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Sarasota-Bradenton area physician to lead statewide group

Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz previously headed a local organization in her field.

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 10:30 a.m. March 23, 2023
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Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz is a partner with West Coast Podiatry Center.
Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz is a partner with West Coast Podiatry Center.
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Bradenton and Sarasota area podiatrist Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz has been elected president of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. 

Zdancewicz is the fourth woman in Florida and the first from the Sarasota-Bradenton region to lead the organization, according to a statement. In her role she will oversee the policymaking board that serves Florida’s podiatrists, doctors who specialize in the treatment of the lower extremity. She will also work with various FPMA committees, creating the vision and budget for the next year, traveling the state and representing over 1,000 podiatric physicians and surgeons, promoting the benefits of scientific advancement in the treatment, prevention and alleviation of foot and ankle problems. 

“I’m honored to lead this great organization and follow in the footsteps of my predecessors,” Zdancewicz says in the statement. “I look forward to embracing the challenge and will work diligently to advocate for podiatrists across the state of Florida.”

Originally from Chicago, Dr. Z, as she is called by her patients, is a partner with West Coast Podiatry Center, which has one office near Sarasota Memorial Hospital and one in west Bradenton. She was previously president of the Manasota Podiatric Medical Association, the release states, and is also on the faculty of Manatee Memorial Hospital’s Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Programs.



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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