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Board Certified of Podiatric Orthopedics, Board Certified of Primary Podiatric Medicine, Board Certified Podiatric Medical Specialties, Podiatrist, Podiatry, Podiatric, Podiatric Medicine, Diabetic Foot Care Treatment, Foot Trauma, Podiatry Medicine Program Professor, Podopediatrics, Forefoot Injuries, Ligamentous Injuries of the Ankle, Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Diabetic Foot, Diabetic Foot Complications, Foot Wound Healing, Foot Wound Care, Infections, Foot Bacterial Infections, Foot Fungal Infections, Foot Skin Conditions,


Expert is a former associate professor at the Western University of Podiatric Medicine. He is a former partner with Thunderbird Internal Medicine and a former clinician at the Banner Thunderbird Hospital Woundcare Center, practicing for 22 years. John Tassone is now a full time associate professor at the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine. He is a national speaker and board certified in podiatry with ABPM and a fellow and a board of director with ACPM (formerly ACFAOM). Dr Tassone also is board certified in MSK ultrasound with ARDMS.
2019 activities

Associate professor – Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine
Course Director of Medical Imaging
Lecturer in Biomechanics Department
Associate professor at the Western University of Podiatric Medicine with start date of January 1st 2020
Partner – Summit Medical Group
Adjunct professor – Grand Canyon University
Human Physiology
Global Health
Molecular Cell Biology
Adjunct professor – Maricopa Community College
Anatomy and Physiology
Arizona Christian University
Intro to Science
ACFAOM – Board of Directors
ABPM – Test Exam Committee, MOC Committee, Speakers Bureau
APMA – CME Lecture; Ultrasound Workshop
Utah State Podiatry Meeting – Ultrasound Workshop
Clinics in Podiatry – Lead author of chapter (Publication pending)


Diplomate American Podiatric Medical Specialties
Part I Board in Podiatric Medicine – July 1993
Part II Board in Podiatric Medicine – March 1995


State of Arizona Licensed Podiatrist
State of Arizona Community College Teaching Certificate, Biological Sciences


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – May 1995 – GPA: 3.50
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio
Honors Award, Surgical II Rotation – 1994
Honors Award, Surgical I Rotation – 1993
Honors Award, Podiatric Medicine Rotation – 1993, Dean’s List – 1991 – 1992
Liaison, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Master’s of Art in Biblical Studies
Liberty University Seminary (2008)

Master’s in Religious Education
Liberty University Seminary (2009)

Medical Technology Program – 1988 – 1991 – GPA: 3.50
California University of Pennsylvania
California, Pennsylvania

Research of the Year Award – 1991
Gutman Student Research Grant Award – 1990
Presidential Scholar Award – 1990
Dean’s List – 1988 – 1991

Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy – 1988 – GPA: 3.69
Community College of Allegheny-South
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

Diploma – 1980
South Allegheny High School

Liberty Boro, Pennsylvania

High Honors Award



July 95 – July 96
Rotating Podiatric Residency McGuire Veteran Administration Medical Center Richmond, Virginia

Diagnosed and treated in excess of 2000 patients in an outpatient podiatric clinic, treating everything from routine diabetic foot care to severe trauma. Rotating responsibilities included service in Pathology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Vascular Surgery, and Diabetic Clinic. Provided general medical care residents of associated V.A. nursing home. Completed one month in Surgery, as Assistant Surgeon, at the Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth, Virginia. Supervised the P.A.C.T. Clinic and trained incoming physicians in clinic operations.

July 97 – Dec. 98
AZ. Foot and Ankle Physicians
Associate Podiatrist Now defunct

Jan. 99 – July 99
Buchbinder Podiatry
Associate Podiatrist
Contact: Richard Buchbinder, D.P.M.

Aug. 1999 – Sept. 2000
Family Foot and Ankle Care

Oct. 2000 – March 2010
Thunderbird Podiatry Inc.

April 2010- September 2010
Sole Foot and Ankle

September 2010 – August 2015
Thunderbird Internal Medicine

September 2015 – June 2017
Innovative Neuropathy Institute

July 2017 – present
Summit Medical Group (formerly TIM)
Wound Care

Jan. 2003 – 2005
Arizona Heart Institute Wound Care Center
Clinician Care

June 2006 – present
Banner Thunderbird Wound Care
Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Educational appointments

