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Vasilios A. Lirofonis, DPM

Podiatrist

Dr. Vasilios A. Lirofonis is an advocate for prevention as a mode of primary care with regards to pedal complications by using both conservative and surgical interventions. He is committed to promoting and progressing the field of podiatry.

Departments
Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Diabetic foot and ulcer treatment
Biomechanical causes of musculoskeletal deformities
Podiatric foot surgery
Podiatric Dermatological complications
Sports injuries
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown: MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center
Chelsea: MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center
Medical Education
DPM, New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Gender
Male
Foreign Languages
Greek
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Vasilios A. Lirofonis earned his BS in Human Physiology from Sargent College of Allied Health at Boston University in 2001. During his time at Boston University, Dr. Lirofonis was active in the Pre-Medical Society, involved in student government, and a member of the NCAA Division 1 Men's Crew team. Dr. Lirofonis also volunteered his time with the Governor's Commission on Mental Retardation and volunteered at Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the pediatric department. Dr. Lirofonis received his DPM degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) in 2006. While at NYCPM , Dr. Lirofonis was a member of The American Podiatric Medical Student Association, Sports Medicine Club, Research Club, and an active mentor to his peers. He was involved in student government as a member of the Honor Council for four years and took part in several podiatric evaluations at West Point Military Academy (where he received a certificate of appreciation from the United States Army). Dr. Lirofonis also helped establish NYCPM's first student run newspaper, Footnotes, and he served as Assistant Editor until his graduation.

Dr. Lirofonis completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2009 and came onto the staff with the Podiatry Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2010. His clinical interests include Diabetic complications of the foot and biomechanical evaluation and corrections of pedal musculoskeletal deformities. As a full time member of the podiatric staff, Dr. Lirofonis has taken an active roll in the Podiatric Residency Program where he assists in resident clinics and in residency educational activities.

Dr. Lirofonis is an active in the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Association.

Research

Dr. Lirofonis' research interest include evaluating non-operative treatments for certain pedal complications including Morton's Neuroma. He has been interested in integrating mechanisms of testing Peripheral Neuropathy in the Diabetic population.

Publications

Risk M, Lirofonis V, Armentano R, Freeman R. A Biphasic Model of Limb Venous Compliance: A Comparison with Linear and Exponential Models. Journal of Applied Physiology: 2003 September; 95(3): 1207-15.

Freeman R, Lirofonis V, Farquhar W, Risk M. Limb Venous Compliance in Patients with Idiopathic Orthostatic Intolerance and Postural Tachycardia. Journal of Applied Physiology: 2002 August; 93(2): 636 44.

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Scientific Literature Review 2007. Sodium Hyaluronate in the Treatment of Hallux Rigidus. A Single-Blind, Randomized Study. 2008. Unsuspected OM is Frequent in Persistent Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Better Diagnosed by MRI than by 18 F-FDG or Tc.MOAB. 2009. Serial 2-Point Ultrasonography Plus D-Dimer vs. Whole-Leg Color-Coded Doppler Ultrasonography for Diagnosing Suspected Symptomatic Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Randomized Controlled Study.

Podiatry Group
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 3F
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3487
Fax: 617-724-3384

Charlestown HealthCare Center
73 High Street
Charlestown, MA 02129-3026

Phone: 617-724-2270
Fax: 617-724-2070

Chelsea HealthCare Center
151 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150-1807

Phone: 617-887-4149