Dr. Michael Zyzda
Locations: Denver, Castle Rock, S. Federal
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Dr. Zyzda has been practicing in Denver and the surrounding communities since 1989. He began his career in health care as a nurse, first graduating from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Sioux City, IA as a Registered Nurse and then working in intensive care. He continued his studies at Briar Cliff University, also in Sioux City, IA, obtaining his BS in Nursing. His attention then turned to medicine, receiving his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, IA. Finally, Dr. Zyzda attended the Veterans Administration Podiatric Surgical Residency in Denver, CO. Special emphasis during his residency included reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, advanced wound care, severe infections, and preventing amputations in diabetics. Dr. Zyzda is Board Certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery as well as the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics. Continued training includes endoscopic surgery, shock wave therapy, and laser surgery. Dr. Zyzda gives back to his profession in 3 ways: 1) teaches residents from the PSL Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency along with residents from St. Anthony Family Medicine, 2) member of the Residency Executive Advisory Board for PSL Foot and Ankle Surgical residency, and 3) member of the Medical Executive Committee for Summit View Surgical Center. He is a former foot and ankle specialist for the Denver Nuggets Basketball Team.
Interests of his include playing hockey with his fellow physicians on their team “Hockey Docs”; hiking, backpacking, and technical climbing (instructor and trip leader for the Colorado Mountain Club, climbed all of the Colorado 14ers); Biblical studies (graduate of the 4 year Catholic Biblical School); skiing, flyfishing and being with his family. Dr. Zyzda has been married to his wife Margie for over 25 years and they have two children, Missy and Nick.
Dr. Olivia Stransky
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Dr. Olivia Stransky, originally from northern California, graduated from the prestigous three year residency training program at Highlands/Presbyterian St. Lukes Podiatric Surgical Residency. Her studies began at the University of California Santa Cruz where she earned a BS in Health Sciences. (Yes, she is a banana slug!) Later she earned her Doctorate of Podiatric medicine at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt and completed her fourth year clinicals at Maricopa County Hospital in Phoeniz, Az. As a result of her residency training Dr Stransky developed a keen interest in sports medicine, the treatment of arthritis, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, trauma, biomechanics and diabetic foot care.
Outside of podiatry, Dr. Stransky enjoys numerous outdoor activities. An avid runner, Dr. Stransky competes in ultra marathons. Weekends you can find her exploring the greater Denver area bike trails or in the high country. Other activities she enjoys includes downhill skiing, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, rock climbing and climbing the 14ers. Dr. Stransky also enjoys traveling the world and has spent time living in Italy and Mexico. She is fluent in Italian and medical Spanish.