Kerry Zang, DPM
KERRY ZANG, DPM
Regenerative medicine has opened new doors for us as doctors,” says Dr. Kerry Zang, podiatric medical director, CiC Foot & Ankle. “Instead of just treating the symptoms and pain, we are able address the root cause of many different conditions and have the potential to fix what’s causing the problem.”
The newest form of regenerative medicine is amniotic-derived fluid or growth factor injections. This type of injection is one of the most promising and safe alternatives to managing chronic foot pain caused by injury, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, neuropathy or even residual pain from prior surgery. “This therapy stimulates the body’s own natural healing process to repair chronically damaged tissue,” explains Zang. “This is exciting because patients who’ve been living with foot pain who have had treatment that didn’t work, now have a chance of feeling better.”
Dr. Zang started practicing in Mesa, Arizona in 1970. He recently joined Comprehensive Integrated Care as the podiatric medical director of its foot and ankle division. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and Chairman of Axolotl Biologix’s Medical Advisory Board.
An innovator in his field, he has recently developed a new, non-surgical treatment protocol for neuropathy of the feet. He has designed implants and surgical devices that are currently being used by surgeons across the country. Dr. Zang is also the co-author of several papers, including a placebo-controlled randomized study on Low-Level Laster Therapy at 635nm for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis published in The Journal of Foot and Ankle surgery.
Respected among physicians for his unique diagnostic skills, he is often consulted on complicated and challenging cases. During his years in practice, he has learned that one of the more important aspects of treating patients is listening.
Zang, Kerry, Robert Sullivan, and Steven Shanks. “A Retrospective Study of Non-Thermal Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Toenail Onychomycosis.” The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 10.5 (2017): 24–30. Print., www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5479474/.
Zang, Kerry, et al. “Low-Level Laser Therapy at 635 Nm for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Study.” The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, vol. 54, no. 5, 2015, pp. 768–772., www.jfas.org/article/S1067-2516(14)00642-5/pdf.
Heuser, Richard R, Kerry Zang, and Arthur Mollen. “A Step Forward: The Use of the CrossLock Catheter in a Patient with Critical Limb Ischemia and a Popliteal Occlusion.” Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 30 Dec. 2015, www.invasivecardiology.com/articles/step-forward-use-crosslock-catheter-patient-critical-limb-ischemia-and-popliteal-occlusion.
Zang, K., DPM, Kroleski, J., DPM, Askari, S., DPM, & Kaner, S., DPM. (2011, May 26). “Can Low-Level Laser Therapy Have an Impact For Small Fiber Neuropathy?”, www.podiatrytoday.com/can-low-level-laser-therapy-treat-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy.
Zang K, and Hayes D. Diabetic small fiber neuropathy: modern assessment and disease-modifying therapy. Podiatry Today. 2009; 11(Supp):1-12.
Zang, Kerry. “An Alternative Approach to Plantar Plate Derangement.” Podiatry Today, vol. 19, no. 10, Oct. 2006, pp. 72–75., www.podiatrytoday.com/article/6185.
Zang, Kerry, et al. “First Metatarsal Pathology: Can an Implant Provide A Long-Term Solution?” Podiatry Today, vol. 19, no. 3, Mar. 2003, www.podiatrytoday.com/article/5250.
“Laser Treatment of Hypertrophic Synovitis.” Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, by Kerry Zang, 3rd ed., vol. 9, Elsevier, 1992, pp. 749–761.
Zang, Kerry. “Laser Overview.” The Journal of Current Podiatric Medicine, vol. 35, no. 4, Apr. 1986, pp. 22–27.
Co-Author: “Classification of Osteomyelitis and Case History.” Archives of Podiatric Medicine and Foot Surgery, vol. 4, no. 2, 1977, pp. 37-51.
Zang, Kerry, et al. “Tests Used in the Determination of Peripheral Arterial Disease.” Current Podiatry, Aug. 1969, pp. 14-15.
Locke, Raymond, and Kerry Zang. “Controlled Intra-lesions Deposition of a Sclerotic in Verruca Therapy.” The Journal of the American Podiatry Association, vol. 59, no. 10, Oct. 1969, pp. 377–384., onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-4362. 1970.tb04742.x.
Zang, Kerry, Principal Investigator. “Study of Low-Level Laser Light Therapy to Improve Blood Circulation in People with Chronic Heel Pain.” Full Text View – ClinicalTrials.gov, clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01882725.
Zang, Kerry and Michael Coughlin, Principal Investigators. “Study of Low-Level Laser Therapy to Treat Chronic Heel Pain Arising from Plantar Fasciitis.” Full Text View – ClinicalTrials.gov, clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01835743.
|Pat. No.||Issue Date||Description|
|8,628,581||January 14, 2014||Conical, threaded subtalar implant|
|8,409,264||April 2, 2013||Fungal infection therapy method with low level laser|
|5,720,766||February 24, 1998||Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone|
|5,522,843||June 4, 1996||Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone|
|5,336,225||August 9, 1994||Bone fastening device|
|5,314,486||May 24, 1994||Non-constrained total joint system|
- Doctorate Podiatric Medicine
New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY, 1969
- Bachelor of Science
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ, 1965
- Luke’s and Children’s Hospital (Currently James Giufre Medical Center) Philadelphia, PA, 1969 – 1970
- Board Certified – American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, 1983
- Board Certified – American Board of Podiatric Surgery, August 1976
- Member, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association
- Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
- Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons