Before you sit in their office, sit in on an interview with us as we ask Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic physicians all the important questions!

Meet Mark Razzante, DPM

Assistant Professor, Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery and Biomechanics, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine

Mark Razzante, DPM
Mark Razzante, DPM

Degrees & Training: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, California School of Podiatric Medicine ; Podiatric Medicine & Surgical Residency, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center ; Advanced Training in the Ilizarov External Fixation Technique

Special Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, foot & ankle arthroscopy

Q: What's your favorite procedure to perform?

  • A: Anything with an arthroscope... ankle arthroscopy, endoscopic gastrocnemius recessions, etc.

Q: Why did you choose podiatry?

  • A: The variety of career paths and day to day experiences drew me in.

Q: Why do you love working at the Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic?

  • A: Every aspect of teaching students, from seeing them advance their foot and ankle knowledge to learning how to work efficiently in a medical setting.

Q: What's it like being a podiatrist in a global pandemic?

  • A: Not much changed, other than learning the benefits to virtual student education.

Q: What shows are you hooked on right now?

  • A: Waiting for Money Heist Season 5

Q: Tell us about your free time!

  • A: I'll tell you when I have some.

Q: Any hidden talents?

  • A: Officiating weddings

Q: What's one thing you can't resist?

  • A: Vegan Mexican or Mediterranean

Q: What's one thing you couldn't live without?

  • A: Two things: my wife and yorkie

Q: What was your very first job?

  • A: Unpaid: babysitter for my 5 younger brothers. First paid job: paperboy

Q: If you weren't a podiatrist, what would you be?

  • A: Something with numbers and spreadsheets.

Q: What's your favorite place to be?

  • A: On a beach vacation

Q: If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?

  • A: Time control

Q: Favorite Book?

  • A: How to Change

Q: Who is your role model and why?

  • A: My wife. Every day she shows me how to be a better person.

Q: If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?

  • A: California

Q: How do you relax?

  • A: Happy hours

Q: What motivates you to work hard?

  • A: The feeling of being suppressed

Q: How do you take your coffee?

  • A: Coffee black, otherwise green tea

Q: What did you want to be when you were little?

  • A: Baseball player

Q: Any fun quarantine purchases?

  • A: Fairview Park and Highland Heights locations for our private practice

Q: What's your morning routine look like on a typical weekday?

  • A: Coffee/tea, short Peloton ride, get ready and go

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