Dr. Michael Donato, co-owner of Rappahannock Foot & Ankle Specialists joined the practice in 2002. He obtained his A.B. in Economics from Princeton University in 1986. He graduated as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1999. He went on to complete a 3 year Podiatric Surgery and Primary Podiatric Medicine Residency Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital – VA Healthcare System in West Haven, CT.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons; Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is Board Certified in Foot, and Rearfoot Reconstructive/Ankle Surgery; Fellow, Amer...
ican Professional Wound Care Association; and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Virginia Podiatric Medical,Association.
As an O2X human performance specialist he provides education regarding footwear selection and gait analysis to first responders, military personnel, elite organizations, and other tactical athletes . He is a regular medical volunteer at the Marine Corps Marathon and the other associated Marine Corps Marathon Race Events. He is a USA Hockey level 4 hockey coach and after years of being a head coach he currently serves as an assistant coach for the Piedmont Predator Youth Hockey Club. He is an avid crossfitter and hockey player who participates in masters crossfit competitions and adult hockey tournaments.
Dr. Donato primarily practices out of the Fredericksburg location. He has privileges at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital Center, Surgi-Center of Central Virginia and Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center. He was named Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.