James L. Rose, DPM

dr-roseJames L. Rose, DPM is a native of Trenton, NJ. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. In 1983 he graduated, Class Valedictorian, from Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine) in Philadelphia, PA where he enjoyed being active in academic affairs.

He completed a podiatric surgical residency program at Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital for Special Surgery in Detroit, MI. This hospital was one of the first in the country to be built by podiatrists, exclusively dedicated to the performance of foot and ankle surgery. Following his surgical training, Dr. Rose relocated to Alexandria, VA where he began private practice. He founded the Franconia Foot & Ankle Center and, subsequently, became certified in foot and ankle surgery in 1990 by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (now the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery).

 

In 1996, Dr. Rose decided to leave the chaos of Northern Virginia for a quieter, country like environment, at which time, he relocated his practice to Anderson, SC. Dr. Rose, joined by two associates, Dr. David Somers and Dr. Crista Ziccardi, currently practices at his new location at 2126 – B Highway 81 North.

 

Dr. Rose is strongly committed to providing the best foot care for his patients and establishing a close professional relationship with them. He regularly attends continuing education courses held throughout the country. When appropriate, he enjoys using new technologies or techniques in his work. When necessary, he does not hesitate to consult with other specialists. Dr. Rose is a member of the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association and American college of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

 

Dr. Rose and his wife, Parrish, reside in Anderson. Both are active members of Landmark Free Will Baptist Church. They are members of the church choir and he is a member of the church board of directors. When not working, Dr. Rose and Parrish enjoy traveling and spending time with their families. After attending college and medical school in Philadelphia, is a sports enthusiast of all the Philly teams.

 

 

David M. Somers, DPM

dr-somersDr. Somers was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up both there and in Aiken, South Carolina.  After high school, he attended the University of South Carolina at its Aiken Campus, receiving his B.S. in Biology in 2001.

Following this, he enrolled at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine), from which he earned his DPM degree in 2005.  Dr. Somers entered the residency program at the Harvard Medical-affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he received comprehensive training in all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery. 

After completing his residency in 2008, Dr. Somers worked for private practices in the Boston suburbs for a year before returning home to South Carolina in 2009, at which time he joined Palmetto Podiatry Group of Anderson.

Dr. Somers is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.  When he is not providing podiatric care to the residents of the Upstate and surrounding areas, he enjoys skiing, hiking, photography, cooking, reading, and travel.

 

 

Crista M. Ziccardi, DPM

dr-crista-ziccardi.jpegDr. Crista M. Ziccardi is the latest addition to the Palmetto Podiatry team. Fairing from the great state of New Jersey, Dr. Ziccardi was born and raised outside the Philadelphia area to a large Italian family. She attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where she received her Bachelors Degree from the School of Nursing and Health Studies with a major in Health Sciences. After Georgetown, Dr. Ziccardi worked as the Cell Culture Lab Coordinator for the Coriell Institute in Camden, NJ and finished her pre-medical education requirements. Dr. Ziccardi then attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, as well as the APWCA Award for exemplary knowledge and practice of wound care. She decided to further her education by completing a 3-year Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency with a Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification at the Department of Veterans Affairs - New Jersey Health Care System in East Orange, NJ. During residency, Dr. Ziccardi served as Chief Resident, completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship with Bako Pathology in Alpharetta, GA, and completed several specialized rotations including Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Dermatology. She is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. Since Residency, Dr. Ziccardi has re-located to the Palmetto State where she can treat and educate her patients in all types of foot problems including: heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, warts, diabetic foot care, sports injuries, tendonitis, and children's gait abnormalities.

Post Graduate Training
- Department of Veteran Affairs - NJ Health Care System (PMSR-RRA) – Chief Resident
- Bako Pathology – Dermatopathology Fellow

Education
- Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine – Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine
- Georgetown University – Bachelors of Science, Health Sciences