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Kirk A. Koepsel, DPM, FACFAS

Kirk A. Koepsel, DPM, FACFASDr. Koepsel joined Bay Area Podiatry in 1985, after completing his Doctor of Podiatric Medical Degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine, and completing a two year residency program at Hayward Vesper Hospital in Hayward, California and surgical training at Kaiser Permenente Hospital in Sacramento. Dr. Koepsel is active in numerous podiatric associations, and prides himself in learning the newest procedures for optimal patient care.

Dr. Koepsel graduated valedictorian from the California College of Podiatric Medicine, after which he completed surgical residency training at Hayward Vesper Hospital in Hayward, California. During his final year of surgical training at Kaiser Permenente Hospital in Sacramento, he had the distinction of being appointed chief resident. Following surgical residency he immediately joined Dr. Thomas Garrison in Clear Lake, Texas, creating the current partnership called Bay Area Podiatry Associates. The partnering was based on the common philosophy of both doctors to provide the best foot care available in the Clear Lake area.

Since beginning private practice, Dr. Koepsel has been active in his profession, holding various offices including the Harris County Podiatric Medical Society and Texas Podiatric Medical Association where he has served as the president. He is also involved with promotion of his profession and actively pursuing legislative issues concerning managed care that face our community, our state, and our Nation. To help equip and prepare him in this challenge, Dr. Koepsel has successfully completed an exclusive MBA program for physicians offered by the University of Houston Clear Lake.

Dr. Koepsel is the father of two children, Kevin and Katie and lives in Clear Lake Shores, Texas.

Kirk A. Koepsel, DPM, FACFAS

Curriculum Vitae

Current Employment

August 1985 to Present Bay Area Podiatry Associates
1234 Bay area Blvd.
Suite G
Houston, Texas 77058
     Position: Partner, DPM


1997-1999 University of Houston Clear Lake
Pasadena, Texas
Degree: Masters of Business Administration
1985-Present Ongoing CME courses
1984-1985 Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Sacramento, California
Second Year Podiatric Surgical Resident - Chief Podiatric Resident
1983-1984 Hayward Vesper Hospital
Hayward, California
First year podiatric surgery resident
Director: Steven S. Subotnick, D.P.M.
1982-1983 L.A. County U.S.C. Medical Center
Los Angles, California
Fourth year podiatric medical education
1979-1983 California College of Podiatric Medicine
San Francisco, California
Degree: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine D.P.M.
1979-1981 California College of Podiatric Medicine
San Francisco, California
Degree: Bachelor of Medical Science
1977-1979 See Previous Employment
1976-1977 University of California Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California
Degree: Clinical Laboratory Medicine M.T.
1973-1976 California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Microbiology
Cum Laude


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)

State of Texas, No. 946 1985- present
State of California, No. E 32-4 1983-present
State of California (MT) 1977-1985

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery - 1987
Board certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery


Professional Affiliations

  American Podiatric Medical Association
  Texas Podiatric Medical Association
  Fellow, American College of Foot Surgeons
  American Diabetes Association
  American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  American Running and Fitness Association
  American Society of Clinical Pathologist
  Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

Awards and Honors

Date California College of Podiatric Medicine:
1983 Valedictorian, Class of 1983
1983 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
1982-1983 Outstanding Young Men in America
1979-1983 The National Deans List
1983 CCPM Class of 1983 Special Recognition Award
1981-1983 Phi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society
1982 CCPM "Most Valuable Student Award"

Previous Employment

Jun. 1975 to Sept. 1975 National Institute of Public Health
Bogata, Columbia, S.A.
Position: Field Research Associate
1977-1979 U.C. Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California
Position: Medical Technologist
Special Chemistry, Research & Development
1979-1982 San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California
Position: Medical Technologist
Blood Bank Tec. Part-time midnight shift

Professional Activities and Appointments

1999-present Co-chair, Texas, Podiatry Political Action Committee, American Podiatric Medical Association
1998-present Board of Directors, Southeast Memorial Network Multi-specialty IPA
1998 President: Texas Podiatric Medical Association
1997 President-Elect: Texas Podiatric Medical Association
1996 Second Vice President/Treasurer: Texas Podiatric Medical Association
1995-present Texas Podiatric Medical Group - Houston (Independent Physician Association)
utilization Review Committee
1995 Third Vice-President Texas Podiatric Medical Association
1992-1998 Chief of Podiatry, Surgery Executive Committee
Columbia Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
1992-1996 Chief of Podiatry, Surgery Executive Committee
St. John Hospital, Nassau Bay, Texas
1992-1994 Regional Director- Texas Podiatric Medical Association Region VI
1994-present Committee Member - Texas State Board Exam Committee
Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners
1992-1994 Member - Peer Review Committee, Texas Podiatric Medical Association
1991-1992 President - Harris County Podiatric Medical Association
1990-1994 Chairman, Grievance Committee, Texas Podiatric Medical Association
1987-1993 Podiatric Medical Director - Avanti, University Medical Group
1982-1983 Senior Class President - CCPM - southern campus
1981-1982 Junior Class President - California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM)

Hospital and Clinic Affiliations

St. John Hospital, Nassau Bay, Texas Active Staff
Bay Area Surgicare Center, Webster, Texas Active Staff
Columbia Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Active Staff
Southeast Memorial Hospital Active Staff

Special Academic Projects and Activities

1998- present Finance Chairman Columbia/HCA ASC limited partnership (BASC)
1997- present MBA for physicians program, University of Houston Clear lake
1993 - present Attending Clinical Staff, Harris County Podiatric Residency Program
1986-1987 Co-founder, Human Performance Research Associates
A non-profit group dedicated to the reserch of publications dealing with human performance characteristics
1984-1985 Weekly lecturer, Diabetic Foot Class
Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center
1979-1982 Teaching Assistant and Tutor
1979-1983 Lower Extremity Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology Biomechanics II, IV
1980-1981 Prosector, Lower Extremity Arthrology Course


1981 Co-author of Biomechanics II Workbook, Kevin Kirby and Kirk Koepsel
Editor: Dr. John Weed, Published by CCPM . Used as a teaching text at the California College of Podiatric Medicine


Available upon request

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