Physician Feature: July, 2021

Before you sit in their office, sit in on an interview with us as we ask Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic physicians all the important questions!

Meet Mark Razzante, DPM

Assistant Professor, Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery and Biomechanics, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine

Degrees & Training: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, California School of Podiatric Medicine ; Podiatric Medicine & Surgical Residency, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center ; Advanced Training in the Ilizarov External Fixation Technique

Special Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, foot & ankle arthroscopy

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  • Q: What's your favorite procedure to perform?
    • A: Anything with an arthroscope... ankle arthroscopy, endoscopic gastrocnemius recessions, etc. 
  • Q: Why did you choose podiatry?
    • A: The variety of career paths and day to day experiences drew me in.
  • Q: Why do you love working at the Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic?
    • A: Every aspect of teaching students, from seeing them advance their foot and ankle knowledge to learning how to work efficiently in a medical setting.
  • Q: What's it like being a podiatrist in a global pandemic?
    • A: Not much changed, other than learning the benefits to virtual student education.
  • Q: What shows are you hooked on right now?
    • A: Waiting for Money Heist Season 5
  • Q: Tell us about your free time!
    • A: I'll tell you when I have some.
  • Q: Any hidden talents?
    • A: Officiating weddings
  • Q: What's one thing you can't resist?
    • A: Vegan Mexican or Mediterranean
  • Q: What's one thing you couldn't live without?
    • A: Two things: my wife and yorkie
  • Q: What was your very first job?
    • A: Unpaid: babysitter for my 5 younger brothers. First paid job: paperboy
  • Q: If you weren't a podiatrist, what would you be?
    • A: Something with numbers and spreadsheets.
  • Q: What's your favorite place to be?
    • A: On a beach vacation
  • Q: If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
    • A: Time control
  • Q: Favorite Book?
    • A: How to Change
  • Q: Who is your role model and why?
    • A: My wife. Every day she shows me how to be a better person.
  • Q: If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
    • A: California
  • Q: How do you relax?
    • A: Happy hours
  • Q: What motivates you to work hard?
    • A: The feeling of being suppressed
  • Q: How do you take your coffee?
    • A: Coffee black, otherwise green tea
  • Q: What did you want to be when you were little?
    • A: Baseball player
  • Q: Any fun quarantine purchases?
    • A: Fairview Park and Highland Heights locations for our private practice
  • Q: What's your morning routine look like on a typical weekday?
    • A: Coffee/tea, short Peloton ride, get ready and go