Dr. Alexandra Zorbas, podiatrist, received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Concordia University in 1993. Her interest in sports medicine led her to pursue her studies in podiatric medicine. She attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, completing her doctorate degree in 1997. She then went on to complete 3 years of Podiatric and Surgical residencies at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City (www.stbarnabashospital.org), and at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee (www.baptistonline.org).
In 2000, having completed her studies, she returned to Quebec and founded the Clinique Podiatrique de Chomedey.
Dr. Zorbas has been a member of L’Ordre des Podiatres du Quebec since 1997 (www.ordredespodiatres.qc.ca), and received her diplomate status from the American Board of Podiatric Medicine in 2005 (https://www.abpmed.org/), proudly making her one of the very few Board-certified podiatrists in Quebec.
As the principal podiatrist of the Clinique Podiatrique de Chomedey, she is strongly committed to patient care. As such, she has held various positions within the Order of Podiatrists of Quebec, having served on the Board of Directors and the Disciplinary Committee. Since 2013, she has assumed the role of Assistant Syndic, assuring protection of public rights and upholding of the Professional Code of Ethics of the Order and its members.
Dr. Zorbas is passionate about podiatry and the importance of foot care for the young and old alike. She is constantly participating in continuing medical education programs both in Canada and the United States.
Dr. Scott Pace, podiatrist, received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in biology/pre-med at Hamilton College, NY in 1996. He played varsity basketball while in college and was a co-captain of the team in his senior year. Following college, he worked as an operating room orderly which gave him the opportunity to see all aspects of the hospital and medical team. With his interest in sports medicine and surgery, podiatry seemed to be the perfect fit. He obtained his doctorate in podiatric medicine from Barry University, Florida. While in residency he did monthly rotations, including but not limited to, podiatric surgery (over 1100 surgeries), podiatry private practice, dermatology, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, general surgery, and orthopedic surgery.
In 2004, Dr. Pace joined Toback Podiatry in the Hudson Valley region of New York. He worked in 3 private practice offices, 4 hospitals, a surgical center, and was the head podiatrist at the Kingston Hospital wound care center.
In 2007, he and his wife (originally from Quebec) decided to relocate to the Montreal area. Dr Pace then became a member of L’Ordre des Podiatres du Québec. He now works in multiple offices where he sees patients and performs surgery. He has been part of the Chomedey Podiatry Clinique since 2008 and does surgery at the Institut de Chirurgie Specialisée de Montréal.
Dr Pace travels to the United States yearly to obtain continued medical education credits and learn the most up to date treatments. His goal is to provide the best care for his patients both conservatively and surgically by listening to their complaints and spending the needed time to diagnose and treat them properly.
Prior to becoming a podiatrist, Dr Marie Tran completed a Major in Biological Sciences from the Université de Montréal where she graduated with honors. While there, she also enrolled in several health and science programs which included Physiotherapy, Biochemistry and molecular medicine, and Nutrition.
She then went on to obtain her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and received a two months training at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. In addition to her previous experiences, she completed an internship at the Centre Hospitalier Régional de Lanaudière and at the Centre Hospitalier Affilié Universitaire Régional de Trois-Rivières in prevention and management of foot ulcers and wound care. A podiatric surgery rotation at private practices in Montreal and its surroundings areas was also part of her training.
Dr Tran is an active member of the Ordre des Podiatres du Québec, where she received her certification in podiatric radiology. She is currently enrolled in a podiatric ultrasound program that allows the diagnosis of foot, heel and ankle conditions through the use of medical imaging.
Passionate about giving back to the community, she volunteered at Accueil Bonneau, a non-for-profit organization that offers free foot assessments to homeless individuals in Montreal. She dedicates her career towards continuous learning of the best foot care solutions for her patients and is committed to ensuring that the population of Laval receive professional and quality services. Prior to joining Clinique Podiatrique de Chomedey, she practiced at several clinics in Montreal and Longueuil. She is fluent in French, English and Vietnamese.
After several years working in the field of cosmetics and esthetics, Naima decided to return to her studies. Her interest in the medical field led her to nursing care.
In 2013, she completed her studies at the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board and received her diploma as an Auxiliary Nurse. She is a member of the Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers Auxiliaires du Québec.
After working at various extended care facilities and CHSLDs Naima became more aware of the ever- growing need of proper foot care for the elderly. Her interest led her to pursue her studies in foot care at College Marie Victorin. In 2015, she completed 135 hours of training and received her diploma in Soins Podologiques.
Since 2016 she has been working full time in podiatric clinics providing quality service, diligent care and follow ups of her patients always under the supervision of the podiatrists on staff
Not only does Naima continue to be up to date with the medical education requirements set forth by the OIIAQ, she also supplements her learning with specific courses related to podiatry and medicine as a
whole. Her dedication to her work is evident in the way she treats and interacts with her patients. She is a wonderful asset to our team.
Julie worked in the public sector for many years and joined our clinic in 2010. Over the years she has come to know most of our patients making sure we respond to their needs as best as we can. Her bright smile welcomes our patients everyday. Her work allows us to stay dedicated to our clinic mission of proper communication between our patients and our staff.
Francine joined our team in 2018 and has been a ray of sunshine to our clinic. Having a background in administration and dentistry, she is meticulous about cleanliness and proper sterilization technics of our instruments. Her work allows us to stay dedicated to our clinic mission of a warm, safe and professional environment for our patients and staff.
Kalliopi is our part-time staff member. She completed her DEC at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Health Science in 2020. She is now a Physiology major at McGill University. She’s a great addition to our team, given her interest in the field and her friendly demeanor.