Jennifer L Pappalardo
- Assistant Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Specialites: Podiatric Surgery
Diabetic Foot Infection and Reconstruction
• Reconstructive Podiatric Surgery
• Amputation and Neuropathic Ulcer Prevention
• Tissue alternatives and skin grafting in the diabetic foot
• Musculoskeletal imaging for diabetic foot
Dr. Pappalardo joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery in 2013. She is also a member of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) team actively involved in research and teaching Podiatric Medicne and Surgery.
She received her doctoral degree in podiatric medicine from William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University. She completed her Internship through at St. Vincent Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical Center Worcester Massachusetts and completed her surgical training from the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center/Mount Sinai Medical Center in Chicago Illinois, during which she became a published author on Charcot Neuroarthopathy. She completed her surgical fellowship at the University of Arizona-Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance focusing her research and training on surgical and conservative treatment management in the diabetic foot and complicated limb salvage in the diabetic foot. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and Board Qualified through the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in forefoot and hindfoot reconstruction.
- D.P.M. Podiatry
- Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois, United States
- B.S. Microbiology
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, United States
- Kent State Universtiy (2019 - Ongoing)
- Midwestern University (2015 - Ongoing)
- Saguaro Research (2014 - 2017)
- Pascqua Yaqui Health Department (2014 - 2016)
- Banner, University of Arizona, Department of Surgery (2013 - Ongoing)
- Premier Foot and Ankle Surgeons (2013 - 2014)
- University of Illinois, Animal Sciences Research Laboratory (2003 - 2005)
- University of Illinois, Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory (2002 - 2005)
Licensure & Certification
- Associate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (2014)
- Arizona Podiatry Licensure, Arizona Board of Podiatry Examiners (2012)
- Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association (2011)
- Qualification, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (2005)
- National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, Part I, National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (2009)
- National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, Part II, National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (2007)
- National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, Part III, National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (2011)
- William M. Scholl Summer Research Fellow, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (2006)
- Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine, American Board of Podiatric Medicine (2018)
- Certificate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine, American Board of Podiatric Medicine (2018)
Surgical and Conservative Management in Diabetic Foot
Diabetic Infection and ReconstructionReconstructive Podiatric SurgeryAmputation and Neuropathic Ulcer PreventionTissue alternatives and skin grafting in the diabetic footMusculoskeletal imaging for diabetic foot
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- Hatch, D. C., Saucic, V., Pappalardo, J., & Armstrong, D. G. (2016). Autogenous Split-Thickness Skin Grafting for Diabetic Foot Wounds. In Diabetic Foot Reconstruction, Zgonis T (ed.). Walters Kluwer Press.More infoIn Press
- Pappalardo, J., & Armstrong, D. G. (2013). Principles of Debridement in Infected Foot. In Contemporary Management of the Diabetic Foot, Sharad Pendsey , ed(pp 102-110). New Dehli,: Jaypee Brothers.
- Patel, N., Tan, T., Weinkauf, C. C., Rice, A. H., Rottman, A. M., Pappalardo, J., Kramer, C. J., Goshima, K., & Zhou, W. (2021). Economic Value of Podiatry Service in Limb Salvage Alliance.. Journal of Vascular Surgery., 24, SO741-5214. doi:DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2021.07.126.
- Chadaz, T., Taylor, P., Pappalardo, J., Rice, A., Mccurdy, W., Krupinsky, E., & Taljanovic, M. (2020). Is there added value of DWI and intravenous contrast with MRI of diabetic foot infections?. Society of Skeletal Radiology..
- Luu, C. A., Larson, E., Rankin, T. M., Pappalardo, J. L., Slepian, M. J., & Armstrong, D. G. (2016). Plantar Fat Grafting and Tendon Balancing for the Diabetic Foot Ulcer in Remission. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open, 4(7), e810.More infoWe report on the use of free fat grafting as a means of redistributing normal and shear stress after healing of plantar diabetic foot wounds. Although fat augmentation (lipofilling) has been described previously as an approach to supplement defects and prevent atrophy, including use as an adjunct to wound healing and to mitigate pain in the foot, we are unaware of any reports in the medical literature that have described its use in the high-risk diabetic foot in remission. An active 37-year-old man with type 2 diabetes and neuropathy presented with gangrene of his fifth ray, which was amputated. He subsequently developed a chronic styloid process ulceration that progressed despite treatment. We performed a tibialis anterior tendon transfer and total contact casting. He went on to heal but with residual fat pad atrophy and recalcitrant preulcerative lesions. We then used autologous fat grafting for the plantar atrophy. The patient was able to successfully transition to normal shoe gear after 4 weeks with successful engraftment without complication or recurrence of the wound at 6 weeks. This therapy may provide a promising adjunct to increase ulcer-free days to the patient in diabetic foot remission.
