Meet Dr. Howard Penn Serving Lackawanna, NY, Foot Doctor, Board Certified Podiatrist & Surgeon


Howard A. Penn, D.P.M.

Dr. Howard Penn


  • Undergraduate:University of Toronto, B.Sc.

  • Medical:Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, D.P.M.

Post-Doctoral Training:

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency:Sheehan Memorial Hospital (P.S.R.-1)

Professional Societies

  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

  • Member, New York State Podiatric Medical Association

  • Pi Delta Podiatric Honor Society


  • Board Certified in Foot Surgery: American Board of Podiatric Surgery

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

  • Certified in Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

  • Certified in Ankle Arthroscopy

Personal Activities

  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor UB School Of Medicine

  • Lecturer - University of Buffalo, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Residency

  • Vice President - W.N.Y. Podiatric Medical Association, 1999-2001

  • Seminar Chairman - Shuffle off to Buffalo Seminar, 1999-2001

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mercy Hospital

  • Center For Ambulatory Surgery Center



What Is A Podiatrist?

  • Podiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. A podiatrist holds a doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) degree, which is a 4-year degree received from one of seven podiatric medical schools in the United States. These schools offer courses similar to the ones given at medical schools, where graduates earn M.D.s to become medical doctors.

What Is Board Certification?

Dr. Penn is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. A board certified podiatrist completes the following educational training:

  • Baccalaureate degree in premedicine from an accredited university

  • Medical College Admissions Test

  • Doctor of podiatric medicine degree from one of seven nationally accredited podiatric medical schools

  • Medical rotations that are the same as in medical school

  • Clinical rotations in teaching hospitals with foot and ankle concentration

  • Indepth clinical study of foot and ankle pathology

  • One to three years of podiatric surgical residency training

What Do Podiatric Physicians Do?

  • As a podiatrist, Dr. Penn has expertise in orthopedics, radiography, sports medicine, dermatology, and surgery. Some of the conditions that podiatrists treat are ankle injuries, bunions, calluses, neuromas, running injuries, and toe deformities. They are often the first health professionals to diagnose vascular problems that have previously gone unrecognized. Podiatrists also contribute significantly to the areas of diabetic foot care and wound healing.