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Tara Stock, DPM

Podiatrist, Foot doctor Tara Stock, DPM in Ferndale, MI 48220, Milford, MI 48381 and Commerce Township, MI 48382

Tara Stock, DPM
Physician and Surgeon
of the
Foot and Ankle

Dr. Tara Stock, DPM, was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Billy Joel, American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter and classical composer, wrote a famous song about her town, also called Allentown. It tells the story of the demise of the steel industry, the very tough times for the workers, but their grit and determination to come through "on the other side" stronger and more stouthearted for having faced and overcome the challenge.

And we are so familiar with those Pittsburgh Steelers, a testament to the grit and determination of this area's people. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the oldest football franchise in the National Football League (NFL). They have won more Super Bowl titles (six) than any other team in the NFL, most recently in 2009.

This is the environment in which Dr. Stock grew up-amongst the very people Billy Joel talked about in his song-struggling to find new, innovative ways to make a living-and those Pittsburgh Steelers, who represent the hardiness of a people who can't be beaten. Growing up in the Lehigh Valley (population less than 6,000 people in her town of Lehighton) Dr. Stock learned lessons that nothing but experience could teach her: Strong work ethic, compassion for others, and honesty in all things.

After high school Dr. Stock attended Moravian College on a full scholarship, where her grades earned her a spot in the Honor Society Tri Beta. She also enjoyed intramural sports, including football and softball. She graduated with her bachelor's degree in 2004 at the top of her class and proceeded on to Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. She continued to study hard, but believing that an educated mind must be supported by a strong body, she continued to play sports and spent her free time with the Sports Medicine Club and Wound Care Club. Dr. Stock graduated from Temple in May 2008 as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.

In the summer of 2008 Dr. Stock moved to Detroit to begin her residency at Kern Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital. During her three years of residency she completed extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, as well as multi-discipline rotations under the care of Residency Director, Dr. Kyle Sunblad, DPM.

Dr. Dr. Stock enjoys sports medicine and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Her professional memberships include the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She enjoys sports such as skiing and running. In 2010 she competed in two triathlons: St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Island Lake Triathlon in Brighton, Michigan. These events are grueling, but allow Dr. Stock the opportunity to push herself beyond even her own expectations. She applies the lessons she learns here-the importance of preparation, discipline and endurance-to her practice of medicine.

To round out her sense of mind-body-spirit, Dr. Stock also practices yoga to ensure she maintains equanimity in her life and work. She looks forward to serving people in the Metro Detroit area, providing that small-town touch to big-city people.


Kern Residency at Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital
Warren, MI

  • PM&S 36-Extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
  • Comprehensive clinical and surgical training at the following facilities
    • Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital, Warren MI
    • Crittenton Hospital, Rochester MI
    • Detroit Medical Center, Detroit MI
      • Sinai Grace Hospital
      • University Hospital
    • St John's Hospital, Warren MI
    • Lakes Surgery Center, West Bloomfield MI
    • West Bloomfield Beaumont Surgery Center, West Bloomfield MI
    • Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills MI
  • Multi-discipline rotations
    • Anesthesiology
    • Radiology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Infectious Disease
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Orthopedics
    • General Surgery
    • Pathology
    • Psychiatry
    • Endocrinology
    • Plastic Surgery

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Degree: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Graduation Date: May 2008

Moravian College
Bethlehem, PA
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology
Graduation Date: May 2004

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Michigan Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management
  • 2011 AAPPM conference, Pittsburgh PA
  • 2010 Arthroscopy Course, Chicago IL
  • 2010 Arthrex Foot and Ankle Surgical Workshop, Naples FL
  • 2010 Organogenesis Clinical Wound Care Experience, Wyomissing PA
  • 2010 AO Basic Course in Podiatry, Orlando FL
  • Michigan Podiatry License
  • National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Part I,II, III
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Board Certified, Foot Surgery
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Board Qualified, Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Prospective Study of Treating Diabetic and Venous Ulcerations: Apligraf vs. Dermagraft

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