Professor of Podiatry Medicine
Bob Eckles is a podiatrist who started his career in California in 1984. He moved to New Zealand and worked as a surgeon in the state penal system, before returning to New York in 1997. He joined the faculty of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, became Associate Dean and Director of the 3-year post-graduate foot and ankle surgery residency program, and a board member of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners and Chair of the New York State Education Department Podiatrists Board. Today, Eckles works to advance the cause and science of foot and leg mechanics. He believes foot and leg mechanics is a unique expertise that should inform foot surgery, wound care and sports medicine.