Dr. David Pontell, DPM

Dr. David Pontell, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Dr. David Pontell, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Fairfax, VA. He specializes in podiatric surgery.Read his story

3025 Hamaker Ct Ste 340

Fairfax, VA 22031

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Plantar Fasciitis
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Pontell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pontell "Dr. David Pontell is a founding partner of Dominion Foot and Ankle Consultants in Fairfax, Virginia, whose mission is to provide outstanding, personalized foot and ankle care to every individual it serves. His practice interests include reconstruction of complex foot and ankle deformities including revision surgery, repair of foot and ankle trauma, and adolescent and adult sports medicine. He has extensive experience treating youth athletes who compete in soccer, track and field, ice hockey, and dance. Dr. David Pontell received his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, and obtained his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (Temple University). He then completed a 3-year residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery in the Department of Surgery (Section Orthopedics) at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, which included extensive training in Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is board-certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery/American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He was one of the first Podiatric Surgeons in Northern Virginia to be credentialed and privileged to perform hospital-based rear foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Pontell served as Chief of the Podiatric Surgery Section in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital from 2000 to 2004, and has served on the Orthopedic Education and Infections Committees of Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is Chairman of the Residency Training Committee for the Podiatric Surgery Residency Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and serves as the Secretary of the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association. Due to his outstanding patient care and clinical expertise, David Pontell was named a Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor in 2012, and has received an Inova Fairfax Hospital Podiatric Residency Program Professionalism Award. Dr. David Pontell and his wife, Ellyn, live in Northern Virginia, are the proud parents of two adult sons, and enjoy active, outdoor activities including road cycling and skiing."
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1  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Pontell does not have any board certifications listed.

13  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. David Pontell, DPM
Dr Pontell helped my foot problems ... many problems such as pronation, bunions, heel spurs, ankle weakness...I walk so much better now, though it's a long journey. He has an upbeat staff who are very patient oriented, he has good equipment, and great prep and follow up. He also has a dry sense...Read More
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