Dr. Richard M. Foster at Diabetic Foot and wound Center maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in Podiatric medicine, orthopedics and surgery in addition to expertise in the subspecialized area of diabetic wound care.
Dr. Foster attended undergraduate studies at Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, where he majored in Biology and received his Bachelor of Science in 1975. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) in 1983. Dr. Foster had his residency training at Sheridan Park Hospital in Tonawanda, New York and Sheehan Emergency Hospital in Buffalo, New York which he completed in 1984. His training included reconstructive foot surgery, biomechanics and sports medicine.
He opened Hackensack Diabetic Foot and Wound Center in 1984 in Hackensack, New Jersey where is specializes in diabetic foot/ankle care, ulcer/ wound care, treatment of Charcot Joint Disease and foot surgery. Dr. Foster is a Senior Attending member of the Podiatry Department at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey and has been on staff since 1985 where he was one of the first podiatrists to be a member of Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery. Dr. Foster is a member of the Podiatry Department at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, New Jersey.
Dr. Foster is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, board certified in foot and ankle surgery. In 2011, he earned his Physician Certified in Wound Care-CMET and is a fellow in the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing since 2012.
Dr. Foster is the past President of the Northern Division of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society and is also an Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Instructor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.
He is a life-long resident of Bergen County, New Jersey where resides with his wife, Nancy. They are the proud parents their three children Ryan, Kevin and Lauren. Dr. Foster is an avid fly-fisherman.