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Decatur, Georgia, United States
October 25, 2018

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Yusuf Opakunle

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Decatur, GA 30032

(651) 757 – 7516

“I have no doubt he will be a podiatrist of the highest quality”

- Dr. Kellie Rose, M.D., J.D., F.A.C.S.

Date of Birth: 11/15/1986

Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria

Citizenship: United States and Nigeria

Languages: English and Yoruba


08/2012 – 06/2016 DPM New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY 08/2008 – 12/2011 BS Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN Major: Human Biology

Two years research assistant under Dr. Knoblich

Postgraduate Training/Residency

07/2016 – 06/2019 Podiatry Resident PGY 3, PMSR/RRA, Emory Decatur Hospital, Decatur, GA. Chief Resident 2018/2019

- 36- month surgical residency, reconstructive foot & ankle surgery with well over 1000 logged surgical cases

- Extensive training in the evaluation and management of foot, ankle and lower leg pathology

- Comprehensive surgical training at the Podiatry Institute

- General Medicine rotations: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Neurology

- Surgery Rotation includes Orthopedic Surgery,

- - Vascular Surgery (Dr. K. Rose MD)

- - General Surgery (Dr. S. Stapleton MD)


Georgia State Podiatry Medical License. Issued 6/21/2017.

- License No. POD001345. NPI Number: 119*******

07/2016 – Present Podiatry Institute (PI), Faculty

- PI, founded Dr. McGlamry in 1978, is a non-profit educational foundation that leads in the latest innovation in foot, ankle and leg disorders

- The institutes’ faculty volunteer in a variety of programs including conferences, cadaver surgery workshops and postgraduate courses

- Lectured in seminars around the country on various topics including comprehensive diabetes management

- Authored various chapters in the annual Podiatric Institute Manual

Professional Appointments: Lectureships and Seminars: June 21-24 2018 South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association Footprints in the Sand

Title: Management of Diabetes in the Operative Patient May 17-20 2018 Update 2018, Podiatry Institute Atlanta Meeting 47th Annual Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle Title: New Drug Update.

April 26 -29 2018 Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association Current Trends in the Management of Foot, Ankle & Leg Disorders Title: Role of Vascular Studies in the Diabetic Patient. February 21- 24 2018 Georgia Podiatric Medical Association (GPMA) 21st Annual Georgia Summit, Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Title: Perioperative Diabetes Management in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies: 2013 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery – Student/Resident Chapter 2012 American Podiatric Medical Association – Member 2016 American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine Manuscript submitted:

Opakunle Y, Lewis S, Mann J. “Toxic Shock Syndrome Originating from a Diabetic Foot Infection in a HIV Positive Patient: Case Report with Literature Review.” Submitted to the Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA) on July 10th, 2018. Research Projects:

March 22 – 25 2018 Principal Investigator - A One Year Institutional Review of Diabetic Foot Infections: Should Vancomycin and Piperacillin/Tazobactam (Zosyn) Continue to Be Our Go-To Empiric Antibiotics? – Poster Presentation, 2018 ACFAS Conference

March 22 – 25 2018 Principal Investigator - Toxic Shock Syndrome Secondary to a Diabetic Foot Infection in a HIV Positive Patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature – Poster Presentation, 2018 ACFAS Conference Publications/Book Chapters:

Opakunle, Y. Common Antibiotics, Allergies, and Alternatives. Podiatry Institute Update, Chapter 16: 75-80, 2018 Edition

Bradley, A & Opakunle, Y. Role of Functional Electric Stimulation in Drop Foot. Podiatry Institute Update, Chapter 20: 95-98, 2018 Edition

Opakunle, Y. Overview of the Four Most Common Accessory Bones in the Foot. Podiatry Institute update, Chapter 26: 119-122, 2018 Edition Medical Volunteer Work:

2013 WestPoint Boot Fit Camp - US Military Academy – WestPoint, New York 2013 Breast Cancer Work, New York

2013& 2014 American Diabetes Association – Foot and Ankle Screenings, New York 2015 ING New York City Marathon volunteer

2016 Atlanta Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

2017 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, Atlanta

2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race Marathon


May 2020 ACLS and BCLS certified and trained

August 2018 AAFAO Advanced Podiatry Training – Certificate, Dallas, TX June 2018 ACFAS, Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Course, Chicago, IL August 2017 AAFAO Comprehensive Podiatry Training – Certificate, Memphis, TN Personal Interests: Swimming, Soccer, Reading (preferably Non-medical, Non-fictional books). References: Upon request

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