John Mostafa, DPM, FACFAS
PODIATRIC SURGEON A SERIOUS ANKLE INJURY IN HIGH SCHOOL SCUTTLED
a real chance for John Mostafa, DPM, FACFAS, to play college basketball. But he used that experience to adapt his dreams for his future, and ultimately merged a lifelong love of sports with a longtime interest in surgery. Today, the Bordentown resident—who graduated from Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Massachusetts—is a reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.
“I love working with my hands,” says Dr. Mostafa. “As with my doctors who treated my high school injury, my work today helps my patients achieve maximum mobility.” He treats patients for foot and ankle sports injuries and trauma as well as those who need total ankle joint replacement due to arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Though rewarding, it’s intense work. But he’s found a hobby that gives him a unique opportunity to immerse himself in another setting and to be part of another sport.