Chad Rappaport, D.P.M.’00, FACFAS, is a podiatric physician with Kayal Orthopaedic Center PC, serving the Franklin Lakes, NJ, community where he grew up. He is among fewer than 600 of the nearly 15,000 podiatrists in the country who are board-certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery and foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
His training included numerous surgeries under the supervision and mentoring of John Feder, M.D., Long Island’s first foot and ankle fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He also worked with Mark Myerson, M.D., the highly regarded author of numerous scientific papers and surgical textbooks that are considered to be the ultimate reference source for foot and ankle surgeons. In early 2017, Rappaport made history by performing the first total ankle replacement at Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley, NJ.