program 1978 - 1980
Consultant & Curriculum Planner, Harris County Podiatric Medical Residency Program 1978 - 1984

 
HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
Kirby Glen Ambulatory Surgery Center 2002 - Present
Memorial Hermann Hospital 1997 - Present
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital 1996 - Present
The Methodist Hospital 1989 - Present
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital 1987 - Present
St. Joseph's Hospital 1986 - Present

 
LICENSURE
Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners 1974 - Present
California State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (inactive) 1974 - 2000
 
 
CERTIFICATION
Extracorporal Shock Wave Therapy 2000
Endoscopic Plantar Fascia Release Certification 1993
American Board of Podiatric Public Health 1987
Ankle Arthroscopy Certification 1984, 1989
Laser Surgical Certification 1984
Fellow, American College of Foot Surgeons 1980
American Board of Podiatric Surgery; Board Certified by Exam 1979 1979
Diplomat National Board of Podiatry Examiners 1974
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (AND COMMITTEES OF THESE)
Member, Liaison Committee for Podiatric Medical Education 2000 - 2008
Chairman Development Committee American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 2000 - 2008
President, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 1999 - 2000
Member, Board of Directors, America College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 1994 - 2001
Resident's Alumni Association 1989 - Present
Houston Gerontological Society 1989 - 1996
Panelist, Podiatric Health Section, APHA Annual Meeting 1988
American Association of Hospital Podiatrists 1988 - 2000
Research Grant Advisory Committee, American Association of Hospital Podiatrists 1988 - 1992
Member, Advisory Committee, Podiatric Medicine's Faculty Development Project 1988 - 1990
Member, Advisory/Steering Committee, AACPM/APMA Research Grant Program 1987 - 1992
Member, Board of Directors, Texas Podiatric Medical Association 1987 - 1991
Chairmen, Council of Teaching Hospitals 1986 - 1988
Member, Board of Directors, American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine 1986 - 1988
Board Member, National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners 1984 - 1988
Chairman, Committee of Residency Training, Council of Podiatric Medical Education 1984 - 1987
Board Member, Council of Teaching Hospitals 1983 - 1998
Committee Chairman, Texas Podiatric Medical Association, C.M.E. 1983 - 1985
Examiner, American College of Foot Surgeons 1983
Scientific Chairman, American College of Foot Surgeons Annual Meeting 1982
California College of Podiatric Medicine Alumni - Century Club 1980 - Present
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine 1980 - 1990
Member, American Podiatric Medical Association; Council of Podiatric Medical Education 1979 - 1988
Area Sub-coordinator, Council of Teaching Hospitals 1979 - 1983
Executive Board Member, Houston Gulf Coast Chapter, Muscular Dystrophy Association 1979 - 1980
American Public Health Association, Membership 1978 - Present
Texas Podiatric Medical Association 1976 - Present
Harris County Podiatric Medical Association 1976 - Present
 
 
HONORS AND AWARDS
Outstanding Attending Houston Podiatric Foundation 2001 - 2002
Outstanding Specialty Attending of the Year, UT-Houston Family Practice Residents 2000 - 2001
Outstanding Attending Houston Podiatric Foundation 1997 - 1998
 
 
EDITORIAL POSITIONS
Guest Editor, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 1989
Member, Editorial Board of Texas Physician's Diabetes Forum 1984-1987
Editorial Advisor, Foot and Ankle Quarterly 1988 - Present
Member, Editorial Board of The Diabetic Educator 1983 - 1985
 
 
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Board of Directors, Gateway to Care 2012 - 2014
Member, Quadrangle Club Committee, St. John's School 2002 - 2006
Member, Institutional Advancement Committee, St. John's School 2001 - 2003
Founder and Director, Lepow Shoe for the Needy 1988 - 2009
Board of Directors, Volunteers of America 1993 - 1996
 
 
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

"Rupture of the Tendo Achilles," Journal of the American Podiatry Association, 67: 19-33, January 1975

"Congenital Claw Foot Deformity," Journal of the American Podiatry Association, 67: 349-351, May 1986

"Post Traumatic Ossification in the Flexor Halluces Longus Tendon Sheath," A Case Presentation, The Journal of Foot Surgery, Vol. 16, 4 pgs. 154-157, Winter Quarterly, 1977

"Neurofibromatosis," A Case Presentation, Journal of the American Podiatry Association, Vol. 68, 11 pgs. 770-771, November 1978

Heterotopic Bone Foundation: A Case Report, Journal of Foot Surgery, Vol. 19, 2, 63-65, Summer, 1980

"Instructional Objectives as a Basis for First Year Residency Training," Journal of Podiatric Medical Education, Vol. 10, 1, pgs. 26-37, Winter/Spring 1979

"The Arnold-Chiari Malformation with Associated Equino Varus Deformity," Journal of the American Podiatry Association, Vol 71, 6, June, 1981

"Congenital Polydactyly and Polymetatarsalia: Classification, Genetics, and Surgical Correction - Surgical Repairs," Journal of Foot Surgery, Vol. 20, 3, Summer 1981

"Instructional Objectives as a Basis for Second Year Podiatric Surgical Residency Training," Journal of Podiatric Medical Education, Vol. 11, 1, Winter, 1980.

