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About Dr. Hesam Naenifard


       Dr. Naenifard is a foot and ankle surgeon at Chevy Chase Foot & Ankle, with a professional focus on limb salvage, sports medicine, musculoskeletal deformities, elective surgery, and post-traumatic reconstruction surgery of the foot and ankle. He has expertise with both conservative and surgical treatment options.


       Dr. Naenifard is a native of North Carolina, and he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was actively involved in scientific research labs as well as publishing his Master’s thesis. The specialty of podiatry became a newfound passion for Dr. Naenifard resulting from his own experience playing sports recreationally. Upon earning his Master’s Degree, Dr. Naenifard obtained his Doctorate Degree in Podiatric Medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) at Touro College in Manhattan, NY. Dr. Naenifard has continued being actively involved in research throughout his professional school and publishing in the NYCPM Podiatric Medical Review. His drive and motive have earned him scholarships and publications throughout his educational career.


          Dr. Naenifard completed his residency at Hoboken University Medical Center, New Jersey. During residency training, he performed high volume of surgical cases, consisting of trauma, reconstructive rearfoot surgery, elective forefoot correction, diabetic wound care, and limb salvage. Furthermore, Dr. Naenifard has attended multiple conferences and workshops to enhance his abilities and skills in the podiatric field. During residency, he presented case studies at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons' Annual Scientific Conference.


        Whether it is conservative care or surgical intervention, Dr. Naenifard strives to deliver personalized, compassionate, and superior patient care for relief of foot and ankle pain, consistently supported by the latest technology and evidence-based medicine. Dr. Naenifard prioritizes listening to and understanding his patients' concerns and goals, as well as educating them on their conditions and personalized treatment plans. “My goal is to serve my community by improving health and well-being.” Outside of work, Dr. Naenifard enjoys a variety of activities such as playing basketball, hiking, biking and spending quality time with his family.

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