Foot and ankle specialist Matthew McCabe, DPM, has been
selected as the first resident for the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Podiatric
Medicine and Surgical Residency Program, which is a partnership with Imperial
Health. He begins work with the program in July.
Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Dr. McCabe received his
undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Utah State University and earned
his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Scholl College of Podiatric
Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. McCabe is a member of the American College
of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Student Association,
the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, the American Academy of Podiatric
Practice Management, and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr.
McCabe also has volunteer experience in community organizations and the
Podiatry field, and has his private pilot license.
The residency is a three-year, surgically oriented program
in which Dr. McCabe will focus on foot and ankle surgery and comprehensive
podiatric medicine. As a podiatric resident, Dr. McCabe, will receive intense
training in CHRISTUS St. Patrickís operating rooms as well as at Imperial
Calcasieu Surgical Center and West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Dr. McCabe 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. McCabe will also rotate in various specialties at CHRISTUS
St. Patrick Hospital including emergency medicine, internal medicine, general
surgery, pediatrics and radiology. In addition, Dr. McCabe 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 part of a Center for Orthopaedics
(CFO), an affiliate of Imperial Health and the regionís largest musculoskeletal
group, Dr. McCabe will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced
orthopaedic surgeons and specialists, and he will also work within the groupís
Sports Medicine Program, which provides services to McNeese State University
and 14 area high schools.