Dr. Larry Assalita - Podiatrist
To Provide Comprehensive Family Centered
Podiatric Medical, Podiatric Orthopedic, and Podiatric Surgical Care
emphasizing quality without compromise while stressing patient education.
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EDUCATION: Doctor Larry Assalita was raised outside of a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, between Hazleton and Allentown, and was an honors graduate of Tamaqua Area High School. He attended Wilkes University, In Wilkes-Barre Pa, earning an honors BS in Biology with a minor BA in Psychology. He then attended Podiatry Medical School for four years, where he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree ( DPM ) from The Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine ( PCPM )now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine( TUSPM ) in Philadelphia, PA He completed a Podiatric Surgical Residency at Oxford Hospital, and then became Chief Podiatric Surgical Resident at Metropolitan Hospital ( Central Division ) . He was then invited to be an Instructor in the Department of Medicine at PCPM where he stayed two years, teaching podiatric medical students in the classroom, and clinical settings, and participating in the Faculty Private Practice Group, while his wife Pam was completing her education and post graduate training
CERTIFICATIONS : When he moved to State College, he started private practice, and eventually became the first Podiatrist to be granted Surgical Priviliges and Active Staff membership at Mount Nittany Medical Center [ then known as Centre Community Hospital ] and Mount Nittany Surgical Center.
He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) .
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine ( ABPOPPM ) now DBA the American Board of Podiatric Medicine ( ABPM ) . He served as a Board Certification Oral Examiner , as well as serving on the written and oral Board Certification Examination Construction Committees and completed his service as a Liason between the Board and the Examination Commmittees.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM ) and after an invitation by that group, received clinician training in Utah, and now volunteers with the Healthy Athletes Fit Feet Screenings at the Summer Games of Special Olympics held each year at Penn State University.
He is a member of the American Podiatric Medicine Association( APMA) , and a prior Fellow ( through 2011 ) of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons ( ACFAS ) and a Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons ( FASPS ).
In November 2007 he was a recipient of the prestigious McQuaide Award from the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association ( PPMA ) for his contributions to the profession and his work with his colleagues in Special Olympics.
He lives in State College with
his wife Dr Pamela Assalita, & their Daughter.
He ( & his Dalmatian ) enjoy running
in the PA State Gamelands and Centre Region bikepaths .