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Aksone Nouvong, DPM, FACFAS

Assistant Professor, Podiatric Medicine, Surgery & Biomechanics, College of Podiatric Medicine

College of Podiatric Medicine

E-Mail: anouvong@westernu.edu

Phone: 909.706.3793

Website: www.westernu.edu

Join year: 2009

Education

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences – University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Education Experience

Residency – Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency – DVA-Greater Los Angeles/Olive View-UCLA

Certification

Board Certified: Foot Surgery - American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Fellow: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
             American Professional Wound Care Association

Education Experience

Residency – 3 years Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency – DVA-Greater Los Angeles/Olive View-UCLA

Certification

Board Certified: Foot Surgery - American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Fellow: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
             American Professional Wound Care Association
 

Research Interest

Dr. Nouvong sees patients of all ages and abilities, including pediatric, geriatric, and athletes. She specializes in trauma and diabetic foot complication, while actively conducting numerous interdisciplinary research projects as the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator with primary care, rheumatology, general surgery, radiology, infectious disease, and vascular surgery. She has published thirteen peer review articles, as well as a chapter in an international book, and was guest editor for the Foot and Ankle Quarterly. Additionally, she contributed a chapter in the Rutherford’s Textbook of Vascular Surgery, 8th Edition. In 2011, she received the “Star Award” from the Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Society for her contribution to the profession.

Narrative

Since graduating from the California College of Podiatric Medicine, and completing her surgical residency program at the DVA-Greater Los Angeles and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Nouvong has trained in an interdisciplinary, academic environment. Prior to coming to Western University in 2009 as the founding Chair of the Department of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery, and Biomechanics, she was the Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the DVA Greater Los Angeles (DVA-GLA) and the Residency Director for the DVA-GLA and Olive View-UCLA. She continues to be actively involved with the Residency program, now as the Associate Residency Director, and is involved with students from other colleges of podiatric medicine, as the Externship Director. She accepted the position as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs at CPM from 2010-2013. She is currently the Chair for the Department of Podiatric Surgery at the DVA-GLA and is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Vascular Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has also recently joined the Council on Medical Education in 2013 as a Residency Site Evaluator. On her return back to the DVA-GLA she has become a member of the National Podiatry Field Advisory Committee. She is also the immediate past President for Division 1, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).  She currently serves on the Board of Directors, ACFAS.