Chris Jetter, DPM, AACFAS
• Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Dr. Chris Jetter grew up in Greenville, Ohio, and he’s quite fond of the country lifestyle. He enjoys reminiscing about bonfires, football and the much more affordable produce found in the Midwest.
Dr. Jetter attended Taylor University, a small, Christian, liberal arts school in northern Indiana, graduating cum laude with a degree in exercise science and a minor in biology. Combining his degree with athletics in college, he developed a deep appreciation for sports/exercise and their associated injuries. He met his wife, Hannah, who grew up in Glennallen, Alaska, while in class at Taylor University.
He then attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, graduating magna cum laude in 2012. After graduation, Dr. Jetter began residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center, in Evansville, Indiana. Evansville afforded amazing opportunities to develop clinical and surgical skills and, while there, he was intimately involved in podiatric, vascular and orthopedic surgeries.
Dr. Jetter then pursued further surgical training, completing a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in Louisville, Kentucky. He was afforded opportunities to hone his skills under world-class surgeons and developed more surgical assets in adult and pediatric reconstruction.
Dr. Jetter is well-versed in general podiatric medicine and surgery, foot and ankle trauma, sports medicine, total ankle replacement, charcot reconstruction, and application/use of external fixation devices. Fellowship afforded him the opportunity to further develop these skills, and he has added the unique subset specialty of revision foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Jetter is very excited to join Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists, and his wife is more than ecstatic to be back home. They currently have three young boys, with a fourth boy on the way. They can be found hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, or running all over Alaska.