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.


Trinity M. Mereau, DPM, FACFAS

Trinity M. Mereau, DPM, FACFAS

Austin, TX Podiatrist

Capital Foot and Ankle

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.

Publications

  • The Damage Control Orthopedic (DCO) Footplate: A New Use of the Hoffman II External Fixation System. Beck DJ, Seligson D, Mereau T. Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care. (12), Feb 2004.
  • Proposal for Calcaneal Pin Placement: Anatomic Considerations. Foot & Ankle International 26(3)March 2005
  • NuGen Fx Bioabsorbable Screws: A Preliminary Report of Their Use in Foot Surgery. Ford T, Brown K, Mereau T, Seligson D. JAPMA - 96(1)Jan 2006
  • Compression Staples for Bone Fixation in Foot Surgery. Mereau T, Ford T. JAPMA
  • March 2006

Training

  • Residency - Kentucky Podiatric Residency Program
  • Degree - Rearfoot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery
  • Graduate - Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Degree - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Undergraduate - St Lawrence University
  • Degree - BS Biology

Employment

  • Capital Foot & Ankle Surgeons of Austin, March 2010-present
  • The Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery March 2007-March 2010
  • Atlantic Podiatry Associates-Deland, FL July 2005-January 2007

Residency

  • Kentucky Podiatric Residency Program-University of Louisville/Norton Audubon 3 year Podiatric Surgical Residency in Rearfoot and Ankle Reconstruction

Education

  • Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences-Miami Shores, FL
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, April 2002
  • Barry University Merit Scholarship, 1998-2002
  • St. Lawrence University-Canton, NY
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, May 1998

Certifications

  • Dual Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery----American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Texas Podiatric License
  • Basic Life Support

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Texas Podiatric Medical Association
  • Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

Steven A. Walters, DPM,FACFAS

Steven A. Walters, DPM, FACFAS

Austin, TX Podiatrist

Capital Foot and Ankle

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.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Member American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member Texas Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine


Education

  • University of North Florida--- Bachelor of Science
  • Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences--Doctor of Podiatric Medicine


Post-Graduate Training

  • 2002-2005 Westside Regional Medical Center, Plantation, FL
  • Podiatric Surgery Residency (PSR-36)
    • Specializing in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Chief Resident 2004-2005


Work Experience

  • 2010-present--Capital Foot & Ankle Surgeons of Austin, Austin, TX
  • 2007-2010-- Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery, Austin, TX
  • 2005-2007 -- Atlantic Podiatry Associates---Port Orange and Ormond Beach, FL

Licensure and Boards

  • 2010 Dual Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery---American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • 2007-Present   Licensed Podiatric Physician-State of Texas-1810

COMMITTEES

  • Credentialing Committee, St. Davids Medical Center, 2009-present
  • Chair-Podiatry Section Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Davids Medical Center, January 2010-present
  • Vice President---Texas Podiatric Medical Association 

Personal

  • Born Daytona Beach, FL

References

  • Available upon request

Shine John, DPM, FACFAS

Austin, TX Podiatrist

Capital Foot and Ankle

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.

Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists is proud to announce that Dr. John was awarded the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, 2015 Young Practitioner of the Year Award.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists – 

  • 5000 Bee Cave Rd. Suite 202, Westlake Hills, TX 78746
  • 2312 Western Trails Blvd., Suite 103, Austin, Texas 78745
  • September 2012 – October 2018

Foot Specialists of Cedar Park and Georgetown – Austin, TX

  • Cedar Park - 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Suite 226, Cedar Park, TX 78613
  • Georgetown - 1103 Rivery Blvd., Suite 255, Georgetown, TX 78628
  • August 2009 to August 2012

FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY FELLOWSHIP TRAINING

The Weil Foot and Ankle Institute
Des Plaines, IL

  • Directors: Lowell Scott Weil Jr., DPM, MBA FACFAS and Lowell Scott Weil Sr., DPM, FACFAS
  • Program: One Year Foot and Ankle Surgery and Research Fellowship
  • Position: Fellow (August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2009)

·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

RESIDENCY TRAINING

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital/Temple University School of Medicine Clinical Campus
Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Directors: Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS
                      Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS
  • Program: Three Year Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency (PM&S 36)
  • Position: PGY-3 (Chief Resident)

·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
·Surgical Rotations:

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    Anesthesiology

o    Emergency Medicine

o    Infectious Disease

o    Internal Medicine

o    Pain Management

o    Psychiatry

o    Radiology

·         Integrated medical training in various pertinent specialties with an emphasis on a multi-disciplinary team approach and hospital management

EDUCATION

NEW YORK COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE (NYCPM) 
New York, NY
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, June 2005

Honors and Accomplishments:

  • NYCPM President's Award 2005
  • NYCPM Academic Scholarship, 2000-2004
  • NYCPM Dean's List, 2001-2004
  • Pi Delta Professional Honor Society
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)-Fund For Podiatric Medical Education Scholarship, 2003-2004
  • Joseph Levitz, DPM Clinic Award, 2004
  • J.T. Tai Foundation Educational Merit Scholarship, 2004
  • Collegiate All-American Scholar Award, 2004
  • Who's Who Among Students In American Colleges And Universities, 2003
  • NYCPM Student Service Award, 2002

NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NYIT)
Old Westbury, NY
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry- May 2000

Honors and Accomplishments:

  • NYIT President's Honor List, 1998-2000
  • NYIT Microbiology Award, 1999

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

  • Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA), 2015 Young Practitioner of the Year
    • Received at the TPMA Annual Conference, June 13, 2015

RESEARCH/PUBLICATIONS/POSTERS

  • John S, Catanzariti AR, Mendicino RW. Book Chapter: Tarsometatarsal ArthrodesisMcGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery – Fourth Edition.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Fall 2012.
  • Lamm BM, John S, Herzenberg JE, Paley D.  Percutaneous Osteotomy for Realignment of the Malunited Ankle.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery – First Edition. Elsevier Publishing. July 2010.
  • John S, Child BJ, Hix J, Maskill M, Bowers C, Catanzariti AR, Mendicino RW, Saltrick K. A retrospective analysis of anterior calcaneal osteotomy with allogenic bone graft. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2010 Jul-Aug;49(4):375-9.
  • John S, Weil LS Jr., Weil LS Sr. Scarf Osteotomy for Correction of Adolescent Hallux Valgus Deformity. Foot Ankle Spec. 2009 Feb:3(1):10-4
  • John S, Bongiovanni FB. Brace Management for Ankle Arthritis. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2009 Apr;26(2):193-7.
  • John S, Child B, Maskill M, Hix J,  Catanzariti AR, Mendicino RW, Saltrick K.  Report of Union and Complication Rates of Bone Allograft used in the Anterior Calcaneal Osteotomy for Pediatric and Adult Flatfoot. In Submission to Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • John S, Weil LS Jr., Weil LS Sr.  Scarf Osteotomy for Correction of Adolescent Hallux Valgus Deformity. Poster presented at ACFAS Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar, Washington DC 2009
  • John S, Weil LS Jr.  Incidence of Wound Healing Complications Related to Celecoxib.   Poster presented at ACFAS Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar, Washington DC 2009
  • John S, Weil LS Sr., Weil LS Jr., et al.   Percutaneous Micro-Fasciotomy using Plasma Ablation for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciosis: A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Study, Comparing the Results with Percutaneous Plantar Fasciotomy. Poster presented at ACFAS Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar, Washington DC 2009
  • John S, Child B, Maskill M, Hix J,  Catanzariti AR, Mendicino RW, Saltrick K.  Report of Union and Complication Rates of Bone Allograft used in the Anterior Calcaneal Osteotomy for Pediatric and Adult Flatfoot. Poster Presented at ACFAS Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar, Long Beach, CA 2008
  • John S, Child B, Maskill M, Hix J,  Catanzariti AR, Mendicino RW, Saltrick K.  Outcome Analysis of Pediatric Flatfoot Deformity Correction Utilizing Calcaneal Osteotomies. Poster Presented at ACFAS Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar, Long Beach, CA 2008
  • Mendicino RW, Catanzariti AR, John S, Child B, Lamm B.  The Long Leg Calcaneal Axial and Hindfoot Alignment - Radiographic Views for Frontal Plane Assessment.  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2008 Jan-Feb;98(1):75-8.
  • John S, Mendicino RW, Catanzariti AR. Recognizing and Treating Ankle Impingement Syndromes. Podiatry Today.  August 2007
  • John S, Child B, Catanzariti AR, Mendicino RM, Saltrick K.  Use of Intramedullary Steinman Pin Fixation in First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis. Poster Presented at ACFAS Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar, Orlando, FL 2007
  • Sub-Investigator. NeuroTherm Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation for Chronic Heel and Foot Pain.  Sponsor:  RF Medical and Precision Medical Engineering (PME), Cortec Group, Inc.
  • Sub-Investigator. An Open Label, Three Arm, Pilot Study of the Safety and Clinical Efficacy of Topical Dermacyn Wound Care vs. Oral Levofloxacin vs. Combined Therapy for Mild Diabetic Foot Infections.  Sponsor:  Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

  • Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA) – Alternate Delegate to the American Podiatric Medical Association House of Delegates , March 2016
  • Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA) – Region VIII Director, Alternate, 2014-Present
  • Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA) – Nominating Committee, 2014-2015
  • Journal Manuscript Reviewer, Foot and Ankle Specialist. SAGE Publishing 2009-Present
  • Journal Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Elsevier Publishing 2009-Present
  • Externship Manager, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foot and Ankle Residency Program, 2005-2007
  • Executive Editor, Footnotes. NYCPM Newsletter, 2003-2005
  • Editor-in-Chief, Business Editor, Podiatric Medical Review - NYCPM Clinical Journal, 2002-2005
  • Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, New York State Podiatric Medical Association, 2002-2005
  • Student Ambassador-Annual New York State Podiatric Lobby Day, New York State Podiatric Medical Association, 2002-2005
  • Student Ambassador, Applicant Interviewer, Applicant Outreach Program Representative, Open House Representative, NYCPM Office of Admissions, 2001-2005
  • Recitation Group Leader, NYCPM Freshman Biochemistry Recitations, 2003
  • Class President, NYCPM Student Government, 2002-2003
  • Class Vice-President, NYCPM Student Government, 2001-2002

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Seminar – Austin, TX, February 2015
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons Meeting – Hollywood, FL, July  2013
  • TPMA Annual Meeting - Horseshoe Bay, TX, June 2013
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting – San Diego, CA, February 2011
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting – Las Vegas, NV, February 2009
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Seminar – Washington D.C., March 2009
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America – Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Course – Rosemont, IL September 2008
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Seminar – Long Beach, CA, February 2008
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Seminar – Orlando, FL, March 2007
  • Comprehensive Hindfoot, Ankle and Lower Leg Surgery Symposium – The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2006
  • Ponseti Method for Clubfoot Treatment Tutorial and Workshop – Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital- Baltimore, MD September 2006
  • 16th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Conference – Sinai Hospital- Baltimore, MD September 2006
  • American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management Resident Seminar – Pittsburgh, PA, August 2006
  • Orthofix External Fixation in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Seminar and Workshop – Millcreek Hospital, Erie, PA, April 2006
  • DePuy Forefoot Symposium – The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA,     March 2006
  • Scott Alter Memorial Lecture Series – The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006-2007
  • Comprehensive Hindfoot, Ankle and Lower Leg Surgery Symposium – The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2005
  • AO Fixation Workshop – The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005-2007
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Seminar – New Orleans, LA , March 2005
  • American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Scientific Meeting – Boston, MA, August 2004

LECTURE EXPERIENCE

  • Case Presentations.  Moderator at the Comprehensive Hindfoot, Ankle, Lower Leg Surgery Symposium.  The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2006
  • Lecturer. In-Service education course for staff nurses and patient care assistantsSurgical Care Unit.  The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2006
  • Surgical Techniques Workshop.  Residency Recruitment Weekend.  The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2006

LICENSURE/BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of  Podiatric Medicine
  • Licensure – State of Texas
  • Past Licensures – State of Illinois, State of Pennsylvania
  • Basic Life Support Certification

Contact Us

Capital Foot & Ankle Surgeons of Austin, PLLC

512-474-6666
2911 Medical Arts Street Building 17Austin, TX 78705