Jason Lake, MD

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
2009-2010 Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Fellowship Cleveland Clinic
2004-2009 Residency: Campbell Clinic/UT-Memphis Memphis, TN
2000-2004 Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, AZ
1995-1999 Undergraduate in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude: University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
Private Practice Orthopaedic Surgeon

OrthoArizona – Mezona Orthopaedic Gilbert, AZ 2010-Present

2014-present VP OrthoArizona: Mezona Orthopaedic
2013-present Manager OrthoArizona Southeast Valley Co-Management Group
2013-present Team Foot and Ankle System: Arizona Rattlers Arena Football League
2013-present Med Exec/Finance Committee
2012-2013 Banner Orthopaedic Clinical Consensus Group: Banner Health Corporate Office Phoenix, AZ
2012-2013 Vice Chief of Surgery: Gilbert Hospital
2012-2013 Triad (Surgery/Anesthesia/Periop) Committee: Banner Gateway Medical Center January
August 2011-July 2012 Facilitator of the Board of Directors: OrthoArizona, Mezona Division
September 2010-present Quality Control Committee: OrthoArizona
September 2010-present Board of Directors: OrthoArizona
2002 USMLE Step I
2004 USMLE Step II
2005 USMLE Step III
2009 ABOS Part I
2012 ABOS Part II
Physician of the Month

Banner Gateway Medical Center November 2011

Campbell Clinic/UT-Memphis

Elected Chief Resident

University of Arizona College of Medicine

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Commitment to Underserved People Leadership Award (Student Coordinator: Nogales Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Program 2000-2002)

University of Arizona

President’s Award for Academic Excellence Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Member Phi 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.

September 2013, November 2014 Health Community Lecture Series on Foot and Ankle
November 2011 Foot and Ankle Injuries in the Workplace: State Comp Fund Educational Presentation – Phoenix, AZ
July 2011 Orthopedic Pre-participation Physical: CHW CME lecture – Gilbert, AZ
March 2010 Syndesmosis Injuries: Foot and Ankle Academic Day – Cleveland Clinic
November 2009 Achilles and Posterior Tibial Tendon Disorders: Foot and Ankle Academic Day – Cleveland Clinic
March 2010 Syndesmosis Injuries: Foot and Ankle Academic Day – Cleveland Clinic
March 2007 Lateral Process of the Talus Fractures: Foot and Ankle Conference – Campbell Clinic

The Team

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Jason Lake, MD

Few 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
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Jared Susini, PA

Jared 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.
Physician Assistant
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Lauren, MA

Lauren 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.
Medical Assistant
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Alesha, MA

Alesha is a medical assistant whose primary responsibility is managing patient visits. She is also working on pursuing a career as a physician’s assistant.
Medical Assistant

Office Locations
Click Here For Directions to 2940 E Banner Gateway Dr #200, Gilbert, AZ 85234

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