Sept.98 – Jan.99 Naturopathic College Adjunct Faculty Neurophysiology Embryology

Jan. 1999 –present Adjunct Faculty Gateway
Community College

Oct. 2000 – 2003 Adjunct Faculty Estrella Mountain Community College

Jan 2003 – present Midwestern University – Associate Professor

August 2010 – May 2011 Adjunct Faculty Paradise Valley Community College

August 2010 – May 2013 Arizona Christian University

June 2016 – present Glendale Community College

Jan 2017 – present Grand Canyon University

August 2019 – present Arizona Christian University

January 1st 2020 present Western University of Health Sciences

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor
Arizona Podiatry Medicine Program
Midwestern University

Course Director (Midwestern University)
Medical Imaging
Practice Management

Past Co Course Director
Biomechanics I
Advanced Biomechanics

Past Course Director

Biomechanics Lectures

Biomechanics of the Knee
Newton’s Laws (2 hours)
Shock Absorption
Midtarsal Joint Function
Deformities of the Knee
Normal Gait
Abnormal Gait
Biomechanical Radiographic Interpretation
Biomechanics and heel pain
Biomechanics and Hallux Limitus
Axis of motion

Radiology Lectures

Radiological history
Radiological processing
Radiological Interpretation
Radiological positioning (2 hours)
Radiological Physics and Safety (2 hours)
Ultrasound and Wound Mapping (20 minute lecture)
Muskuloskeletal Ultrasound
Ultrasound Myths
Ultrasound and Peripheral Nerve
Radiology developmental anatomy
Radiology Foot And ankle views
Radiology Ankle assessmen
Digital imaging

Podiatric Medicine Lectures

Medical terminology

Podopediatrics Lectures

Hip Displasia
In- toe gait
Pediatric gait

Sports medicine
Forefoot injuries
Ligamentous Injuries of the Ankle


Podiatric Medicine as Profession (adviser audience)
Podiatric medicine as Profession (high school)
Anodyne Therapy (seminar)
Anodyne and Peripheral Neuropathy (Expo) (30-40 min)
Foot and Ankle pain (ATSU)
Common Foot and Ankle pathology (ATSU)
Ankle/Foot Biomechanics ( Physical Therapy MWU)
Wound Care (overall) 2 hours

Adjunct Professor
Maricopa Community College

Gateway Community College
Biology 201
Biology 202
Ultrasound Guest Lecture

Estrella Community College
Biology 160
Biology 201
Biology 202

Paradise Valley Community College
Biology 201

Glendale Community College
Biology 201

Adjunct Professor
Grand Canyon College

Global Health (online)

Arizona Christian University
Genesis to Song of Solomon
Intro to Science

Naturopathic School of Medicine
Tempe Arizona

Embryology – Course director and sole lecturer
Neuroanatomy – Course director and sole lecturer

Banner Geriatric Fellowship
Guest lecturer


Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Fellow and Board Member: American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine

Fellow: College of Certified Wound Specialists
Member: American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management

Former Secretary of Arizona Podiatric Medical Association

Member: American Podiatric Medical Association

Member: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Board Certified in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – ARDMS (Pioneer certification)

Special Training

Certified: Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (6)
Burwin Institute MSK ultrasound- 40 credits
Visiting Fellowship : Thomas Jefferson University
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training (20 credits)

Continuing Education

The Podiatry Institute (1997) – 25 credits
Virginia podiatric seminar (1998) 25 credits
Northwest Podiatry (1999) – 20 creditsAZPMA scientific seminar (1999) – 6 credits AZPMA winter seminar (1999) – 6 creditsAZPMA annual seminar (2000 – 18 creditsAZPMA fall seminar (2000) – 6 creditsAZPMA “Onychomycosis” (2000) – 2 creditsAZPMA winter seminar (2000) – 4.5 creditsAZPMA spring seminar (2002) – 10 creditsMartin Snyder symposium (2002) – 7 creditsNorthwest Podiatry (2002) – 25 creditsHMP communications (2002) – 12 creditsWestern Podiatry Congress (2003) – 14 credits AAWP scientific seminar (2004) – 25 creditsAdvances in Skin & wound care (2004) – 17 creditsAZPOD grand rounds (2005) -2 creditsMartin Snyder Symposium (2005) – 7 creditsUtah Spring Meeting (UPMA) (2005) – 12 creditsBurwin Institute ultrasound training (2005) – 40 creditsAZPOD Grand Rounds (2005) – 1 creditThomas Jefferson U. Ultrasound Fellowship – 20 creditsAZPMA San Diego summer meeting (2005) – 7 creditsPFOLA Vancouver (2005) – 21 credits APMA Las Vegas (2006) – 23 credits Wound Complications MWU – 6 creditsGrand Rounds MWU (2007) – 1 creditAAPSM (MWU) (2007) – 8 credits Seminar on the Seas (2007) – 16.75 TPMA spring seminar (2008) – 16 creditsFAIV Las Vegas Seminar (2008) – 20 creditsSeminar on the Seas (2009) – 12.5 credits Cactus Blossom Derm seminar (Jan 2010) – 8 creditsClinical Medicine Update (Feb 2010) – 16.5 credits ACFAOM Conference (Aug 2010) – 15 creditsNapa Peripheral Nerve Conference (Feb 2011) – 10 CrPodiatric Management Journal review (2011) – 10 cr ACFAOM Annual in Orlando (October 2011)- 12 CrAENS Las Vegas (2011) – 8 credits Podiatric Management Journal review (2012) – 6 credits APMA DC (August 2012) – 10 creditsACFAOM Orlando (October 2012) – 4 creditsAENS Scottsdale (November 2012) – 10 creditsOCPM Columbus (June 2013) – 4 creditsAZPOD Arizona (Sept 2013) – 8 credits KSUCPM Orlando (Feb 2014) – 25 creditsAENS Annual Conf ( Sept 2014) – 15 creditsASSPM Annual Conf (Sept 2015) – 22 creditsThe Western (June 2017)- 26.5 creditsAPMA (July 2017) – 13.5 creditsSuperbones West ( Nov 2017) 16 creditsAENS Annual ( Nov 2017) 10 creditsWestern (2108) – 26 credits APMA (2018) – 6 credits Superbones (2018) – 25 credits APMA (2019) – 10 credits

