Podiatrist and surgeon Stephen Barrett, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, FAENS, brings decades of experience in foot and nerve care to US Neuropathy Centers in Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia. He is a highly-regarded expert in heel pain, pain management, peripheral nerve surgery, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. He is proud to provide the best health care to his patients.
Dr. Barrett earned his medical degree from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago and completed his residency at Danforth Hospital in Houston.
A pioneer in his field, Dr. Barrett was the first physician to use minimally invasive endoscopic surgery to treat heel pain. He also performed the first diabetic peripheral nerve decompression in Barcelona, Spain, which was observed on closed-circuit television by 74 of Europe’s top surgeons, neurologists, and endocrinologists.
Dr. Barrett holds patents for developing innovative endoscopic procedures — the endoscopic plantar fasciotomy (EPF) and endoscopic decompression of the intermetatarsal nerve (EDIN). He believes in preparing the next generation and has trained over 6,000 surgeons around the world to perform these procedures. The seminal textbook for orthopedic surgery, “Campbell’s Operative Orthopedics,” also includes the procedures. Dr. Barrett is also the author of a textbook, “Practical Pain Management for the Lower Extremity Surgeon,” published in 2015.
In addition to his textbook, Dr. Barrett has published 29 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, chapters included in other medical textbooks, and co-authored a textbook on the interpretation of neurosensory testing. He is also a contributing editor for the Journal of the American Pediatric Medical Association and on the editorial board for Podiatry Today and Practical Pain Management.
Dr. Barrett is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He formerly served as the president of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, where he was awarded the prestigious Jules Tinel MD Award in 2010.
He has worked in China, Spain, France, Italy, and Honduras and offers health care that is culturally sensitive to the needs of patients from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Dr. Barrett welcomes new and existing patients to experience the outstanding care US Neuropathy Centers provides.