|Dr. Amal A. Masri has saved hundreds of her patients’ legs and feet from amputation throughout her career as a podiatrist in Miami. She continues to perform limb salvage treatments daily, as well as surgery and other podiatric treatments to help her patients walk comfortably again.
Masri was born in Lebanon but moved to Miami when she was two years old, and has not left since then. This explains her ability to speak Arabic, as well as Spanish and English. Dr. Masri graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Biology and Philosophy, with hopes to be a surgeon. Soon after, Dr. Masri decided she wanted to pursue podiatry. She attended Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine and graduated in 1994. Dr. Masri went on to complete a three-year surgical residency at the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Hospital near downtown Miami.
In 1997, she opened her own practice in North Miami Beach, and since then, Dr. Masri has opened three other locations in Miami Beach at Mount Sinai Hospital, at the University of Miami Hospital and in Orlando, Florida. Her office locations support Dr. Masri’s philosophy that she must do everything possible to make herself available to patients suffering from pain in the lower extremities.
Dr. Masri prides herself on being attentive and accessible to her patients, many of whom suffer from diabetic foot complications.
“I’m very dedicated… I’ve never turned a patient away,” Dr. Masri says. “I work six days a week and I am available 24 hours a day.”