Doctor DiNucci

KRIS A. DI NUCCI D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon

A Board Certified and fellowship trained Podiatric Foot and Ankle surgeon, Dr. Di Nucci specializes in the advanced reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

He is dedicated to offering his patients the latest innovations in nonsurgical and surgical procedures including arthroscopy and trauma of the foot and ankle. Dr. Di Nucci utilizes the latest techniques and has developed a patented surgical technique to lessen the recovery time for bunion repair.

Dr. Di Nucci has been practicing podiatry since 1997. He is a national lecturer and recently served on the Board of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has been named a “Top Doc” by Phoenix Magazine for the past nine years in a row.

He discusses many treatment options with his patients, always carefully listening to and addressing their concerns. Dr. Di Nucci has broad knowledge, experience, genuine care and compassion for his patients. He has a gracious demeanor and uplifting sense of humor combined with a true concern for his patient’s well-being.  His office staff exemplifies this attitude offering experienced, friendly and caring attention.

Foot & Ankle Center of Arizona
7304 East Deer Valley Road, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: (480) 342.9999
Fax: (480) 342.7169

Practice Experience

Foot & Ankle Center of Arizona
7304 E. Deer Valley Road, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
8/06 – current
Foot & Ankle Center of Nebraska
Private Practice
7337 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114
8/96-8/99;7/00-5/06
Valley Foot & Ankle Clinic
Private Practice
401 S. 43rd Street #110
Renton, WA 98055
8/99-6/00
Valley Medical Center – Wound Healing Institute
400 South 43rd Street
Renton, WA 98055
12/99-6/00

Residency Training:

Fifth Avenue Hospital
10560 5th Avenue N.E. Seattle, WA 98125
Waldo Podiatric Surgical Residency
Byron Hutchinson D.P.M., Director
+Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
7/93-6/95

Fellowship Training:

THC-Seattle Hospital
10560 5th Avenue N.E. Seattle, WA 98125
Waldo Podiatric Surgical Residency
Mary Crawford D.P.M., Director
+Advanced Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
7/95-6/96

Additional Training:

Orthofix Academy
Super Charged Tibia to Toe Course
Comprehensive External Fixation course
TRUE/LOK, Sheffield Ring Fixator, XCaliber, Pennig, Retronail
Dallas, Texas
Drs. Samchukov MD, Cherkashin MD, Kirenko MD (Kurgan Faculty)
6/07
Major Foot Deformity External Fixation Workshop
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Guido La Porta DPM Course Director Las Vegas, NV
3/06
Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Lower Extremity Nerve Surgery Course
Union Memorial Hospital
A. Lee Dellon M.D. Course Director Baltimore, MD
7/05
Advances in Lower Extremity External Fixation
Monolateral and Ring External Fixation in Foot & Ankle Deformities
Orthopaedic Learning Center Chicago, IL
5/04
Wound Healing Symposium
Comprehensive Healthcare Group
James Smith M.D. Course Director Hauppage, New York
12/99
Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle
Orthopaedic Learning Center
James Guhl M.D. Course Director Chicago, IL
11/97
Comprehensive Care of the Diabetic
University of Texas Health Science Center
Lawrence Harkless D.P.M. Director San Antonio, TX
5/96-6/96
AO Trauma Fellowship
Harborview Medical Center Seattle, WA
Sigvard T. Hansen M.D. Director
4/8-5/10, 1996
Advanced Podiatric AO/ASIF Course
Monterey, CA
1/95
Microneurovascular Surgical Course
MOET Institute San Francisco, CA
3/94

Professional Education:

Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Chicago, IL
Degree: Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, Bachelors of Science
Honors: Cum Laude
1989-93

Pre-Professional Education:

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
1987-89
University of Missouri Columbia, MO 1986-87

Research and Publications:

