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

 avid "Minimalist Runner"




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About Dr. Donovan

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 Medicine where 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 three full marathons and two half marathons.  Just recently he completed his first triathlon. 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 and swimming. His passion for 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 fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis.

For over 35 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 four.  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

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.

This January 2020 we welcome Dr. Jayson K. Choi to our practice.  Dr. Choi is a graduate of the Temple University of Podiatric Medicine and has just completed a three-year surgical residency.  He resides in NJ with his wife and daughter.


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