Podiatrist - Reston
1860 Town Center Drive
Suite 220
Reston, VA 20190
703-391-0211

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Seth Rubenstein, DPM

Seth A. Rubenstein, D.P.M. was raised in North Woodmere, New York. In high school he was an avid runner, and was appointed co-captain of the Cross Country, Winter and Spring Track teams. Dr. Rubenstein's other interests include painting and drawing.

Dr. Rubenstein earned a BA in Biology from the University of Rochester and B.M.S. and D.P.M. degrees from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. After graduation, he completed a two-year surgical residency at Peninsula General Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York.

Dr. Rubenstein is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He has active staff privileges at Reston Hospital and INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Rubenstein has served on numerous hospital committees including the operating room committee, surgical case review committee and more recently the credentials committee. He has also served as section chief of podiatry at both hospitals.

Upon entering private practice, Dr. Rubenstein became politically active in his profession, serving as president of the Northern Virginia Podiatric Medical Association and later as president of the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association. He was a state representative to the American Podiatric Medical Associations’ annual House of Delegate’s for twenty years. Dr. Rubenstein also served as a Board member of the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Political Action Committee where he received national recognition for this work. He currently serves as an At-Large member of the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Board of Trustees.

Dr. Rubenstein has been recognized by his peers and medical colleagues for serving his profession and community. Most recently, he was selected by Washingtonian Magazine as one of Washington, DC’s top sports medicine providers (2010) and top podiatrists (2012).

