Vincent Vacketta, DPM

May 15, 2022

Dr. Vacketta graduated in 2022 and will be attending the fellowship Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center Fellowship with Mark A. Prissel, DPM, FACFAS, Co-Director and Christopher Hyer, DPM, MS, FACFAS, Co-Director in Worthington, Ohio.

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Vincent Vacketta, DPM

May 15, 2022

Dr. Vacketta graduated in 2022 and will be attending the fellowship Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center Fellowship with Mark A. Prissel, DPM, FACFAS, Co-Director and Christopher Hyer, DPM, MS, FACFAS, Co-Director in Worthington, Ohio.

My name is Vincent Vacketta. I was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana by my loving parents Brad and Lorraine. In high school I had the privilege of attending Culver Military Academy where I experienced tremendous individual growth and learned the importance of leadership and accountability. While at CMA I also learned the power of teamwork and perseverance through my participation in athletics as a three-sport varsity athlete achieving state titles in both ice hockey and lacrosse. Following high school I attended Lawrence University and Indiana University where I continued my hockey career and further developed my passion for medicine.

Following my degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University I completed my medical education at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois. While completing my medical education I was fortunate enough to receive numerous scholarships and serve as the Vice President of the Pi Delta National Honor Society. In addition to my academic success at Rosalind Franklin University, I was also blessed to meet my fiancée, Annie Rogers who continues to be an abundant source of joy and support in my life. During my early years at Scholl College I had the opportunity to meet Kyle Peterson, class of 2013, who served as my first exposure to the West Penn family. The opportunity to meet and work with Dr. Peterson as a young student was truly impactful on my educational experience and guided me in my pursuit of West Penn for my residency training. Experiencing West Penn first-hand as a student was a gratifying experience and after my externship I was certain that completing my residency at West Penn would provide me with the greatest opportunity to reach my full potential as a clinician and surgeon.

My past few years at West Penn have been tremendous. The growth and development I have achieved as a clinician, surgeon, and as an individual have far exceeded my previous expectations. Through the mentorship of our attending faculty I am now confident in managing a broad array of clinical and surgical pathology from the most basic to highly complex. In addition, I have further solidified my ability to problem solve and manage clinical and surgical complications. Outside of clinic and surgery, West Penn has also allowed me to expand my knowledge and perspective through research. Having access to the resources available at West Penn along with the guidance of the West Penn faculty I have been able to explore several resident-driven projects which have allowed me to further develop my understanding and critical thinking. Lastly, the character development I have received from West Penn has been second to none. Having the opportunity to work with such morally-sound and capable attending faculty on a daily basis has taught me important lessons that I am sure I will use both in and outside my medical career.

Upon the completion of my residency training I will be moving to Columbus, Ohio to complete my fellowship training under the guidance of Dr. Prissel and Dr. Hyer at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center. I consider myself extremely blessed to have this opportunity and am eager to continue to grow and expand my knowledge and skill set as a surgeon and clinician. My particular practice interests are in elective hindfoot and ankle reconstruction, total ankle replacement, arthroscopy, and sports medicine.  Upon the completion of fellowship I hope to join a practice that allows me to utilize all aspects of the advanced training I have been fortunate enough to receive. In addition, I aspire to remain a life-long learner and contribute to our field through the training of our next generation of foot and ankle surgeons. Lastly, in addition to all of those in the West Penn family who have invested their time and effort into my training, I must acknowledge God for all that I have been blessed with as well as my parents and my fiancée for their unconditional love and support over these years.

“Having the opportunity to train at West Penn has provided me with the skill set and knowledge base to be successful in the field of foot and ankle surgery. During my training I have been exposed to a broad array of foot and ankle pathology and have become familiar with the appropriate management of these conditions, both clinically and surgically. As a result of my training, I am confident in my abilities to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and communicate with patients regarding numerous conditions within the lower extremity. During my training I have been afforded autonomy and the opportunity to develop and solidify my clinical and surgical skills with the guidance and constructive feedback from the attending faculty. I have learned what it truly means to care for patients and the compassion and consideration that must be given to all patients in all scenarios. I feel tremendously blessed to have spent three years in Pittsburgh with West Penn and I am confident that my time here has prepared me to be the best clinician, surgeon, and individual I can be in the years to come.”

-Vincent Vacketta, DPM

Graduated in 2022

“Having the opportunity to train at West Penn has provided me with the skill set and knowledge base to be successful in the field of foot and ankle surgery. During my training I have been exposed to a broad array of foot and ankle pathology and have become familiar with the appropriate management of these conditions, both clinically and surgically. As a result of my training, I am confident in my abilities to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and communicate with patients regarding numerous conditions within the lower extremity. During my training I have been afforded autonomy and the opportunity to develop and solidify my clinical and surgical skills with the guidance and constructive feedback from the attending faculty. I have learned what it truly means to care for patients and the compassion and consideration that must be given to all patients in all scenarios. I feel tremendously blessed to have spent three years in Pittsburgh with West Penn and I am confident that my time here has prepared me to be the best clinician, surgeon, and individual I can be in the years to come.”

-Vincent Vacketta, DPM

Graduated in 2022

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