Michael Liette, DPM

Assistant Professor of Clinical

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Michael Liette, DPM

Dr. Liette is a board-certified Podiatrist specializing in foot and ankle surgery, with a particular focus on diabetic limb preservation and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. His dedication to this specialty stems from a profound desire to help individuals regain and maintain their quality of life. Recognizing the importance of a holistic approach to healthcare, Dr. Liette emphasizes a comprehensive, whole-body perspective in his practice, ensuring the highest level of care for his patients.

Philosophy of Care and Specialization in Foot and Ankle Care

Dr. Liette is committed to providing exceptional care in foot and ankle surgery, especially in diabetic limb preservation and reconstructive procedures. His passion for this field lies in its broad scope and the opportunity it affords to make a significant difference in patients' lives by restoring function and promoting overall health and well-being.

Achievements in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

  • Valedictorian, Kent State College of Pdiatric Medicine
  • Chief Resident, Graduating Residency Class
  • Fellowship in Advanced Diabetic Limb Salvage, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Numerous peer-reviewed publications
  • Board Certifications: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • Certificates of Added Qualification in Podiatric Surgery and Amputation Prevention/Wound Care
  • Columbia University Basic Microsurgery Certificate of Completion

Distinguished Expertise in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Liette is certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), with additional subspecialty certifications. His fellowship training in Advanced Diabetic Limb Salvage further enhances his expertise in this critical area.

Committed to Patient-Centered Foot and Ankle Treatment

Dr. Liette finds immense fulfillment in the positive impact he can make on his patients' lives, whether by reducing pain, preserving limbs, or managing lower extremity pathologies. Being part of patients' journeys toward improved health and function brings him great joy.

Patients can expect a personalized and comprehensive experience with Dr. Liette tailored to their unique medical and social needs. He prioritizes open communication and collaboration to ensure the best possible outcomes.

For Dr. Liette, “In Science Lives Hope” embodies the belief that evidence-based medicine and best practices offer hope for excellent outcomes and patient-centered care, fostering optimism and progress in healthcare.

Outside of work, Dr. Liette enjoys exploring new destinations, hiking, cooking, and participating in sports, reflecting his commitment to a balanced, healthy lifestyle. He is also an avid Dayton Flyers basketball fan.

Dr. Liette is dedicated to providing compassionate and expert care to his patients, focusing on restoring mobility, relieving pain, and improving overall quality of life. With his extensive training and passion for his field, patients can trust in Dr. Liette for outstanding podiatric care.




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Orthopaedic Surgery


Medical Degree

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine


Bachelor's Degree

University of Dayton



Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery