PROFESSIONAL BIO

Philosophy
Dr. Horowitz' "holistic" philosophy of podiatric medicine is integral to his practice: the foot's function must be viewed in relation to whole body mechanics, and this inter-relationship serves as the starting point to understanding his patients' foot pathology and symptoms. Over the years, this philosophy has guided his patient care and continuing professional education.

Training
Dr. Horowitz has been practicing in the Bowie area for the last 17 years. He graduated in 1983 from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine with a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine and did his postgraduate training in podiatric medicine and surgery in association with the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Horowitz remained in New York for an additional two years to practice with several of his training program's attending doctors in order to further hone his medical and surgical skills.

Additional Training and Certifications
        Board Certifications
      2003     Wound Care     American Academy of Wound Care Specialists
      2000     Pedorthics     Board for Certification in Pedorthics
      1993     Podiatric Surgery     American Board of Medical Specialties in Podiatry; Podiatric Surgery
      1993     Podiatric Orthopedics     American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics & Podiatric Medicine

        Recent Training Certificates
      2006              Minimal Incision Morton Neuroma Decompression and Plantar Fasciotomies
      2006              Ninth International Conference on Foot Biomechanics and Orthotic Therapy
      2003     ESWT/Extracorporeal Shockwave Heel pain Treatment
      2000     Advanced Forefoot Surgical Techniques
      1998     Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

Affiliations
Professional Affiliations
      American Podiatric Medical Association
Maryland Podiatric Medical Association
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Hospital/Surgery Center Staff Membership
      Dimensions Surgery Center
Laurel Regional Hospital

Practice
Dr. Horowitz arrived in Washington metro area in 1986 and established Bowie Foot And Ankle later that year. He quickly joined the staff at the newly opened Bowie Health Center Surgery Center. Dr. Horowitz enjoys the general nature of his practice and sees patients of all ages with a variety of foot problems. He especially enjoys dealing with the orthopedic nature of many podiatric problems, whether they be of recent onset or long standing. He has found that chronic problems affecting the ankle, knee, hip or back, can often be traced to recent symptoms within the foot, or vice versa.