Dr. Mark Simchuk and Dr. Elise Janowak, together with our medical support team, provide advanced care to patients of all ages with a full range of foot conditions, from infants with clubfoot deformities to athletes with sprains or fractures to diabetics with foot ulcers to adults with bunions, neuromas and bone spurs.

Mark Simchuk, DPM, FACFAS

“As a marathon runner, skier and cyclist, I know the importance of healthy, pain-free feet. It helps me understand my patients’ situations and empathize when foot injuries, wounds or chronic pain put them on the sidelines.

“I became fascinated with podiatry in college, when I first learned the complexity of feet, with all the tendons, ligaments and bones that create a moving platform we walk and run on. My goal and challenge as a doctor of podiatric medicine is to keep all those moving parts in good working order so you can enjoy your favorite activities for life.

“While sports medicine is an important part of my practice, I feel especially rewarded when I help patients with diabetic wounds and infections recover their mobility. For patients who require surgery, I offer significant training and expertise in limb salvage as well as surgeries that correct a variety of deformities of the foot.

“I see medicine as a collaborative process where we work together to give you the best outcome possible. I always take the time I need to understand both your lifestyle and condition and give you the time and support you deserve to understand and cope with your specific challenges.”

Dr. Simchuk lives in Grants Pass with his wife, Christine Meis, and their two children. He first discovered the beauty of Southern Oregon when opening his practice here in 1997. He has run in the Boston, New York and Chicago Marathons and has participated locally in the Cascade Lakes Relay and Pole Pedal Paddle.

Board Certification
  • Foot surgery, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Education
  • DPM, California College of Podiatric Medicine
  • BS, Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Residency
  • Podiatric Surgery, PSR-24, Western Medical Centers, Anaheim and Santa Ana, CA
Professional Appointments
  • Medical Director, Grants Pass Surgery Center 2012-present
  • Quality Management Committee, Grants Pass Surgery Center 2004-2012
  • Board of Directors, AllCare Health, 2016-present
  • Manager, Grants Pass Medical Center 2012-present
Professional Affiliations
  • Oregon Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association

Elise Janowak, DPM

“I want to keep my patients as active as possible at every age and give them relief from the pain that comes from sore or diseased feet. With extensive training in preventive care and conservative treatment, I work with my patients to avoid surgery.

“Sometimes surgery is the best option for improved mobility. In those cases, I can offer expertise in the latest foot, rearfoot reconstructive and ankle surgery procedures. This can mean greater options for patients who have chronic ankle pain from a history of injuries due to sports, work, or overuse including minimally-invasive arthroscopic procedures. I have a special interest in treating diabetic foot conditions and neuropathy, including surgical reconstruction for Charcot arthopathy, wound care, limb salvage and nerve decompression.”

Dr. Janowak is excited to be part of the Grants Pass community and enjoy the bounty of Southern Oregon’s recreational areas. You might find her wandering off-trail while hiking or testing her mediocre Olympic weightlifting skills at the gym. She’s known to snowboard faster than most teenagers and also plays tennis fairly well when she has the time to get out on the courts.

Education
  • DPM, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL
  • BS, Biology, University of Notre Dame du Lac, Notre Dame, IN
Residency
  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery, Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, UT
Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Society of Podiatric Surgeons

Office staff

Cheryl Fagen

Office Manager

Lora Traub

LPN, Medical Assistant

Dawn Grinde

Medical Assistant

Sarah Gaylor

Receptionist

Tammy Tivis

Medical Assistant