All professionals at BIG FOOT AND ANKLE INSTITUTE 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.
Gregory P Rowe, DPM
Dr. Rowe was raised in S.L.C., UT as the youngest of six children. He led an active life playing multiple sports. He developed a good work ethic by working along side his parents and older siblings. He graduated from the University of Utah in 2006, with a BS in Exercise Physiology.
He attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in NYC, NY, and graduated in 2011. He completed a 3-year foot and ankle reconstructive surgical residency in Upstate NY, where he was elected as the Chief resident during his third year.
Dr. Rowe was chosen to do an additional year of rigorous fellowship training in southern NM. The American Foundation of Lower Extremity Surgery and Research is an ACFAS recognized foot and ankle surgery & reconstructive fellowship, and one of the best lower extremity surgical fellowships in the nation. He was trained extensively in reconstructive foot, ankle and leg surgical correction, with emphasis in ankle arthroscopy, total ankle replacements, diabetic Charcot reconstruction, and traumatic injuries of the lower extremity. He was given the Top Surgeon award from the American Foundation of Lower Extremity Surgery and Research in 2015.
After his fellowship was completed in 2015, he practiced with a podiatry group in Northern NM for a year and a half.
Dr. Rowe has worked hard towards his dream of owning his own practice. He was able to accomplish this dream in 2017, when he purchased AACI Foot, Leg and Ankle Care Centers. He changed the name in Oct. of 2018 to BIG FOOT AND ANKLE INSTITUTE.
He is very dedicated to his profession and education. He has presented multiple times at national conferences. He has co-authored published research studies and articles on various topics. He continues to strive to better his profession and those around him.
Dr. Rowe is a triathlete. In 2010, he designed and completed an Ironman length triathlon in Bear Lake, UT. He and His wife designed and completed a half-Ironman length triathlon in the summer of 2016 in Bear Lake, UT. He has done the El Tour de Tucson in Tucson, AZ the last two years and just finished the Phoenix, AZ Marathon in 2019. He continues to enter triathlons, cycling and running races, and enjoys motivating his patients, through his example, to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
He is happily married, with four lovely daughters and a wonderful son. He speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
Tiffani Nuernberg - Receptionist/Surgery Scheduler
Tiffani is originally from Las Vegas, NV. She has years of experience as a receptionist and surgery scheduler. Tiffani has previously worked
with Dr. Rowe in New Mexico with a large podiatry group. Tiffani prides herself on customer service, and does as much as she can to help
facilitate patient care.
Joy Ortiz - Billing
Joy has over 20 years of experience in medical billing. She has been a wonderful addition to our practice. She only focuses on our practice and gives our patients top quality billing service in the East Valley.