Photo of Dr. Stefano MilitelloDr. Stefano Militello

Dr. Militello provides quality, comforting, foot care for all his patients' podiatric needs and takes great pride in treating his patients as his own family members. His comprehensive 3-year residency included intense training in Diabetic Limb Salvage and Reconstruction, Foot and Ankle Trauma, and Wound Care.

Dr. Militello is on staff at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Troy Beaumont Hospital, Macomb Wound Care, and Henry Ford Hospital.

Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Photo of Dr. Anthony LaLamaDr. Anthony LaLama

With sincere compassion, Dr. LaLama puts his patients first and is driven to provide the best quality care for their foot and ankle concerns.


Dr. LaLama specializes in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery, Diabetic Limb Salvage, Sports Medicine, and Wound Care . Dr. LaLama is an active practicing physician for the Amputation Prevention Center in Southfield, MI.

Dr. LaLama performed his surgical training at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI excelling in foot and ankle reconstruction, diabetic limb salvage, sports medicine injuries, and wound care.  Dr. LaLama researched and published articles in The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as Podiatry Today Magazine during his residency. Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Photo of Dr. Rachel SamselDr. Rachel Samsel

Dr. Samsel received her medical education at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH. She then completed a 3 year surgical residency program at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Dr. Samsel was trained in reconstruction of forefoot and rearfoot ankle deformities, as well as trauma, sports medicine, and diabetic wound care. She completed a mini-fellowship at Bako Pathology in dermatological conditions. Dr. Samsel is certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Samsel is on staff at William Troy Beaumont Hospital and Ascension St. John Macomb and Oakland Hospitals.


Photo of Dr. George Kardouss, DPMDr. George Kardouss, DPM

Dr. George Kardouss was born in Damascus, Syria. He earned a B.S. in Biology/Microbiology from Damascus University. 

Dr. Kardouss also earned a M.S. in Medical Biology/Hematology from Long Island University in Brookville, New York and remained in New York for a year where he did research work in immunology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. After that, Dr. Kardouss worked as a Laboratory technologist and supervisor for St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, MI for 3 years.

Dr. Kardouss then decided to go back to school and attend Kent State University - College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH. After graduating Dr. Kardouss completed a 3-year residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc, MI. While at Genesys, Dr. Kardouss received extensive training in foot and ankle reconstruction and worked significantly with diabetic wound care with an emphasis on limb preservation. During residency, Dr. Kardouss completed a podiatric dermatology and dermatopathology fellowship in Alpharetta, Georgia, and obtained additional certification in foot and ankle arthroscopy.

  • Board certified foot and ankle specialist highly trained in an array of conditions. Committed to providing the highest level of care to all patients.
  • Trained in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.
  • Maintains an up-to-date medical knowledge and regularly attends physician conferences and surgical courses. Presents and lectures to colleagues and other medical staff at several podiatric conferences.
  • Works to develop and maintain relationships with area physicians which ensures continuity of patient care.

Photo of Dr. Andrew Messina, DPMDr. Andrew Messina, DPM

Dr Andrew Messina earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, IL. 

He then completed his 3-year residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where he received extensive training in minimally invasive surgical techniques, wound care, trauma, foot and ankle reconstruction, and limb salvage. He is Forefoot and Rearfoot Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr Andrew Messina is on staff at Beaumont Grosse Pointe and Beaumont Royal Oak. As well as Ascension St John Main and Ascension Southfield. He also is on staff at the Amputation Prevention Center in Southfield, MI.

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