Joanne Marie Gormley D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Joanne Marie Gormley D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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  • English


  • Podiatry (foot care)


Dr. Gormley is a podiatric physician and surgeon and has been in private practice in the Northgate area since 1990. Her emphasis in patient care is preventative and nonsurgical treatments in order to keep patients active. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master's degree in exercise physiology from Purdue University and her D.P.M. from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. She completed a residency in foot surgery at Northwest General Hospital in Milwaukee Wisconsin and a one year rearfoot surgery fellowship in the Puget Sound area. She has been a member of the board of the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association since 2005 and completed a two-year term as president in 2015. She is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle surgery.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe that patients can best participate in their own care if they understand the cause of their foot or ankle complaint as well as the purpose of treatment recommendations. My goal is to keep patients active and help them make good decisions about how they care for their foot problems. I am particularly interested in biomechanics and know that often use of orthotic devices or a changing the type of shoes that are worn makes a difference and can alleviate foot and leg pain. Other problems are recurring, requiring periodic care, physical therapy or surgery. I strive to provide patients with an understanding of their choices and then provide the care that is needed.

Clinical Interests

Biomechanics; foot surgery; preventative care.


Institution Credential Year
William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Medical education
Northwest General Hospital Residency 1989
Gerald Kuwada, DPM Fellowship 1998

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Podiatric Surgery Podiatry 2000