Our Staff

All our professionals at Northwest Foot Specialists, LLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

Dennis D'Onofrio, DPM, FACFAS, CWSP

 

EDUCATION

Secondary School: The Westminster School
Simsbury, CT
Graduated Cum Laude June 1976

Undergraduate: ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
Canton, NY
BS Degree June 1980

Post Graduate: PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE
Philadelphia, PA
Graduated May, 1986 with degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

1986-1987 Preceptorship in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
YALE PODIATRY GROUP
Ansonia, CT
Preceptor -JF Yale, DPM, FACFAS

1987-1989 Resident/Chief Resident - Podiatric Surgery
WEST HAVEN VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CTR
West Haven, CT
Director, GA Gorecki, DPM, MPH, FACFAS
 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1988-2004 Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Des Moines, Iowa

1994-1996 Chief Podiatric Surgical Education/Residency Director
VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems
West Haven, CT

1995-1998 Clinical Lecturer, Dept. of Internal Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

1995-2000 Board Certification Oral Examiner,
American Board of Podiatric Surgery

1995-1998 Case Reviewer, State of Connecticut Dept. of
Public Health
Hartford, CT
 

STATE LICENSURE

1986 to Present State of Connecticut

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

1987-2004 VA CONNECTiCUT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Clinical Campus Yale University School of Medicine
West Haven, CT

1990-present CHARLOTTE HUNGERFORD HOSPITAL
Torrington, CT
Chief Podiatric Surgery Section
Department of Surgery

1996-present SHARON HOSPITAL
Sharon, CT
Department of Surgery
 

BOARD CERTIFICATION STATUS

Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Examiners -1986
Board Certified in Foot Surgery, AMERICAN BOARD OF PODIATRIC SURGERY -1993. Recertified -2002

Previously Board Certified in Primary Podiatric Medicine, AMERICAN BOARD OF PODIATRlC ORTHOPEDICS AND PRIMARY MEDICINE -1994 until 2004
 

PROFFESIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association 1986-present
  • American Podiatric Medical Association 1986-present
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 1993-present
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery 1993-present

 

 

 


Benish Ali, DPM

 

EDUCATION

  
    Undergraduate: KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
    Kennesaw, GA
    Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS Degree May 2001

    Post Graduate: NEW YORK COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE
    New York City, NY
    Graduated  Magna Cum Laude May, 2005 with degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

2005-2008 Podiatric Surgery Resident
    St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
    Hartford, CT
   
         

STATE LICENSURE

    2008 to Present State of Connecticut


  
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
  
    2017-present CHARLOTTE HUNGERFORD HOSPITAL
    Torrington, CT
    Department of Surgery

   
BOARD CERTIFICATION STATUS

  Board Qualified , AMERICAN BOARD OF PODIATRlC MEDICINE 2015