Eric So, DPM
Dr. Eric So, DPM is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. He then completed a comprehensive surgical residency program at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH where he served as chief resident. During residency, he won numerous research awards and was awarded the OhioHealth Resident Research Grant for his work on Lisfranc injuries.
He then sub-specialized in sports medicine and reconstruction of the foot and ankle by completing a fellowship at The CORE Institute in Phoenix, AZ. He trained with world-renowned surgeons and performed many complex surgeries of the foot and ankle, including more than 40 total ankle replacements. He has a particular interest in treating foot and ankle injuries, fractures, arthritis, instability, and acquired deformities.
Dr. So has presented research locally, nationally, and internationally. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications. Recently, he is leading several projects pertaining to lowering infection rates in total ankle arthroplasty and investigating bone health and fragility fractures of the foot and ankle. He is an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is Board-Eligible through the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr. So’s true passion, however, is for patient care. He believes in optimizing nonoperative management whenever possible and in meticulous surgery when required. He is committed to patient education and believes in clear communication to identify the best treatments to suit their individual lifestyles.
In their free time, he and his wife enjoy hiking, tennis, and fitness. Together, they attend Faith Lutheran Church.