DC Foot Health

Dr. Lee E. Firestone is a native of New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his surgical residency training at The Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC where he served as chief resident in Podiatric Surgery.

He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He has privileges at The Massachusetts Avenue Surgical Center, Medstar Surgical Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital and The Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Firestone was recognized by his peers and colleagues in Washingtonian Magazine as one of DC’s top sports medicine providers (2010) and as a top DC Podiatrist (2012). He was also recognized by his fellow runners as best doctor by Run Washington Magazine (2013). He is an avid runner who competes in many local and regional races including the Boston Marathon. Dr. Firestone works extensively with runners and is proud to be a member of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club. Dr. Firestone is an RRCA certified running coach and serves as a coach with Montgomery County Road Runners Club’s Experienced Marathon Training Program.

Dr. Erika M. Schwartz is a native of Long Island, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University and her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. She completed three years of surgical residency training at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where she was chief resident in Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Schwartz is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She has privileges at the Washington Hospital Center, Medstar Surgical Center, and Massachusetts Avenue Surgical Center.

Dr. Schwartz is the current President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists. She serves as an advisor for the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is currently working with that group on Diabetic Foot Care modules for physician assistant continuing medical education. She is an APMA spokesperson and has been featured throughout multimedia, including The Washington Post, Prevention Magazine, and DC Channel 5 News. Dr. Schwartz is passionate about residency education and is a member of the Residency Clinical Competency and Education Committee for the Podiatric Surgical Residency Training Program at the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Schwartz was recognized by her peers and colleagues in the Washingtonian Magazine as a top DC Podiatrist (2012).

Dr. Alison J. Garten received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed two years of podiatric medicine and surgical residency at Montgomery Hospital in the Philadelphia area. She continued her training at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, which provided further extensive training in foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage and management of in-house patients with vast medical issues. She is a certified Pedorthist and Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She serves as a member of the District of Columbia Board of Podiatry, as well as Co- Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists.

Dr. Erin R. Robles received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University in Miami, FL, in 2011, after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Molecular Biology at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, FL. She completed three years of surgical residency training at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Her residency training involved all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, with additional emphasis on sports medicine and pediatric congenital deformities. Dr. Robles was a former competitive gymnast who now enjoys all things outdoors.