Adam Perler, DPM FACFAS

Dr. Adam Perler is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in both Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. He focuses chiefly on trauma, pediatric foot and ankle problems, sports and dance medicine, peripheral nerve disorders, advanced adult reconstruction, and total ankle joint replacement.


He completed his medical education at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine as well as an advanced surgical residency at Palmetto General Hospital, in Hialeah, Florida. He completed his education alongside a mini-fellowship in Ilizarov (external fixation) Orthopedic Lower Extremity Reconstructive Surgery at the Russian Ilizarov Science Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Kurgan, Russian Federation. He then completed an AO International Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at the internationally-acclaimed Hannover Medical Center, Department of Trauma.

Medical Career

Dr. Perler is immersed in new product innovation and has created several innovations that are currently in the design phases. He is holding one patent with two pending on a new total ankle joint replacement system.

Dr. Perler has been engaged in new product development since the beginning of practicing and has served as a Key Opinion Leader and consultant for several orthopedic device manufacturers, including Biomet, Synthes, Stryker, MMI, Artelon, Solana Surgical, Tides Medical and Fx Devices.

He served as an adviser for Swarm Interactive and New Balance. He has practiced with American Health Network Foot and Ankle for twelve years and was essential in the initiation of their premier foot and ankle surgical reconstructive fellowship program.

He has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons for several years. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory and was the founder and chairman of both the “Pointe to the Cure” and “Create 4 the Cure” initiatives, which are fundraisers for local childhood cancer research and creative art therapy programs. Dr. Perler is helping grow these fundraisers into national initiatives.

In 2013, he was recognized by the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association with a special award for his dedication and service to his community. Dr. Perler has also served as Section Chair of Podiatric Surgery for the St. Vincent Hospital System.

Community Involvement

Dr. Perler truly cares about giving back to his community and improving the quality of life of others around him. He is constantly improving the orthopedic community with his technological innovations and is passionate about seeing his patients recover.


  • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons
  • Jaclyn Fowler, CST

    Jaclyn Fowler, CST

    Jaclyn is a Veteran of the U.S. Army. She was trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington D.C., during the “Fight for Iraqi Freedom”, in 2004. Upon where she graduated as a Certified Surgical Technologist. After being honorably discharged in 2006, Jaclyn returned back home to Syracuse, NY, where she worked at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Facility. She has garnered both Pediatric and Adult trauma training with experience in Orthopaedics, General, Vascular, and Cardiac surgeries. In 2014, she returned to St. Petersburg, where she traveled as a Clinically Advanced Surgical Technologist, for HCA hospitals in South West Florida, and worked at St. Anthony’s Hospital at that time. In January 2017, she joined the practice as Dr. Perler’s surgical and office assistant.