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Meet Doctor Fullem

Dr Fullem is Board certified in Foot Surgery with specialization in tendon injuries including the use of Extracorporeal Shock Wave therapy. Dr. Fullem has experienced tremendous success using shockwave therapy for injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, Achilles Tendonosis, Medial Tibial Shin Splints and Peroneal Tendonosis.

Dr. Fullem practiced in Connecticut for over 20 years before moving to Florida in 2010 and in November, 2014 he started a solo practice, Elite Sports Podiatry.  While in CT, Dr Fullem served as the Team Podiatrist for the Yale University Track team and Sacred Heart University Athletic Department.  Dr Fullem also co-founded a running camp for HS athletes in Connecticut that is still in existence, The Running Academy.

Dr Fullem has a passion for treating athletes and frequently lectures nationally on the subject and has published several articles in peer reviewed medical journals on subjects ranging from Plantar Fascia ruptures, Navicular Stress Fractures and is co-author of a soon to be published article on the effectiveness of shock wave therapy in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  Dr Fullem has also published extensively for national running magazine Running Times. Dr Fullem has also authored chapters for two textbooks: Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine by Dr David Altcheck and International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery by Dr. Amol Saxena.

Dr. Fullem ran competitively at Bucknell University running 8:50 for 2 miles and 14:25 for 5000 meters and served as Co-Captain of the 1986 Outdoor track team.  His wife Annemarie is the Hunter College school record holder in the indoor and outdoor 1500 meters.  They live in Dunedin, FL with their two children Aidan and Erin.

Doctor Fullem


  • Board Certified in Foot Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Board Certified in Foot Orthopedics, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Care Medicine
  • Fellow, American College Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Academy Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • Member, Florida Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Consultant: Sacred Heart University Athletics, Fairfield, CT
  • USATF, medical staff National Track championships at Stanford U 2002-03
  • Frequent contributor Running Times magazine: www.runningtimes.com

Born in Utica, NY
Graduate of Notre Dame HS, Utica NY 1982
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 1986, BA Chemistry degree
New York College of Podiatric Medicine 1990, DPM degree
Podiatric Surgical Residency: NYCMP 1990-1991

Ran at Bucknell University: Co-Captain outdoor track 1986
8th All Time outdoor 5000 meters: 14:25
4th All Time indoor 2 mile: 8:50.3
4th All Time indoor 1500: 3:52.08

Captain of the Bucknell Alumni distance teams that won the Hood to Coast relay 1998, 1999, 2001 and Reach the Beach Relay 2002, 2003