Daniel Schulman, DPM

Daniel Schulman, DPM

“Getting patients back to their normal activities is the most gratifying part of what I do,” says Dr. Schulman, who joined CiC Foot & Ankle in April. “It seems like a little thing, but a painful bunion can really impact your lifestyle.” 

Inspired by treating multiple metal allergic patients while having his own nickel allergy, Dr. Schulman researched and developed an implant made from human cadaver bone for patients needing a bunionectomy, hammertoe correction or fracture repair. This implant holds bones together in a way that over time it completely becomes part of their own bone.

 This implant option lowers the possibility for a second surgery. “Having a metal implant may potentially cause problems like an allergic reaction or rejection,” explains Schulman. “I believe it’s a more natural solution that will give the best outcome because it’s material your body already knows.”

Dr. Schulman earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the prestigious Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in 1997. He completed his residency training as Chief Podiatric Surgical Resident at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix, under the guidance of Dr. Kerry Zang. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

In April 2019, he joined CiC Foot & Ankle in Sun City. Dr. Schulman is excited to be part of team of interventional radiologists and vein specialists who are trained to treat the underlying vascular issues faced by those living with neuropathy and diabetes. Prior to that he was with Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians in Mesa and Phoenix.

Dr. Schulman takes care of foot problems affecting both children and adults, from surgically correcting a wide range of foot deformities to non-surgical conservative care utilizing advanced regenerative medicine techniques. He also provides care for people living with diabetes, ingrown nails and non-healing wounds. To learn more, www.linkedin.com/in/dr-daniel-schulman-90970a6/.


 Pat. No.

Issue Date


US8961561 B2

February 24, 2015

Surgical System including Suture Anchor and Insertion Device and Method for Using


Published March 15, 2012

Cortical Bone Spacers for Arthrodesis



Issue Date



January 30, 2018


USPTO Notice of Allowance

August 15, 2017



  • Doctorate Podiatric Medicine

William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1997

  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1992


  • Chief Podiatric Surgical Resident, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, St. Luke’s Medical Center Surgical Residency (PSR-12) Phoenix, AZ, 1998-1999
  • Primary Podiatric Medical Residency, Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago, IL, 1997-1998


  • Board Certified – American Board of Podiatric Surgery, September 2002 


  • Member, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons