Surgeon Locator / Paul Ledesma
Dr. Ledesma was raised in Southeast Georgia near Savannah and is the son of the late Dr. Ernesto Ledesma, a respected pediatrician. He received his undergraduate degree at Georgia Southern University and worked as physical therapy technician for 3 years. While working as a physical therapy technician, he received special training as a certified aquatic therapist. After graduating cum laude from Georgia Southern University, he went on to earn his doctorate in podiatric medicine (DPM) as well as a master’s in biomedical sciences at Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami Shores, Florida. He was then accepted to complete a 3 year surgical residency at Harvard-affiliated Cambridge Hospital, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here he obtained advanced surgical training in the areas of adult and pediatric flatfoot reconstruction, diabetic Charcot and limb salvage and external fixation. Following graduation, he began working in private practice just outside of Boston focusing on sports medicine and related injuries. He has served on the Consumer Education Committee for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and worked closely with residents as an attending surgeon at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Worcester Massachusetts.
In November of 2009, Dr. Ledesma and his wife decided to relocate to Arizona to be closer to family and escape the harsh New England winters. After working in the Scottsdale area since 2009, Dr. Ledesma has now opened Ledesma Foot & Ankle. Aside from bringing specialized training and interest in sports medicine and reconstructive surgery, Ledesma Foot & Ankle’s mission is to provide a truly customized treatment plan, quality patient consultation time, and greater physician accessibility.
In his spare time, Dr. Ledesma enjoys practicing Brazilian jiu jitsu, playing golf, fly fishing, scuba diving, tennis, playing the guitar, and spending time with his wife and two children.