James F. Donovan D.P.M. Foot and Ankle Surgeon

 avid "Minimalist Runner"

Alicia Attanasio D.P.M. Foot and Ankle Surgeon

classically trained Ballet Dancer




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About Dr. Donovan and Dr. Alicia

Dr. James Donovan was born in NYC and grew up in Freehold, NJ.  He attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ.  He earned a BS in Biology and General Science  from Villanova University in 1979.  His medical education was obtained from Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicinewhere he received his doctorate degree in 1983  finishing at the top of his class.  Dr. Donovan completed his podiatric surgical residency at The Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia.  He was awarded the title of Chief Resident upon completion of his first year.

As an avid minimalist runner, Dr. Donovan has accomplished 3 Marathons within an 18 month period. He has also been involved with "marshall arts" training to include  Shokatan Karate.  And his passion is sports medicine and has a love of running. His passion with his running patients goes the extra time and distance.

Dr. Donovan has done many research papers which include, Anatomical studies with "The Intrinsic Lumbricalle Muscles of the Foot"  and "Verrucae Plantaris" microbiologic case studies.  He was among the first doctors trained in EPF surgery for heel pain.  He also is trained in  Shock Wave Therapy which he and his associate use regularly especially for heel pain, plantar fascitis, and achilles tendonitis.

For over 32 years Dr. Donovan has lived in Toms River with his wife, Diane.  He has three grown children Kenneth, Jennifer, and Matthew. He is the proud grandfather of two.   His oldest son, Kenneth James Donovan, is also a podiatrist in Warren and Livingston, NJ. 

Dr. Donovan has been practicing Podiatric medicine and surgery in Toms River since 1984.  He is a full attending physician and surgeon at St. Barnabas Medical Center.  He was recently honored by the hospital with a plaque for  his 31 years of service.

Dr. Donovan and His Staff are pleased to announce that Dr. Alicia Attanasio has joined the practice of Donovan Family Foot and Ankle Center effective July 5, 2016. There is tremendous energy in the office with youth providng the newest in podiatric medicine, and the old with years of experience . 

Dr. Alicia Attanasio is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she received her bachelor's degree in Biology. She went on to complete her doctorate degree at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan. Following her education, she completed a 3-year foot and ankle surgical residency program at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. During her residency, she had the privilege of working with multiple specialties including orthopedics, plastic surgery, and pediatrics where she was able to perfect her skills. She also attended the prestigious Bako dermatopathology mini-fellowship in Atlanta. During her final year, Alicia served as Chief Resident for the department of podiatry.

Dr. Attanasio treats a wide variety of foot and ankle problems and prides herself on complete and compassionate care. She is well versed in conservative management and surgical treatments for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions and would be happy to discuss these options with you.

As a native Jersey girl, Alicia is passionate about her community, Bruce Springsteen, the NY Giants and enjoys staying active and being outdoors, especially at the beach. Dr. Attanasio is a former ballet dancer and knows first hand the importance of healthy and happy feet. Dr. Attanasio is excited to be joining Dr. Donovan and his amazing team. She looks forward to meeting with you.

At our office, we believe that a doctor and patient become a team for treating an individual's feet.  We spend most of  our time listening to our patients in order to understand their concerns and respond with the best treatment options.  

We want our patients to be informed about podiatric problems and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. That is why we've included an extensive section on this website covering the full array of topics associated with podiatry and podiatric diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet.

We also know that convenience in the Toms River area is important to your selection of a podiatrist.  In these web pages you'll find information about our office, including our location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. In addition we offer on-site digital X-Rays for your convenience.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to request an appointment. We hope you'll find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a podiatric physician.  We will respond to any email we receive within 24 hours.


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