All professionals at Premier Foot & Ankle maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Ron Talis, DPM, F.A.C.F.A.S
Dr. Talis is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Talis is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle surgeons in Foot Surgery, and is also Board Certified in Reconstructive Rear-foot and Ankle Surgery.
He is a sought after lecturer at State and National Level meetings.
Dr. Talis has served as Chief of Podiatry at Womack Army Medical Center. He has taught and mentored Resident Doctors, performed over a thousand surgical procedures, and helped thousands of patients achieve their goals.
Dr. Elene Papakostas, DPM
Dr. Papakostas received her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Sciences from Brooklyn College in New York City.
She completed her doctorate degree from the New York College of Podiatric medicine. She competed her residency at at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where she was trained by leading physicians in Manhattan on the most advanced cosmetic surgical treatments.
Dr. Papakostas volunteered in numerous marathon events treating patients with sports medicine related foot and ankle conditions. She has a special interest and is passionate about treating children and young adults with foot and ankle concerns ranging from warts to flat foot. She has treated thousands of patients with diabetes and diabetic foot concerns.
Dr. Papakostas is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society.
Dr. Brandon Bottini, DPM
Dr. Bottini received his undergraduate degree in the Bachelor of Arts at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his doctorate degree at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a three-year podiatric residency at the United Health Services in Binghamton, NY. While in residency, Dr. Bottini was exposed to and participated in all aspects of podiatric medicine and wound care practices.
Dr. Bottini has special interests in dermatology of the lower extremity and sports medicine, but has treated patients with a vast range of ailments. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
In his free time, Dr. Bottini enjoys being active by exercising, playing soccer, and hiking. Dr. Bottini is also an avid scuba diver with a certification in rescue scuba diving with the PADI.