Jason Lake, MD
Dr. Jason Lake and his team specialize in foot and ankle disorders, including but not limited to deformities, arthritis, sports and cartilage injuries, and trauma. The team is committed to continuing education in order to deliver the best patient care possible. Though an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lake believes that operative treatment is only appropriate after conservative measures have failed.
Dr. Lake’s team practices in the East Valley providing top notch patient care as they understand the needs of their patient. Please contact us to schedule your consultation.
Dr. Lake’s Credentials
Dr. Lake, thank-you soooo much for fixing my darn leg. I really appreciate it. Nobody else would even see me for at least 3 weeks, but you are the best doctor in the whole world anyway, so I really lucked out. Thanks for coming to see me the morning after my surgery and showing me my awesome x-ray and bringing your really cute kids. That made me really happy. You are just really awesome and thank-you so much for everything!"
Dr Lake, I want to thank-you for the wonderful job you did on my ankle. You were the second surgeon I saw about my break. Once I met you and your staff, I completely relaxed because I knew I could put my trust in you to take care of me. It was not only your knowledge that impressed me but your caring attitude. It is the combination of knowledge and compassion that make you and incredible doctor."
Dr. Lake, thank-you for everything and helping me get back on the field. My first game back I hit a 2 run home run and would like to say thank you because it couldn’t have happened without you."
FellowshipFoot and Ankle FellowshipCleveland Clinic2009-2010ResidencyCampbell Clinic/UT-MemphisMemphis, TN2004-2009Medical SchoolUniversity of Arizona College of MedicineTucson, AZ2000-2004Undergraduate in Chemistry, Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of ArizonaTucson, AZ1995-1999
Private Practice Orthopaedic SurgeonOrthoArizona – Mezona OrthopaedicGilbert, AZ2010-Present
VP OrthoArizonaMezona Orthopaedic2014-presentManager OrthoArizona Southeast Valley Co-Management Group2014-presentTeam Foot and Ankle SystemArizona RattlersArena Football League2013-presentMed Exec/Finance CommitteeOrthoArizona2013-presentBanner Orthopaedic Clinical Consensus GroupBanner Health Corporate OfficePhoenix, AZ2012-2013Vice Chief of SurgeryGilbert Hospital2012-2013Triad(Surgery/Anesthesia/Periop) CommitteeBanner Gateway Medical CenterJanuary 2012-2013Facilitator of the Board of DirectorsOrthoArizona, Mezona DivisionAugust 2011-July 2012Quality Control CommitteeOrthoArizonaSeptember 2010-presentBoard of DirectorsOrthoArizonaSeptember 2010-present
USMLE Step I – 2002USMLE Step II – 2004USMLE Step III – 2005ABOS Part I – 2009ABOS Part II – 2012
Physician of the MonthBanner Gateway Medical CenterNovember 2011Campbell Clinic/UT-MemphisElected Chief ResidentUniversity of Arizona College of MedicineAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyCommitment to Underserved People Leadership Award (Student Coordinator: Nogales Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Program 2000-2002)University of ArizonaPresident’s Award for Academic ExcellencePhi Eta Sigma Honorary MemberPhi Kappi Phi Honorary Member
Ethyl chloride improves antiseptic effect of betadine skin preparation for office procedures. Azar FM, Lake JE, Grace S, Perkinson B. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2012 Summer; 21(2):84-87.Syndesmosis Injuries in the Athlete. Lake JE, Donley BG. Sports Injuries – Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation. Doral, M.N.; Tandogan, R.N.; Mann, G; Verdonk, R. (Eds.), 2012.Ankle Fusion vs. Salto Talaris Anatomic Ankle Replacement: 2 year experience. Lake JE, Sferra JJ. Presented at Cleveland Clinic Research Symposium, 2010.Conservative Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy: Emerging Techniques. Lake JE, Ishikawa SN. Foot Ankle Clin N Am. Dec 2009. 14(4): 663-674.
Health Community Lecture Series on Foot and AnkleSeptember 2013, November 2014Foot and Ankle Injuries in the WorkplaceArizona Self-Insured AssociationNovember 2014Foot and Ankle Injuries in the WorkplaceState Comp Fund Educational PresentationPhoenix, AZNovember 2011Orthopedic Preparticipation PhysicalCHW CME lectureGilbert, AZJuly 2011Syndesmosis InjuriesFoot and Ankle Academic DayCleveland ClinicMarch 2010Achilles and Posterior Tibial Tendon DisordersFoot and Ankle Academic DayCleveland ClinicNovember 2009Syndesmosis InjuriesFoot and Ankle Academic DayCleveland ClinicMarch 2010Lateral Process of the Talus FracturesFoot and Ankle ConferenceCampbell ClinicMarch 2007
Jason Lake, MDFew people work the same job for 30-35 years. Physicians are an exception to this rule. I think that one of the big reasons for this is the rewarding nature of a good doctor-patient relationship. As an orthopedic surgeon, my success is measured by how well I can improve (or prevent decline) of the function of my patients. Though I am a surgeon, I believe that most orthopaedic problems can be treated by nonsurgical measures such as orthotics, therapy, injections, medications, etc. My patients are surgical candidates when nonsurgical methods are failing and when the patient tells me that they are ready for surgery. Throughout treatment, I hope to develop a relationship with my patients based on two-way communication. Decision for surgery is made jointly with the patient because it is such an important decision. I believe that maintaining this healthy doctor-patient relationship will make my job just as rewarding in 30 years as it is now.
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Jared Susini, PAJared Susini is a certified physician assistant, who obtained his Master’s of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University here in Glendale, Arizona. Jared received extensive training in multiple specialties primarily focusing in orthopedics. Jared joined Dr. Lake in 2014 bringing with him 5 years of experience in orthopedics specializing in foot and ankle, sports medicine, and general orthopedic trauma. Jared takes pride in developing long lasting relationships with all of his patients. He is committed to developing treatment plans with his patients to come up with a plan that works best for the patient and their lifestyle.
Lauren, MALauren has been Dr. Lake’s lead medical assistant since he returned to the valley. As the primary contact point for Dr. Lake’s patients, she helps ensure that they are well informed and have a great office experience.
Alesha, MAAlesha is a medical assistant whose primary responsibility is managing patient visits. She is also working on pursuing a career as a physician’s assistant.