Board Certified in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
• Certified in the STAR ankle replacement procedure
Dr. H. John Visser graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College in Hiram, OH in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He graduated, Pi Delta, with a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH in 1978. He then matriculated from a three year Residency program in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Lindell Hospital in St. Louis, MO, 1978 -1981.
Dr. Visser is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He therefore has two board certifications. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Visser has served as President of the Missouri Podiatric Medical Association 1985-1988. He has also served as an examiner of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He currently serves on the Missouri State Board of Podiatric Medicine where he has been appointed by three governors: Governor Ashcroft 1988-1993, Governor Blunt 2005-2014, and Governor Nixon who reappointed him in 2014. He has been board president on 3 separate occasions.
Dr. Visser has received many awards and honors throughout his career. Most notable are the following:
“Podiatrist of the Year” – 1995
Meritorious Service Award – American Podiatric Medical Association – 1997
Turner Society, Hiram College
Top Alumnus in Biologic Sciences – 2014
Hall of Fame.. Distinguished member
Cardinal High School – 2015
Commencement speaker – 2016
Kent State School of Podiatric Medicine
Hall of Fame – 2015
Distinguished Alumnus, Kent State University
Most Distinguished Alumnus Who Represents the University – 2016
German Foot and Ankle Society, Munich Germany
Honorary Member “Professor Doctor Honoris Causa” – 2016
Garfield Society, Hiram College
The Highest award that can be given to an alumnus – 2017
He has written numerous articles for nationally recognized podiatric journals. He is also an acclaimed national as well as international speaker and presenter. He has lectured in England, Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Bahamas, and Hungary.
Dr. Visser has been Director of Residency Training in Podiatric Surgery at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center since 1985. He also assumed the role of Director of Residency Training in Podiatric Surgery for DePaul SSM Health Center in 2012. He currently has 15 residents under his leadership role.
Dr. Visser is a member of the Faculty of the Department of Orthopedics of the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.