Dr. Misako McLeod is a Foot and Ankle specialist practicing in the Hilo area. Dr. McLeod specializes in treatment of foot and ankle problems with an emphasis on Limb Salvage and Preservation, Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatrics, and Trauma.
Dr. McLeod completed a 3 year surgical residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. She trained under world renowned Dr. Jack Schuberth in Total Ankle Replacement in the treatment of severe ankle arthritis.
After residency, Dr. McLeod then trained 2nd and 3rd year residents at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, California in foot and ankle surgery.
In 2010, Dr. McLeod was awarded a prestigious AO Fellowship and completed training in Lugano, Switzerland under the direction of internationally renowned AO Trauma surgeon , Dr. Klaus Klaue.
She then went on to complete additional fellowship training in Kurgan, Russia at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Orthopedics and Traumatology where she advanced her skills in external fixation and the Ilizarov technique.
Dr. McLeod’s clinical interests include Limb Salvage and Preservation, Complex wounds, Charcot deformity correction, Reconstruction, Post-traumatic injuries, and pediatrics.
Dr. McLeod also volunteers her time with LIGA International, a charity based organization that serves El Fuerte, Mexico. Here, pilots, doctors, and nurses volunteer their time and skills to improving the lives of the poor in Mexico. Without LIGA International, many of these people would be without medical care.
Dr. McLeod is a proud member of the following organizations: