Dr. Matthew German, ABFAS

Dr. Matthew German (ABFAS) is originally from central Minnesota, where he attended Lakeville High School. Dr. German graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he studied Chemistry and Biochemistry. He went to medical school at the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Iowa. After completing medical school, he was selected to one of the top surgical training programs in the nation in foot and ankle surgery in Newark, New Jersey. There, he completed his 3 year surgical residency at University Hospital, the primary teaching hospital for Rutgers University’s New Jersey Medical School. While there, he was honored to be chief resident for his final year of residency. He is interested in all aspect of foot and ankle medicine and surgery.

He enjoys the outdoor life that Michigan provides, whether it is hunting, fishing, rafting or hiking with his wife. He has been a lifelong Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings fan and is excited to root on his Detroit teams in their hometown.

  • Post Graduate Training
    • Residency PMSR-RRA at University Hospital, Newark, NJ (2012-2015)
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    • Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA (2008-2012)
  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Science – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2004-2008)

ABFAS- American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

CRUDEM Medical Mission to Haiti

  • Medical Volunteer, 2015

Des Moines University

  • Interview Committee Member, 2010-2011
  • Student Ambassador, 2009-2011

Sigma Nu Fraternity

  • Alumni Advisor at Iowa State University, 2009-2011

Take Care of Your Diabetes Workshop

  • Volunteer 2010

MedFest Fit Feet Volunteer

  • Volunteer 2010

Des Moines Dam-to-Dam Race

  • Medical Volunteer 2010

USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

  • Medical Volunteer 2010

Des Moines University Visitation Day

  • Volunteer 2009-2010

Des Moines University Orientation Volunteer

  • Volunteer 2009

Clubfoot: An overview of Conservative and Surgical Treatment Modalities  

  • University Hospital – Newark, NJ
  • Didactic Lecture provided for residents and extern students

Acute and Chronic Lateral Ankle Injuries

  • University Hospital – Newark, NJ
  • Didactic Lecture provided for residents and extern students

Gunshot Wounds to the Lower Extremity: An Overview        

  • University Hospital – Newark, NJ
  • Didactic Lecture provided for residents and extern students

Hematogenous Septic Subtalar Joint Secondary to Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Shoulder: A Case Report

  • Poster, presented at APMA Annual Scientific Convention, 2014

Premature Physeal Closure with Pediatric Ankle Fractures Following Anatomic Reduction with Surgery

  • Poster, presented at ACFAS Annual Scientific Convention, 2013

Successful Fusion of the Lapidus Locking Plate with Early Weightbearing

  • Poster, presented at ACFAS Annual Scientific Convention, 2012

Point/Counter-Point: Should You Perform Minimal Incision Or Lateral Extensile Incision for Calcaneal Fractures?

  • Podiatry Today, July 2014