Dr. Donald R. Powell is originally from southeastern Georgia, where he grew up in the Savannah area. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University and his doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. From there, he completed his residency at Dekalb Medical (Now, Emory Decatur), in Decatur, Georgia. While in Atlanta, he received extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and diabetic limb salvage. Dr. Powell has previously served as the Director of Podiatric Medical Education at Dekalb Medical and is currently a member of the teaching and research faculty at The Podiatry Institute, an internationally recognized teaching foundation for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He is an author and co-author in numerous editions of the Podiatry Institute’s annual “Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Update” as well as a contributing author to the new edition of McGlamry’s Comprehensive Foot & Ankle textbook. In addition to his numerous publications, Dr. Powell has also contributed as a member with Healing the Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment of children in El Salvador and other developing countries. Dr. Powell has participated in multiple triathlons, races, and obstacle courses. He has a personal interest in many of the injuries that can be associated with marathon runners and athletes. Dr. Powell is currently on staff at many of the local hospitals and sees patients in three locations; Decatur, Piedmont/Buckhead and at Emory Midtown. He is licensed in Georgia and is in good standing with the American Podiatric Medical Association. His current hospital affiliations are Piedmont Atlanta, Emory Decatur and Emory Midtown.
“My intention with every visit is to establish a level of comfort, candor and transparency. When you are in my office, my goal is to help you understand your condition and to develop a simple and effective treatment plan. I will ensure you receive the same quality of care as one of my own family members, which is something I strive to do everyday.”