Podiatrist - Waterbury
1389 W. Main Street
Suite 222 * Tower 2
Waterbury, CT 06708

All our professionals at Advanced Podiatric Specialists, PC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

Charles T. Arena, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

*Board Certified
American Board of
Podiatric Surgery.


PA College of Podiatric Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Degree: D.P.M.

Fordham University
Bronx, NY
1968 TO 1972
Degree: B.S. in Biological Sciences



1389 West Main Street
Suite 222
Waterbury, CT 06708

(203) 757-9200
(203) 757-3990


Chief Resident in Podiatric Surgery
Northlake Community Hospital
Northlake, IL
Chief of Service: Rickey L Albin D.P.M.

Resident in Podiatric Surgery
Northlake Community Hospital (JCAH)
Northlake, IL
Chief of Service: Lowell S Weil D.P.M.

Rotating Resident Orthopedics Department
Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children
Oak Park, IL
Chief of Service: Edward Millar MD

Rotating Resident Orthopedics Department
Children’s Hospital, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Chief of Service: Mihran Tachdjian  MD


American Board of Podiatric Surgery 2008-2009

Member - Board of Directors
American Board of Podiatric Surgery 2003 -2011

Chairman – Credentials Committee
American Board of Podiatric Surgery 2006 – Present

Joint Residency Review Committee – Council on Podiatric Medical Education

AD HOC Committee, CPME 320 Rewite
Council on Podiatric Medical Education

Clinical Faculty
Baja Project For Crippled Children

Former Executive Committee

Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center

Former - Commissioner, Board of Health
Waterbury, CT

Numerous Lectures and Presentations - Professionals and Paraprofessionals


Former Chief of Podiatric Surgery
Saint Mary’s Hospital,
Waterbury, CT

Surgical Staff
Waterbury Hospital
Waterbury, CT

Surgical Staff
Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center

Teaching Staff
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

Surgical Staff
St. Mary’s Hospital
Waterbury, CT 


CT Podiatry License


                                       American Board of Podiatric Surgery

                                       American College of Foot Surgeons


American Podiatric Medical Association

ConnecticutPodiatric Medical Association

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks



Stirling Harford Honary Anatomical Society
Served as Secretary - Treasurer

Pi Delta National Honor Society
Served as President


John D. Walker Award 2009
Outstanding Podiatrist in Connecticut

2011 Podiatry Management Most Influential Podiatrist Award

Member - Board of Admissions
PA College of Podiatric Medicine

The Professor Louis M Newman Award
      In Recognition of the Student Demonstrating the Greatest Interest and Proficiency in Foot Surgery

The Clinical Science Award
      In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Sciences

The Professor G Elmer Harford Award
      In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the Science of Anatomy

Ryan J. Donegan, DPM,MS

IMSC, Podiatry Sports Medicine Fellow



Advanced Podiatric Specialists

  • 1389 W Main St STE 222, Waterbury, CT 06708
  • 1/2021 - Present

Chippewa Valley Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

  • 1200 OakLeaf Way, Suite A, Altoona, WI 54720
  • 8/2019 –11/2020

PodiatryCare, P.C.

  • 1379 Enfield St, Enfield, CT 06082
  • 7/2016 – 7/2019

Specialty Surgical Center of Irvine

  • 15825 Laguna Canyon Rd # 200, Irvine, CA 92618
  • 7/2015 – 6/2016

Yale-New Haven Hospital

  • 20 York St, New Haven, CT 06510
  • 7/2012 – 6/2015


IMSC Sports Medicine Fellowship – Irvine, CA 7/2015 – 6/2016

  • H. Austin Hewlett, DPM, FACFAS

Residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery –New Haven, CT 7/2012 – 6/2015

  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • VA Medical Center
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Gary P. Jolly Academic Achievement Award
    • Top academic resident in program

Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery - Des Moines, IA 7/2008 – 5/2012

