Patrick Agnew, DPM, has been a resident of Tidewater since 1979. After living in several parts of the United States, he decided that Tidewater is the best place to raise a family. His wife, Heidi, is a lifetime resident of Tidewater and works for Coastal Podiatry as the surgery coordinator. They have enjoyed raising and caring for their three (now adult) children, Megan, Michael, and Matthew.
After completing pre-medical studies at Montgomery College and Old Dominion University, Dr. Agnew attended the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (formerly the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine). The school is recognized for consistently demonstrating the highest board scores and residency appointments of the nine United States schools of Podiatry. The four-year curriculum parallels general medical schools for the first two years, then becomes specialized with the latest information on diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the foot and leg. He earned four research awards and the clinical award for the highest degree of clinical proficiency in the class.
Dr. Agnew served a Podiatric Surgical residency. This was the most competitive type of Podiatric residency. His residency director, Dr. James Ganley, was widely considered the world’s leading authority in pediatric podiatry. Dr. Agnew is board-certified in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Agnew’s memberships include the Medical and Scientific Board of The Ehlers-Danlos Society, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association, the Hampton Roads Podiatric Medical Society, and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He is a past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics and also the Hampton Roads Podiatric Medical Society. Academic appointments include Adjunct faculty Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, and he is the founder and director of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Podiatry Residency. He is a manuscript reviewer for the journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Military Medicine. He also is the pediatrics section editor of The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Agnew is a Captain in the Unites States Navy retired reserve. He was decorated for service during Operation Desert Shield and served as active duty in the International War on Terror and Operation Enduring Freedom. Hobbies include surfing, Korean karate, scuba, and skiing/snowboarding.