  • Personal:
    • Age: 56
    • Place of Birth: Hewlett, NY
  • Experience:
    • Stephen F. Stern, D.P.M., 301 Maple Ave., West Vienna, VA 22180
      • Associate, July 1985-June 1986
  • Education
    • Peninsula Hospital Center, 51-15 Beach Channel Dr., Far Rockaway, NY 11691
      • Chief Resident in Podiatric Surgery, July 1984-June 1985
      • 1st Year Resident in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, July 1983-June 1984
    • California College of Podiatric Medicine, 1210 Scott St., San Francisco, CA 94120
      • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 1983
      • Bachelor of Science: Medical Sciences, May 1981
    • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627
      • Bachelor of Arts: Biology, May 1979
  • Additional Training:
    • ACFAC Ankle Arthroscopy, Chicago, IL
      • Certificate of Training, December 2003
    • Co2 Laser Surgery, Atlanta, GA
      • Certification April 1986
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA
      • Certification, April 1990
    • Micro Surgical Research Laboratories International, San Francisco, CA 94107
      • Certification: Basic Micro Vascular Anastomotic Technique, July 1981
  • Academic Appointments:
    • Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency Program
      • Clinical Faculty, 1988 to 2004
      • Foundation Member, 1997 to 2004
      • Foundation Vice President, 1999 to 2002
      • Foundation President, 2002 to 2004
    • University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa, 50312
      • Clinical Instructor, July 1983-June 1985
    • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, OH 44131
      • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, November 2007 to 2008
  • State License:
    • Virginia: 1985 to Present
    • Maryland: 1985 (inactive)
    • Washington D.C.: 1985 to Present
    • New York: 1983 (inactive)
  • Certifying Boards
    • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
      • Diplomate, July 1990
    • National Board of Podiatric Examiners
      • Diplomate, May 1983
  • Professional Associations:
    • American Podiatric Medical Association, 1985 to Present
      • At-large Member American Podiatric Medical Assn. Board of Trustees, 2009 to Present
      • Board Member, American Podiatric Medical Assn. Political Action Committee, 2004 to 2009
      • Delegate, House of Delegates, 1994 to 2009
      • Alternate, House of Delegates, 1987 to 1993
      • Advisor, AMA Relative Value Update Committee 2010 to present
      • Member, Legislative Committee 2010 to present
      • Member, Development Committee, 2009 to 2011
      • Member, Awards and Recognition Committee: 1994 to 1996
      • Member, House Resolutions Committee, 1995, 2007 to 2009
      • Member, Health Systems Committee, 1996, 2010 to present
      • Member, Health Policy and Practice Committee, 2010 to present
      • Member, House Elections Committee, 1997 to 2004
      • Member, Internet Committee, 2001 to 2003
      • Member, House Resolution Review Committee, 2004 to 2006
      • Member, Finance Committee, 2005 to 2008.
    • Mid-Atlantic Podiatry Association, 1985 to Present
      • Treasurer, 1998 to 2000
    • Virginia Podiatric Medical Association, 1985 to Present
      • Past President, 1996 to 1998
      • President, 1994 to 1996
      • Vice President, 1992 to 1993
      • Secretary, 1990 to 1992
      • Chairman, Bylaws Committee, 1987 to 1990
      • Regional President, 1987 to 1989
      • Regional Vice President, 1986
      • State Chairman, Podiatric Political Action Committee, 1994 to 2006
  • Professional Societies
    • American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Fellow, May 1991
    • American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, Fellow, 2010
    • American College of Foot Surgeons, Fellow, November, 1990
    • American Society of Podiatric Dermatology, Fellow, September 1989
  • Clinical Papers
    • Blake, R.L., Ferguson, H.J, Rubenstein, S.A., et.al., The Foot In Sports: A Panel Discussion of First Metatarso-Phalangeal Joint Pain. (Submitted for publication Phys. and Sports Med. Oct. 1992).
    • Rubenstein, S.A., Bardfeld, L.A.; Ganglia (Synovial Cysts) of Bone. J. of Foot Surg. 27:71, 1988.
    • Rubenstein, S.A., Boxer, M.C.; Endocrine Disorders Which Manifest in the Lower Extremity. Clinics in Podiatry: Systemic Diseases 2:633, 1985.
    • Rubenstein, S.A., Jenkins, W.M., Conant, M.A., Volberding, P.A.; Disseminated Kaposi's Sarcoma in Male Homosexuals. J. Am. Pod. Ass. 73:413, 1983.
  • Lectures
    • Dr. Rubenstein lectures to community organizations and fellow professionals on such topics as Differential Diagnosis of Common Foot Pathology, Reconstructive surgery and amputations, Office Emergencies, The Effect of Diabetes on the Lower Extremity.
  • Awards and Recognition
    • Chairman's Award, APMA Political Action Committee, 2001. National award for outstanding leadership in Political Action.
    • President's Award, by Virginia Podiatric Medical Association, 2002. Presented for outstanding life time contributions to the State Association.
    • Washingtonian Magazine: Best Sports Medicine Podiatrists. January 2010
    • Washingtonian Magazine: Top Podiatristis - June 2012
    • Northern Virginia Magazine: Top Doctors – February 2013
  • Staff Privileges
    • Fair Oak Hospital, Fairfax, VA, 1985 to Present
      • Podiatry Section Chief, Department of Orthopedics, 1993 to 1996, 2000 to 2002
      • Operating Room Committee, 1988 to 1998
      • Surgical Case Review Committee, 1994 to 2003
      • Infection Control Committee, 2004 to 2007
    • Fairfax Hospital, Annandale, VA, 1985 to 2005
    • Fairfax Surgical Center, Fairfax, VA, 1985 to 2007
    • Northern Virginia Community Hospital, Arlington, VA, 1986 to 2003
    • Reston Hospital Center, Reston, VA, 1987 to Present
      • Podiatry Section Chief, Department of Orthopedics, 2007 to 2009
      • Ethics Committee, 1988 to 1989
      • Operating Room Committee, 1990 to 1999
      • Credentials Committee, 2000 to 2009
    • INOVA Fair Oaks Surgical Center, Fairfax, VA, 2009 to Present
  • Community Service
    • Shoes for the Homeless, 1989
      • Co-Director, Collected 12,000 pairs of shoes for homeless shelters in Northern Virginia. Co-sponsored by Travelers Aid Society and N. VA Podiatry Association
    • Sneakers and Speakers, 1991
      • Conceived and initiated Community Walking Program at Fair Oaks Mall. Co-sponsored by Fair Oaks Mall and Fair Oaks Hospital.
    • Fairfax Medical Journal, 1993 to 1995     
      • Producer, Editor, and Host, Cable TV program showcasing medical procedures and technology for public education.




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