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 Orthopaedics within the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine. Dr. Zgonis completed his surgical residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and further expanded his surgical training with an additional year of a reconstructive foot and ankle fellowship at New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, Connecticut, affiliated with Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Zgonis also completed several mini-fellowships on external fixation and reconstructive surgery 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 Scientific Officer for the Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons (ADFS). He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of reconstructive and revisional foot and ankle surgery. He is the Textbook Editor of the Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle (Second Edition), 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 and the Director of the Externship and Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship Programs at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine.

5/2015 - Present Site Director, Podiatric Surgical Residency University Hospital, San Antonio, TX
9/2014 - Present Professor UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine, 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
6/2008 - Present Lee J. Sanders, DPM, Professorship in Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine, Orthopaedics, San Antonio, TX
9/2007 - Present Adjunct Clinical Faculty Barry University; School of Podiatric Medicine, Miami Shores, FL
1/2007 - Present Director, International Diabetic Foot Fellowship/Observership UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine, Orthopaedics, San Antonio, TX
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 UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine, Orthopaedics, San Antonio, TX
5/2006 - Present Director, Externship Training Programs UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine, Orthopaedics, San Antonio, TX