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About Dr. Mendeszoon


Dr. Mendeszoon is a multi-board certified podiatrist who treats all surgical and non-surgical conditions of the leg, ankle, and foot in both adults and children. He specializes in trauma, sports medicine, diabetic foot and ankle conditions and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including Total Ankle Joint Replacement Surgery.

Dr. Mendeszoon graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine with honors and completed his surgical training at Harvard Medical School-New England Deaconess Hospital-Joslin Diabetes Center. He then completed an orthopedic lower extremity, ankle & foot surgical fellowship. He continues to be active academically as the director of the Advanced Foot And Ankle Fellowship with University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, clinical professor at Ohio University Heritage medical school and sports medicine director at Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine. He has been appointed assistant professor at Iowa State University. He lectures nationally and internationally, has been published in several medical journals and is a contributor to many health and wellness magazines including Men’s Health.

As an athlete, Dr. Mendeszoon received All-State honors in track & field during high school and was a four-year scholarship student-athlete at Miami University where he competed in the 400 hurdles, 800 meters, and relays. He continued to compete post-collegiately for several years until he began his coaching career at Stony Brook University and the University of Pennsylvania. He currently coaches at Chardon High School and is the Director of the Maple Leaf Track Club. Dr. Mendeszoon is a consultant with the University of Akron Track & Field Team as well as Spire Institute’s Track & Field program. In addition, he serves as a team physician for several high schools in Geauga County. Known as “Doc” to his athletes and the running community, Dr. Mendeszoon has worked with athletes of all ages, including All-State, State Champions, All Americans, National Champions, and Olympians.

Dr. Mendeszoon resides in Chardon with his wife Kristen and twins, Myles and Marijke. Always the athlete, he is still an active runner and enjoys traveling and reading.

Dr. Mendeszoon has fulfilled his dream of establishing a specialty shop dedicated to runners, walkers, and athletes of all levels. Achilles Running Shop is the only known physician-owned specialty running store in the country. His stores are located in Willoughby, Ohio and Erie, Pennsylvania.

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