Dr. Vanessa Cardenas joins Podiatry Care Specialist, after completing her four-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Temple University Hospital, a Level I trauma center and one of the only three four-year surgical programs in the country.
Serving as Chief resident from 2017-2018, Dr. Cardenas training consisted of treating forefoot and rearfoot pathologies, limb salvage, diabetic care, lower extremity trauma, and reconstructive surgery. Her training also includes innovative techniques, including platelet rich plasma injections, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Cardenas also did a two-month pediatric orthopedic rotation at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Cardenas became interested in podiatric surgery after her grandmother’s limb was salvaged by the town’s podiatrist. After shadowing him and seeing the positive impact he had on his patients, she discovered the love for the profession. After her biology/pre-med undergraduate, she decided to attend Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Cardenas was born and raised in Colombia, South America until she was 16 years old. She then relocated with her family to New Jersey where she attended Linden High School. There she met her husband and now they enjoy being parents to their infant son.
She enjoys staying active by practicing speed skating, swimming and horseback riding. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She is very excited to be part of Podiatry Care Specialists and to be able to give back to the community by empowering her patients through a personalized approach. Dr. Cardenas is also fluent in Spanish.
Bachelor of Science, Biology/Biotechnology Option
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency
Temple University Hospital