Cherreen Tawancy, DPM
Dr. Cherreen Tawancy is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and joined the Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio in 2018. Growing up Dr. Tawancy was active in both track and field and cross-country. Her interest in podiatry developed after sustaining several foot injuries and shadowing a local podiatrist in her home state.
Dr. Tawancy attended Purdue University where she earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry and continued to compete in cross-country. While in college she helped coordinate and attended a medical service trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti where she helped provide underserved populations with medical care and education on common ailments and hygiene. She also attended a weeklong internship at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, which solidified her decision to attend podiatry school and become a podiatrist. She went on to complete podiatry school at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, IL where she continued to compete in local races and was chosen to participate in a very competitive summer research program.
Dr. Tawancy went on to complete a 3-year surgical residency at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC where she was trained extensively in all areas of foot and ankle pathology including trauma, sports injuries, limb salvage, flatfoot repair, and bunion and hammer toe correction. Following residency Dr. Tawancy went on to complete an intensive one-year rearfoot and ankle reconstructive fellowship with the Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio making her one of only a handful of fellowship-trained podiatrists in the country. She gained further training during her fellowship year in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery most notably in flatfoot reconstruction, sports injuries, and diabetic limb salvage.
Dr. Tawancy is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons through which she is currently board qualified in forefoot and rearfoot surgery. She is also the current Vice President of the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association-Central Academy. She is on faculty at Grant Medical Center, Licking Memorial Hospital, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, and Mount Carmel St. Ann's. She is actively involved in resident training and education at Grant Medical Center. In her spare time Dr. Tawancy enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her pitbull-lab Khoury.