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Foot & Ankle Specialist, Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Foot & Ankle Trauma, Total Ankle Replacement, Revision Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

“The best part of my job is when I’m able to see a patient return to me pain-free.”

As a board-certified podiatric surgeon, my expertise is focused on reconstructive surgery and surgical and nonsurgical treatment of all problems related to the foot and ankle. When not seeing patients, I enjoy hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with my wife and family.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
  • Medical Degree: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA
  • Podiatric Surgical Residency: Department of Surgery, Section of Podiatric Surgery, St. John Macomb Hospital, Harrison Township, MI
  • Trauma Surgery Fellowship: University Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Board Certification: American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certification: American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

Specialties & Special Interests

  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Austin/Akin Bunionectomy
  • Calcaneal Osteotomy
  • Correction of Hammer Toe
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF) Release
  • Flexor Digitorum Longus (FDL) Tendon Transfer
  • First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma
  • Gastroc Recession
  • Lapidus/Akin Bunionectomy
  • Midfoot Arthrodesis
  • Modified Kidner Procedure
  • Ostectomy Midfoot
  • Performs All Aspects of Foot, Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
  • Performs Total Ankle Replacements
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Revision Total Ankle Replacement Surgery
  • Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis
  • Total Ankle Arthroplasty
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Treatment and Care of Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Triple Arthrodesis (Hindfoot Fusion)

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Past Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Past Member, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association
  • Journal Review Committee, Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery,
  • Journal Review Committee, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Oral Examiner, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Member Credentials Committee, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Member Board of Directors, National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners
  • Member Computer Based Examination Committee (Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery), American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Member Board of Directors, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgey

Honors & Awards

  • Who's Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities, University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, 1993-1994
  • The National Dean's List, University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, 1993-1994
  • Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society, 1995
  • Podiatric Practitioner of the Year, St. John North Shores Hospital, 2000
  • Named to Detroit Hour Magazine’s “Top Docs” list, 2005
  • Chief of Staff, Alomere Health, 2012
  • Podiatric research published in numerous medical journals and presented to peers

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“Dr. Sticha was amazing. Very nice and personable, was always polite and answered whatever questions I had. I broke my ankle and leg, the surgery went great and my recovery even greater. I haven't had any problems in 2 years.”
– Amanda O.
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