Meet the Doctors

Sandra M. Weakland, DPM

Dr. Weakland is board certified in surgery and wound care by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and American Professional Wound Care Association. She is originally from the northern Virginia area, attended the University of Pittsburgh, and obtained her medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH. She completed her surgical residency at the Carney Hospital in Boston, Ma., a Boston University affiliate at that time. For the past 20 years she has been serving the Concord, Ma. community in private practice. Her special interests include, surgery, diabetic foot complications and wounds and limb salvage in the diabetic population. She has been on staff at the Emerson Hospital Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine since it opened in 2000. Dr. Weakland lives in Concord and has a nine year old daughter, a dog, a cat and 8 chickens. She is the former medical director of the New England Storm and Baystate Warriors full contact football teams. She has also enjoyed many medical missions to Russia to surgically correct lower extremity disorders in children.

Summer G. Getzen, DPM

Dr. Getzen is board certified by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatric Medicine. She earned her doctorate in Podiatry at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her Rotating Podiatric and Surgical Residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, MA in 2002. She has been practicing in Concord and surrounding towns for the past 15 years. She likes taking care of a wide range of podiatric problems including sports medicine, dermatologic conditions and diabetic foot care, and especially enjoys caring for elderly people. She is on staff at both Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA, and Steward Medical Center in Ayer, MA. Dr. Getzen is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Outside of work Dr. Getzen enjoys reading, and going on nature walks with her husband, son and miniature dachshund.

Melissa Rossi, DPM

Dr. Rossi is board certified in podiatric medicine by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and board qualified in forefoot and rearfoot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Originally from southern New Jersey, she obtained her medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She then went on to complete a 3 year surgical residency at University Hospital, a level 1 trauma center in Newark, NJ where she was chief resident in her final year of training. Following residency, she completed a fellowship with Summit Medical group (formerly Active Orthopedics), a large orthopaedic practice in North Jersey, which granted her a high level of surgical experience in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and rearfoot reconstruction/trauma. Her special interests include surgery, trauma, sports medicine, and diabetic limb salvage. She is on staff at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, young son, and Newfie and cheering on all the Philadelphia sports teams.

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