3025 Hamaker Court, #340
Fairfax, VA 22031
Dominion Foot & Ankle Consultants, PC (Find our new address on this home page !)
The podiatric physicians at Dominion Foot & Ankle Consultants, PC are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a web site loaded with valuable information about foot and ankle problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your feet.
We are pleased to welcome you to Dominion Foot and Ankle Consultants. We are here to provide you with the highest quality foot and ankle care available. We offer medical and surgical treatments in our office, outpatient surgical center, or in-hospital (inpatient) settings as dictated by your individual needs.
We have designed our web site to inform you about our practice and the services we offer, our approach to patient care, and to include information on some of the common disorders we treat. We have included links to other sites which may supplement the information contained here.
Our basic philosophy dictates that we will make an accurate diagnosis related to your concerns and will order appropriate testing, when necessary, to support this effort. We will recommend medical or surgical treatment considering your age, activity level, medical history, general health status, and other factors as required.
When non-surgical care is adequate to treat the concern, we will recommend such an approach first. When conservative care has failed or is not advisable we will discuss surgical treatments, in detail, including benefits and risks as well as the impact on your activity level. We will coordinate care with your primary physician or other specialists, as necessary, and communicate with them as circumstances dictate.
Dr. Pontell received his B.A. in Physical Anthroplogy with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a three-year residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. The faculty included many physicians with international reputations for excellence in Foot and Ankle and Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, Orthopedic Trauma and Emergency Medicine, Plastic and Vascular Surgery. By virtue of this training, Dr. Pontell was one of the first podiatric surgeons in Northern Virginia to be granted surgical privileges for ankle fracture repair and rearfoot and ankle fusion.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is Board-Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABPS). He served as Chief of the Podiatric Surgery Section, Department of Orthopedic Surgery of Inova Fairfax Hospital 2000-2004. He has served on numerous hospital committees including those charged with Infection Control, Orthopedic Education, and Orthopedic Research. He is the current President of the Northern Virginia Podiatric Medical Association.
He is an Associate of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and treats many youth athletes and dancers in the practice. He is a member of the Residency Training Committee of the Inova Fairfax Hospital Podiatric Residency Program and has been involved, actively, in the teaching and surgical training of residents for twenty years. He has served as Scientific Chairman for the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association Scientific Meeting, and has authored peer-reviewed articles relating to small-joint replacement surgery, adolescent sports medicine, and pain management. He has served on the faculty of many regional and national conferences as a lecturer and lab instructor in complex surgical reconstruction of the foot and ankle. He is the recent recipient of a research grant to study combined internal and external fixation in Lapidus fusion, the results of which are pending publication in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Robert Hallivis received his B.S. in Biology with a concentration in neurobiology and behavioral medicine from Cornell University. He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a three-year residency in Leg, Ankle and Foot reconstructive surgery at one of the nation's top residency programs at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This program had an emphasis on reconstruction of complex deformities, traumatology, and revisional surgery. He also completed an orthopedic mini-trauma fellowship in Germany, where he also taught elective reconstructive surgical techniques to German orthopedic surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is board certified and qualified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. He is an Associate of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and a clinical advisor for the American Running Association. He is the current Chief of the Podiatric Surgery Section, Inova Fairfax Hospital and Vice President of the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Hallivis has a strong interest in research and education, which he demonstrates with his involvement with the residency program at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is a member of the Residency Training Committee and is active in teaching and surgical training of the residents. He has published multiple articles pertaining to foot and ankle conditions, including osteochondral autogenous transplantation for ankle joint injury, sports medicine and pain management. He is a frequent lecturer on advanced foot and ankle surgery to local and national professional groups.
Dr. Hallivis has extensive training in foot, ankle and leg pathology with an emphasis on elective and reconstructive foot surgery and sports medicine. In addition he has special training in trauma, diabetic foot surgery, Charcot reconstructive surgery and repair of previous surgical complications/revisional surgery.