As a Podiatric surgeon, Dr Rob Hermann is a registered specialist 1. He is endorsed by the Podiatry Board of Australia (PBA) to prescribe from a national list of scheduled medicines when treating podiatric conditions 2. He is a Commonwealth Accredited Podiatric surgeon for the purposes of private health insurance 3.
Graduating from the University of South Australia in 1984 with a Diploma in Podiatry Dr Hermann practiced general podiatry for 2 years. He then commenced Fellowship training in podiatric surgery with The Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons (ACPS).
Dr Hermann qualified for Fellowship of the ACPS in 1991. Post fellowship education and training with the ACPS was completed in the U.S. at Edgewater hospital in Chicago and at The Podiatry Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1994 he was the first Australian podiatric surgeon accepted for The Podiatry Institute’s Fellowship Program.
Commitment to the advancement of podiatric surgery is evident by Dr Hermann’s professional accomplishments.
He was President of the ACPS from 2012 to 2016, Vice president for 3 years and Secretary for 6 years. During his term as President Dr Hermann managed the achievement of ANZPAC accreditation of the College training program and he is a co-project officer on the Medicare Funding for podiatric surgery project. He is chair of the ACPS Clinical Audit and Research Committees and a Teaching fellow. Dr Hermann is an International Affiliate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Involved in education and research for many years, Dr Hermann developed and commissioned the ACPS Online National Audit Tool. Designed to improve the outcomes of foot and ankle surgery the ACPS Online National Audit Tool facilitates the way surgeons practice so patients get the best possible care.
Dr Hermann has been a lecturer at the University of South Australia in podiatric surgery at both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He has also lectured at Queensland Central University and Queensland University of Technology where he was awarded honorary fellowship of the academic staff. Dr Hermann has regularly presented at national and state podiatry conferences since 1990. He has participated in humanitarian medical missions to the Philippines and Vietnam.
Dr Hermann is passionately committed to the practice and advancement of podiatric surgery. He has incorporated this commitment in the provision of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery to provide the best patient care.
- The Podiatry Board of Australia – Specialist Recognition
- Endorsement for Schedule Medicines
- Accreditation of Podiatric Surgeons(Section 3AAA of Health Insurance Act 1973)