The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Steven Vetter D.P.M
Fairfax, VA PodiatristOakton Foot & Ankle Center
Dr. Steven Vetter arrived in Washington DC in 1982. Obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology in 1975 from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho he went on to earn his podiatry medical degree (D.P.M) with honors from Californian College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA. His surgical residency was completed at Medical Center Hospital in Portland, Oregon prior to coming to Washington, DC.
Dr. Vetter entered private group practice in 1981, beginning in Maryland prior to entering solo practice in Virginia in 1987. He maintains hospital privileges for inpatient and outpatient care at INOVA Fairfax, INOVA Fair Oaks Hospitals , and Fairfax Surgical Center . He participates with the residency training committee affiliated with INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
Dr. Vetter is married with two grown children. In his off hours, he enjoys mountain climbing, running, biking, swimming, skiing, diving, 3 marathons and traveling
Jugal Dharia DPM
Dr. Dharia is a Philadelphia native, where he attended George Washington High School and graduated with honors. Dr. Dharia went on to college at Temple University, where he studied Finance in addition to Biology. After graduating with a dual degree in Finance and Biology, his interest in business and finance led him to manage his family business.
While volunteering at a local hospital, he found his true passion for helping people. Subsequently, he attended medical school at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine . He then went on to complete a three year his surgical residency at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL , where the strong emphasis was placed on the reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and trauma.
During residency, Dr. Dharia won awards two years in a row at a statewide resident competition at the annual Florida Podiatric Medical Symposium. He was also an active lecturer for the local Palm Beach County conferences and was part of weekly lecture series and case presentations to faculty, residents, and students.
Dr. Dharia has continued education with courses specializing in Ilizarov Thin Wire External Fixation, Ankle Arthroscopy, Wound Care and Reconstruction of Foot and Ankle. Dr. Dharia is board qualified from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons .
He is a firm believer in treating his patients with the same respect and kindness as he would treat his family. We are pleased to have him and his surgical experience become wonderful additions to our practice.
Dr. Dharia is married and lives locally. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, photography, and biking.