Departmental News


We are very pleased to introduce Valerie A. Brunetti, DPM, a board-certified podiatrist who provides evaluation and treatment of the foot and ankle, both in the hospital and on an outpatient basis.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Dr. Brunetti is a member of the faculty of the Department of Surgery (clinical assistant professor) and the medical staff of Stony Brook University Hospital.

Dr. Brunetti has operating room privileges at University Hospital and at the Stony Brook Ambulatory Surgery Center. Additionally, she is an active member of the multidisciplinary wound care team of the Stony Brook Leg and Foot Ulcer Treatment Group, at the Surgical Care Center in East Setauket, where she provides foot/ankle consultations and treatment.

Dr. Brunetti's foot care services include palliative and/or surgical treatment of:

n Infections (soft tissue or bone) or ulcerations of the foot
n Diabetic foot
n Biomechanical imbalances including bunions and hammertoes
n Hypertrophied mycotic nails and pedal hyperkeratoses
n Heel pain, gouty arthritis, and Charcot foot deformities

Dr. Brunetti received her DPM from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1984, and completed her surgical residency at Manhattan hospitals affiliated with NYCPM. She then spent the academic year of 198687 as dean of podiatric medicine at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. Returning to New York, she entered private practice, and subsequently joined the faculty of NYCPM.

In 1992, Dr. Brunetti joined the staff of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as chief of podiatry and director of the podiatric residency program. She became a member of our faculty and clinical practice in 2002.

Dr. Brunetti can be reached on Fridays at the Surgical Care Center, at 631-444-4545, or from Monday through Thursday at the Northport VA Medical Center, at 631-261-4400, ext. 2061.

For consultations/appointments with Dr. Brunetti, please call 631-444-4545.

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