About Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD

Dr. Landsman’s goal is to relieve pain in your feet, and return you to full activity. My approach is to help you understand the diagnosis and give you options to address it directly, quickly, and safely. I try to draw on my engineering background to bring you the latest approaches and technologies. I am patient and will listen to you, to get you back on your feet again.

Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, FACFAS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Harvard University School of Medicine, and a Podiatrist in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery. Previously, he was Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Cambridge Hospital, and he directed the Podiatric Research Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and he currently is a member of their Journal Managerial Committee. More recently, he served as the Scientific Chair of the International Aesthetic Foot Society as well.

Dr. Landman's current focus is on wound and ulcer care for diabetics, minimally invasive foot surgery, and on injectable and implantable biologics such as stem cells. As a biomedical engineer, Dr. Landsman has developed surgical instrumentation, created new surgical procedures, and worked on biologic implants that are widely used in foot surgery today. Dr. Landsman has participated in 35 clinical trials, authored approximately 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers, several book chapters, and has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally. He enjoys photography, cooking, fishing, and bicycling, and is a very mediocre guitar player!

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Foot & Ankle Service: Podiatry
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 3F
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3487

Mass General Revere HealthCare Center
300 Ocean Ave.
Revere, MA 02151
Phone: 781-485-6000

Mass General/Newton-Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center
52 Second Ave.
Suite 1150
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-726-3487
Fax: 617-724-3384

Medical Education

  • DPM, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania

American Board Certifications

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery***

Accepted Insurance Plans

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  • Injectable and implantable biologics such as stem cells for treatment of joint and tendon pain
  • Advanced treatments for diabetic foot ulcers
  • Minimally invasive foot surgery
  • Near Infrared Spectroscopy for monitoring cutaneous blood flow
  • New technologies for treating onychomycosis
  • New techniques for treating bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, and neuromas


  • Select Publications:

    • Landsman, AS, et al; A Retrospective Clinical Study of 188 Consecutive Patients to Examine the Effectiveness of a Biologically Active Cryopreserved Human Skin Allograft (TheraSkin) on the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Venous Leg Ulcers; Foot Ankle Spec, 2011 February 4(1): 29-41.
    • Landsman, AS, et al; An Open-Label, Three-Arm, Pilot Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Topical Microcyn Rx Wound Care Versus Oral Levofloxacin Versus Combined Therapy for Mild Diabetic Foot Infections, J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2011 Nov 101(6): 484-96.
    • Landsman AS, Robbins AH. Treatment of mild, moderate, and severe onychomycosis using 870- and 930-nm light exposure: some follow-up observations at 270 days. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2012 Mar-Apr 102(2): 169-71.
    • Landsman AS, et al. A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blinded Study with Crossover to Determine the Efficacy of Radio-frequency Nerve Ablation for the Treatment of Heel Pain. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2013 Jan 103(1): 8-15.
    • Kayce, JA, Buchanan, J, Landsman, AS; “Complications following allograft and xenograft resurfacing of the first metatarsal head; a case series”, Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018, August 35(3):271-280.
    • Melick, G, Hayman, N, Landsman, AS; “Mesenchymal stem cell applications for joints in the foot and ankle”, Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018, August 35(3):323-330.
    • Landsman, AS, et al; “Near Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy for Assessing Skin and Wound Oxygen Perfusion” Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018, August 35(3):343-355.

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