About Dr. Rachel Balloch

Dr. Balloch acquired her medical degree from Des Moines University. She then went on to complete a 3 year, trauma based foot and ankle surgery residency from University Hospital--UMDNJ, a level 1 trauma center. After her training she was asked to stay at the trauma center full-time as an attending surgeon, where she trained residents and treated patients.

Dr. Balloch specializes in the treatment of the pathology in the Foot and Ankle including: Trauma, Pediatrics, Congenital Deformities, Diabetic Limb Salvage and Sports Injuries.

Dr. Balloch was voted Top Doctor in her specialty in 2016 and 2018. She also received the Patient Care Excellence Award for outstanding patient care from St. Francis Hospital in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

Curriculum Vitale

Rachel E. Balloch DPM, FACFAS
Office: 
Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists LLC
100 Simsbury Rd.
Suite 209
Avon, CT 06001
Phone: 860-674-0284
Fax: 860-674-0292
EDUCATION
a. Undergraduate
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine
Minors in Neurobiology and Anatomy Graduated: 2000
b. Graduate and Professional
Des Moines University
College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Des Moines, Iowa
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Graduated: 2005
    
POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING / WORK
a. Internship, Residency & Externship Director
University Hospital—UMDNJ
Newark, New Jersey
Three year trauma-based podiatric surgical residency
July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2009
b. The Foot Group LLC
Doctors Michael & Karla Scanlon
162 Mansfield Ave.
Willimantic, CT  06226
August 2009 – July 2010
c. Bloomfield Foot Specialists LLC
1 Northwestern Dr.
 Suite 301
 Bloomfield, CT 06002
 August 2010 – January 2014
d. Trinity Health of New England Physician Network Organization
35 Nod Road
Suite 205
Avon, CT 06001
March 2014-current
LICENSURE
a.     CT Medical License 000850    Expiration Date: 10/31/2019
CERTIFICATION
a. Specialty Board: American College of  Foot and Ankle Surgeons
b. Board Certified in Foot and Reconstructive/Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery     
NARCOTICS CERTIFICATION
a. CT CSP: 0045512 Expiration Date: 2/28/2019
b. DEA: FG0984662 Expiration Date: 7/31/2020
HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
a. Trinity Health of New England
Saint Francis Hospital
      Hartford, CT
      Surgical Faculty Attending Physician
      Years: 8 Years
MEMBERSHIPS, OFFICES AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS IN
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
a. Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
MAJOR TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Instruction to the Department of Podiatry, University Hospital 2008-2009
Instruction to the Department of Surgery, Section of Podiatry, Saint Francis Hospital 2009-present
PRINCIPLE CLINICAL AND HOSPITAL SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES
Saint Francis Hospital
Department of Surgery, Section of Podiatry
Resident and Extern Education
August 2009 – present
MAJOR ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
Saint Francis Hospital
Department of Surgery, Section of Podiatry
Resident and Extern Education
August 2009 – present
ARTICLES
Cook, Keith and Gutowsky (Balloch), Rachel
Teaching During Rounds
Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
24 (2007) 27-36
             
Balloch, Rachel and Chen, Katherine
Management of Calcaneal Osteomyelitis
Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
27 (2010) 417-430
Labib, Irene, Cook, Keith, Balloch, Rachel and Bahdi, Charles
The Reliability of Plain Radiographs in the Diagnosis of Midfoot Fractures and 
Dislocations: Comparison between Radiographs and CT Scans
**Currently submitted for publication
Balloch, Rachel, Daigle, Sarah, Gulosh, Melissa, 
The Mass Effect of a Lipoblastoma: A Pediatric Tumor Case Report
**Currently submitted for publication
***Won on 1st place in the Poster Abstract Competition at the American Podiatric    Medical Association National Convention, July 2017.     
AWARDS
a. TOP Doctor Award 2016 & 2018: Top Foot & Ankle Surgeon
b. SFMG Patient Experience Excellence Award 2016 & 2017 Avon Office
REFERENCES
 Kevin Healey, DPM
Attending Physician University Hospital---UMDNJ
152 Lakeview Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07011
973-340-8970
973-956-8600
               
 
Dr. Balloch

Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists

At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, you can expect to receive the finest care from Dr. Rachel Balloch:

  • Board-certified in foot, reconstructive rearfoot, and ankle surgery
  • Over 10 years of experience
  • A Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Extensively trained in diverse foot and ankle conditions

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (860) 674-0284.

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