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About Foot and Ankle Specialists

Our Promise

Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive, evidence-based and state-of-the-art care for foot and ankle disorders. We at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Cincinnati offer our services to children, athletes, diabetics and geriatrics, we strive to remain at the forefront of foot and ankle diagnostic treatments with our rigorous and comprehensive medical and surgical training. Physicians in the Foot & Ankle Specialists group are involved in the local surgical residency training programs; we take pride in educating tomorrow’s foot and ankle surgeons in the most advanced and proven surgical techniques available. Many patients are referred to us from their primary care and family practice offices as well as foot and ankle physicians and other physician specialists around the tri-state to treat complex adult, pediatric, diabetic and infectious foot and ankle disorders and deformities. Our mission is to provide you with prompt, comfortable and friendly foot and ankle care in order for you to return to your active lifestyle.

Meet Our Doctors

Dominic Angelo Rizzo DPM

Dominic Angelo Rizzo


Renee Ash


Todd C. Loftus


Mark Elliott Petre


Elizabeth Brown, DPM

Elizabeth Brown

Dominic Angelo Rizzo DPM

Dominic Angelo Rizzo, DPM

Undergraduate: Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Medical school: The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Surgical residency: Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati Podiatric Medical & Surgical Residency, Cincinnati, Ohio
•ABPS Board certified foot surgery
•Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Special interests:
•Lower extremity Reconstruction – Orthoplastic and neurologic approaches
•Diabetic limb deformity correction
•Elective adult deformity correction
•Wound Care
•Podiatric Surgery
Joining the Foot and Ankle Specialists in 2002, Dr. Rizzo has helped to cultivate a strong hospital-based and a surgical based approach to the treatment of the lower extremity. In addition, Dr. Rizzo currently serves as a Partner of Foot and Ankle Specialists. Dr. Rizzo is also Co-Founder and Chairman of the American Orthoplastic Microsurgical Society (AMOS). This surgical society is responsible for national and international collaboration and development in the field of limb reconstructive surgery. Dr. Rizzo is also the Founder and Director of the Cincinnati Lower Extremity Reconstructive Institute which collaborates with local, regional and national medical professionals to advance limb salvage and reconstruction. Dr. Rizzo currently serves as Research Director of the TriHealth Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency. Dr Rizzo is active in his local Professional Podiatric Academy, serving as past President and current treasurer and secretary. Dr. Rizzo is very active with the podiatric surgical residency community, serving as surgical attending for podiatric surgical residents within the Mercy Hospital system and the TriHealth Hospital System. Dr. Rizzo has been actively involved in the national and international lecturing circuit for his surgical development and research. Additionally, Dr. Rizzo has long been involved with research and development of orthopedic devices and hardware. 
Dr. Rizzo enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, boating and the Automotive World. 

Renee Ash, DPM

Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Undergraduate: Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania
Medical school: The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Surgical residency: Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati Podiatric Medical & Surgical Residency, Cincinnati, Ohio
Certification: ABPS Board Certified Foot, Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery
Special Interests:
•Lower extremity wounds and infectious disease
•Elective adult deformity correction
•Lower extremity sports, occupational and traumatic disorders
Joining the Foot and Ankle specialists’ team in 2006, Dr. Ash serves the Blue Ash and Cheviot offices in addition to the Christ Hospital Wound Care Center. She teaches as faculty for the Jewish Hospital Podiatric Medical/Surgical residency program. She enjoys spending time with family, the culinary arts and literature in her free time.

Todd C. Loftus, DPM

Dr. Todd Loftus is an Ohio native, having completed his education at Miami University, Ohio State University and Podiatry training in Cleveland with a three year Surgical residency in Salt Lake City, Utah. He serves as the immediate past President of the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association.
Dr. Todd as he likes to be called, brings 12 years of wound care and injury prevention experience to Foot and Ankle Specialists with special interests in Diabetic Wound Prevention, Fall Prevention, and Sports Injury. He sees patients in our Blue Ash, Cheviot and Middletown offices.
Dr. Todd enjoys home remodeling, antique refinishing, home audio and theater and spending time with family.

Mark Elliott Petre, DPM

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Undergrad: University of Cincinnati

Medical school: Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois

Residency: Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati Podiatric Medical & Surgical Residency, Cincinnati Ohio

Certification: ABFAS Certified Foot Surgery

Active Member: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

American Microsurgical and Orthoplastic Society

Special Interests: 

  • Lower extremity Reconstruction and limb salvage
  • Diabetic limb deformity correction
  • Elective adult foot deformities
  • Wound care
  • Podiatric surgery

Joining the Foot and Ankle specialists’ team in 2013, Dr. Petre serves the Blue Ash and Cheviot offices. He is on staff at several local hospitals with a majority of that time at Mercy West hospital where he sees patients both inpatient and at the West wound care center. In addition to these responsibilities he is a member of the faculty for two area residency programs working with the residents of The Jewish Hospital and the Tri-health Podiatric residency programs. In his free time Dr. Petre enjoys spending his time with his wife and 2 boys hiking, biking and exploring all the other outdoor activities around the greater Cincinnati area.


Elizabeth Brown, DPM

Hometown: Lafayette, Indiana
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Medical school: The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, Ohio
Surgical residency: The Christ Hospital of Cincinnati; Chief Podiatric Surgery Resident
Certification: ABPS Board Qualified Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery
•Ohio Podiatric Medical Association
Professional Organizations and Affiliations
•American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
•Ohio Podiatric Medical Association (OPMA)
Volunteer Experience
•Guatemala Mission Trip
•Ronald McDonald House
•Christ Hospital Mission Trip Harlan, KY
•Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure”
•American Red Cross Blood Drive
•NEOAPM Super Saver Seminar