Dr. Lepore is currently the Founder/Owner/CEO of Foot & Ankle Center of Florida LLC a full service podiatric surgical practice. He was the former Health Office for the Department of Health in Charlotte County, appointed by Governor Rick Scott and Dr. Celeste Philips Surgeon General to the State of Florida.
Back in practice, he offers the residents of Charlotte county a full range of Podiatric Services to infants all the way to adulthood. As a foot and ankle specialist by trade he has dedicated his life to providing his patients with the latest podiatric care, customized to their specific condition(s). He specializes in all conservative and surgical management of the foot & ankle for both pediatric and adult patients.
His specific interests include trauma, minimally invasive surgical techniques for foot deformity correction, limb salvage preservation, wound care and sports medicine.
He received his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, followed by a primary podiatric medical residency and a podiatric surgical residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College. This was followed by a prestigious AO/ASIF Orthopedic fellowship in foot and ankle trauma and rear foot reconstruction, from the North American AO Foundation assigned to Dresden, Germany under the famous Prof. Hans Zwipp, MD. Lastly, he is also a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association.
Prior to his appoint as the health officer in Charlotte County, he was in private podiatry practice for over12 years in Middle Village, NY. Previously, he was the director of podiatric specialty clinics at SUNY Downstate Health Science Center, Long Island College Hospital campus. Concurrently, he was a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitative Medicine at the SUNY Downstate Health Science Medical Center, Long Island College campus and Surgical Instructor at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated from.
He is a Diplomate on both the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He also is a Diplomate of American Board of Quality Assurance and Physician Utilization Review and Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Board certification: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Hospital affiliation: Bayfront Port Charlotte, Bayfront Punta Gorda, Fawcett Memorial Hospital