  • Dual Degree: D.P.M./M.S.A.
  • GPA 4.0

Newington Certificate Program in Orthotics and Prosthetics – Newington, CT 7/2007 – 12/2007

  • GPA 3.9

Marist College – Poughkeepsie, NY 8/2003 – 5/2006

  • Basic Surgical Skills/Aseptic Technique, Department of Surgery – Des Moines University


  • Phi Delta Society
  • Student Chapter of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Student National Podiatric Medical Association
  • Geriatrics Club


  • Improved Anterior Subtalar Joint Arthroscopy With a Guide Wire: A Technique Tip. Donegan RJ. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Oct;39(10):1219-1222
  • Comparing MRI and High-Resolution Dynamic US for Diagnosis of Plantar Plate Tear. Ryan Donegan DPM AACFAS MS, Michael Heaslet DPM FACFAS MS. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Mar - Apr;56(2):371-374.
  • Functional Results and Patient Satisfaction of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis Utilizing Dual Crossed Screw Fixation. Ryan Donegan DPM MS, Peter Blume DPM FACFAS. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Mar - Apr;56(2):291-297.
  • Angiosomes of the foot and ankle and clinical implications for limb salvage: Reconstruction, incision, and revascularization. Commentary - Journal Volume and Issue Number: Foot and Ankle Quarterly 27,3
  • The Multidisciplinary Step-Wise Approach to Limb Salvage at Yale New Haven Hospital. Ryan Donegan DPM, AACFAS, MS. Audio Lecture Foot and Ankle Quarterly.
  • The Multidisciplinary Team is Essential for Improved Limb Salvage Outcomes: Primer on Reperfusion Considerations in Lower Extremity Limb Salvage. Ryan Donegan DPM, AACFAS, MS; Peter Blume DPM, FACFAS. Feature Article Foot and Ankle Quarterly.
  • Anatomic Repair of Plantar Plate with Flexor Tendon Sheath Reinforcement: Case Series. Ryan Donegan DPM MS, David Caminear DPM FACFAS.Foot Ankle Spec. 2016 Oct;9(5):438-43
  • Blume, P.A., Sumpio, B., Schmidt, B., Donegan, R. Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle: Diagnosis and Management Strategies. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 31:151-172, 2014.
  • Blume, P.A., Donegan, R., Schmidt, B. The Role of Plastic Surgery for Soft Tissue Coverage of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 31:127-150, 2014.
  • Gambardella, G.V., Donegan, R., Caminear, D.S. Isolated Dislocation of the Posterior Tibial Tendon in an Amateur Snowboarder: A case Report. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 53:203-207, 2014.
  • Blume, P.A., Bowlby, M., Schmidt, B., Donegan, R. Safety and Efficacy of Becaplermin Gel in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Chronic Wound Care Management and Research 1:11-14, 2014.
  • Factors Maximizing Successful Split Thickness Skin Grafting in Diabetic Lower Extremity Wounds. Ryan Donegan DPM MS, Brian Schmidt DPM, Peter Blume DPM FACFAS. Diabetic Foot & Ankle 5:24769, 2014.
  • Current Concepts for Pantalar Arthrodesis: Indications, Methods, Options, and Complications Reviewed. Ryan Donegan DPM MS, Peter Blume DPM FACFAS. Podiatry Today, 2014.
  • Donegan, R., Sumpio, B., Blume, P.A. Charcot Foot and Ankle with Osteomyelitis. Diabetic Foot and Ankle 4:21361, 2013.
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude 2006
  • Major: Biochemistry Minor: Mathematics, Psychology
  • Dean’s List 2003 – 2006
  • GPA 3.75

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY8/2002 – 5/2003

  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Dean’s List 2002-2003
  • GPA 3.25


