Dr. Richard DiBacco, a native of Erie, currently serves as the Director of Podiatry Associates Foot and Ankle Center with office locations in Erie and Meadville, PA, and Conneaut, OH. Dr. DiBacco earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gannon University. He obtained his medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1967. He then went on to complete his residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Foot and Ankle Clinic of Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital.

Throughout his career Dr. DiBacco has been committed to continuing medical education and has been involved with the Podiatric colleges and resident training. He is the Founding Director of the Podiatric Surgical Residency at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, PA and has served as Chief of Podiatric Surgery at multiple hospitals in Northwest PA. He also has served as clinical instructor for the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and the Des Moines College of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. DiBacco has given numerous lectures over the past 30 years covering a vast range of topics on the foot and ankle. He has been involved in research and has several publications. He has served on the Pennsylvania State Board of Podiatry and also currently serves as the President of the Kent State University Foot and Ankle Board of Directors.

His dedication to the advancement of Podiatry has been recognized with the following awards: “Residents Teaching Award” at Millcreek Community Hospital, “Doctor of the Year” at Union City Memorial Hospital, and recipient of the “Pioneer in Podiatry” through the PPMA. More recently, he was inducted into the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Hall of Fame.

Dr. DiBacco has committed his entire professional life to the education and development of students and residents. He has strived to make an impact and difference in the future of the foot and ankle society.

Dr. Richard DiBacco is this year’s Greater Pennsylvania Education Foundation Lifetime Achievement recipient.

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