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.


  • 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


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

Usman Urooj, DPM, A.A.C.F.A.S.

Dr. Urooj is a 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.


Dr. Sahab K. Danesh is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained, podiatric foot and ankle specialist, practicing podiatric medicine and surgery.

After completing four years of undergraduate work at University of California San Diego, he completed medical school at Midwestern University Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. He did his residency in foot and ankle surgery at the Phoenix VA (Carl T. Hayden) Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He then completed his fellowship in diabetic limb salvage at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center / Parkland County Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Danesh’s expertise is broad ranging from wound surgery and amputation prevention, sports medicine, soft tissue excision, ligament and tendon repair, foot and ankle trauma, and forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction procedures. He is also an expert in treating heel pain, ingrown toenails, ankle sprains, fractures, non-healing ulcers and wound care, flat feet, high arch feet, limb length discrepancy, toe nail fungus, warts, and other skin conditions. His goal is to provide an effective treatment plan for each of his patients based on diagnosis and personal situation. Most of the problems Dr. Danesh sees can be treated conservatively, but he will also perform foot and ankle surgery when needed.

When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Danesh enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Danesh enjoys outdoor activities, swimming, traveling, and going on food adventures. Dr. Danesh enjoys giving back to his community and actively participates in community outreach programs. Dr Danesh is also dedicated to giving back to his profession and is an adjunct lab instructor at Midwestern University College of Podiatry.


  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Podiatric Medicine

Professional Memberships:

  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association
  • Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Persian/Farsi