2011 A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled parallel group efficacy and safety trial of Study Drug
(10 and 25 mg administered orally once daily) over 24 weeks in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus with insufficient glycemic control despite a background therapy of piogltazone alone or in combination with metformin.

2011 A phase 2 , randomized, placebo-controlled, factorial , double blind, double dummy, parallel group, multicenter study to determine the efficacy and safety of 25 mg and 50 mg of safety drug in combination with Sitagliptin 100mg in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

2011 A randomized, double- blind, parallel –group, multicenter, placebo-controlled study of the safety and efficacy of study drug in the treatment of mild to moderate distal subungual onychomycosis of the toenail.

2011 A randomized, parallel group, dose-ranging, controlled, multicenter study to assess the efficacy and safety of study drug in the treatment of subjects with a venous leg ulcer

2015 A randomized, parallel group, dose-ranging, controlled, multicenter study to assess the efficacy and safety of study drug in the treatment of subjects with a venous leg ulcer

2017 A randomized, parallel group, dose-ranging, controlled, multicenter study to assess the efficacy and safety of study drug in the treatment of subjects with a venous leg ulcer

Student Clinical training

WorkshopsPhysician Assistant’s program (more than 20 Workshops 2005-present) Community Podiatric medicine (Podiatric Clinical Training) Core rotation site Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program – Midwestern University Clinical Instructor – Banner Wound Care Ultrasound Workshop (2013) (ACFAOM) Ultrasound Workshop (2014) (ACFAOM) Ultrasound Workshop (2015) (ACFAOM) Ultrasound Workshop (2016) (ACFAOM) Ultrasound Workshop (2017) (ACFAOM) Ultrasound Workshop (2017) (AZCOM) Ultrasound Workshop (2018) (AZCOM) Ultrasound Workshop (2019) (AZCOM)
Chair – Literature Review Committee ACFAOMEducation Committee – MWU (present)Academic Review – MWU (present)Admissions – MWU (present)Curriculum – MWU (present)Accreditation and self-study – MWU (present)Post Graduate Education-MWU (present)Research Committee-MWU (present)AIUM practice forum Podiatric Liason (2008)Secretary- ACFAOM Radiology CouncilGroup Leader – Ultrasound Atlas CommitteeWound Care – Policies– Banner Thunderbird Hosptal Speakers Bureau – ABPM (2018)Board of Directors – ACFAOM (2016 to present)ABPM -Test Exam committee ABPM – MOC committee


Wound Environment (Johnson & Johnson) (2003)
Woundvac Therapy (KCI) (2004)
Speaker training (Pfizer) (2004)
Health Fair Midwestern University (2005)
Chair – Literature Review Committee ACFAOM
Benediction (2008) MWU Graduation
Benediction (2009) MWU graduation
Benediction (2010) MWU graduation
Convocation (2010) MWU graduation
Old Testament Survey (La casa de Cristo Church
Minor Prophets (La Casa de Cristo Church)
Book of Ruth (La Casa de Cristo Church)
Life Of David ( La Casa de Cristo Church)
Deuteronomy ( La Casa de Cristo Church)
Book Of Job ( La Casa de Cristo Church)
Ecclesiastes (La Casa de Cristo Church )