- Rose, J., Giovinco, N., Najafi, B., Pappalardo, J., & Armstrong, D. G. (2014). Split Thickness Skin Grafting the High Risk Diabetic Foot. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 59(6), 1657-63.
- Pappalardo, J. (2013).
Split Thickness Grafts in High-Risk Extremity Wounds: Helpful or Heretical?. Journal of Vascular Surgery.
- Pappalardo, J., Armstrong, D. G., & Perry, D. (2013). A 10 Step Guide to Applying Split Thickness Skin Grafts. Podiatry Today, 26(3), 74-78.
- Pappalardo, J., Plemmons, B., & Armstrong, D. G. (2013). Wound Healing Simplification: A Vertical and Horizonal Strategy Illustrated. Journal of Wound Technology, 19, 38-40.
- Pappalardo, J., & Fitzgerald, R. (2010). Utilization of Advanced Modalities in the Management of Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 4(5), 1114-20.
- Pappalardo, J. (2019, February 2019). Roundtable: Obtaining a DPM degreee. 2019 Pizza with a Professional. University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona: University of Arizona Pre-Health Professions Advising Center.
- Pappalardo, J. (2019, January). “ Emerging Concepts in Diabetic Limb Salvage “. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson.More info1/2/2019
- Pappalardo, J. (2019, October). Diabetic Foot Wounds.. Department of Surgery Vascular Conference. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona.More info10/25/2019
- Pappalardo, J. (2018, September 28, 2018). Current Concepts in Management of the Diabetic Foot. Vascular Surgery Teaching Conference. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.More infoVascular Surgery Teaching ConferenceCME Credit Provided by The University of Arizona College of Medicine – TucsonLecture topic: Current Concepts in Management of the Diabetic FootPresenter/Moderator: Jennifer Pappalardo, DPMDate: September 28, 20187am Sarver Heart Conference Room 4137Outcome Objectives: 1. How to assess a diabetic foot ulcer2. How to decide on appropriate wound care3. When to use advanced tissue modalities
- Pappalardo, J. (2014, August). Porcine Bladder Matrix Use and Indications. Las Vegas, NV.
- Pappalardo, J. (2014, January). Porcine Bladder Matrix for High Risk Diabetic Wounds. Seattle, WA.
- Pappalardo, J. (2014, March). Review of Extracellular Matrix Bioengineered Tissues: Uses and Indications. Tucson, AZ.
- Pappalardo, J. (2013, June). Foot-In Wallet Disease: Tripped Up By “Cost Saving” Reductions. Tucson, AZ.
- Pappalardo, J. (2013, September). Split Thickness Skin Grafting in High Risk Diabetic Foot: Healing or Heresy?. Western Vascular Society Poster Presentation. Fiberta, Canada.
- Pappalardo, J. (2012, February). Current Topics: Antibiosis in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. North Chicago, IL.
- Pappalardo, J. (2012, July). Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Infected Foot Wounds. Tucson, AZ.
- Pappalardo, J. (2012, March). Surgical Complications Lecture. Elk Grove Village IL.
- Pappalardo, J. (2012, May). Pilon Fractures: Evaluation and Treatment in Active Duty Military. Great Lakes, IL.
- Pappalardo, J. (2012, October). Platelet Rich Plasma in Chronic Wounds. Tucson, AZ.
- Pappalardo, J. (2011, March). Gas Gangrene: Treatment Protocols. Worcester, MA.
- Pappalardo, J. (2011, May). Compartment Syndrome: Evaluation and Treatment. Worcester, MA.
- Pappalardo, J. (2010, August). Use of Skin Flaps in Podiatric Medicine. Worcester, MA.
- Pappalardo, J. (2008, March). The New Podiatric Medical Residency Model. ACFAS 66th Annual Scientific Conference Poster Exhibitor. Long Beach, CA.