Dr. Hernan Melgarejo

Meet our Assistant Director of Marketing and Public Relation

“Since I was a small child, I have always been interested in Medicine.  As early as I can remember, I have always wanted to help people especially those whom are ill and in pain. My first initial interest in medicine was Pediatrics and I applied to Medical School my first year out of college but did not get in.  I took some time off from school and worked in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, and Laboratory Sciences and then again set my eyes towards medicine.  Next, I looked at Dentistry and Podiatry.

Dentistry since I myself did not always have straight teeth so had to get interventional help from an Orthodontist.  He set my teeth straight and what a beautiful smile I got.  I still get compliments from friends and acquaintances.  About Podiatry, still as a small child I remember my mother getting bunion surgery in both her feet and that peeked my curiosity in the field.  My good friend, Barry Johnson, R.I.P., U.S. Army, one day told me to get orthotics for my foot pain, plantar fasciitis, and it worked.  I applied to N.Y.C.P.M. in 2006 and the rest is history, I graduated as a Podiatrist in 2010.  But, here in a nut shell is my education.  I attended Valencia Community College in Orlando Florida for about 2.5 years got my Associates in Arts degree with heavy science concentration.

Next, I attended U.C.F. in Orlando, Fl. and got my Bachelor’s degree in Biology.  After, I did my Masters in Cytogenetics at U.T.H.S.C.A. in San Antonio, TX and then moved to NYC to finish my Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine.  I bring a great deal of wealth of knowledge to the field of Podiatry and can now educate and teach others what I have learned as a clinician and a U.S. soldier in the field, U.S. Marine.  I was trained by the best E-7 Gunny Seargants, OCS Pensacola, and truly became educated in what true foot pain can be.

While I was in Podiatry School, I ran the NYC marathon twice and after graduation once and finally my last marathon in Washington D.C. about 1.5 years ago, the Marine Corp Marathon.  And as I took each stride step during each of the above marathons, never forgot my E-7 Gunnys at OCS Pensacola”.