Zach J. Tankersley, DPM

Zach J. Tankersley, DPM
Foot and Ankle


Associate Professor


Foot and Ankle


In addition to his roles at Marshall Health and Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. Tankersley is the team podiatrist for the Marshall University Thundering Herd and an adjunct professor in the Division of Exercise Science, Sport, and Recreation at Marshall University. He specializes in reconstructive and revision surgery of the foot and ankle, clubfoot correction in infants utilizing the Ponseti method, and diabetic limb preservation.


  • Fellow - American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member - American Podiatric Medical Association


  • Board Certified: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, certification in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
  • Special Training: Circular External Fixation and the Ilizarov Method (The Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics)
  • Special Training: Circular External Fixation and the Ilizarov Method (The Instituto Clinico Humanitas)
  • Special Training from Ignacio Ponseti, MD: Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Correction


  • Medical School: Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Residency: Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine - Foot, Ankle and Lower Leg Surgery (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Fellowship: Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, Sinai Hospital - Limb Deformity Lengthening (Baltimore, Md.)


Marshall Orthopaedics
Appointments: 304-691-1262
Toll Free: 877-691-1600

Marshall University Medical Center
Appointments: 304-691-1600
Toll Free: 877-691-1600