The professionals at the Foot and Ankle Center of New Jersey maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in our field. The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials, and work experience.
William Slotter, D.P.M.
Dr. Slotter received his undergraduate degree from Temple University, and his medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He was Chief Resident at Temple University Hospital, and completed his residency in Reconstructive Foot, Ankle and Leg Surgery at Saint Agnes Medical Center in Philadelphia, considered one of the most prestigious residencies in the country. He developed the limb salvage division of Saint Agnes Hospital while serving as Chief Resident. He has been the keynote speaker at various surgical conferences throughout the country. Dr. Slotter is recognized as an expert in his field and provides expert witness testimony in defense of other foot and ankle surgeons. He specializes in the conservative and surgical treatment of all foot, ankle, and leg problems, from neonatal/pediatric patients to the elderly. The spectrum of his capabilities ranges from the treatment of hammer-toes and bunions, to the most complex surgical reconstruction of the lower extremity (including all bone, joint, vascular and neurosurgery). He primarily operates out of Somerset Medical Center and the North Jersey Center for Ambulatory Surgery.
Robin J. Bocra, D.P.M.
Dr. Bocra earned her Bachelor's degree from New York University, and her medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, where she was actively involved in numerous charities and tutored medical students throughout her education. She completed her residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Bocra is a foot and ankle specialist, meaning she handles all conservative treatment of the lower extremity, including the treatment of ailments commonly found in diabetic patients, such as wounds and ulcerations. She specializes in dermatology, treating skin and nail disorders such as athlete's foot and warts. Dr. Bocra is also highly trained in gait analysis and fits patients with custom molded orthotics designed specifically for their needs.
Robert P. Thiele, D.P.M.
Dr. Thiele was an undergrad at Arcadia University and earned his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery at Hoboken University Medical Center, also considered one of the country's top residency programs, where he served as Chief Resident. He has been involved with the care of various professional athletic organizations throughout his professional career, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Currently, Dr. Thiele is the Chief of the Podiatry Section, Department of Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Somerset and is an instructor of foot and ankle surgery at Hoboken University Medical Center. He serves on the Continuing Medical Education and Operating Room commitees at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Somerset. Dr Thiele specializes in both the non operative and surgical management of all foot and ankle conditions, ranging from pediatric to geriatric care, including sports medicine. His expertise ranges from routine foot surgery to more advanced surgical reconstruction of the foot and ankle including trauma, limb salvage procedures and revisional surgery. He covers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital -Somerset, Hoboken University Medical Center, Saint Clare's Medical Center, the Surgery Center at Cedar Knolls, and the North Jersey Center for Ambulatory Surgery. Dr. Thiele has two board certifications in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/ Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Nicole M. DeLauro, D.P.M.
Dr. DeLauro graduated Lehigh University with an accelerated science degree magna cum laude. She earned her medical degree as salutatorian of her graduating class from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, actively participating in extra-curricular activities. She has also volunteered her time at the New York City Marathon, annual cadet boot fitting at West Point, and other podiatric relevant events. Dr. DeLauro completed her residency training at Hoboken University Medical Center, a prestigious training program within the United States. She resided as chief resident, and received intense training in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. DeLauro has also completed courses in AO fixation and ankle arthroscopy, and is currently published in the both the podiatric literature, as well as the current edition of Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. She specializes in both conservative and surgical treatment of all foot and ankle problems. Dr. DeLauro is currently a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. DeLauro is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Adam B. Lowy, D.P.M.
Dr. Lowy’s career in treating foot and ankle conditions began when he was just in high school at Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. There he became apart of the Athletic Training staff at one of the most competitive athletic high schools in Maryland . He then attended University of Delaware and graduated with a bachelor degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine at the top of his class. Dr. Lowy completed his surgical residency at Hoboken University Medical Center , a prestigious program known for its intense trauma and complex foot & ankle reconstruction exposure. He served as chief resident during his final year and specialized in conservative & surgical treatment of various foot & ankle disorders. Dr. Lowy has completed courses in AO fixation, external fixation, and foot & ankle arthroscopy. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association as well as the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He currently lives in Morristown with his wife, Ilana, and their pit bull, Minnie. He is an avid music fan, and enjoys biking, outdoor sports, and fitness.
Dr. Aaron Bellew, D.P.M.
Dr. Bellew earned his Bachelor’s degree from St Francis College and his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed an extensive four year residency in Foot & Ankle Trauma/ Reconstructive surgery at New York Hospital, Queens. In addition to his surgical residency, Dr. Bellew has completed several advanced courses in internal & external fixation, limb deformity correction, foot & ankle arthroscopy; as well as, microsurgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons as well as American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Bellew specializes in both conservative and surgical treatment of all foot & ankle conditions from the pediatric patient to the elderly. He has expertise and special interest in Foot / Ankle trauma, sports medicine, advanced foot / ankle reconstruction especially Charcot deformities, wound care, limb sparing procedures, revisional surgery, and severe calcaneal fractures. Dr. Bellew teaches the surgical residents at Morristown Medical Center these procedures. He has also lectured to colleagues on these advanced techniques. In his spare time, he has enjoyed being involved with Martial Arts for 15 years.
Kristen Mannix, Director of Operations
As the Director of Operations, Ms. Mannix leads the successful development and execution of the Foot and Ankle Center's operations and expansion strategies, comprehensive practice management solutions, national strategic marketing and business development and the design and delivery of patient technology solutions.
Liz Polo, Office Administrator
Hospitals we participate with:
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital -Somerset - http://www.rwjuh.edu
- Surgicare of Central NJ - http://www.surgicarecj.com
- Surgical Center at Cedar Knolls - http://www.cedarknollssurgicalcenter.com
- Hoboken University Medical Center - http://www.Hobokenumc.com
- Saint Clare's Health System - http://www.saintclares.org
- Morristown Medical Center - http://www.atlantichealth.org
- Overlook Medical Center - http://www.atlantichealth.org
- Newton Hospital - http://www.atlantichealth.org
- North Jersey Center for Surgery