Choosing the right provider to care for your feet, or those of a loved one is an important decision. Newport Foot & Ankle Center founder and medical director Dr. Jeffrey Haupt is a renowned podiatric specialist and has a heart for learning and teaching other providers the cornerstone techniques of this medical field. He is currently the only podiatrist on the clinical faculty at the University of California, Irvine and regularly teaches foot and ankle skills workshops to podiatry health professionals all over the country. Dr. Haupt is the Founder and Director of Orange County’s only ACFAS Certified Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship Training Program, of which there are only 40 in the United States. He is also the only U.S.-trained podiatric surgeon to undergo a two-week mini-fellowship in Milan, Italy for Advanced Techniques in External Ring Fixation. You and your feet can take great comfort in Dr. Haupt’s stellar training, experience, and skill.
Find out more about our talented physicians and what they can do for you.
About D. Jeffrey Haupt, DPM, FACFAS
State of California Board of Podiatric Medicine-Medical Consultant – 2007 to 2015
CPMA Committee Chairman-Residency Genesis Task Force – 2007 to 2008
CPMA Committee Member-Residency Genesis Task Force – 2006 to 2016
CPMA Committee Member-House of Delegates Nominating Committee -2007 to 2008
CPMA Western Podiatric Medical Congress Delegate for Orange County – 1997 to 2010
Residency: United Western Medical Center, Santa Ana & Anaheim, CA PSR-24 Podiatric Medicine & Surgery-Specializing in adult and pediatric reconstructive and
traumatic foot and ankle surgery, clinical research, clinical medicine, imaging, orthopedics, sports medicine, diabetic foot care, and limb salvage. – 1994-1996
Medical: California College of Podiatric Medicine-Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree (D.P.M.) 29 May, 1994. U.S.C. Medical Center-Los Angeles County-Fourth year Podiatric Medical School Rotation – 1990-1994
Undergraduate: University of California at Irvine-Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Business Management. – 1986-1990
Truelok Master’s Club Member for Ilizarov External Ring Fixation – 2016-present
American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics – 2014-present
American Podiatric Medical Association – 1990 to present
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons – 1990 to present
California Podiatric Medical Association – 1990 to present
Orange County Podiatric Medical Association – 1994 to present
President: elected 2004 to 2008
Vice President: elected 2002 to 2004
Board member: elected 1998 to present
Seminar Chairman: 2000 to 2015
About Dr. Bryant Mercado
Dr. Bryant Mercado earned a dual Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated cum laude and received special recognition for multidisciplinary study. He went on to complete the Pre-Health Post Baccalaureate Program at Chapman University in Orange, CA, and earned his medical degree from the prestigious Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Afterward, Dr. Mercado completed a rigorous residency program at the renowned St. Luke’s University Health Network in Allentown, PA, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. He received extensive training in Wound care/Limb Salvage, Orthoplastics, Trauma with Internal and External Fixation, Elective Forefoot/Rearfoot surgery, Nerve Releases, and Sports Medicine.
Aside from his impressive education and training, Dr. Mercado is known for his attention to detail, commitment to his patients, and his comprehensive knowledge in podiatric medicine. He is passionate about providing medical education and care to his patients, and takes great pride in utilizing his spanish speaking skills to broaden his impact and reach on the local community. His ultimate goal is to design an individual treatment plan to help each of his patients achieve the best possible outcome.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and cheering for the Los Angeles Lakers.
About Dr. Michael Shen, DPM
A SoCal native, Dr. Shen graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor of Science and went on to complete Pre-Health Post Baccalaureate Program at California State University, Fullerton . He received his Doctorate Podiatric Medicine Degree at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He went on to complete a comprehensive foot and ankle surgical residency at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
During his training, Dr. Shen was exposed to all manner of foot and ankle pathologies ranging from fungal nails, heel pain, ingrown nails, tendonitis, arthritis, and lacerations as well as complicated foot and ankle trauma and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Shen is focused to provide the best care that is patient specific and that enables the patient to be part of the process of their treatment plan. He will provide all treatment options to give the patient the best possible care. Dr. Shen manages and treats many pathologies and all types of medical conditions relating to the lower extremity. Dr. Shen is also a Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.