Samuel W. Cox, Jr. D.P.M., APMA, ACFAS, ACPM, AMIFAS

Dr. Cox is a 3rd generation podiatrist, practicing podiatric medicine and surgery since 1992. He has completed a 3-year medical and surgical residency program, studying both medicine and reconstructive surgery of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Dr. Cox is double board certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and is a Fellow with the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has been an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) since 1991. His goal in practice is to provide the highest quality of medical and/or surgical care to treat the patient’s condition, promptly and cost effectively, in order for the patient to get back to their normal lives.

Accreditations

  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • Fellow, American Professional Wound Care Association
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons

Associations

  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management

Usman Urooj, DPM, DABPM, AACFAS

Dr. Urooj is a Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon in Goodyear, Arizona. His passion for medicine began during his high school years and his love for science took him to the University of North Texas, where in 2014, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduated with honors. Then in 2018, he earned his Doctor of Podiatric medicine and surgery degree at Arizona College of Podiatric medicine-Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Urooj is an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Upon graduation, Dr. Urooj matched at Carl T. Hayden Veterans Medical Center for his residency training in Foot and Ankle medicine and surgery. At this institution his residency training consisted of inpatient, outpatient, clinical, and surgical experiences. He completed many different rigorous medical and surgical rotations for an overall comprehensive experience. Some notable rotations during his time in the program included internal medicine, infectious diseases, emergency medicine, general surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, and orthopedic surgery. In addition to the above rotations, he was exposed to significant volume of foot and ankle medical and surgical pathologies. He also participated in an extensive volume of foot and ankle surgical care during the entire duration of his residency.

In the last year of his residency program, Dr. Urooj was selected for the chief resident position and was presented a chief resident award upon graduation. He graduated from his residency program in June 2021. He graduated with the highest surgical case volume in his graduating class, which also exceeded the program requirements. During his residency experience, he had multiple published articles on different medical and surgical treatments of foot and ankle.

Accreditations

  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • ABFAS Board Qualified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

Professional Memberships:

  • Member, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association

  • Member, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association

Amy Ross, DPM, AACFAS

Dr. Amy Ross is a foot and ankle specialist and an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno and obtained her professional degree at Des Moines University in Iowa. Her residency training was completed in podiatric medicine and surgery with reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery at Creighton University in Phoenix which included the county hospital and many clinic and outpatient facilities across the Valley encompassing both elective and trauma surgical cases. It is critical for foot and ankle specialists to have a thorough understanding of the biomechanical evaluation in the workup and treatment of patients. Dr. Ross finished her residency with the highest volume of these evaluations in the history of her program. She has a broad range of exposure to different forefoot, rearfoot and ankle pathology as well as to diverse patient populations. Her focus includes sports medicine, soft tissue, tendon and ligament repair and forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction.

Dr. Ross is sensitive and attuned to her patient’s questions and needs. Coming from a background of Korean and American heritage, she understands the importance of taking the time to educate and provide the appropriate treatment for foot and ankle conditions, making sure to exhaust conservative treatment options prior to pursuing surgical intervention for each individual when applicable.

Dr. Ross enjoys a wide range of music genres and can often be found with a tune on nearby. Additionally, playing the piano, baking desserts and traveling keep her busy after she is done with work and caring for her patients. A good book and quality time with family and pets is one of her favorite activities during the weekend.