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Our Doctors

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 Dr. Maryellen Brucato, Dr. Jungmin Lydia Yoo, Dr. Daniel Margolin and Dr. Douglas Appel


Daniel Margolin, DPM

Dr. Daniel MargolinDaniel Margolin, DPM is the executive director of New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers. He attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine and after graduating he completed his residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Beth Israel Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey. Dr. Margolin has spent over three years as Chairman of the Department of Podiatric Surgery at St. Peters Hospital and is currently on staff at Valley Hospital. He is also known for his efforts in the Shoes for the Needy Campaign, Food for the Needy Drive and as the Director of the Bergen County Foundation for a Drug-Free World. In addition to his practice, Dr. Dan Margolin is the author of the best-selling book, Fast Tracking Your Prosperity: 21 Lessons in Professional & Personal Success, as well as the developer of the video-assisted training series Basic Staff Training.



Maryellen Brucato, DPM

Dr Maryellen BrucatoDr. Brucato is board qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot surgery as well as rearfoot and ankle surgery. She is an associate of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Brucato attended St.Joseph's University where she received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Spanish. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University. After graduating, Dr. Brucato completed a three year residency at Morristown Medical Center which is considered one of the top programs in the nation with high surgical volumes. Dr. Brucato has been practicing at New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers since 2013 and has enjoyed serving the Bergen County community. She has been published in many peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and remains active in research. Although highly surgically trained, she is conservative minded and only uses surgery as a last resort. 

Success Story:

When I drive to work in the morning, I am excited and happy. In our office, everyone is very happy, positive, and cheery. Since I am that exact type of person, it fuels me and provides me with endless energy. My coworkers at NJFAC are considered my family and I even get many hugs from them throughout the day! The staff is supportive and are willing to drop anything they are doing to help me and I appreciate it immensely. I know that without them, I could not do my job. Dr.Margolin is the best boss/owner you could imagine, he lets me operate with full autonomy and also provides helpful advice when asked. I have learned a lot from him, almost an entirely separate education I did not know I was lacking. I am lucky enough to work in a practice that lets me also pursue other passions of mine including wound care, teaching, and research.



Douglas Appel, DPM

Dr. AppelDr. Appel graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology and Sociology. He then went on to receive his medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Appel then completed a three year residency program in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at Morristown Medical Center of the Atlantic Health System serving as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Appel specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction and trauma, sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage, and wound care. He has extensive training in arthroscopic surgery and treatment of foot and ankle pathologies. Dr. Appel is board qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in both Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle surgery.



Jungmin Lydia Yoo, DPM

Dr YooDr. Yoo is board certified by American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr.Yoo attended The George Washington University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology. Dr. Yoo then received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science from Rutgers and went on to receive her medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Yoo completed a three year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification at Lourdes Memorial Hospital. Her experience has been extensive and diverse in foot surgeries, including sports medicine, limb deformity correction, wound care and trauma. She takes pride in meeting patient’s needs and providing the care that is best for them.



Medical Assistant Department

medical assistant department



Head Medical Assistant - Geri

Gerlene Porcoro Head Medical Assistant

I've been working for Dr. Margolin for about three and a half years now and can't imagine working anywhere else. At the end of every work day I leave with the feeling that I have gained some insight into something new. I enjoy working with Dr. Margolin because he values my opinions and ideas and always makes me feel like I have made a valuable contribution to the practice. Thank you Dr. Margolin for allowing me to be part of the team!"



Office Manager - Jackie

Jackie Office Manager

From an early age I realized that my purpose in life was to help people so working at NJ Foot & Ankle Center is a perfect fit for me to help patients and also to help staff to learn and grow. We are very focused on being friendly, efficient and I often see patient’s leave much happier than when they arrived!

Receptionist Department

receptionist department



Patient Surgery Coordinator - Toni

Toni Surgery coordinatorToni is here to help you with all of your concerns and needs when it comes to planning your surgery. She makes the process as smooth and worry-free as possible. No question is too big or small, so please, do not hesitate to call her.



Billing Department

Billing Department



Medical Records Department

 medical records department



Community Outreach Team

New Jersey Foot and Ankle Center's Community Outreach Team is here to help you. We coordinate our doctors speaking engagements on the "Common Causes of Foot Problems" at senior centers, hospitals, corporations and other community organizations. We collect over 15,000 pairs of shoes annually in our Shoes for the Needy Drive. We hold food drives at supermarkets and donate the food to local food pantries. We also do frequent fundraisers for various causes, like animal shelters, children's hospitals, cancer societies, and much more. Lastly, we provide educational materials from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World. If there is anything we can do for you, your family or any organization you are a part of, please let us know how we can help because you've got a foot doctor in the family!" 

casa 2015 food drive St. Peters Academy   


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