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Robert Joseph, DPM, PhD, FACFAS

Associate Professor, Chairman

Dr. Robert Joseph is a 1994 graduate of Washington University St. Louis and 2003 Graduate of Scholl College. His PhD research career began in connective tissue and matrix biochemistry where he received his PhD from Rush University. Since then, his research has focused on translational research and building interdisciplinary research teams that have included carbon engineers, biologists, physical therapists, health communication researchers and most recently global health experts from various medical and surgical specialties. His most recent collaborations have expanded to lead an interprofessional collaboration in Haiti using telehealth to address health disparities and medical education. He continues to be active in basic science as well as clinical trials research through the Center for Lower Extremity Research (CLEAR) and by serving on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is an active leader and affiliate with various organizations including the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the Tissue Regeneration and Engineering Center of Dayton, and the Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foot and Ankle Society.

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Joseph's research interests include interprofessional collaboration in clinical outcomes and education assessment, reconstructive surgery and wound healing.


Joseph RM, Barhorst J. Surgical reconstruction and mobilization therapy for a retracted Extensor Hallucis Longus laceration and tendon defect repaired by split extensor Hallucis Longus tendon lengthening and dermal scaffold augmentation. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2012 Jul; 51(4): 509-516.

Czarneck JS, Lafdi K, Joseph RM, and Tsonis PA. Hybrid carbon-based scaffolds for applications in soft tissue reconstruction. Tiss. Eng. Part A. 2012 May; 18(9-10): 946-956.

Joseph RM, Greenberg M, Schroder K: A Retrospective Analysis of Lesser Metatarsalphalangeal Joint Fusion as a Treatment Option for Hammertoe Pathology Associated with Lesser Metatarsalphalangeal. Instability. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2012 Jan; 51(1): 57-62.

Joseph RM, Building Team Relationships that Reduce Amputation Risk and Build Your Practice “Improving Quality of Care Processes with Your Primary Care Referrers in the Community”. Pod Mgmt. 2011 Nov/ Dec : 109-118.

Joseph RM, Robinson JD, Sparks L. Diabetic Foot Health Education and Amputation Prevention. Health Comm. 2010; 25: 607-608.

Landsman A , Agnew P, Parish L, Joseph RM, Galiano RD. A Randomized, Multi-center, Prospective Analysis of Diabetic Foot Ulcers treated with Becaplermin and TheraGauze, a Moisture-Controlling Smart Dressing. J Am Podiatr Med Associate 2010 May-Jun; 100(3):155-60.

Joseph RM. Osteoarthritis of the Ankle: Bridging Concepts in Basic Science with Clinical Care. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2009 Apr; 26(2):169-84. (Review)

Joseph RM, Li T. Over Expression of Bcl-2 or Bcl-Xl Transgenes and Photoreceptor Degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1996 Nov; 37(12): 2434-46.


Dr. Joseph oversees or lectures in the following courses:
HMTD515AB Interprofessional Teams and Culture in Health Care
PMED502AB Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
MCUR502ABC Essentials of Clinical Reasoning I
PMED503 Podiatric Clinical Skills and Reasoning I
MCUR602DEF Essentials of Clinical Reasoning II
PMED602 Peripheral Vascular Disease
PRAD602ABC Podiatric Radiology
PMED603 Dermatology
PMED605ABC Podiatric Clinical Skills and Reasoning II-Workshop
PMED606ABC Podiatric Clinical Skills and Reasoning II-Clinic
PMED608ABC Medicine
PRAD702 Podiatric Radiology Capstone Clinical Experience-Workshop
PMED707 Podiatric Medicine Capstone Clinical Experience-Workshop
PMED708ABC Podiatric Clinical Skills and Reasoning III-Clinic
PMED709 Business Law/Practice Management/Community Health