Meet Dr. Patouhas

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Joyce E. Patouhas, D.P.M.

Dr. Joyce Patouhas completed her residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan where she served as the Chief Podiatric Surgical Resident. While there, she received extensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including peri-operative management of surgical patients, forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot procedures, surgical arthroscopy, trauma, wound care, and diabetic foot care. Dr. Patouhas is well rounded in all aspects of surgical and conservative podiatric management. Dr. Patouhas graduated from the Ohio School of Podiatric Medicine where she earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Patouhas is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, Member of the Alumni Board for University of Detroit Mercy, and serves on the board for the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Patouhas is affiliated with Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Patouhas specializes in diabetic foot care, wound care, heel pain, and surgery.

Certifications and Affiliations:

  • Licensed Podiatric Physician, State of Michigan
  • Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • National Board of Podiatric Medicine Examiners Part I 2004
  • National Board of Podiatric Medicine Examiners Part II 2006
  • National Board of Podiatric Medicine Examiners Part III 2007
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Basic AO Fixation Course
  • Staff Physician at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center
  • Member of Michigan Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member of American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member of American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management

Honors and Awards:

  • President, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, 2018-present
  • President-Elect, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, 2015-2017
  • Secretary, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, 2012-2015
  • Member, Alumni Board for University of Detroit Mercy, 2014-2017
  • President, Alumni Board for University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science, 2010-2014
  • Alumni All-Star Award Recipient, University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science, 2014
  • Chief Podiatric Surgical Resident, Genesys Medical Center, 2008-2009
  • Inaugural Recipient of the Joyce E. Patouhas Service Award, University of Detroit Mercy, 2002
  • President, Engineering and Science Student Council, University of Detroit Mercy, 2000-2002
  • Presidential Ambassador for the President of the University of Detroit Mercy, Maureen A. Fay O.P., Ph.D.
  • Science Student of the Year, University of Detroit Mercy, 2002
  • Biology Department Student Service Award, University of Detroit Mercy, 2002
  • Humanitarian Service Award, American Red Cross
  • Volunteer, Children’s Hospital and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Member, Alpha Epsilon Delta Fraternity
  • Who’s Who Among American College Students
  • National Dean’s List
  • Student Leader of the Year Award, University of Detroit Mercy, 2001

Publications and Lectures:

  • The Effects of Platelet Rich Plasma on Diabetic Wound Healing, St. John Providence Medical Center
  • Contamination of Reusable Pneumatic Tourniquets, Genesys Regional Medical Center
  • “Nail Procedures and Verruca”, Genesys Regional Medical Center. 2008.
  • “Benign Skin Lesions”, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, Northeast Division. 2008.
  • “New Innovations in Podiatric Medicine”, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, Northeast Division. 2008.
  • “Lateral Ankle Stabilization”, Genesys Regional Medical Center Podiatry Staff Meeting