Dr. McAlister Co-Author/Editor for new publication on Ankle Arthritis

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Having Ankle Pain? Ankle Arthritis?

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Dr. McAlister teams up to discuss Revision Total Ankles


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2023 National ACFAS Conference

PFAI successfully presented with Dr. McAlister and Duelfer

Welcome Dr Sakkab as our new 2024 Fellow!

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Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute

Podiatrist and Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Scottsdale, AZ and Phoenix, AZ

Jeffrey McAlister, DPM, FACFAS, is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, who specializes in advanced foot and ankle reconstruction with offices in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona. 

Dr. McAlister’s passion for patient care began at the University of Iowa, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in 2004, before garnering an interest in podiatric medicine and surgery during his time at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.

Since his days as a podiatric medical student, Dr. McAlister has gone on to continue his education whenever possible. He completed a rigorous residency training in the northern Virginia suburbs through the INOVA Fairfax Hospital Podiatric Residency program, where he received specialized training in foot and ankle trauma, adult and pediatric reconstruction, and diabetic limb salvage.

Some of Dr. McAlister’s rotations during his time in the program included internal medicine, infectious diseases, vascular surgery, emergency medicine, and general surgery.

Under the mentorship of prominent doctors like John Steinberg DPM and Chris Attinger MD, Dr. McAlister even served as chief resident for the limb salvage service at Georgetown University Hospital during that time.

Dr. Jeffrey E. McAlister is honored to be one of only a few podiatric surgeons in the United States that has completed a 12 month surgical fellowship at the prestigious Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, Ohio. This is a unique fellowship that trains both Podiatric and Orthopedic Surgeons. This advanced surgical training focused on foot and ankle trauma, reconstruction as well as total ankle replacement. This was completed in Columbus, Ohio under the direction of Christopher Hyer, DPM, Gregory Berlet MD, Thomas Lee MD and Terrence Philbin DO and was affiliated with Grant Medical Hospital and The Ohio State University. This is the same type of fellowship that MD/DO orthopedic surgeons complete if they wish to sub-specialize in the foot and ankle.

As a fellow member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and national speaker and peer educator, Dr. McAlister is passionate about technological advances in the foot and ankle field, specifically in educating patients on the advantages of primary and revision total ankle arthroplasty.



    Ankle Arthritis? Listen to Dr. McAlister’s Podcast episode on Ankle Replacement Options.

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    Dr. McAlister does Podcast on Ankle Deltoid Ligament Repair with Podiatry Today

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    Listen to Bunion Correction Updates Here in a New Podcast with Dr. McAlister

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    Listen to Dr. McAlister and peers discuss Osteochondral Defects!

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    Ankle Surgeons Discuss Complex Nonunion Repair 

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Foot & Ankle Published Research by Dr. McAlister

Dr. McAlister is a leader in foot and ankle research and education, presenting and publishing regularly. His most recent peer-reviewed journal publications include:

To view a complete list of Dr. McAlister’s articles, please visit pubmed.

Dr. McAlister discusses Lapiplasty 3D bunion correction on ABC Arizona 13 News.

Watch this educational video on the benefits of a minimal incision bunion correction and how you may be a candidate!

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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute accepts most major insurances and Workers' Compensation Insurance. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Golden Rule
Mercy Care
Meritain Health
Oscar Health
United Healthcare
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Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis: What to Expect

Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis: What to Expect

Heel pain has many causes, with plantar fasciitis being at the forefront of the problem, but what treatments are available? Read on to discover when you need shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis and what to expect during treatment.


Words from our patients

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    "Dr. McAlister is always prompt and asks lots of questions to accurately diagnose your issue. He is detail-oriented and focuses on you the entire time."

    Laura B.
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    "Great doctor and professional staff!! Very thorough, and helpful. I’m very lucky to have had him as my surgeon! Highly recommend him!"

    Patty K.
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    "Dr. McAlister took care of me when I tore my Achilles tendon...I made a full recovery and feel that he really is an outstanding, confident surgeon."

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  • Healthgrades

    "I found Dr. McAlister professional, straight forward and personable. His staff is excellent. I would recommend to anyone unreservedly."

    Roger H.
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    "I couldn't be more pleased with my post-operative results...I would recommend Dr. McAlister to family and friends, and seek his expertise again in the future if needed."

    Kevin G.
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    "Dr. McAlister reconstructed my foot from previous surgery by another doctor. He did a fantastic job. He's very pleasant and easy to talk to. Would recommend him highly."

    Jane C.
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    "Dr. McAlister and his team were great to work with, knowledgeable, informative and professional. He treats you feel like a person instead of a patient number."

    Brian M.
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    "My experience with Dr McAlister was professional and friendly. I would highly recommend him to any family and friends."

    Ruth B.
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    "Dr. McAlister and his entire staff are the very best. They all are very friendly and professional. I am already recommending him to family and friends."

    Tom H.
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