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Dr. Matt A. Heilala, DPM

Dr. Matt A. Heilala, DPM

Podiatrist (Foot Specialist)

26 Years of Experience

Accepting patients

    Overview

    Born and raised in Alaska, Dr. Matt Heilala graduated from Soldotna High School in 1988. From his childhood through early adulthood, he was a commercial fisherman in his family’s small business. Although he enjoyed fishing, it was clear that it was not the direction for him. Having personally undergone foot surgery and with guidance from his uncle in Michigan, who was a foot doctor, Dr. Heilala became interested in the world of foot and ankle surgery early on. Dr. Heilala’s formal undergraduate education began at the University of Oregon and was completed at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1991. At 21 years old, Dr. Heilala gained early entrance into the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, where he graduated Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude in 1995. That same year, Dr. Heilala was accepted into the Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency Program, considered one of the top foot and ankle surgical residencies in the nation. In addition, he received plastic surgical training in lower-extremity reconstructive and limb-salvage surgery at Georgetown University Hospital under the direction of one of world’s foremost experts. After completing his residency in 1998, Dr. Heilala and his family moved back to their home of Alaska. In 2000, Dr. Heilala founded Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists as acting president and CEO. Dr. Heilala has written research articles for The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has given many lectures on these topics nationally.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Podiatrist (Foot Specialist)

    Education & Training

    Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency Program (Residency)

    Doctorate - Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

    Insurances

    Top Insurances

    • Aetna

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

    • Bravo Health

    • Cigna

    • Medicaid

    • Medicare

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    Locations

    Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists: Anchorage

    2250 E. 42nd Avenue

    Suite 200

    Anchorage, AK 99508

    (907) 569-3668

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    Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists: Wasilla

    3190 E. Meridian Park Loop

    Ste. 205

    Wasilla, AK 99654

    (907) 373-3338

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    Recognitions

    Publications

    Bioengineered Alternative Tissues and Hyperbaric Oxygen in Lower Extremity Wound Healing

    Elsevier, July 2007

    Isolated Talonavicular Arthrodesis for Adult Onset Flatfoot Deformity

    Elsevier, October 2007

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Matt Heilala accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dr. Matt Heilala is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dr. Matt Heilala offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Heilala's office at (907) 569-3668 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dr. Matt Heilala offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Heilala's office at (907) 569-3668 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dr. Matt Heilala speak?

    Dr. Matt Heilala speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Dr. Matt Heilala have?

    Dr. Matt Heilala is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

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