Dr. Benjamin Harkess is originally from Edmond, Oklahoma. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma before studying in Chicago where he served as class secretary and earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. During his residency in New York City, he completed additional training in dermatopathology and Ilizarov external fixation courses. Always an Oklahoman at heart, upon completion of his training Dr. Harkess chose to move home and establish himself in private practice. He joined the Heart Hospital in 2018. Dr. Harkess specializes in treatment of bunion and hammer toe deformities, diabetic foot care, wound treatment, limb salvage, as well as reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle using int...
ernal and external fixation techniques. Despite extensive surgical training, Dr. Harkess believes strongly in conservative treatment measures and prides himself on successfully treating a large portion of his patients with conservative measures. Special areas of interest include the biomechanics involved in cycling and shoe gear modifications that will improve cyclists comfort and avoid injury.
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