All our professionals at Loudoun Foot and Ankle Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.
Mark Dollard, D.P.M.
Our chief Podiatrist, Mark Dollard DPM, has been at the forefront of innovation in surgical technique and general foot and ankle care. After graduating from Atlanta Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency in 1983, one of the most premiere surgical residencies for its time, Dr. Dollard continued his distinguished career in clinical teaching, private practice and research. Distinguished as the 2003 Scientific Chairman of the American Podiatric Medical Association, he continues to provide continuing education to his Podiatric colleagues as the Mid-Atlantic States Regional Podiatry Scientific Chairman and Educational Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Podiatry Conference for the past 15 years. A nationally renowned author, techniques from his publications have been incorporated as standard procedures in many flatfoot and reconstructive bone surgeries. His publications are often cited in both Podiatric and Orthopedic scientific literature. His continued note as lecture and author has been recognized with appointments to the Faculty of Georgetown University Medical Center, Department of Orthopedics; Clinical Faculty Instructor, Temple College of Podiatric Medicine, and the Clinical Faculty of the INOVA Podiatric Surgical Residency Program. He was the first podiatrist to achieve complete surgical privileges in foot and ankle procedures in Northern Virginia. Dr. Dollard maintains full surgical privileges for foot and ankle reconstruction at the following hospitals: Inova Loudoun Hospital Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital Center, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Center, Reston Hospital Center and Georgetown University Hospital Center.
Sportsmedicine has always been a special focus for our practice. Dr. Dollard is concerned about the safety and welfare of young athletes in youth sports. His distinguished career as a youth sports safety advocate has seen him appointed as: the 1994-95 National Sportsmedicine Chairman of the Amateur Athletic Union, overseeing the safety of 357,000 athletes nationwide, and the AAU Jr Olympic Games; Founding Liaison with the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; and Board Member for 17 years with the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS). The NAYS organization, during this time, grew to a membership of over 250,000 youth coaches nationwide, certifying over 2.5 million coaches in sports safety. These efforts have helped to assure the physiologic and emotional welfare of youth sports programs across the country. In recognition of these achievements, the American Academy of Podiatric SportsMedicine has appointed Dr. Dollard as the Chairman for the Youth Sports Committee. His publication on “ Preconditioning Principles for the Prevention of Sport Injury in Youths and Adolescents “has been a primer for reference in these training concepts. He is noted worldwide, providing services at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and serving as Delegate to the General Association of International Sports Federation, Monaco, France.
Among his many professional credits, includes his role as Podiatric Advisor to the Highmark and Trailblazers Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee. In this regards, he assists in setting policy for health care coverage for Foot and Ankle disorders with Medicare.
His colleagues have honored him with Board position on the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association for 15 yeas and as the Virginia Delegate to the American Podiatric Medical Association.