About Ankle Arthritis Centers

West Coast

Scottsdale, AZ

Planning your visit

Make your surgical experience a sunny one! Our team at Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute will help your surgery a successful one.  We start with an easy televisit to review the plan and treatment options.  We then schedule a surgical planning visit and in-person consultation.  We have teamed up with a local hotel resort that allows for easy transportation to some of Scottsdale’s finest restaurants and shopping centers – The McCormick Scottsdale.  Our amazing staff works with some of the best hospitals in the nation to get you scheduled and on the books for your surgery.  Experience the best while poolside in lovely Scottsdale, Arizona!



Monday: 9-5

Tuesday : 9-5

Wednesday: 9-5

Thursday: 9-5

Friday: 9-5

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Dr Jeffrey E. McAlister

Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, FACFAS, is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, who specializes in advanced foot and ankle reconstruction with offices in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. McAlister’s passion for patient care began at the University of Iowa, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in 2004, before garnering an interest in podiatric medicine and surgery during his time at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.

Since his days as a podiatric medical student, Dr. McAlister has gone on to continue his education whenever possible. He completed a rigorous residency training in the northern Virginia suburbs through the INOVA Fairfax Hospital Podiatric Residency program, where he received specialized training in foot and ankle trauma, adult and pediatric reconstruction, and diabetic limb salvage.

Some of Dr. McAlister’s rotations during his time in the program included internal medicine, infectious diseases, vascular surgery, emergency medicine, and general surgery.

Under the mentorship of prominent doctors like John Steinberg DPM and Chris Attinger MD, Dr. McAlister even served as chief resident for the limb salvage service at Georgetown University Hospital during that time.

Dr. Jeffrey E. McAlister is honored to be one of only a few podiatric surgeons in the United States that has completed a 12 month surgical fellowship at the prestigious Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, Ohio. This is a unique fellowship that trains both Podiatric and Orthopedic Surgeons. This advanced surgical training focused on foot and ankle trauma, reconstruction as well as total ankle replacement. This was completed in Columbus, Ohio under the direction of Christopher Hyer, DPM, Gregory Berlet MD, Thomas Lee MD and Terrence Philbin DO and was affiliated with Grant Medical Hospital and The Ohio State University. This is the same type of fellowship that MD/DO orthopedic surgeons complete if they wish to sub-specialize in the foot and ankle.

As a fellow member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and national speaker and peer educator, Dr. McAlister is passionate about technological advances in the foot and ankle field, specifically in educating patients on the advantages of primary and revision total ankle arthroplasty.

Reviews & Endorsements

“Doc was very nice and the staff was attentive to every thing the doc asked them to do, and to me too.”

– Brenda A.

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“Dr McAlister and his staff are amazing!! Probably one of the best experiences I have ever had with any physician/physician staff. They are all so kind and caring. I highly recommend Dr. McAlister for anyone that needs a foot or ankle doctor!!”

Felicia B.

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“Dr. McAlister was great! Very thorough…really took his time to explain the problem and the progression of treatment. His staff was wonderful, as well.”

– AnneMarie C.

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“Dr McAlister did a great job in fixing my foot. It will allow me to walk again normally. He is very confident and has great expertise. His staff was also great and were very conscious in their care and follow up. Thank You.”

– Leslie W.

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“Dr McAlister always listens to your issues & addresses them & offers solutions that work. I would highly recommend Dr McAlister for any foot problems you may be dealing with. He has helped me greatly.”

– Cynthia Z.

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“Very happy with Dr. McCalister and his office personel. Everyone are great to deal with. I had a total ankle replacement May 19th and am doing very well with it.”

– Cindy S.

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