Dr. Hernan Melgarejo
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Since he was a small child, Dr. Melgarejo has always been interested in medicine. As early as he can remember, he’s always wanted to help people – especially those who are ill and in pain.
Dr. Melgarejo’s first initial interest in medicine was in pediatrics and he applied to Medical School his first year out of college but did not get in. He therefore took some time off from school and worked in the fields of Biology, Chemistry and Laboratory Sciences and then again set his eyes towards medicine. Next, he looked at dentistry and podiatry.
Since he did not always have straight teeth, Dr. Melgarejo needed to get interventional help from an orthodontist if he wanted to pursue dentistry. He set his teeth straight and what a beautiful smile he received!
However, podiatry became more and more of an interest for him. In fact, when he was a small child he remembered his mother getting bunion surgery in both her feet and that had initially peeked his curiosity in the field. One day Barry Johnson, R.I.P., U.S. Army, told him to get orthotics for his foot pain from plantar fasciitis, and it worked. Dr. Melgarejo applied to N.Y.C.P.M. in 2006 and he graduated as a podiatrist in 2010.
As for his education history, Dr. Melgarejo attended Valencia Community College in Orlando Florida for about two and a half years and received his Associates in Arts degree with heavy science concentration.
Next, he attended U.C.F. in Orlando, Fl. and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then got his Masters in Cytogenetics at U.T.H.S.C.A. in San Antonio, TX. After that, he moved to NYC to finish his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Melgarejo brings a great wealth of knowledge to the field of podiatry and can now educate and teach others what he has learned as a clinician and a U.S. soldier in the field, U.S. Marines. He was trained by the best E-7 Gunny Sergeants, OCS Pensacola, and truly became educated in what true foot pain can be.
While he was in podiatry school, Dr. Melgarejo ran the NYC marathon twice and then another time after graduation. The last time he ran was at the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington D.C. about a year and a half ago. He tells us, “As I took each stride step during each of the marathons I ran, I never forgot my E-7 Gunnys at OCS Pensacola.”