"The Use of Cat Scan: A Case Report", Journal of Foot Surgery, Vol. 21, 2, Summer 1982

Contributing Author to Complication in Foot Surgery, "Neurologic Considerations" 2nd Ed.

Contributing Author to Comprehensive Textbook of Foot Surgery, "Pas Cavus," Vol. 1, Ch. 8, 1987

Contributing Author to Fundamentals of Foot Surgery, "Congenital Disorders," Ch. 16, 1987

"Calcification of an Accessory Peroneal Tendon in an Athlete," Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Vol. 75, 6, June, 1985

"Superficial Spreading Melanoma in Blacks," Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Vol. 75, 8, August, 1985

"Mucinous Cyst of the Sural Nerve," The Journal of Foot Surgery, Vol. 25, 1, January/February, 1986

"Noninvasive Assessments of the Autonomic Nervous System (To Prevent Ulceration) in Diabetic Foot," Submitted Diabetes Care, Journal of Clinical and Applied Research and Education, July, 1990

"What the Future Holds for Managed Care," Podiatry Today, May 2001.

"Minimal Interantional Nerve Decompression". Florida Podiatric Medical Association, January 14, 2004, Orlando, Florida.

"Hemangioma - Case Report in a 10-Year-Old," The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Submitted for Publication, May 2004

"Minimal International Nerve Decompression and Plantar Fascia Release," Podiatric Management, April 2004.

"A New Generation of Subtalar Implant," Podiatric Management, October, 2004.

"Treatment of Flexible Pes Plano Valgus, Podiatry Today (guest editor), Summer, 2005.

Guest editor, audio presentation, Treatment of Flexible Pes Plano Valgus, Foot/Ankle Quarterly, Winter 2005/2006.

"Reconstruction of a Neglected Tendo Achilles with an Achilles Tendon Allograft: A Case Report," Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Accepted for Publication, March 2006

"Subtalar Implant (CSI), Ten Year Follow Up". Podiatry Today/Special Supplement (guest editor). August 2006.

"Pes Planovalgus" Foot and Ankle Quarterly, Guest Editor and Audio Lecturer. Winter 2005 Vol. 17, No.4

"Techniques and Experiences in Foot and Ankle Surgery", Guest Editor and Article Author. August 2006 Supplement

"Orthobiologics". Foot and Ankle Quarterly, Guest Editor and Audio Lecturer. Fall 2007 Vol.19 No. 3 (collaborated with Henry Mankin M.D.)

"Synovial Sarcoma in a 5 year old" A Case Presentation. Submitted for publication, Dec. 2010 Journal of Podiatric Medical Education

 
 
SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS

"Bone Grafting," Annual Levine Hospital Seminar, Oakland, California, March, 1977 (Guest Lecture)

"Surgical Approaches and Pathological Complications of the Diabetic," Annual Levine Hospital Seminar, Oakland, California, March, 1977, (Guest Lecture)

"First Metatarsal-Phalangeal Joint Replacement," Bi-Cities Seminar, Houston, Texas, February, 1978 (Guest Lecture)

"Hallux Valgus Criteria," Texas Podiatry Association Day of Science, September, 1981 (Guest Lecture)

"The Diabetic Foot - A Clinician's Evaluation," Westbury Hospital, Upjohn Pharmacy Program, April, 1982

"Evaluation of Criteria for Fifth metatarsal Surgery," Annual American College of Foot Surgeons Meeting, 1983 (Guest Lecture)

Faculty Lectures: "Soft Tissue Bunionectomy," "Retrocalcaneal Surgery," "Office Hail Procedures," Super Seminar, 1985. Workshops: A-O Fixation

Faculty Lectures: "Metatarsus Adductus," "Soft Tissue Ankle Injuries," "Soft Tissue Bunionectomy," New York State Society Meeting, January, 1986

Testimony on Podiatric Medicine, Council on graduate Medical Education, Public Hearing, November 19, 1987

"Geriatric Medicine: State of the Art in the Podiatric Profession," AACPM Annual Education Conference, June, 1988

Guest Editor, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Spring, 1989

Faculty Lectures: Diabetic Epidemiology Annual Hill Country Seminar, April, 1990

Program Director and Guest Speaker: "Diabetes and Lower Extremity Complications," Baylor College of Medicine, May, 1990

"Identification and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Lesions," Wound Care: A Team Approach, Baylor College of Medicine, September, 1992

"Foot Conditions of the Elderly," Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers Annual Seminar, September, 1992

"Using CPME as a Resource to Improve Postdoctoral Training," Program Director 8 Guest Lecturer, San Juan, 1994

Today's Vision & Tomorrow's Precision, Houston Association of Surgical Technologists Chapter, September 10, 1994

"Bone Grafting and New Concepts," Harris County Podiatric Medical Society, November 19, 1996

"Onychomycosis and New Treatment Alternatives," Family Practice Residency/Memorial Hospital System, November 11, 1996

Grand Rounds and Visiting Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch - San Antonio, Orthopedic Department/Podiatry Section, June 28, 1999, San Antonio, Texas.