Clinical Practice Guidelines: American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Diagnosis and Treatment of Forefoot Disorders. Sections 1-5. James L. Thomas, DPM, Edwin Blitch, DPM, Martin Chaney, DPM, Kris DiNucci, DPM, Kimberly Eickmeier, DPM, Lawrence Rubin, DPM, Mickey Stapp, DPM, John Vanore, DPM.
J Foot Ankle Surgery 48 (2) 2009.
“Revisional Peripheral Nerve surgery”, Jarrett D. Cain DPM, Kris A. DiNucci DPM
Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2009;26 (1) 11-22.
“Biomechanical Consequences of Lateral Column Lengthening of the Calcaneus:
Part 1. Long Plantar Ligament Strain”, Kent R. DiNucci DPM, Jeffery Christensen
DPM, Kris DiNucci DPM.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 43:10, 2004.
“Closed Kinetic Chain Tarsal Mechanics of Subtalar Joint
Arthroeresis”, Jeffery Chistensen DPM, Neil Campbell DPM, Kris DiNucci DPM.
1996 William J. Stickel Gold Award
J. Podiatr. Med. Assoc. 86:467, 1996.

Clinical Instruction:

Faculty Member:
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Surgical Skills Courses
Orthopaedic Learning Center Chicago, IL
2003-present
Providence Medical Center Podiatric Surgical Residency
Providence Medical Center Seattle, WA
8/99-7/00
Green River Podiatric Surgical Residency
HealthSouth Surgical Center Auburn, WA
8/99-7/00

Committees Served:

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Surgical Skills Committee: Chairman
2008 – 2012
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Surgical Skills Committee
2005 – 2012
American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Oral Examination Committee
2003 – 2006
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Consumer Education Committee
2004 – 2005

Positions Served:

American College of Foot & Angle Surgeons
Board of Directors
2012 – 2015
Oral Board Examiner
American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle and Foot Examinations
2002 – 2006
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
National Media Spokesperson
2003 – present
Board of Trustees
Nebraska Podiatric Medical Association
2003 – 2005

Instructional Courses:

Course Co-Chairman and Instructor:
Sports Medicine Surgical Skills Course
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Surgical Skills Course
Chicago, IL 09/11
Course Chairman and Instructor:
Tendon Repair Surgical Skills
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Surgical Skills Course
Dallas, TX 11/10
Course Chairman and Instructor:
Complex Foot Reconstruction
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Surgical Skills Course
Las Vegas, NV 11/09
Instructor:
Foot and Ankle Tenodesis Workshop
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Washington D.C 3/09
Course Co-Chairman and Instructor:
Master Course in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Arthrex Scottsdale Lab
Scottsdale, AZ 2/09
Course Chairman and Instructor:
Arthrodesis Toe to Ankle
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Surgical Skills Course
Spine Education and Research Institute
Denver, CO 9/08
Instructor and Moderator:
Internal Fixation Workshop Rearfoot:
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Long Beach, CA 2/08
Course Chairman and Instructor:
No Bones About It—Soft Tissue Issues
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Surgical Skills Course
AAOS Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL 9/06
Instructor and Moderator:
Internal Fixation Workshop Rearfoot & Ankle:
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Las Vegas, NV 3/06
Instructor and Moderator:
Advanced Forefoot Fixation Workshop:
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
New Orleans, LA 4/05
Instructor:
Advanced Forefoot Fixation Workshop:
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
San Diego, CA3/04
Instructor:
The “Other” Fixation Workshop:
External Fixation Workshop for the Foot & Ankle Surgeon
(Mini-Fixator to Hybrids on Saw bones)
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Beverly Hills, CA 2/02

National & Regional Lecture Presentations:

Ossicles of the Foot in the Athlete
Plantar Heel Pain
Sports Medicine Surgical Skills Course
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Surgical Skills Course
Chicago, IL 09/11
Non-Osteotomy correction of Hallux Valgus
International Foot and Ankle Foundation
Las Vegas, NV 08/11
Joint preservation procedures for 1st MPJ
Lapidus Arthrodesis
1st MTPJ A-Z Workshop and Seminar
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Los Angeles, CA 8/11
Adult Acquired Flatfoot: Evaluating the patient
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Lauderdale, FL 3/11
Jones Procedure
Extensor Digitorum Communis tendon transfer for Extensor Recruitment
Tendon Repair Surgical Skills
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Surgical Skills Course
Dallas, TX 11/10
Cotton Osteotomy for Stage 2 PTTD
Surgical Pearls for Foot and Ankle Surgery
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Las Vegas, NV 2/10
Implant arthroplasty of the 1st MTP joint
Cotton Osteotomy for Stage 2 PTTD Reconstruction
Complex Foot Reconstruction
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Surgical Skills Course
Wright Medical Mobile Lab
Las Vegas, NV 11/09
Current Concepts in Hallux Valgus Repair
Achilles Tendon Insertional tendinopathy
CPMA Fall Meeting
Colorado Springs, CO 10/09
Controversies in the Adult Acquired Flatfoot
Forefoot Reconstruction of the Rheumatoid Foot
Non-Osteotomy correction of Hallux Valgus
Associated Pathology of the Cavus Foot
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Washington D.C. 3/09
Current Concepts in Hallux Valgus Repair; Hindfoot and Midfoot Fusions;
First MTP Implant Arthroplasty; First MTP arthrodesis;
Achilles Tendon Primary Repair, FHL Transfer and Tendon Reconstruction
Master Course in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Arthrex Scottsdale Lab
Scottsdale, AZ 2/09
Equinus correction: Gastrocnemius Recession and TAL
Arthrodesis in PTTD
Triple Arthrodesis
Isolated Subtalar joint Arthrodesis
Arthrodesis Toe to Ankle
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Surgical Skills Course
Spine Education and Research Institute
Denver, CO 9/08
Metatarsus Adductus Bunion
Bunion Complications: Recurrence
Rearfoot surgery Pearls: Panel Discussion
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Long Beach, CA 2/08
Anterolateral Leg Compartment Syndrome
Overview of Entrapment Peripheral Neuropathies
New Technologies and Applications: Neuropathy
No Bones About It—Soft Tissue Issues Surgical Skills Course
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
AAOS Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL 9/06
Rheumatoid Rearfoot & Ankle Deformites
Ankle Arthrodesis: Indications & Technique
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Las Vegas, NV 3/06
Surgical treatment of Equinus Deformity
4th Annual Orange County Podiatric Medical Assoc. Meeting
Huntington Beach, CA 10/05
Triple Arthrodesis
Medial Column Procedures Flatfoot Reconstruction
Non-surgical treatment of Adult Acquired Flatfoot
Adult Flatfoot Symposium: Live video broadcast
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Oklahoma City, OK 8/05
Controversies in Reconstructive Foot Surgery
Preserving the Foot in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Northwest Podiatric Foundation Summer Meeting
Swedish Hospital
Seattle, WA 6/05
Fusions in Flatfoot Surgery
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
New Orleans, LA 4/05
Subtalar Joint Fusion
Conservative Treatment of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Flatfoot Seminar
AAOS Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL 8/04
Foot & Ankle Care in the Aging Adult
Charting the Course in Gerontological Nursing
Nebraska Methodist Hospital – Peter Kiewit Conference Center
Omaha, NE 4/04
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic Support Group
Bergan-Mercy Hospital
Omaha, NE 4/04
Lapidus Arthrodesis: Indications, Technique, & Pearls
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
San Diego, CA 3/04
Specialized Lesser Metatarsal Osteotomies
Salvage of Failed Hammertoe Surgery
Advanced Forefoot Surgical Skills Seminar
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
AAOS Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL 8/03
Foot & Ankle Overuse Conditions
Excel Physical Therapy
Omaha, NE 3/03
Sinus Tarsi Syndrome or Nerve Entrapment?
Treatment of Tibial Sesamoid Pathology
Complications of Base Wedge Osteotomies
Kansas State Podiatric Association Annual Fall Meeting
Overland Park, KS 9/02
Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy
Reconstruction of the Rheumatoid Foot
2002 APMA Annual Scientific Meeting Seattle, WA 8/02Kansas State Podiatric Association Annual Fall Meeting Overland Park, KS 9/02
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Achilles Tendon: Insertional and Noninsertional Pathology
Kansas State Podiatric Association Annual Spring Meeting
Lindsborg, KS 4/02
Long-Term Outlook on the Treatment of Onychomycosis Lincoln, NE 3/02
Hastings, NE 6/02
Surgical Correction of the Adult Flexible Flatfoot
“The Seattle Experience”
Division Six: American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Chicago, IL 3/02Kansas State Podiatric Association Annual Spring Meeting Lindsborg, KS 4/02
Rheumatoid Forefoot:
Are we crippling people with Pan Metatarsal Head Resection? (Yes)
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Beverly Hills, CA 2/02
Advanced Internal Fixation: Rearfoot Reconstruction
Calcaneocuboid Joint Distraction Arthrodesis
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
Beverly Hills, CA 2/02
Onychomycosis: What you and your patients need to know
Novartis Consultant Physician Lecture Series
Omaha, NE 2/01, 3/01
Lincoln, NE 2/01, 3/01ND State Podiatric Annual Mtg. Bismark, ND 5/01
Reconstruction of the Rheumatoid Foot Northwest Podiatric Foundation Lake Tahoe, NV 3/003rd Annual Northwest Foot & Ankle Surgery Symposium
Swedish Medical Center Seattle, WA 3/00
Diagnosis & Management of Tarsometatarsal Injuries
Northwest Podiatric Foundation
Lake Tahoe, NV 3/00
Management of Podiatric Office Emergencies Northwest Podiatric Foundation Lake Tahoe, NV 3/00WA State Podiatric Annual Mtg. Lake Chelan, WA 4/00
Musculoskeletal Tumor work-up of the Lower Extremity
Northwest Podiatric Foundation
Lake Tahoe, NV 3/00
Recognition & Treatment of Common Foot Disorders
St. Josephs Medical Center
Omaha, NE 7/99
Treatment of Onychomycosis in the Diabetic Patient
Novartis Production Facility
Lincoln, NE 7/99
Onychomycosis Treatment with Oral Antifungal Medications
Department of Family Medicine
Omaha, NE 7/99
Univ. of Nebraska Med. Ctr.
NE State Podiatric Annual Mtg.
Grand Island, NE 10/96
Comprehensive Review of Tarsal Navicular Fractures Northwest Podiatric Foundation Lake Tahoe, NV 3/00Northwest Podiatric Foundation Seattle, WA 5/96
Navicular Stress Fracture: Case Presentation
WA State Podiatric Annual Mtg. Lake Chelan, WA
4/96
Navicular Stress Fractures: A Diagnostic & Management Protocol
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
New Orleans, LA 3/96
Workmen’s Compensation Board Symposium
University of Alberta: Edmonton, Canada
Lower Extremity Repetitive Strain Injuries”
Featured Speaker:
Lectures Presented: Anatomy of the Foot & Ankle, Lower Extremity Overuse Injuries, Plantar Heel Pain, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Achilles Tendon Disorders, Anatomy of a Workboot
12/95
The Effect of the Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy on the Intraarticular
Contact Characteristics of the Calcaneocuboid Joint
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Mtg.
San Francisco, CA 3/95
American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Mtg. Seattle, WA 8/95
Surgical Principles of Tendon Transfers
Northwest Podiatric Foundation
Seattle, WA 10/94

Hospital Affiliations:
Arizona:

Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Affiliate
7400 East Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-324-7000
3/08
John C. Lincoln Hospital Associate
Deer Valley Campus
19829 N. 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027
623.879.5369
12/06
Paradise Valley Hospital Associate
3929 E Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602.923.5000
10/06
Scottsdale Healthcare – Shea Affiliate
9003 E Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480.323.3000
10/06

Licensures:

Arizona #643 Active
California #E4655 Inactive
Iowa #617 Inactive
Nebraska #255 Inactive
Washington #513 Inactive

Certifications:

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Foot Surgery
Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
7/99, recertified to 2019

Professional Organizations:

Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Medical Advisor, International Foot & Ankle Foundation
Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
Member, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association