Dr. Kennedy Legel graduated from suburban Florida Atlantic University achieving a B.S. in Biology with a major in Biotechnology and its related field of gene therapy. He completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He then went on to complete a rigorous three year foot and ankle surgical residency program in Miami, Florida under the direction of one of the nation’s leading researchers in the field of podiatric wound care. He also served as chief resident during that period. His training focused on both preventative and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery as well as diabetic limb preservation surgery. During his residency he was also actively involved in humanitarian missions treating children abroad with the Yucatan Crippled Children's Project of Mexico.
He is board qualified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is also a an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as well as a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. He is an attending physician for The Podiatry Residency Program at Hunt Regional Medical Center. He is also actively involved in the Dallas County Podiatric Medical Society, which normally convenes monthly.
Dr. Legel recently founded Advanced Foot & Ankle Care Specialists. He is looking forward to building his practice with a community based approach focusing on patient education and understanding. As a newer practitioner, Dr. Legel’s surgical training is exceptional when compared to his more mature, well-established peers. He has also kept up to date with the latest training techniques and skills and is well versed in all aspects of podiatric medicine. He also attends several courses per year. His areas of practice interests include diabetic limb salvage, wound care, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, as well as sports medicine and trauma.
Dr. Legel is often accused of spending too much time with his patients, making sure they understand the intricate details of their conditions and providing them with a comprehensive treatment plan. His hobbies include the Miami Dolphins, fishing, and cooking. He is married and has 3 boys under the age of 5.