Dr. Adam K. Spector, D.P.M.
Montgomery Foot and Ankle Association, LLC
Adam K. Spector, DPM, FACFAS is a native Washingtonian with a special interest in sports medicine. He has been in private practice and the director of Montgomery Foot and Ankle Associates, LLC since 1990.

After attending The George Washington University on a swimming scholarship, he enrolled at the Temple School of Medicine for podiatry, later completing a coveted surgical residency at Roseland Surgery Center and St. Michaels Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Spector is an accomplished athlete who has previously competed in triathlons and more recently in running races (from 5K to marathon distance) and is a nationally ranked Masters swimmer, who earned All-American honors in 2005 and 2006. He is an experienced and entertaining speaker and has been published in both medical and popular publications on topics ranging from running injuries to bunions to reconstructive surgery of the diabetic foot. He is a member of a residency committee, charged with training young doctors.

Dr. Spector is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and is a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). He is currently the chief of podiatric surgery at Holy Cross Hospital.

Dr. Spector speaks both English and Spanish.

Private Practice
Since June, 1990
Education
Roseland Surgical Center, Roseland, New Jersey
7/89-6/90
A podiatric surgical residency program (PRS-12), with rotations at St. Michaels
Medical Center,
Newark, New Jersey, consisting of infectious disease, emergency room, and inpatient hospital podiatric services.
    Associated Hospitals:
    United Hospital, Newark, New Jersey (radiology/pathology rotations)
    East Orange, V.A. Medical Center, East Orange, New Jersey (general diabetic/
    ulcer clinic)
Temple School of Medicine - Podiatry College, formerly Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
D.P.M., 1989
George Washington University, Washington D.C. B.S. Zoology, 1985
Minor: Psychology
Board Certification
  • Licensed by Maryland State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners
  • Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Parts I and II National Board Podiatric Medical Examiners
  • Certfied in the use and application of the CO2 laser in podiatric surgery
  • Certified in flashlamp pulsed laser dye
  • Certified in CPR and basic life support 
 
Publications
Photo: Dr. Spector Running
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal Foot and Ankle Surgery, 2003
  • The Rundown, Newsletter of the Montgomery County Road Runners - regular contributor.
  • Medical and Surgical Management of the Diabetic Foot, presented at the CME Seminar: The Revolution in Diabetes, Greenbelt, MD, 9/18/97.
  • "A Higher Authority," Letter to the Editor, APMA News, Vol. 18, No. 3, March 1997 (a commentary on medical ethics).
  • An Unusual Presentation of Elephantiasis Nostras, publication pending, J Am Podiatric Med Assoc.
  • Fibrosarcoma in Ankle: A Case Study, publication pending, J of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
  • Understanding the Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical Considerations, presented at CME conference "Diabetes: Critical Elements for Care," Silver Spring, MD, 5/16/96.
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy Surgery for Recalcitrant Heel Pain, Podiatry Management, 9/96.
  • Yearbook of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, 1991, Kominski. Coexistent Gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis reviewed on pp. 311-12
  • Coexistent Gout and Scleroderma, submitted for publication, Journal of Rheumatology.
  • The Benefits of Bunion Surgery, Letter to the Editor, Health Section, Washington Post, 9/4/90.
  • Columnist for the Senior Beacon newspaper's Health Section.
  • The Simple Truths, winner of the PICA postgraduate essay contest, 1990.
  • Coexistent Gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Case Report and Literature Review, JAPMA, 79:11, 11/89, pp. 552-228
  • Tibial Stress Fractures: Etiology and Management, jr. year collaboration, course requirement, PCPM, 1988
  • Ergogenic Aids in Athletics, sr. year thesis, The George Washington University, 1985
Memberships
  • Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, 2002 - present
  • Attending and Residency Commitee Member, Premier Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Washington, D.C., 1997-present
  • Physician Member, Ad Hoc Review Panel for Ostomy/Wound Management Magazine.
  • Physician Member, CorVel Corp Peer Review Committee, 1997-present
  • Physician Representitive, Washington Adventist Hospital Metabolic Services Committee (Diabetes Treatment Protocols and Education), 1995-present
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • Maryland Podiatric Medical Society
  • American Running and Fitness Association, professional member, 1991-present; clinical advisor, 1993-present

Continuing Education Highlights

Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference, September 27-29, 2007 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, 15th annual, April 27-30, 2002
Diabetic Neuropathy and Microvascular Complications
, Baltimore, MD 3/16/00 (via Joslin Diabetes Center)
MRI of the Foot and Ankle, Baltimore, MD 2/09/00
The Revolution in Diabetes: Critical Elements for Care, Silver Spring, MD 5/16/96, 9/18/97
Current Trends and Refinements in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Washington, DC 3/29-31/96.
Recalcitrant Nail Infections: Onchymycosis Update, Washington DC, 7/18/95
Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy Course, Baltimore, MD 2/4/95
Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Chicago, IL 10/22-23/93
Hallux Valgus and Reconstructive Foot Surgery, Bethesda, MD 10/10-12/93Peripheral Vascular Disease Seminar and Workshop, Baltimore, MD 4/24-25/93
Limb Salvage in the Diabetic Foot, N. Virginia Doctors Hospital 12/5/92
Imaging of the Foot and Ankle Seminar, Philadelphia, PA 1/13/90
Nineteenth Annual Hershey Surgical Seminar, Hershey, PA 11/8-12/89
Orthopedic Radiology Rotation, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 2/1-28/89

Activities

  • Podiatrist for Stride Clinic in Montgomery County Road Runner's Club
  • Medical Volunteer - The Congressional Black Caucus Health Fair for the Homeless 9/07
  • Finisher, 26th Marine Corps Marathon 10/01
  • Volunteer, medical tent, Avon Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, 5/3/02
  • Lecturer to various organizations, such as The Red Cross, senior centers, YMCAs, US Senate, etc
  • Organizes The Red Cross shoe drive for the homeless
  • Member, Germantown Masters Swim Team, 2000
  • Middle Atlantic Masters Swimming member 1987-91; 1.2 mi ocean swim 7/88; DE Invitational 4/89
  • Tri-fed/USA Licensed Triathlete 1987-91; Triathlons: Pine Barrens 9/87 and 9/88; Thundergust 6/89
  • Ultra Sport Pursuit Bicycle Club 1987-89
  • Road races: PCPM Spring Run 5/87; Philadelphia Zoo 10K Road Race 11/87; Marlton Country
    Run 4/88; 10K Bridge Run for MS 5/89; Georgetown 10K 1991, 1993 & 1995; Turkey Trot. 1995, 1998, 1999 Annapolis ten miler 2001, etc.
  • "Swim for Leukemia" Director 8/86
  • Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club - National Training Group (1977-81)
  • GWU Varsity waterpolo squad 1981-83
  • Youth boys and girls basketball coach, City of Gaithersburg
  • JFK Profiles Newspaper - Editorial Editor (1980), Sports Editor (1981), writer of feature articles and advice columns
  • Writing contributor, Kentlands and Lakeklands community newspapers
Awards
  • Chief of Podiatry, Holy Cross Hospital, 7/1/02-Present
  • Master's All-American Swimming Honor 2005, 2006
  • Volunteer recognition, Montgomery County Road Runners Club
  • Surgical Attending of the Year 1997, Premier Surgical Center
  • Swimming scholarship George Washington University (4 years)
  • Varsity swim team captain (3 years)
  • Swim team honors: letterman. (4 years); most valuable swimmer 1983; most improved swimmer 1984;
    outstanding senior award 1985
  • Atlantic-10 finalist in butterfly and freestyle (3 years)

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