SPECIALTY:● Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery .● Minimally Invasive Surgery.● Traumatology.● Arthroscopy.● Sports Medicine.
Assal Nour, DPM, AACFAS
Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Bergen County, NJ
Dr. Assal Nour is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon with a particular interest in advanced reconstructive techniques of the foot and ankle. Her specific areas of interest include conservative and surgical management of traumatic injuries, post-traumatic reconstruction, treatment of the adult flatfoot, sports medicine injuries and treatment of foot and ankle deformities. She is passionate about improving patient outcomes with innovative and minimally invasive techniques, research and leadership. She also finds great satisfaction in treating athletes with sports injuries, allowing them to resume competitive sports.
Dr. Nour has lectured and presented on many topics related to foot and ankle surgery throughout the United States and at national conferences. She has a passion for helping others and has participated in many medical missions, donating her time and expertise abroad with various nonprofit endeavors. During her free time, Dr. Nour loves traveling and spending time with her family. She also enjoys outdoor activities, such as biking, running and hiking.
Education● Western University of Health Sciences 2014 – 2018Pomona, CA. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Honors.● University of California, San Francisco 2012 – 2014San Francisco, CA. Post-Baccalaureate Program, Biological Sciences, Magna Cum Laude.● California State University, Northridge 2007 – 2011Los Angeles, CA. Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (emphasis on psychobiology), Summa Cum Laude.
● Summit Health – Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine August 2021 – July 2022.
Sports & Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship; Hackensack, NJ.
Accredited by American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).
Training focus: Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Traumatology, Hindfoot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery.
● Geisinger Health System – Musculoskeletal Institute 2018 – 2021 | Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency. Scranton, PA.Accredited in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA).Training focus: reconstructive foot and ankle deformity correction, trauma, sports medicine, Charcot. reconstruction & limb salvage techniques, using Ilizarov method and Hexapod Ring Fixation.● Sinai Hospital of Baltimore – Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (RIAO).International Center for Limb Lengthening (ICLL). Baltimore, MD.Training focus: Correction of complex pediatric and adult orthopedic deformities, Ponseti Method casting, Taylor Spatial Frames, limb lengthening, and bone transport via internal lengthening nails and external ring fixators.
HONORS & AWARDS
● Tri-State Region Manuscript Support Grant 2021.Manuscript Presentation | American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Conference.● Geisinger Annual Resident & Fellow Scholarship 2019 MSK Institute Research | Geisinger Medical Center.● Baltimore Limb Deformity Conference Scholarship 2019 Resident Scholarship | Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics.● Summer Student Research Fellowship Scholarship 2015 Research Scholarship | Western University of Health Sciences.● Merit Scholarship 2014 Academic Tuition Award | Western University of Health Sciences.● Honors Medallion Recipient 2011 Academic Distinction and Recognition | California State University, Northridge.● Delmar C. Nicks Award 2011 Excellence in Scholarship and Community Outreach | California State University, Northridge.