Dr. Stephen Perns received his BA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. He then received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Scholl College in Chicago. After completing his foot and ankle surgical residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, he began practicing at Midland Orthopedic Associates performing foot and ankle surgery where he worked for 21 years. His areas of interest were trauma and rear foot reconstructive surgery as well as total ankle replacement. A career path change brought him to Medical Sales College. Dr. Perns is passionate about educating the minds of people interested in extremity surgery. Dr. Perns also works with Rascher Medical Solutions, and Acumed distributor, educating rep’s and working with his colleagues in the operating room setting. When he is not teaching or working with surgeons you can find him hanging out with his wife and two daughters or golfing where he says he is always working on his game.