Dr. Lopez understands that every patient is unique, and therefore approaches each patient with the individualized care and personal attention they deserve. Of utmost importance for Dr. Lopez is his unparalleled dedication to providing excellence in both surgical and non surgical results with meticulous attention to detail and an extraordinary level of care. Always a doctor first, putting his patients interests above all. Dr. Lopez is from a family of physicians and surgeons and developed his passion for medicine at an early age. He has continued this pursuit to provide his patients with the latest techniques in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.
After receiving a BS in Biology with a minor in health and chemistry from the University of Houston, Houston TX, Dr. Lopez completed 4 years of Podiatric Medical School at Barry University in Miami, FL having achieved the dean’s list on multiple occasions. Dr. Lopez went on to complete a rigorous 3 year residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach, FL. There Dr. Lopez sought additional training in lower extremity cosmetic and reconstructive surgery under Tarik Husain MD, which included microsurgery, nerve repair/reconstruction, skin graft/flap techniques and lower extremity liposuction/fat grafting. Incredibly, while still in residency Dr. Lopez developed and published his first minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of hammertoe deformities the No-Scar ™ technique for Hammertoe correction (Plantar Incision Hammertoe Repair”), leaving patients with no visible scar post operatively. Ever mindful of his patients expectations for cutting edge treatments with cosmetic results, Dr. Lopez has continued his passion to innovate and has since developed multiple minimally invasive procedures for treating the most common pathologies of the lower extremity. It is Dr. Lopez’s mission to deliver his patients the highest level of care with the greatest results possible.
Chief Resident 7/7/18-7/1/19
-Three-year intensive residency training in elective and emergency forefoot, midfoot, rearfoot, ankle and lower leg surgery.
-Training emphasis on minimally invasive techniques.
-Extensive training with both internal and external fixation for lower extremity trauma and reconstruction, intramedullary rod application, autograft and allograft biologics.
-Orthoplastic procedures including Muscle and Fascia Cutaneous Flaps.
-Additional rotations completed in Lower Extremity Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Limb Salvage.
Barry Foot and Ankle Center 7/1/16-6/31/19
-Clinical training in Podiatric Medicine under Dr. Jacqueline Brill DPM
-Diabetic Limb Salvage training via clinical and surgical Advanced wound Care and Charcot Foot & Ankle Reconstruction
-Strong Emphasis on comprehensive clinical Podiatric Medicine.
-In office clinical procedures, Custom Molded Orthotics Casting, Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cell & Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy), Podopediatrics, and aesthetic procedures (Sclerotherapy, Fat Pad restoration).
MOSA Surgery 11/1/16-Current
– Sports Medicine, Regenerative medicine, and Lower Extremity Plastic surgery training under Dr. Tarik Husain MD.
– Extensive training in regenerative medicine modalities such as Autogenic Platelet Rich Plasma, Autologous stem cell therapy.
– Microsurgical training for nerve and vessel repair.
– Joint arthroscopy and joint replacement surgery
– Training in the harvesting and application of free flaps, rotational flaps, and skin graft application.
University of Houston 9/2008-5/2012
Major: Biology (Pre-Med)
Minor: Health, Chemistry
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine 8/2012-4/2016
-National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, Part 1
-National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, Part 2
-National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, Part 3
1. Lopez R, Asencio B, Brill J. Novel Surgical Approach to Reducible Hammertoe Repair: Plantar Incisional PIPJ Arthroplasty. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1433