Ali Abdul Kareem, DPM

4420 S McColl Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539


Al Mustansiria Medical School
Baghdad, Iraq | MBCHB

Temple University School of Podiatry Surgery and Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | DPM
2010- 2012

Honors received while in Temple University School:

  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Dr. H Harvey Haber Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in attaining the highest degree of proficiency in Clinical Diagnosis

Boards Certification

  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)
    Board Eligible in Foot and Ankle Surgery, 2016
  • American Board of Podiatry Medicine (ABPM), 2016

Work Experience

  • Kyle Health Center, Pine Ridge Hospital, South Dakota
    Outpatient clinics, inpatient, and surgical cases

Professional Organizations & memberships

  • AACFAS (Associate American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons)
  • APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association)
  • TPMA (Texas Podiatric Medical Association)


The Implementation of the Chronic Care Model with Respect to Dealing with the Biopsychosocial Aspects of the Chronic Disease of Diabetes (Kathya M. Zinszer DPM, FAPWCA, Jennifer L. Mulhern DPMAli, Abdul Kareem, MBCHB)

Published in: Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
October 2011
Volume 24, Number 10
Pages 475 – 484

Surgical Experiences

  • Forefoot: hallux abductovalgus/bunion deformity, arthritic conditions of the great toe (joint implant or arthrodesis), lesser digit deformities, digital trauma, distal metatarsal osteotomies, management of neuromas, rheumatoid reconstruction, etc.
  • Midfoot: Lisfranc (tarsal-metatarsal joint) fracture/dislocations, metatarsus adductus correction, brachy-metatarsus (congenital short toe), sports medicine fracture types, bone tumors, etc.
  • Hindfoot: isolated and multi-joint arthrodesis, pes plan valgus (pediatric & adult flatfoot) correction; talar, navicular and calcaneal fractures; tendon & ligamentous repair/augmentation, Achilles tendon rupture, tendon repair & transfers, clubfoot, etc.
  • Ankle: ORIF of ankle fractures, ankle arthroscopy and ankle arthrodesis.
    • Miscellaneous: nerve release/decompression (Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, etc.), Charcot neuro- arthroplasty reconstruction, split thickness skin grafts, ultrasonography of the foot & ankle, etc.

Fellowship: Duties and experience

  • Inpatient Load ranged 25-45 patients. Surgical cases range from 15 to 30 a week. 5-10 new consultations every day.
  • Inpatient management of diabetic patients from podiatry standpoint, including evaluating and treating diabetic foot bone and soft tissue infections, gangrene, and open wounds for all age groups.
  • Outpatient Clinic Management of diabetic patients, including skin care, ulcers, infections, Charcot foot infections, wound care, preventive care, and offloading. Twice a week, seeing about 15 to 20 patients daily per provider.

Surgical conferences and CME

  • Desert Foot CME: Nov. 2015
    • Treatment and management of diabetic foot infections Foundation of Orthopedic Research and Education (FORE): Jan 2016
    • Cadaver lab training on Achilles tendon surgery, speed bridge, medial malleolar osteotomy, and lisfranc injuries
    • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • ACFAS reconstruction course in Portland, Oregon: Sept 2016
    • Cadaver training on STJ fusion (medial double), 2nd MPJ dislocation pathology, 1st MPJ fusion techniques, Achilles repair, and FHL transfer
  • ACFAS Las Vegas 2017
    • Coding program with elaboration on how to enhance efficiency of podiatric coding
  • IFAF ankle scope training with Dr. Schuberth
  • EX fix 12 symposium and flap training with Dr. Thomas Zogonis
  • AAOFAS basic training with Dr. Carpenter
  • AAOFAS advances training with Dr. Carpenter
  • TPMA meeting cadaver lab training with Dr. Liu, Dr. Carpenter

Educational Presentations

  • Osteomyelitis
  • Puncture wounds
  • Navicular fractures
  • Acellular dermal substitutes for diabetic patients
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Plantar heel ulcers
  • Diabetic soft tissue reconstruction
  • Gout arthritis
  • Lisfrancs injuries

Anna – Medical Assistance

Michelle – Front Desk

Janie – Billing

Maria – Surgery Planning/Billing