Dr. Joseph Burke, DPM, FACFS, ABPOPPM
Cherrywood Foot Care has been a staple of the Long Island community for more than a quarter-century. The practice operates a state-of-the-art facility in the Wantagh/Bellmore area incorporating all the latest podiatric advancements.
Dr. Burke’s interest in podiatry began because of his high school and college experience in track at Rutgers University. Requiring foot treatment himself, Dr. Burke realized an interest in the profession. Upon completion of a double major in biology and psychology at Rutgers, he entered the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where he was honored magna cum laude in 1985, before successfully completing a surgical/medical residency program at Peninsula Hospital Center in New York.
Dr. Burke is board certified in two specialties in podiatry and is a fellow of both The American Academy of Foot Surgeons and The American Academy of Foot Orthopedists and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He is a diplomat of The American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Burke specializes in the biomechanics of the foot, including custom-orthotics therapy and surgical correction of foot deformities. He has advanced training in specialized podiatric techniques including Shockwave Therapy for heel pain and a minimally invasive surgical technique called Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, using micro cameras. His office is one of the first to use the new Noveon Laser Therapy in the treatment of fungus toenails.
Dr. Burke is a member in good standing at both of the hospitals he is associated with: North Shore at Syosset Hospital Center and St. Joseph Hosptial. He is also associated with the Nassau County Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Burke is married, remains fit as a recreational runner, enjoys boating and is a certified scuba diver.
Dr. Erica Papathomas
Erica Papathomas, DPM graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology as a major and chemistry as a minor. She then attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where she graduated with her DPM with honors. Thereafter, she received her Podiatric surgical training at Mount Sinai Hospital, which included an orthopedic trauma rotation working closely with high ranked podiatric and orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Papathomas is well trained in both forefoot and rearfoot surgery.
Dr. Papathomas is licensed in New York and board certified by The American Board of Podiatric Surgery in foot and ankle surgery. She is a member of The American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Papathomas is currently on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens and St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage.
Integrity, teamwork, leadership and excellence represent essential principles in every aspect of her life. Dr. Papathomas applies and upholds these standards as a dedicated student, resident, and an active contributor to the community.
Dr. Elelta Hailemichael
Dr. Elelta Hailemichael completed her Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science at the Hunter College State University. Dr. Hailemichael received her doctorate from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2010. Dr. Hailemichael’s residency training as Chief Resident was completed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Winthrop University Hospital, where she received extensive training in all aspects of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with an emphasis on trauma, diabetic limb salvage. During her residency training, she had extensive hands-on training with plastic surgeons. Dr. Hailemichael completed a Wound care Fellowship with advanced technology wound care product and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Wyckoff Heights Medical center.
Dr. Hailemichael is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Marcus Shapiro
Marcus Shapiro, DPM received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Syracuse University. He continued his education at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine where
he graduated in 1995. He completed 3 years of surgical training and has been in practice since then. Doctor Shapiro is well versed in all aspects of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and always
stays current in the latest treatments, both in the medical field and its relevance to Podiatric medicine and surgery. Doctor Shapiro has over 18 years of private practice experience and
takes great pride in helping and treating his patients. He always puts the best interests of his patients first. When Doctor Shapiro is not working, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and daughter, as well his friends. He enjoys playing golf, watching football, and gardening with his daughter.
Dr. Rachel Perl
Dr. Rachel Perl attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine to receive her medical degree. She then completed her podiatric residency at the NorthShore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center as one of the chief residents. During her residency, Dr. Perl studied at the Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic as well as the institute for acute and chronic treatment of sport injuries at Fordham University. Dr. Perl treats patients who are experiencing bunions, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, hammertoes, and foot ulcers. She provides detailed, thorough care to her patients. Some of the healing techniques that she uses to treat her patients include custom orthotics, and diagnostic sonograms and flouroscopy to diagnose and map podiatric conditions, deformities, and injuries. Dr. Perl has a wide variety of patients including a large pediatric base. In her spare time Dr. Perl likes to be outdoors, hiking, camping and bike riding. She also enjoys baking