  • Gary P. Jolly Academic Achievement Award
  • PICA Scholarship
  • Excellence Award Physical Diagnosis Teaching Assistant, 2009
  • College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Merit Scholarship, 2008 – 2012
  • 2006 Faculty Award for Excellence in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics
  • 2005 ACS-Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award
  • 2005 MERCK/AAAS Research Fellowship
  • 2002 AP Scholar with Honor
  • Dr. Aleski A. Leonidoff Scholarship
  • Marist College Transfer Scholarship
  • Philips Electronics North America Scholarship Program
  • IBM Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship
  • Rensselaer Alumni Scholarship
  • William T. Bahr Memorial Scholarship
  • NY Award for Academic Excellence
  • The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship
  • Tylenol Scholarship


  • Founding Member - GRAD Institute Foot and Ankle Center, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT
  • Des Moines University Teaching Assistant
  • Lower Limb Anatomy, 2011; Physical Diagnosis, 2009; Anatomy Lab, 2009; Anatomy Prosection, 2009;
  • Iota Chapter of Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society
  • Student liaison for local office of National Kidney Foundation, 2008- 2011
  • Marist College Teaching Assistant
  • Organic Chemistry Lab, 2006; General Chemistry Lab, 2004


  • Wright Prophecy Total Ankle Replacement Workshop
  • Orthofix Flaps and Frames Course
  • ACFAS Arthroscopy Course - 2015
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, AMA
  • Basic Life Support, AMA
  • “Lower Extremity Examination Criteria for Lowering Podiatric Co Morbidities in Dialysis Patients” Ryan Donegan and John Baca, Collin Pehde, DPM, 2010
  • Chapter: Factors Maximizing Skin Flaps and Grafts for Diabetic Wound Coverage. Ryan Donegan, DPM, MS, AACFAS. Book: Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds
  • Treatment of Charcot Osteoarthropathy with Osteomyelitis – Orthofix supplement to Podiatry Today
  • 13 Year Follow-up Reverse Sural Artery Flap for Plantar Calcaneal Wound: Case Report. Ryan Donegan DPM MS, Peter Blume DPM FACFAS. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2018 Apr 6. pii: S1067-2516(17)30655-5.
  • MERCK/AAAS Researcher - Computational chemistry research focused on Wilson’s Disease
  • Peer Reviewer
    • Foot and Ankle Specialist
    • Managed Care Magazine
    • SAGE Open Medical Case Reports


  • Systematic Review of Imaging and Surgical Treatment of Pedal Glomus Tumors with Reported Case: Rare Occurrence in Second Toe. Ryan Donegan DPM MS, Peter Blume DPM FACFAS. In submission Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
  • Midfoot Arthritis Treated with Silicone Implant


  • “Qualitative Investigation of Copper Binding Sites in ATP7B Using a Computational Method for Metal-Binding Macromolecules” Ryan J. Donegan, Dr. John Morrison Galbraith, 2005 Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
  • Presented at 4th MERCURY Conference on Computational Chemistry and CURSCA.


  • Des Moines University Mobile Clinic, 2010 - 2011
  • Homeless Outreach Program, 2010 – 2011
  • Fit Feet Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Screening Program, 2009
  • I’ll Make Me a World Black Community Health Fair, 2009
  • Des Moines University Senior Health Fair, 2008


  • CrossFit
  • NPC Men’s Physique Competitor
  • Mr. Iowa Bodybuilding Competition
  • Reading anything related to podiatry
  • External Fixation Workshop, Trinity Regional Medical Center, 2010
  • Problem Based Learning Anatomy Course, Des Moines University, 2009
  • “Saw-Bones” Workshop, Trinity Regional Medical Center, 2009
  • Orthopedic Surgery Internship, Dr. David Stamer, St. Francis Hospital 2005-2006
  • Emergency Psychiatry Internship, Dr. Mark Cerbone, St. Francis Hospital 2004 - 2006


  • Available upon request

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1389 West Main Street
Suite 222 * Tower 2
Waterbury, CT 06708