Nicholas Giovinco, DPM, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. A member of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage (SALSA) team, Dr. Giovinco specializes in disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremities, providing the full array of podiatric care. He also has a special interest in the use of biotechnology to prevent diabetic wounds.
Dr. Giovinco received his doctor of podiatric medicine degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his surgical residency training at Dekalb Medical in Decatur, Georgia, and was a faculty member of the Podiatry Institute in Atlanta.
He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. His research interests include computer-assisted simulation for surgical planning and the development of new technologies for wound healing and regeneration. He is actively engaged in creating a novel “medical makerspace,” a venue where people in the medial and biotech community can collaborate on technologies ranging from wearable sensors to printed body parts that one day could become commonplace.
“Nick is, quite simply, the complete package,” said David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, UA professor of surgery and director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance. “His surgical skills, coupled with his outstanding intellect and creativity, bode well for the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, the University and the community. His work in three-dimensional printing and transformative mobile health fits perfectly with SALSA’s medical, research and innovation missions.”
“We are delighted to welcome our new podiatric surgeon, Dr. Giovinco, to the UA Division of Vascular Surgery and SALSA. The skills Dr. Giovinco brings to podiatric services at the UA are greatly needed in Southern Arizona, particularly with the increasing population of people with diabetes,” said Rainer W.G. Gruessner, MD, UA Department of Surgery chairman.
To make an appointment with Dr. Giovinco, please call 520-694-1000.