Meet The Doctors

Dr. John D. Gilfert

Dr. Gilfert earned his Bachelor of Science from Shippensburg University and completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, is Board Certified by The American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He has been practicing in Mechanicsburg, PA for 30 years. He is an active attending staff physician of the The Pinnacle Podiatry Residency program.

Dr. Gilfert finds great satisfaction in working with the latest technological advances to properly diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems, and get people back on their feet as quickly as possible. He specializes in sports medicine, bunion surgery, and flatfoot reconstruction. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, travel, home projects, and aviation.

Dr. Susan Rosso

Dr. Rosso attended The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She completed her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH, followed by two years of podiatric orthopedic and podiatric surgical training at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Dr. Rosso is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Assocation, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She is also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She has been enjoying practicing podiatry in Mechanicsburg, PA for 20 years. She is on staff at the Pinnacle Health Wound Center, and is an active attending physician for The Pinnnacle Health Podiatric Residency Program and the Lebanon VA Podiatry Residency Program.

Her focus is diabetic limb salvage, sports medicine, and forefoot surgery. In her free time, she enjoys playing acoustic guitar, fitness and nutrition, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Angelique Fugate

Dr. Fugate graduated from Washington and Jefferson College with a degree in Biology. She then graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Fugate continued her podiatric training at Washington Hospital Center and Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown, PA. Her interests include diabetic foot care and common ailments of the pediatric and geriatric populations. She resides in Lebanon with her husband and 3 children.

Dr. Anthony Luzzi

Originally from New England, Dr. Luzzi began his career in medicine more than a decade ago as a member of the clinical research staff at Yale University and Massachusetts General Hospital. After earning his Master's Degree, he completed coursework at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, followed by four years at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, where he graduated with honors among the top of his class.

He went on to complete a 3-year residency in Foot and Reconstructive Ankle Surgery at Pinnacle Health Hospital in Harrisburg, PA., training with the best foot and ankle specialists in the area. During his final year of training, he was elected chief resident and completed additional rotations in plastic, orthopedic, and microvascular surgery.

Dr. Luzzi's treatment philosophy is centered on first utilizing conservative modalities to restore normal foot and ankle function in both children and adults. When conservative measures fail, his surgical specialties include the correction/removal of soft tissue masses (warts, tumors, neuromas, cysts), bunions, hammertoes, joint arthritis, and flatfoot deformity.

Dr. Helen Gold will be retiring at the end of April 2022

Dr. Helen Gold is originally from New Jersey and graduated from Ursinus College with a BS in Biology and Temple School of Podiatric Medicine with a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. She completed her surgical residency in the Philadelphia area and has been practicing Podiatric Medicine and Surgery for more than 25 years. She has been a Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon for more than two decades and continues to learn and implement new treatment modalities regularly. Her focus is on conservative and surgical foot and ankle care with a focus on caring for each patient as a unique individual. Treatment is viewed as a journey that the doctor and patient travel together as a team.

On a personal level, Dr. Helen Gold lives in the Harrisburg area with her husband and two Labrador retrievers. She and her husband have five children and two grandchildren and enjoy outdoor activities and travel.

Dr. Krupa Patel

Born and raised in Newark, Delaware, Dr. Patel is a board qualified foot and ankle surgeon who received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Delaware majoring in Dietetics and Biology. She went on to complete her podiatric medicine training at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, Ohio. She completed a 3-year residency in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery at the UPMC Hospital system in Harrisburg, PA., training with the best foot and ankle specialists in the area. During her final year of training, she was elected chief resident where she served to guide junior residents. She has additionally received certification in microvascular surgery from the Cleveland Clinic.

Her goal is patient oriented and serves to give the best quality of life by offering the latest and most advanced treatments with both conservative and surgical options for different foot and ankle ailments. She aims to deliver the best possible care that is customized to your individual need

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