Dr. Daniel Margolin, Dr. Maryellen Brucato and Dr. Daniel Hennessy
Daniel 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.
Dr. 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.
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.
Dr. Hennessy is an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and he has an additional certification in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy. He began his education at Auburn University where he received a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Hennessy then obtained his Doctorate from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, where Allopathic and Podiatric candidates work together as they pursue their degrees. He completed his residency at Atlantic Health System, which encompasses 3 major medical centers, primarily Morristown Medical Center. Dr. Hennessy served as Chief Resident during his training. As such, he was responsible for management of junior residents, lecturing on various educational topics, and moderating surgical skills labs. He still maintains an educational appointment at Morristown Medical Center and holds regular conferences with the residents and their rotating students. Dr. Hennessy joined New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers in early 2015, where he has the pleasure of working with the best staff and patients in the state. Dr. Hennessy takes a conservative approach to his treatment but has extensive surgical training and employs it as necessary. Dr. H spends his free time with his beautiful wife and daughter and tries to sneak in a round of golf here and there.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about my time here at NJ Foot and Ankle Centers. I was welcomed from day one with huge smiles and laughs by the most dedicated and friendly staff in the entire country! Can you imagine going to a doctor’s office and actually having fun? That's the experience you'll get everyday at NJ Foot and Ankle Centers. From the excellent doctors to the medical assistants and supportive staff, they care about patients and their well being. Our motto says it all, “At NJ Foot and Ankle, you've got a foot doctor in the family.”
Dr. 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.
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, deformities, correction, wound care and trauma. She takes pride in meeting patient’s needs and providing the care that is best for them.
Since the beginning of my work career at New Jersey Foot and Ankle Center, it has been a great environment with good people who are downright positive and caring. New Jersey Foot and Ankle Center has allowed me to touch upon many different layers of the business, which I find challenging. New Jersey Foot and Ankle Center continually offers continued development for all employees to succeed. I could not be at a better place."
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!"
Kyra 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.
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!"