816 Towne Court, Suite 100, Saginaw, TX 76179

Dr. Matthew Cerniglia

  • About

    Your ankle and feet are the most precious possessions and unfortunately often not appreciated until pain develops.

    The decision to alter one or both with surgery is a serious one, not to be made quickly or taken lightly. The American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive RearFoot and Ankle Surgery certifies Dr. Matthew Cerniglia, founder of Ankle and Foot Institute of Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University and furthered his post-graduate training at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine graduating Cum Laude.
    He later completed a highly intensive two-year surgical residency at Hillcrest Health Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, one of the country’s leading podiatric medical training facilities. Dr. Cernigilia is also experienced in pediatric reconstructive foot and ankle surgery for the treatment of congenital anomalies of the lower limbs in infants and children and leads bi-annual surgical missions trips to San Pedro Sula Honduras. While taking care of the local citizens in need he also teaches medical students, orthopedic residents, and practicing pediatric orthopedists ankle and foot surgical reconstruction. His sub-specialties include pediatric and adult flatfoot reconstruction, repair of traumatic injuries to the ankle and foot, and is one of less than 1% of all Foot and Ankle Surgeons in the world who performs and specializes in total ankle replacement surgery. Dr. Cernigilia was the first podiatric surgeon to implant the In-Bone Total Ankle Replacement system, which now is currently owned and operated through Wright Medical.

    Dr. Cernigilia and his staff at the Ankle and Foot Institute of Texas are dedicated to using the latest research and advanced technology to deliver complete ankle and foot care to people throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. The Ankle and Foot Institute of Texas is dedicated to providing world-class foot & ankle services with a hometown compassion.

    Dr. Cerniglia’s calling is to help people of all ages to recover and return to their active lifestyles. He has extensive training in the diagnosis and management of injuries and diseases of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system (nerves, muscles, bones, and joints) of the ankle and foot. His comprehensive knowledge in the highly specialized areas of podiatric medicine also includes exceptional care for the most common ailments such as ingrown nails, warts, heel pain, diabetic wound care, and ankle sprains.

    Dr. Cerniglia’s expertise allows the ability to create individualized treatment plants utilizing leading edge skills and techniques. Dr. Cerniglia combines clinical expertise with a compassionate treatment philosophy, treating the whole person instead of simply treating the affected area.

    Dr. Cerniglia and his staff are dedicated to being the premiere, regional ankle and foot musculoskeletal provider offering a comprehensive range of services that deliver superior value to our patients. Our practice serves as the first provider for anyone in our service area with a fracture or urgent foot or ankle problem.

    Dr. Cerniglia attributes the successful growth of his practice, as well as the number of patient referrals, to this gentle care and dedicated staff. In the face of changing healthcare, the art of practicing medicine has become more of a business rather than simply wanting to heal our fellow men and women.

    Dr. Cerniglia has vowed never to succumb to these new principles and will never deny treatment to any patients in need of his services. Your care is always the first priority at Ankle and Foot Institute of Texas. Dr. Cerniglia will never refuse treatment to anyone who cannot afford medical services. Arrangements can be made to accommodate everyone.

  • Accreditations

    Residency – Foot and Ankle Surgery – Hillcrest Health Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Professional Education – Dr. William M Scholl, College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.  Received Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – Cum Laude.

    Undergraduate – Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.  Received Bachelor of Science in Bio-Medical Sciences.

  • Certifications

    ABPS Board Certified, Foot Surgery

    ABPS Board Certified, Reconstructive Rear-foot and Ankle Surgery





  • Memberships

    Member of American Podiatric Medical Association

    Member of Texas Podiatric Medical Association

    Member of Fellow American College of Foot and  Ankle Surgeons

    Fellow of Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons

    Fellow of American Microsurgical Orthoplastic Society






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