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Featured Doctor: David B. Laha, DPM, FACFAS


David B. LahaA specialist in the medical and surgical treatment of the foot, Dr. Laha has extensive training in reconstructive foot surgery and sports medicine of the lower extremities. He takes pride in providing quality, personal care for his patients.

Kansas Born and Raised

A Kansas native, born in Winchester and raised in Centralia, Dr. Laha has been practicing in the Kansas City area since 1985. He attended Kansas Wesleyan University, graduating with honors. While in college, he played basketball and was an outstanding track and cross country athlete. He was inducted into the Kansas Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

His Residency at Hayward Vesper Hospital Kept Him on His Toes

After receiving his medical training and graduating with honors from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, he performed his post graduate residency training at Hayward Vesper Hospital in Hayward, California. Specializing in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, he was the Chief Resident his last year in training.

Dr. Laha Is Very Respected in His Field

Dr. Laha is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, as well as the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Podiatric Medical Association and is a past president of the Association.

He Helps People Put Their Best Foot Forward

Dr. Laha is trained in the treatment of foot injuries, fractures, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns, calluses, flat feet, children's foot problems, diabetic foot problems, tumors, fungal nails, heel pain, and sports medicine injuries of the lower extremities.

When It Comes to Feet, Dr. Laha Has a Leg Up

He is recognized by the medical community as a leading provider of foot care in the Kansas City area. His extensive training has made him an expert in reconstructive foot surgery and sports medicine of the lower extremities. Dr Laha's expertise is sought out by other physicians for their patient care, sports teams for the care of their athletes, organizations for lecturing, attorneys for legal council, and local health reporters for information on a variety of foot and ankle problems including the latest medical innovations for the treatment of foot and ankle problems.

He Always Stays One Step Ahead

Dr. Laha stays abreast of the latest advances in foot and ankle care. It is his goal to provide the best foot and ankle care using the latest medical and surgical techniques, in a compassionate, friendly environment.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas, BS - Biology

    • Alpha Chi National Honor Society

  • California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

    • Pi Delta National Honor Society

  • Hayward Vespers Hospital, Hayward, CA

    • Surgical Residency Program in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery

    • Chief Resident: 1984 - 1985

Certifications / Memberships

  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

  • Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

  • Fellow, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons

  • Member, American MENSA

  • Member, American Running and Fitness Association

  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association

  • Member, Kansas Podiatric Medical Association

Board Memberships

  • Kansas Podiatric Medical Association - Board of Directors 1987 - 2002, 2012 - present

  • Kansas Podiatric Medical Association - Past President: 1996-1998

  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts 2012 to present

Board of Trustees

Hospital Affiliations

  • Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas

  • Surgicenter of Johnson County, Overland Park, Kansas

  • Surgery Center of Blue Valley, Overland Park, Kansas

 

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