All our professionals at Marietta Podiatry Group maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

The staff of MPG is composed of RN's, LPN's, ORT's and Medical Assistants that have received specialized training in podiatric medicine and surgery. The head of our Physical Therapy department has a doctorate in physical therapy. He and his staff specialize in lower extremity therapy that enhances our patients' recovery. Our Staff works diligently to ensure that our patients receive the highest level of podiatric care available.

Matthew A. Ward, D.P.M.

Marietta, GA Podiatrist

Marietta Podiatry Group


Residency Training

   Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency (PMSR/RRA) - Miami, Florida - July 2015 - June 2018

   Affiliated with Barry University Foot and Ankle Institute, JNMC Campus

   Director: Dr. Mario Cala



American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examinations

  • American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam; Part 1- PASSED - July 10, 2013
  • American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam; CSPE - PASSED - August 19, 2014
  • American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam; Part 2 - PASSED - January 6, 2015
  • American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam; Part 3 - PASSED - December 7, 2016

American Board of Foot And Ankle Surgeons


  • To be published:
    • Ward, M., Lewis, G. Howard, D. "Achilles Tendon Repair Using An Aponeurotic Free Graft; A Case Study"
    • Ward, M., Cala, M. "The Use of External Fixation for Distal Tibial Fractures"

Professional Outreach

  • Chief Resident of Yucatan Crippled Children's Project - February 2017
    • 501c(3) non-profit medical and surgical mission group
    • Providing medical need to underprivileged communities globally

International Medical/Surgical Experience

  • Merida, Mexico - February 2016
  • Merida Mexico - April 2017


  • Podiatric Physician, Georgia License: POD001353


Christian Haight, D.P.M.

Marietta, GA Podiatrist

Marietta Podiatry Group




Publications and Research

  • Utilization of the Posterior Approach for STJ Bone Block Distraction Arthrodesis Without the Use of a Distractor. Joshua Mann DPM, John C. Haight DPM, Lauren Kuenzi DPM ACFAS 2021
  • Ankle Fracture Emergency Department Management Case Study John C. Haight DPM, Joshua Mann DPM, Georgia Podiatric Medical Association Summer Updates 2021
  • Neglected Posterior Malleolar Fracture with Deltoid Injury: A Case Review. John C. Haight DPM, Podiatry Institute Update Chapter 2019
  • A One Year Institutional Review of Lower Extremity Foot Infections-Appropriate Empiric Antibiotic Selection for Gram Negative Infections. John C. Haight DPM, Yusuf Opankunle, DPM, Adam Bressler, MD ACFAS Approved Abstract 2019
  • Contributing Author McGlamary's Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery Fifth Edition; Subtalar Joint Chapter.



    American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis - August 2018

  • Training in forefoot, rearfoot, and trauma techniques
  • Podiatry Institute Cadaver Surgical Skills Course - July 2018- Present

  • Monthly technical surgical skills course lead by Podiatry Institute Faculty Members
  • Assisting in teaching course members, and demonstrating surgical skills for course members
  • American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exams

    American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exams; Part 1- Passed July 2016

    American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exams; CSPE Passed August 2017

    American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exams; Part 2- Passed January 2018

    American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exams; Part 3- Passed July 2019

    American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons; Board Qualified July 2021

Alyssa Mathison, PT

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