All our professionals at Capital Foot & Ankle Surgeons of Austin maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in foot and ankle surgery and podiatry.
Dr. Mereau is the Co-Owner and Founder of Capital Foot & Ankle Surgeons of Austin. She has been in private practice since 2005.
Dr Mereau obtained her degree as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University in North Miami, FL. She completed a three year surgical residency in rearfoot and ankle reconstruction from the Kentucky Podiatric Residency program affiliated with University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. A large concentration of this program was limb salvage following trauma, nonunions and complicated infections.
Dr. Mereau specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle disorders. She is trained in complex reconstruction of the foot and ankle as well as in pediatric foot deformities and wound care. Dr. Mereau is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Mereau was born in Massena, NY and graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY with a BS in Biology. She enjoys running, golf, hiking, cooking and time with her husband, daughters and yellow lab. As a recreational athlete and athletic trainer in college, Dr. Mereau has a special understanding of athletes and the importance of sport specific recovery of foot and ankle injuries.
Dr. Steven Walters has been in private practice since 2005, in Austin, TX since 2007.
Born and raised in Ormond Beach, FL, Dr. Walters is the Co-owner and Founder of Capital Foot & Ankle Surgeons of Austin. He attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL and earned a BS in Health Science. Following undergraduate school, he attended Barry University’s School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami, FL and earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 2002. He completed a 3 - year comprehensive surgical residency program in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery under the direction of Steven M. Spinner in 2005 at Plantation General Hospital/Westside Regional Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Dr. Walters specializes in non-surgical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. His goal is to restore and improve his patient’s quality of life and to encourage an active lifestyle. He believes the doctor-patient relationship is a partnership and that education and prevention play an important role in preventing and treating lower extremity pathology. As a previous college soccer player, he understands the benefits of competition and physical fitness to one's overall well-being.
In his free time, Dr. Walters enjoys running marathons, volleyball, surfing, and golf. He also enjoys exploring Austin with his wife, two daughters and dog, Lorelei.
Licensure and Boards
Selected as a 2018 Three Best Rated Podiatrist in Austin, Texas!
He is originally from New York City, and relocated to the Austin area in 2009.
Dr. John is a Fellowship-trained, Board Certified, Foot and Ankle Surgeon, with 4-years of comprehensive Foot and Ankle Surgery and Medicine training.
He is Double Board Certified, with certifications by The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ABFAS) and The American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).
Dr. John completed a 1-year Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery and Research Fellowship with the internationally renowned Weil Foot-Ankle and Orthopedic Institute in Chicago, IL. This Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgical Fellowship, is the longest running American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) recognized fellowship in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle surgery. Since 1995, Fellowship alumni have moved on to provide significant leadership and influence on a local and national basis. Under the direction of Dr. Lowell Weil Jr. and Dr. Lowell Scott Weil Sr., the Fellowship offered vast exposure to many state of the art and innovative procedures for treatment of simple to complex foot and ankle pathologies. Dr. Lowell Scott Weil Sr. is the innovator of the internationally used Weil osteotomy procedure. Dr. Lowell Weil Jr. is the innovator of the most internationally popularized technique for Plantar Plate ligament tears.
Dr. John's training included extensive experience using Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy (ESWT), Radiofrequency Coblation techniques and Regenerative Medicine for resolution of foot and ankle conditions. His Fellowship directors are the team podiatrists for the Chicago White Sox and consultants for other professional Chicago sports teams, which enhanced his skills in Sports Medicine. Often, the most advanced and cutting-edge techniques were utilized to allow quicker recovery and early return to sport. Advanced surgical training, sports medicine skills, clinical research skills, evidence-based medicine and business innovation skills were stressed during the Fellowship year.
Prior to the Fellowship, he completed the prestigious and nationally respected 3-year Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency training at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. The Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency led by Dr. Robert W. Mendicino and Dr. Alan R. Catanzariti has produced many outstanding Foot and Ankle surgeons over the last several years. Dr. Robert W. Mendicino is past-President of the ACFAS. Many graduates of the residency program hold prominent leadership positions in the ACFAS and have authored significant content in various professional publications, journals and respected Podiatric and Orthopedic textbooks. During his residency, he was able to do a mini-Fellowship at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, MD. The specialized residency experience helped Dr. John develop skills in advanced foot and ankle arthrodesis, deformity correction, flatfoot reconstruction, minimally invasive techniques, ankle arthroscopy, tendon and ligament repair and reconstruction, and revision surgery.
Dr. John received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine Degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM). In addition to graduating in the top percentile of his class and receiving several scholarships/awards throughout his four years at NYCPM, he was very active in the admissions department and held several leadership positions. His achievements include the NYCPM President's Award and being a member of the Pi Delta National Podiatry Honor Society. Prior to attending NYCPM, Dr. John received his Bachelors Degree in Life Sciences at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).
He has authored in professional publications, textbooks and journals. He continues to serve as manuscript reviewer for the Foot and Ankle Specialist journal and has also done so for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. John has also contributed to the Austin Fit Magazine.
Dr. John approaches all those he comes across with humility and humor. He believes strongly in effective communication and feels it is an integral component in establishing trust with a patient. He is genuinely interested in his patients' conditions, sensitive to their needs and offers effective treatment plans combined with informative explanations, in terms his patients can understand.
Aside from staying abreast with advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Dr. John enjoys spending time strengthening his Christian faith through music and reading, performing service through church activities, and attends Austin Ridge Bible Church in Bee Cave. He also enjoys physical fitness, nutrition, cooking and enjoying time with his family and friends.
He strives to use his clinical, surgical and research skills to provide the greatest care for existing and new patients in the practice.
Capital Foot & Ankle Surgeons of Austin is proud to announce that Dr. John was awarded the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, 2015 Young Practitioner of the Year Award.
Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists –
Foot Specialists of Cedar Park and Georgetown – Austin, TX
FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY FELLOWSHIP TRAINING
The Weil Foot and Ankle Institute
Des Plaines, IL
·Exposure to all aspects of Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery as well as clinical decision making, post-operative management, Foot & Ankle Research, and practice management
·Participation in a wide variety of very specialized surgical procedures that have been developed and refined by surgeons at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute
·Exposure and participation in scientific and business meetings with reputable individuals in podiatric surgery, foot & ankle orthopedic surgery and members of the orthopedic industry
·Participation in all aspects of research from hypothesis and designing research studies, to participation in FDA clinical trials
·Supervisory position and education of students and residents performing rotations at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital/Temple University School of Medicine Clinical Campus
Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA
·Extensive training in elective forefoot and hindfoot surgery, elective ankle surgery, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle trauma, diabetic limb salvage and the application of external fixation devices
·Comprehensive clinical training in all aspects of foot and ankle care at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Western Pennsylvania
o Vascular Surgery (Direcotr: Mark Hirko, MD)
o Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (Director: E. Douglas Newton, MD)
o Surgical Intensive Care Unit (Director: Joseph Rossi, MD)
o Orthropedic Surgery - International Center for Limb Lengthening, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Baltimore, Maryland (Directors: Dror Paley, MD and John Herzenberg, MD)
o Pain Management (Director: Abraham J. Kabazie, MD)
· Medical Rotations:
o Emergency Medicine
o Infectious Disease
o Internal Medicine
o Pain Management
· Integrated medical training in various pertinent specialties with an emphasis on a multi-disciplinary team approach and hospital management
NEW YORK COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE (NYCPM)
New York, NY
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, June 2005
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NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NYIT)
Old Westbury, NY
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry- May 2000
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