Faculty | Foot and Ankle Research, Surgical Fellowship Program | MedStar Health
Jayson Atves

Jayson N. Atves, DPM

Program Director

Jayson N. Atves, DPM is a Fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon practicing at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Division of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Atves manages all forms of foot and ankle pain, injury, and deformity from bunions and hammertoes to complex limb reconstruction. He specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction secondary to degenerative, posttraumatic and limb salvage pathologies. Dr. Atves performs total ankle replacement, foot and ankle correction surgery including tendon transfers and joint fusion surgery and is trained in an assortment of specialized procedure types including arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery, and Charcot recontructive surgery.

Dr. Atves earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., He completed his Fellowship in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the Pennsylvania Intensive Lower Extremity Fellowship in Malvern, PA. Dr. Atves believes in the importance of continued professional development and has completed numerous courses both nationally and internationally and holds certifications for several complex foot and ankle procedures.

Dr. Atves is an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, among others, and has made significant contributions to the field of foot and ankle surgery with extensive involvement as a researcher and as Faculty in MedStar’s Podiatric Surgery Residency training program and at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Atves's Philosophy of Care: 

“I take pride in centering my care around the patient-physician relationship, where I can offer an assortment of modalities to maximize function in the safest way and shortest time possible.”

John Steinberg

John S. Steinberg, DPM

Associate Professor
Program Director, Podiatric Surgical Residency, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Program Director, Diabetic Limb Salvage Fellowship, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Steinberg is a fellowship-trained podiatric surgeon specializing in diabetic limb salvage and wound healing. He received his DPM from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, Florida and residency training in podiatric surgery from the Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency Program in Fairfax. Dr. Steinberg completed a fellowship in diabetic foot-limb salvage at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. His interests include limb salvage, treating the diabetic patient, and podiatric education.

Christopher E. Attinger, MD

Department of Plastic Surgery Director, Wound Healing Clinic

Dr. Attinger received his medical degree from Yale University College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and his plastic surgery residency at New York University. In addition, Dr. Attinger completed a hand surgery fellowship at New York University.

Dr. Attinger's special interests include microvascular reconstructive surgery, reconstruction of head and neck cancer defects, reconstruction of orthopedic cancer defects, treatment of hand injuries, treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, treatment of difficult wounds, including osteomyelitis, treatment of hemifacial paralysis, hand surgery, and limb preservation surgery.

Karen Evans

Karen K. Evans, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Karen Evans earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, pursuing residency training in general and plastic surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. She is actively involved in the plastic surgery clerkship for medical students and wound and limb service teaching for plastic surgery residents. Dr. Evans’ interests are in wound healing and reconstructive surgery.

Caitlin Zarick

Caitlin Zarick, DPM, FACFAS

Associate Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery

Caitlin S. Zarick, DPM, is a board-qualified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon and an associate professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University. Dr. Zarick is actively involved in training residents of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Podiatric Residency Program. She enjoys teaching the students and residents and is excited about the future of medicine.