Dr. Neil H. Strauss is President & CEO of AFAWS and was raised in Beaver County, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA where he attended the Kiski School for Boys (’93), Saltsburg, PA which is the oldest all-male boarding school in America. He then earned his Bachelor’s in Science in Biology (’97) from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA

In 1999, Dr. Strauss enrolled at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, and then transferred to Barry University School of Graduate Sciences, Miami, FL with the intent to practice in Florida.

 In 2003, Dr. Strauss earned his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from Barry University where he then completed two years of surgical residency training at West Chester General Hospital in Miami, FL.


Upon successful completion of his residency in 2005, Dr. Strauss joined Dr. Brietstein as his associate and a year later became his partner to form Brietstein & Strauss, DPM, PA. Dr. Strauss is now the CEO and President of the practice and prides himself on his work ethic, approachability and bedside manner. Dr. Strauss lives in Parkland, FL with his wife, Jennifer, and their children Isabella and Ryder along with with  their three dogs Nellie, Morty, and Rosie. His hobbies include: Radio-controlled aircraft, collecting and shooting firearms, collecting vintage and modern sports cars, SCUBA, Fly and Deep Water Fishing, and restoring vintage motorcycles.


Board Certifications:

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery 

Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)

Certified Wound Specialist (CWS), American Board of Wound Management

Fellow, American Professional Wound Care Association

Fellow, American College of Certified Wound Specialists


Professional Affiliations (Past & Present):

American Podiatric Medical Association

Florida Podiatric Medical Association

Broward County Podiatric Medical Society

American Diabetes Association

American Professional Wound Care Association

Dr. John P. Marion, DPM, MBA, AACFAS

Dr. John P. Marion was raised in Pittsburgh, PA where he attended high school at Shady Side Academy (’97), Fox Chapel, PA. He then earned his Bachelor of Arts in the Biological Sciences (’01) from the University of Chicago, IL.

Dr. Marion moved to Miami, FL and worked as a molecular biologist for the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute before enrolling at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. He earned dual degrees of Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Barry University in 2011. 


Dr. Dr. Marion completed a three-year residency program in podiatric medicine and surgery with reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. He has special interests in wound care, regenerative medicine, and podopediatrics. He is board qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Marion currently resides in North Miami, FL and has two children, Sean and Mia. He enjoys traveling with his wife, Marie, and is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.

Professional Affiliations
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
American Podiatric Medical Association
Florida Podiatric Medical Association
American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics

Tamarac (Main Office)


7421 North University Drive, #304

Tamarac, FL 33321


Telephone: 954.722.8080

Fax: 954.722.4093

Coral Springs


8100 Royal Palm Blvd, #112

Coral Springs, FL 33065


Telephone: 954.752.1999

Fax: 954.752.8756



At Imperial Point Medical Center

6405 N. Federal Hwy, #100

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308


Telephone: 954.722.8080

Fax: 954.722.4093

Fort Lauderdale


Downtown Fort Lauderdale
At Broward General

1625 SE 3 Ave, #723, 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Telephone: 954.722.8080

Fax: 954.722.4093


1200 East Broward Blvd., 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Telephone: 954.722.8080

Fax: 954.722.4093

Cooper City


11011 Sheridan St, # 105
Cooper City, FL 33026


Telephone: 954.306.9200

Fax: 954.722.4093

Boca Raton office


2900 N Military Trail, #230

Boca Raton, FL  33431


Telephone: 954.722.8080

Fax: 954.722.4093

Broward and South Palm Beach Counties Division

South Broward and Dade Division


AFAWS Podiatrist are on staff at several local hospitals, and hospital-based wound care centers, as well as an outpatient surgical center. Our Podiatrist provided emergency podiatric trauma services at several local emergency hospitals. Our offices are conveniently located in Tamarac FL, Coral Springs FL, Cooper City FL and Fort Lauderdale FL. Our physicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for outpatient emergencies, hospital-based emergency and non-emergency consults. 

* Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA is a registered DBA for Brietstein & Strauss, DPM, PA

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