Dr. Chad Simmons completed his undergraduate education at the University of Florida. He graduated from Barry University in Miami earning his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Simmons completed a 3 year intensive residency program for Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Steven Spinner DPM, specializing in Forefoot, Rearfoot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, FL. During this time he performed over 1000 Foot and Ankle surgeries, and over 2400 surgical Foot and Ankle procedures. Also Dr. Simmons worked in conjunction with the Emergency room for Foot and Ankle trauma and injuries.
Dr. Simmons is Board Certified in both Foot Surgery and Rearfoot/ Ankle Reconstruction.
Certified surgeons must graduate from an accredited four year podiatric medical school and complete residency training at a program approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. They must also have four years of post-doctoral clinical experience and present a diverse mix of documented surgical cases for review by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery Credentials Committee. The surgeons then must pass extensive written and oral examinations before becoming board certified.
The Foot & Ankle Group proudly welcomed Dr. Simmons to their group in July 2009.
In 2013, Dr. Simmons relocated his family to Colorado and opened the Elite Foot and Ankle Center. He is extremely excited about this new opportunity to be closer to extended family, help a new patient demographic, and enjoy the wonderful outdoors the Colorado has to offer.
Dr. Simmons previously held staff privileges at all the major hospitals in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. Dr. Simmons is a past member of the Physician Quality Committee for Lee Memorial Hospital system. Dr. Simmons holds a special interest in Rearfoot and Ankle reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Simmons also served on the National Advisory Panel for Internal Fixation Systems for two years.
Dr. Simmons volunteers with the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project. The project provides a valuable opportunity for physicians to treat many of the foot deformities seen in the Mexican children, such as clubfoot, which are treated at birth in the United States. The treatment is provided free of charge to patients.
Dr. Simmons enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Deja and his young daughter Aubriella. In his free time, he also enjoys fishing, diving, skiing, camping, hiking, golf, athletic sports and the wide range of outdoor activities.