Our Doctors

Dr. Vito J. Rizzo

Dr. Vito J. Rizzo attended SUNY at Buffalo, NY where he earned his BS degree. After which he attended medical school at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan, NY. Dr Rizzo completed Foot and Ankle Residency training than proceeded to advanced techniques for joint arthroscopy, limb salvage, diabetes wound care, and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He has helped to pioneer techniques managing nerve injury and neuropathy.

Dr. Rizzo is board certified in American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is also fellow of American Professional Wound Care Association, Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and member of American Podiatric Medical Association and New York State Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Rizzo maintains hospital privileges at Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and as former chief of Podiatry, at South Side Hospital.

Dr. Rizzo has been a respected part of the medical community for over 30 years. He has been active with the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) and he served as President of the NYSPMA.

Dr. Joseph S. Tamburrino

A Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons since 1981, Dr. Joseph S. Tamburrino is a renowned Podiatrist who had successful independent practices in Bay Shore and Westbury, Long Island for more than 40 years. In 2015, he integrated those offices with 21st Century Foot Care and became a Community Physician at Good Samaritan Hospital. Highly respected for his knowledge of foot related issues, communication with patients, engaging personality and thorough examinations, Dr. Tamburrino is a gifted surgeon that cares deeply for patients and makes them an active part of the treatment process.

Dr. Tamburrino is a graduate of Adelphi University and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at Foot Clinics of New York and its network hospitals. Fellowships include the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the Suffolk Academy of Medicine. Tutorial in his approach to podiatry and patient care, Dr. Tamburrino has also been an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Tamburrino volunteers throughout Long Island’s communities and was awarded “2007 Man of the Year” by the Coma Recovery Association for his research into the effects of Omega-3 on post traumatic brain syndrome. He also received a certificate of appreciation for his treatment of rescue workers at Ground Zero in 2001.

Dr. Anaida Abagyan-Stanczyk

Dr. Anaida Abagyan-Stanczyk graduated Suma Cum Laude from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering with a degree in Biomedical Science. Subsequently, she earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where she graduated Valedictorian. She completed her four-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency at New York Presbyterian – Queens as the Chief Resident.

Throughout her residency training, Dr. Abagyan-Stanczyk had comprehensive exposure to foot and ankle trauma in a Level 1 Trauma Center, internal and external fixation, reconstructive surgery and elective surgery. Additionally, she had extensive experience working on multidisciplinary Limb Salvage teams at NYP-Cornell and NYP-Columbia, striving to prevent limb loss and ensure optimal function for each of her patients.

Throughout her undergraduate and doctoral studies, Dr. Abagyan-Stanczyk has also engaged in a number of published research projects, working in the Polymer Lab at NYU Tandon, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and studying treatment options for plantar fasciitis during residency.

Outside of her professional life, Dr. Abagyan-Stanczyk enjoys outdoor activities and travelling, including road trips, camping in her roof-top tent, hiking, exploring National Parks, and nature photography.