Grand Rounds, University of Texas Medical School-Houston, Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, October 13, 1999, Houston, Texas

"Tinea Pedis/Onychomycosis - New Therapies," Bexar County Podiatric Medical Association, October 2000, San Antonio, Texas

"Joint Replacement Surgery," Houston Podiatric Foundation, December 2000, Houston, Texas

Grand Rounds and Visiting Professor, Houston Podiatric Foundation, September 11, 2002

Grand Rounds and Visiting Professor, Houston Podiatric Foundation, September 18, 2002

"Minimal Intermetatarsal Nerve Decompression," Florida Podiatric Medical Association, January 14, 2004, Orlando, Florida

Grand Rounds - University of Texas Medical Branch-San Antonio, Orthopedic Department/Podiatry Section, January 21, 2004, San Antonio, Texas

"Hallux Rigidus", a live video broadcast. Director and presentation on first implant replacement, December 2004.

"Conical Subtalar Implant (CSI), a poster exhibit, Annual ACFAS Meeting, March 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana.

"Adult Flatfoot Symposium". A live video broadcast. Director and commentator, August 31, 2005.

"Surgical Treatment for Symptomatic Flexible Flatfoot", Barry University College of Podiatric Medicine, September 2005.

"Surgical Treatment for Symptomatic Flexible Flatfoot Deformity", Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine, November 2005.

"Flexible Pes Plana Valgus". Science and Pearls of Foot and Ankle Pathology, Annual Council of Teaching Hospitals Meeting, December 3, 2005, Islin, New Jersey.

"Synthetic Grafts for the Metatarsal Head", Florida Podiatric Medical Association, "Science and Management Symposium, 2006", Orlando, Florida, January 2006.

"Review of 120 Patients Post CSI", poster exhibit, Annual Meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Las Vegas 2006.

"Treatment of Hallux Rigidus utilizing OsteoCure", poster exhibit, Annual Meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, March 2006.

Grand Rounds - Illinois Masonic Hospital, Houston, Illinois, May 9, 2006.

"Endoscopic Surgery". Grand Rounds - University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio. May 2006.

"Repair of Osteochondral Lesions of the Metatarsal Heads", on line presentation e-Medtrain, June 2006.

Grand Rounds, Mt. Sinai Hospital (NYC) 2007

Midwest Podiatry Annual Conference. March 2008 Lecturer and Workshop Faculty

Instructional Video. Encoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession. Surgeon and Director. Wright Medical 2008

Instructional Video. Tendo-Achilles Lenghtening and tissue augmentation (Graftjacket). Wright Medical 2008

Grand Round. Mt. Sinai Hospital (NYC) 2009

Advanced Biomaterial Surgeon Forum: Focus on Podiatry. Course/Faculty Chairman, Speaker And lab instructor. Plano,Texas. June 2009

"Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers". Original Research Project. Accepted by IRBs Baylor College Of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School, and the Harris County Hospital District (approved 2010, ongoing patient selection)

"Reconstruction, Trauma, and Orthobiologics" Tornier 2010 Foot and Ankle Course. Speaker and Lab instructor (NYC)

"Current Concepts in Foot and Ankle Surgery", Tornier 2010 Course Chairman, Speaker And lab instructor (La Jolla, Ca.)

Original 3D Video on Foot Surgery. Surgeon, Director, and Editor. American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Diego, Ca. Feb. 2011

"Hallux Rigidus" and "Principles of Forefoot Implants". Academy of Continuing Podiatric Medical Education. Nov. 2011. Teaneck N.J.

"Foot and Ankle Surgery", Tornier Conference - Co-director and speaker. Dallas, Tx. 2011

"Use of Human Allograft for fixation in Bunionectomy" poster exhibit. Annual Meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2013

"History and Advances of Surgical Correction for Advanced Hallux Rigidus", Foot and Ankle Quarterly - Guest Editor and audio lecture, Spring 2013

New York Foot and Ankle conference, Program Director, lecturer. Nov. 2013

"Incidental Finding of Synovial Sarcoma in the Foot of a 5 year old child: A case report" submitted for publication J.P.M.A. 2013

"Use of Allograft for fixation in Austin/Chevron Bunionectomy: A retrospective review" Poster Exhibit, Annual meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 2014

 
 
CURRENT AND PAST PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2002 to Present, Surgical Implant Designer (Flatfoot Implants), Nexa Orthopedics (Futura BioMedical)

2005 to Present, Consultant (Biologics) Tornier Orthopedics

2002 to 2004, Surgical Consultant Koby Surgical

2003 to present, Volunteer Faculty for University of Texas Medical Branch-Houston, Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine - Office Rotation

2003 to present, Medical Advisory Committee, Nexa/Tornier Orthopedics

2005 to present, Medical Advisor, Texas Children's Health Plan

2008-2010 Consultant, Wright Medical

2012-present, Consultant Solana Surgical

2013-present, Consultant Wright Medical

2013-present, Founder and Director of the St. Joseph Medical Center Skills Learning Center

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