Jay D. Lifshen, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Lifshen is founder, president and managing partner of Southwest Podiatry, LLP. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University (Ohio) in 1972. In 1976, he graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine with his DPM degree, then went on to complete a residency in foot surgery at New Berlin Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin. After his residency, Dr. Lifshen moved to Texas and started his practice in Irving in 1977.

Dr. Lifshen’s hospital affiliations include:

  • Baylor Medical Center (Irving), where he has served on the Membership and Credentials, Tissue and Transfusion, Laser and Diabetes committees, and as a lecturer for diabetes and arthritis support groups
  • Las Colinas Medical Center
  • Medical City-Dallas
  • Irving Coppell Surgical Hospital
  • Baylor Medical Center- Carrollton

He is also affiliated with the following ambulatory surgery centers:

  • Las Colinas Surgery Center, where he has served on the Medical Executive Committee since 1994
  • Park Cities Surgery Center in Dallas, where he has been a member of the Medical Executive Committee since its opening.

Dr. Lifshen is the podiatric consultant for the Dallas Mavericks basketball team of the NBA. He serves as an attending physician for the podiatric residency program sponsored by Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. He volunteers as a “mentor” to prospective podiatric medical students who spend time observing patient care in his office. He was recently selected by Podiatry Management magazine as one of America’s “Most Influential Podiatrists”. He was selected as one the top podiatrists in the country by the Consumer Research Council of America (2006). Dr. Lifshen is a Diplomate (board certified) of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is a past president of that organization’s Southwest Division. He is also a Fellow in the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and serves on several national committees. He is an elected representative from Texas to the APMA House of Delegates. He is a past president of both the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and the Dallas County Podiatric Medical Society. He holds fellowship status in the American Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review. He is board certified in wound care with special expertise in diabetic foot problems. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics.

Dr. Lifshen’s hobbies include sports, travelling and reading. He is married, with three grown children. He sees patients in the Baylor-Irving, Las Colinas and Medical City offices.