Dr. Jordana Szpiro is affiliated with Partner’s Healthcare, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Melrose Wakefield and Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford.
Jordana Szpiro, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
As an established Boston podiatrist, Dr. Jordana Szpiro has accumulated extensive clinical and surgical experience working with patients of all ages. Living an active lifestyle herself through ballet, running, squash and skiing/snowboarding, she is particularly sensitive to the toll that athletic activities can take on one’s feet.
Dr. Szpiro was raised in Southern California and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California at Irvine. She went on to earn a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her residency at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City where she advanced her education in surgical management of common foot disorders including bunions, bone spurs, neuromas, and heel spurs.
Catherine Wu, D.P.M.
Dr. Catherine Wu has been practicing podiatry in the Boston area for over 16 years. She is a board certified foot surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She is a Diplomat of American College of Foot and Ankle surgery.
She provides comprehensive podiatric care such as bunion and hammertoe correction, heel pain treatment, neuroma, flatfeet, ingrown toenail, Diabetic foot ulcer, fracture, strain and sprain, warts, athlete’s foot, fungal nail and laser treatment.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1998, Dr. Wu completed a two-year residency at the Caritas Carney Hospital in Boston and received extensive training in sports medicine, diabetic foot care and foot surgery.
Dr. Wu volunteered as a Team Podiatrist for Boston and Wakefield Breakheart 10K race. She has custom fitted orthotics to help athletes of various sports relieve pain and achieve their full potential.
Dr. Wu performs surgeries at the Hallmark Health System (Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital), and Cambridge Alliance System (Cambridge Hospital, Widden Memorial Hospital, and Somerville Hospital).
Dr. Wu has conducted research in the area of podiatric medicine and molecular genetics and has publications in peer-reviewed international medical journals and received numerous honors and awards. Dr. Wu is a co-author who published one of the earliest peer-reviewed, blinded research papers of Laser application on fungal toenails.
Maghan Francoeur, Practice Manager
Ms. Francoeur is the office manager and oversees office practice procedures, practices and marketing. Prior to joining Boston Common Podiatry, Ms. Francoeur was an executive assistant at Clifford Projects and before then she was on office manager at Crescent Heights, both in Honolulu, Hawaii. She brings her skills in office management, customer service and marketing to the Boston Common Podiatry practice.
Francine Leone, Medical Assistant
Ms. Leone assists with patient care and office management. She is a graduate of the Everest Institute Medical Assistant Program. She brings her extensive experience in customer service to the practice. Ms. Leone enjoys interacting with patients and assisting Dr. Szpiro with podiatric procedures.
Jessica Vargas, Medical Admin Assistant
Ms. Vargas assists with office administration and helping patients with check-in, scheduling, monitoring prescriptions, verifying insurance coverage and obtaining referrals. Ms. Vargas holds a Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma from the Everest Institute and has also attended the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Previously, she was a Medical Administrative Assistant at Advanced Pain Management of Stoneham. She is fluent in Spanish and English.