Foot and ankle specialist Jared Gremillion, DPM, will be joining the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program, which is a partnership with Imperial Health’s Center for Orthopaedics. He will be the second doctor entering the program, which began last year, and he will begin in July.
Southwest Louisiana is home for Dr. Gremillion, who is originally from Sulphur. He has 11 years of experience in the healthcare field. He began working as an Emergency Room tech at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital after high school, while earning a B.S. in Biology from McNeese State University. During his undergraduate studies, he also completed a surgical research internship at Uniformed Services University Health Science Center in Bethesda, Maryland. After completing his degree in 2009, he began working as a medical assistant for Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist at Center for Orthopaedics, where he became passionate about the podiatric specialty and decided to continue his medical education.
Dr. Gremillion recently completed a four-year Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree at the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine of Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and the Academy of Physicians for Wound Healing.
"We are very proud of Dr. Gremillion and pleased to have him back as a part of our medical community,” says Dr. Tyson Green, who serves as the residency program director. "He will be a huge asset to our team.”
The residency is a three-year, surgically oriented program in which Dr. Gremillion will focus on foot and ankle surgery and comprehensive podiatric medicine. Dr. Gremillion will receive intense training in CHRISTUS St. Patrick’s operating rooms as well as at Imperial Calcasieu Surgical Center. He will also gain extensive direct patient-care experience in the areas of wound care, diabetic care, and podiatric research and will receive podiatric and orthopedic experience, including clinical and practice management in the hospital and office settings. Dr. Gremillion will also rotate in various specialties at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital including emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics and radiology. In addition, he will complete rotations through LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, which will give him advanced surgical and enhanced research experience in the field of podiatric medicine.
Because the residency is in collaboration with the Imperial Health Center for Orthopaedics (CFO), and the region’s largest musculoskeletal group, Dr. Gremillion will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced orthopaedic surgeons and specialists, and he will also work within the group’s Sports Medicine Program, which provides services to McNeese State University and 14 area high schools.
Learn more about the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency at www.louisianapodiatricsurg.com.