About Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute

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.

Dr. McAlister was a featured speaker at the ACFAS 2019 Conference

Between six educational lectures and four podcasts, he got into the weeds of his specialty as a leading spectator in the field of ankle reconstruction


Words from our patients

  • Google

    "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.
  • Google

    "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.
  • Vitals

    "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."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

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

    Roger H.
  • Healthgrades

    "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.
  • Healthgrades

    "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.
  • Healthgrades

    "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.