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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.

PUBLICATIONS

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.

RECENT STUDIES

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.

PATENTS

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
     

EDUCATION

  • Doctorate Podiatric Medicine

New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY, 1969

  • Bachelor of Science

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ, 1965

RESIDENCY

  • Luke’s and Children’s Hospital (Currently James Giufre Medical Center) Philadelphia, PA, 1969 – 1970

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certified – American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, 1983
  • Board Certified – American Board of Podiatric Surgery, August 1976

MEMBERSHIPS

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

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER FROM FOOT PAIN.