Dr. Thomas Childress
I am a Louisville native having attended Pleasure Ridge Park High School. I graduated from the University of Louisville with honors. I obtained my medical degree from Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science, Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine with highest honors. I completed a three year foot and ankle residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. I am a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
I have been in practice in Louisville for over 20 years. Along with running a successful private practice I am also the associate medical director of our foot and ankle surgery training program at Norton Audubon Hospital. This program has successfully trained some of the best and brightest minds in podiatry today. We use state of the art techniques to diagnose and treat patients. Our staff emphasizes safe and ethical treatment whether it is nonsurgical or surgical.
I currently live in St. Matthews. I am an avid snow skier. When I am not working I enjoy running and cycling. I have two sons in college, one at University of Kentucky and the other at University of Louisville. We enjoy spending time together and traveling. I enjoy thoroughbred horse racing and have had a horse run in the 2010 Kentucky Derby.
Dr. Zachary P. Ogden
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I obtained my doctorate in 2009 from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2012, I completed a three year Foot and Ankle surgery residency program at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. I have practiced with Louisville Foot and Ankle Specialists since 2012.
I have a great understanding of the pathology and ailments relating to the foot and ankle. I provide conservative and surgical management to treat all conditions of the foot and ankle. I have a special interest in the treatment of diabetic and neuropathic patients who suffer from acute and chronic wounds. I am currently on the staff at the Norton Audubon and Norton Brownsboro Wound Healing Centers multiple days a week to provide a comprehensive limb salvage approach to healing wounds.
I currently reside in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville with my girlfriend, Kacey and our dog Hero. I am excited to call Louisville my home and to take care of the people within this community. In my spare time, I enjoy staying physically active with running and lifting weights. I ran Cross Country and Track in high school as well as in college at the Division II level. I feel I know the demands of runners and can work with those individuals to ensure they return to the high level of function they expect. In closing, I look forward to being your doctor and taking a team wise approach (doctor + patient) to help manage whatever condition is ailing you.
Dr. Carl Kihm
I was born, raised and trained in Pennsylvania. In 2009, I earned my doctorate in Philadelphia at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Then, I completed a three-year surgical residency training program at DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia. After practicing four more years in Georgia, I moved to Louisville in 2016. Here, I am active in training residents and students at the Norton podiatric residency program. I am a caring and thorough clinician and surgeon. I treat my patients as if they were my family and I have satisfaction in helping others.
I am well qualified. I am a board-certified fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. I specialize in foot and ankle reconstructive surgeries in pediatric and adult patients. These range from the surgical management of complex congenital deformity and pediatric surgery (clubfoot, polydactyly, flatfoot conditions, tarsal coalitions, juvenile bunions), revision surgery in those who had previous unsuccessful outcomes, traumatic foot and ankle injuries, arthritic conditions, Charcot foot, neuromuscular conditions (spina bifida, polio, cerebral palsy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, stroke), and elective forefoot procedures (bunion and hammertoe repair, etc.).
I am a faculty member of the Podiatry Institute, an international teaching foundation for reconstructive surgery. I have also authored surgery textbook chapters and many journal articles. I teach, lecture and operate across the country and third world. I have completed seven surgery mission trips in Nepal and Guatemala. With limited resources, I volunteer my time, heart and expertise to treat pediatric patients with severe congenital conditions and the adult patients with neglected congenital deformity. For these humanitarian efforts, I was awarded the “Community Hero Award” in 2015 by MedShare. In 2016, my team’s mission work was also recognized on The Doctor’s television show in a segment called “Life Changing Surgeries.”
Dr. Austin Hall
I was born in San Jose, California and lived on the west coast for the majority of my life. Before pursuing the medical field, I played baseball at Brigham Young University and was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2013 MLB draft. Following my professional baseball career, I pursued my medical career. I received my medical degree from Samuel Merritt University. I then moved to Louisville in 2018 and completed my surgical training at Norton Healthcare. My training was extensive in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including trauma, complex reconstruction, revision surgery, elective forefoot and rearfoot procedures and wound care. I am board-qualified in foot and ankle surgery with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and am a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. I pride myself on staying current on emerging techniques in order to get my patients on their feet as quickly as possible. Given my athletic background, I have a special interest in sports medicine. In my free time I enjoy spending time outside with my family and playing golf. My wife, Erin, and I have three children and are very active in our community.