About The Center - Foot & Ankle Institute at Mercy

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction - Baltimore

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - A Best National Hospital in Orthopedics

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy has a top rated team of surgeons who are dedicated to advanced treatments of common and complex foot and ankle disorders. 

Mercy’s Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction is a division of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center, named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

Dr. Clifford Jeng, renowned foot and ankle surgeon in Baltimore, leads a team of experts, including, Dr. John Campbell, Dr. Rebecca Cerrato and Dr. Gary Pichney.  Together our foot and ankle surgeons provide some of the best treatment options for:

Pioneering Treatments for Foot and Ankle Disorders

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy is recognized as one of the region’s best programs for foot and ankle reconstruction and injury. From intricate repairs and trauma, such as crushed feet and ankle replacements, to less complex diagnoses such as Achilles tendonitis or bone spurs, our foot and ankle surgeons offer pioneering surgical care and innovative, one-of-a-kind treatment and recovery management.

Our Board Certified orthopedic surgeons are committed to groundbreaking clinical advances and providing customized treatment options. Complimenting the team of foot and ankle specialists is our Board Certified surgical podiatrist. Together, our team of foot and ankle experts is highly skilled in:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Total ankle replacements
  • Complex reconstruction
  • Foot and ankle revision surgery

Foot and Ankle Care Offered with Compassion and Respect

Dr. Clifford Jeng, Dr. John Campbell, Dr. Rebecca Cerrato and Dr. Gary Pichney are dedicated to offering innovative and comprehensive foot and ankle treatment options. Our Institute was founded to provide advanced technology in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Patients across Baltimore, the nation and the world seek the expertise of our foot and ankle surgeons. Even some of our nation’s elite athletes have turned to us for complex foot and ankle injury reconstruction and treatment.

Internationally Acclaimed for Teaching and Defining Treatment Standards

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction’s surgeons are dedicated to education and training. Our prestigious Foot and Ankle Fellowship program, under the leadership of Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, develops Board Certified orthopedic surgeons into foot and ankle specialists. In addition, surgeons from across the globe meet at the Institute to train and share foot and ankle surgical treatments and research findings. These meetings often result in defining new national standards for foot and ankle treatments.

Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Services Offered On-Site

Our patients at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy enjoy access to all their treatment needs with the following on-site services:

Convenient Foot and Ankle Care in Baltimore

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction’s main office is located at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. It is conveniently accessed from the McAuley Plaza Lobby. 

A fully dedicated surgical suite for our foot and ankle surgery patients is located on-site in McAuley Plaza. Patients needing to stay in the hospital for recovery are moved to The Bunting Center, Mercy’s award-winning patient tower with all private rooms. The Bunting Center has a floor specifically dedicated to the care of our orthopedic patients, with nurses specially trained in the care and recovery of our patients. 

Our foot and ankle surgeons also have offices in Ellicott City as well as Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville, one of Mercy’s Community Physician Sites.

Awards and Recognition

Mercy Medical Center offers our patients top rated orthopedic surgeons and some of the best treatment options as recognized regionally and nationally: 

  • Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report
  • Dr. Clifford Jeng named to Baltimore magazine’s Top Doctors
  • Dr. John Campbell named to Baltimore magazine’s Top Doctors

Offering Physician-to-Physician Phone and Email Second Opinion Consultations Within 24 Hours

Our surgeons are proud to provide second opinions on routine to complex foot and ankle conditions. Physician-to-Physician Second Opinion Consultations can be completed via phone or email within 24 hours by calling the Foot and Ankle Institute Physician Phone Line at 410-659-2800.

If you are a patient seeking a second opinion, you may directly schedule an appointment with our doctors or request your doctor to contact our Foot and Ankle Institute specialists at 410-659-2800.  

Helping physicians and patients get immediate answers to complex and challenging foot and ankle cases is a priority for our surgeons and part of their commitment to excellence in medical care.

Meet Our Doctors: Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD
Gary Pichney, DPM

Dr. Gary Pichney is a podiatrist specialized in advanced surgical techniques with expertise in forefoot, rear foot and ankle surgical reconstruction, sports medicine and amputation prevention in the diabetic foot.

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Foot and Ankle Reconstruction - Baltimore

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