Allen Frankel began his training at the University of Toronto, after which he attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, for four years where he received a DPM degree, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, in 1984.
Allen went on to complete a Surgical Residency program at Warminster General Hospital, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he acquired his expertise in Laser as well as Minimal Incision Surgery (MIS). During this time, he also participated in the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University Sports Medicine Clinics (where the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers are treated). Other prestigious titles Allen has received include his Associate Member status in the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons (ABPS) and the American College of Foot Surgeons (ACFAS). Allen has been a leading candidate in the field of minimal incision surgery for correction of bunions and hammertoes, but his extensive training in various procedures also allows him to perform open procedures as needed.
Once returning to the Toronto area, Allen founded Markham Podiatry in 1985 and has been actively serving the needs of this community for over 30+ years. During this time, Allen continued his advanced training, and helped bring surgical procedures and treatment protocols into the forefront of foot care in Ontario.
Allen also served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association. Allen also completed a six-year term on Council at the Provincial College, of which among other things, he chaired the Disciplines Committee and presided as President of the College in his final year.
Beginning in 2015, Allen has stepped back from his administrative role and duties at Markham Podiatry but continues to focus on the well being of his patients through treatment visits and is still as busy as ever in the surgical department. As the role of lead surgeon, Allen helps in all cases at Markham Podiatry as his incomparable experience is a valuable and irreplaceable tool to the practice.
In his spare time, Allen is busy raising his two beautiful daughters and sailing to exotic locales around the world with his lovely wife Francine. When not on foreign soil, Allen still finds time to perfect his squash and basketball games on local courts.