Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Thomas Zgonis is internationally known for his work in foot and ankle reconstruction with circular external fixation.

His interests include traumatic foot and ankle injuries, deformity correction, diabetic Charcot foot and ankle reconstruction, external fixation and soft tissue coverage of the diabetic foot. Dr. Zgonis completed his surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with an additional year of a reconstructive foot and ankle fellowship at New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, Connecticut, affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine.

  • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Board Certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Founder and Scientific Chairman of the Annual International External Fixation Symposium (IEFS) in San Antonio, Texas, USA


Current Appointments

Professor and Director, Externship and Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship Programs, Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio Texas, USA.



Dr. Zgonis has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of reconstructive and revisional foot and ankle surgery and serves on the editorial board for various foot and ankle journals. He is the Consulting Editor for Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Textbook Editor of the Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle, Textbook Co-Editor of the External Fixators of the Foot and Ankle and Editor-in-Chief of the Open Access Journal Diabetic Foot & Ankle.