James Mahoney, D.P.M., FACFAS

ClinicianFoot and Ankle
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and ProfessorCollege of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Clinic Appointment 515-271-1731
  • D.P.M., Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, 1980
  • B.S., University of Notre Dame, 1973
  • Diplomat, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Awards and honors

2011, 2010, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002 – CPMS Clinical Faculty of the Year award

2009 – Excellence in Scholarship Award, DMU Faculty

2008 – The Kenison Award for the most outstanding effort on behalf of and contributions to the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association

Areas of Expertise

Two Projects:

  1. Using Sheet Plastination Models to Enhance Podiatric Students Understanding  of Cross-sectional Relationships in the Lower Extremities.  Already have this approved as a grant through DMU.  Students will be responsible for labeling anatomic structures in all three body planes of the lower leg and foot, establishing a computer file repository that is accessible to all DMU students that lists the various structures in the cross-sections, and helping to design and perform a study to see if the use of cross-sectional models improves student accuracy in structure identification.  I am just waiting for the specimens to be finally prepared by Iowa City.
  2. No formal title.  Study to compare the faculty assessment of 2nd year CPMS student performance in SPAL to standardized patient assessment of the same students.  Duties include helping to write the IRB proposal, possible grant proposal, analyzing the data, and writing the final publication.


Mahoney J, Vardaxis V, Moore J, Hall A, Haffner K, Peterson M. Topical ketamine in the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association; 102(3):178-183 , 2012

Mahoney, JM; Scott, R; “Psoriatic Onychopachydermoperiostitis” (POPP), Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 99 (2):140-143 , 2009

Mahoney, JM; Ponticelllo, M; Nelson, E; Racz, R; “Topical Misoprostol and Wound Healing in Rats,” Wounds, Vol. 19, #12, December, 334-33 , 2007

Mahoney, JM; Bennett, J; Olsen, B; “The Diagnosis of Onychomycosis,” Dermatologic Clinics, 21:463-467 , 2003

Mahoney J. Oral cimetidine and the treatment of verrucae. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association; 86(4):183-186., 1996

Publications: Mahoney J. Differential diagnosis of lower extremity ulcerations. Journal of Foot Surgery, Spring, 1981