Dr. Michael Dujela Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Michael D. Dujela, DPM FACFAS

Board Certified, Orthopedic Fellowship Trained Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Subspecialty Certification in Reconstructive Hindfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery


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“Being born with a clubfoot and having this successfully corrected as a child has allowed me to participate in competitive sports and has given me a tremendous passion for helping people with deformities and injuries.

“We have the ability to help patients overcome significant disability and return to an active lifestyle. We achieve this by partnering with our patients via education and involvement in the decision making process whenever possible. Our greatest reward is being part of an environment with a single focus: A personalized team approach to expert comprehensive musculoskeletal care.”

Dr. Dujela is a fellowship trained surgeon at Washington Orthopaedic Center with twenty years of experience. He is the past National Chairman of the Education and Scientific Affairs Committee for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the world’s largest professional educational organization of foot and ankle surgeons. He is a frequent lecturer and instructor on foot and ankle surgery at medical conferences nationally, many of these as chairman. He has lectured worldwide at many orthopedic surgery conferences, including meetings throughout Europe and Asia. He teaches surgical techniques to other physicians at various surgical skills courses throughout the USA.

Dr Dujela was recently elected by his surgeon peers nationwide to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Additionally, he serves on a national committee responsible for developing the board certification exam for foot and ankle surgeons. He was recently appointed as Section Editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and instructional chapters in multiple surgical textbooks. Additionally, he serves as a consultant for orthopedic industry companies lecturing on emerging technologies.

Dr. Dujela has trained with some of the world’s leading orthopedic surgeons through two international orthopedic surgery fellowships in Germany and Switzerland. Additionally, he completed a prestigious visiting fellowship training program, at the internationally recognized Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, Ohio under the direction of Drs Hyer, Berlet, Philbin and Thomas Lee, M.D., Past president of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Dr. Dujela was born and raised in Victoria, Canada, and is an avid hockey fan. His pride and joy are his wife Liliana, and their two children Christian and Maddie who enjoy travel, soccer, skiing and the amazing quality of life in the Pacific Northwest.

Special Orthopedic Focus

  • Practice Dedicated to Surgery of the foot, ankle and lower leg
  • Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive surgery
  • Arthritis/Deformity Reconstruction
  • Ankle Joint Replacement
  • Fracture and Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Medicine


  • Podiatric Medical Degree, Kent State University
  • Surgical Residency: University Hospitals Health System, Southwest General, Cleveland, Ohio

Orthopedic Advanced Fellowship Training

  • The Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, Columbus, Ohio. 2012
  • AO/ASIF Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship-Liestal, Switzerland. 2009
  • Multicenter German/Swiss Fellowship in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2008

National Level Academic/Teaching Appointments

  • Frequent National and International Lecturer/Surgical Course Instructor
  • National Education and Scientific Affairs Committee: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • National Board Certification Exam Development Committee: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Peer Reviewer, Section of Trauma and Reconstructive Hindfoot Surgery

Society Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Washington State Podiatric Medical Association
  • Lewis County Medical Society- Past President

Teaching Faculty/Awards

  • Surgical Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Surgical Residency Training
  • Chief Resident, University Hospitals Health System, Southwest General

National Level Academic/Teaching Appointments

Specialty Areas

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Arthritis Treatment

Sports Medicine