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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Foot/ankle surgeon establishes new practice with St. Francis Medical Group

INDIANAPOLIS – Melanie Sanders, M.D., has joined Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeons with St. Francis Medical Group (SFMG).

She most recently was affiliated with Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where she had clinical and residency teaching responsibilities. Prior to that she was in practice with Orthopaedic Medicine of Indiana and Orthopaedics Indianapolis.

From 1986 to 1996 she was associated with the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery, which is now a member of St. Francis Medical Group. Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship trained in foot and ankle, Sanders also held academic and clinical appointments with Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Louisiana State University Hospital in Shreveport.

Sanders has been frequent presenter and contributing writer to professional journals on topics related to foot and ankle surgery. She is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and the North American Foot and Ankle Association.

She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and earned her medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency at LSU Hospital, and fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center.

Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeons provides care for patients with a variety of disorders, using medical, physical and surgical treatments. The primary office is located at 1199 Hadley Road, Mooresville.

Led by President Isaac J. Myers II, M.D., St. Francis Medical Group is a multidisciplinary group of more than 165 physicians practicing throughout central Indiana. These physicians offer a variety of primary care and specialty care services and all practice at Franciscan St. Francis Health.

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