Our Staff

Our entire staff is committed to providing the finest podiatric care with compassion and excellence. Dr. DiFranco maintains the highest level of accreditation and participates in continuing medical education to learn, teach, and apply the latest developments in podiatric medicine and surgery. Our growth in the community is a direct result of the caring and personal treatment we give our patients. The best compliment you can give is to tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for your referrals.  

Joseph M. DiFranco, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. DiFranco is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He relocated to Erie to join the Erie Physicians’ Network in July of 2006 to practice Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. His current practice is Saint Vincent Family Foot Care. He resides in Erie with his wife and daughter.




Diplomate, American Board of Foot And Ankle Surgery
--Certified in Foot Surgery 

American Board of Wound Management
Board Certified Wound Care Physician (CWSP) 


July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006

Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran’s Affairs Center Cleveland, Ohio
Podiatry Fellowship in Geriatrics with Wound Care and Diabetic Limb Salvage focus

July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2005

Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran’s Affairs Center Cleveland, Ohio
Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency (PM&S 24)


Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Cleveland, Ohio
Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology
Cum Laude with Honor’s in Psychology


American Professional Wound Care Association
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 
American Podiatric Medical Association  
Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association 


Village Surgicenter
Select Specialty Hospital
Health South
Saint Vincent Surgery Center
UPMC Hamot Surgery Center
Saint Vincent Health System Allegheny Health Network
UPMC Hamot Medical Cente


Podiatrist Erie, PA - Joseph M. DiFranco, D.P.M., 311 West 24th St, Suite 303, Erie, PA 16502 (814) 835-3751. The podiatrist at Saint Vincent Family Foot Care treat foot and ankle problems such as heel pain, diabetic foot care, bunions and wound care in Erie, PA. Dr. DiFranco is an Associates of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, members of American Professional Wound Care Association, and are licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.