Shady Grove Podiatry

  Dr. Amir D. Assili

Dr. Amir D. Assili is a graduate of Temple University Hospital where he received his graduate training in podiatric medicine. After graduation, Dr. Assili served as a chief resident in primary podiatric medicine at Temple University Hospital in Northern Philadelphia. He was then selected as one of two residents to attend the foot and ankle surgical reconstruction residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) where he also served as chief resident in his final year. GBMC offered extensive training in foot and ankle reconstruction including diabetic limb salvage, ankle arthroscopy, Charcot reconstruction sports medicine and surgery. Dr. Assili moved back to the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area in 2002 and helped to develop Shady Grove Podiatry with Dr. Ronald Footer. Shady Grove Podiatry now serves as one of the premier practices in the Montgomery County area for the treatment of all foot and ankle related injuries. Furthermore, Dr. Assili helped to establish the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Wound Care Center and now serves as the co-director.

Despite his extensive surgical background, Dr. Assili prides himself on being able to treat a large portion of his patient population with conservative measures, and he truly believes that all conservative measures must be exhausted prior to the consideration for surgical intervention. Dr. Assili currently serves as chief of podiatric surgery at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and was also the only podiatrist to receive the R.I.S.E.S award at Shady Grove Hospital, which is given to surgeons who exemplify the hospital’s values of respect, integrity, service, excellence, and stewardship.

Dr. Assili continues to attend advanced orthopedic and podiatric surgical courses to bring the most recent innovations to his practice including being an FDA clinical trial investigator for advanced modalities. He is considered an expert in the field of diabetic limb salvage and lectures extensively on this subject. Dr. Assili is a Board Certified Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon.



  Dr. David Baek

Dr. Baek earned his graduate degree from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University (IL), where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. During his graduate training, he was awarded numerous scholarships and a competitive externship based on his academic achievement and research. After graduation, Dr. Baek was invited to complete a three year residency at INOVA Fairfax Hospital (VA) that focused on cutting-edge medical and surgical practices for both the foot and ankle. As chief resident, he received advanced training in diabetic limb salvage and wound reconstruction through the plastic surgery department of Georgetown University Hospital. For the past five years, he has been part of a private practice in Prince George’s and Howard County, MD, where he was the chief of podiatric surgery at Laurel Regional Hospital and an integral member of the Laurel Hospital Wound Care Center.

Dr. Baek’s training and practice have given him a unique understanding of lower extremity wound care and the treatment of high-risk diabetic foot wounds. He has published and lectured on specialized topics within this field. As an avid runner, swimmer, and golfer, Dr. Baek also greatly values the sports medicine aspect of his practice. To stay at the forefront of best practices and emerging medical technology, Dr. Baek regularly seeks out hands-on seminars that ensure such opportunities.

Dr. Baek is a board certified surgeon by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is also fluently bi-lingual in Korean.

Dr. Baek is thrilled to join the team of professionals at Shady Grove Podiatry. He looks forward to exceeding expectations by providing the highest level of medical care to meet each of his patient’s individual needs.



  Dr. Lin

Dr. Lin graduated from the University of Washington with a Chemistry Degree. He continued his education at the California School of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated with a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. Following graduation, he underwent three years of residency training at Aria Health, a level II trauma center. During this time, he served as chief resident and received extensive surgical training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. Specific areas of training include fracture care, soft tissue management and internal/external fixation techniques, as well as traditional reconstructive forefoot and rearfoot procedures for arthritis, tendon disorders and diabetic limb salvage. He was then employed at Hess Orthopedics in Harrisonburg VA, serving as the primary Foot and Ankle Surgeon for a year and a half prior joining Shady Grove Podiatry.

He treats all ailments of the foot and ankle ranging from simple ingrown toenails to complex surgical problems. His primary interests lie in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery specifically with lower extremity trauma management of articular/periarticular fractures of the foot/ankle and distal tibia. Dr. Lin is ABFAS board qualified in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. He has attended multiple training courses in principles of AO/ASIF fixation, intramedually nailing techniques, external fixation techniques and advanced dissection technique. Additionally he is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) certified and is well trained in the management of chronic wound, diabetic foot reconstruction as well as acquired/post-traumatic conditions such as arthritis, tendinopathies, and foot and ankle deformity correction (i.e. bunions, hammertoes, flatfoot etc.)

While not working in Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Lin enjoys biking, hiking and spending time with family and friends.



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16220 Frederick Road, Suite 427
Gaithersburg, MD 20877