UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Zgonis, Thomas

School of Medicine
Orthopaedics
(210) 567-5170
zgonis@uthscsa.edu

Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS is known for his work in foot and ankle reconstruction with circular external fixation. His interests include traumatic foot and ankle injuries, deformity correction, diabetic Charcot reconstruction and soft tissue coverage of the diabetic foot. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery within the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at UTHSCSA. Dr. Zgonis served his surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed an additional year of a reconstructive foot and ankle fellowship at New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, Connecticut, affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine. He also has completed several mini-fellowships on external fixation in Greece and Italy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Board Certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr Zgonis is an internationally recognized lecturer in the methods and application of the Ilizarov apparatus for external fixation and also serves as a Consulting Editor for the Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of reconstructive and revisional foot and ankle surgery. He is the clinic textbook Editor of the Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle, Co-Editor of the External Fixators of the Foot and Ankle and Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal Diabetic Foot and Ankle. Dr Zgonis is the Founder and Scientific Chairman of the Annual International External Fixation Symposium (IEFS) in San Antonio, Texas.

9/2014 - Present Professor University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Orthopaedics, San Antonio, TX
3/2014 - Present Lecturer Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science - Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, North Chicago, IL
10/2013 - Present Adjunct Clinical Faculty Kent State University - College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, OH
8/2011 - Present Adjunct Associate Professor Midwestern University - School of Podiatric Medicine, Glendale, AZ
5/2011 - Present Graduate Faculty Committee Member, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Orthopaedics, San Antonio, TX
9/2007 - Present Adjunct Clinical Faculty Barry University; School of Podiatric Medicine, Miami Shores, FL
1/2007 - Present Adjunct Clinical Instructor New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
7/2006 - Present Director, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Orthopaedics, San Antonio, TX
5/2006 - Present Director, Externship Training Programs University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Orthopaedics, San Antonio, TX