About Dr. Carlis
Dr. Carlis joined the Valley Foot and Ankle team in 2016. He grew up on the east coast in Allentown, Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The University of Vermont. At Portland State University he completed his Pre-medical coursework and then received his Podiatric Medical degree from The California School of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland, California. Dr. Carlis attended a three year surgical Residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“I decided to pursue my career in medicine after having been exposed to foot and ankle biomechanics while making custom insoles as a ski boot fitter. After spending time with a Podiatrist, I knew this medical specialty was a perfect fit. I enjoy the diversity within the profession that offers me the ability to work in sports medicine as well as perform surgery and in- office procedures. The breadth of the profession keeps me excited about the many approaches available for treating my patients.”
– Dr. Carlis
Dr. Carlis’ goal is to develop an individualized treatment plan based on each patient’s unique needs. Whether you like to run marathons, play team sports, work out in the gym, or walk your dog around the neighborhood, Dr. Carlis recognizes that an injury can be a disruption to your physical and mental health and will work with you to return to your activities as quickly as possible.
“I enjoy taking the time to listen to my patients to better understand how their condition affects their daily lives. As a former competitive athlete who has suffered injuries, I bring my life experience into my practice. I focus on conservative treatments first and use my surgical training when necessary.”
Dr. Carlis works to provide his patients with the necessary tools and information to understand their condition as he helps them return to their daily and recreational activities. As a healthcare provider, Dr. Carlis strives to offer complete and compassionate care to all of his patients.
Outside interests include
Downhill skiing, surfing, biking, hiking and roasting coffee. He loves spending time adventuring with his wife and son and is always up for a good conversation about sports and music.
- American Podiatric Medical Association
- WA State Podiatric Medical Association
- American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (Associate Member)
- American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
- Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
- Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
- Political Science, University of Vermont – Burlington, VT
- Pre-Medical, Portland State University – Portland, OR
- California School of Podiatric Medicine – Oakland, CA
- Wyckoff Heights Medical Center – Residency – Brooklyn, NY