Dr. Carl Speer, DPM Pensacola, FL Emerald Coast Foot and Ankle Center was founded by Pensacola native, Dr. Carl Speer, DPM.

Carl Speer, DPM is a board certified podiatrist and podiatric surgeon with advanced training in sports medicine, forefoot, rearfoot, infection, and diabetic reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Speer received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Miami, followed by two years as a Research Associate at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, FL. His research focused on prostate cancer and was published in multiple international oncology medical journals. Realizing his passion for direct patient care, Dr. Speer then attended Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, FL where he graduated with a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) in 2016.

Dr. Speer’s postgraduate training was quite extensive. He completed a three-year residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he served as chief resident, and was then selected to the Southeast Permanente Foot and Ankle Trauma and Reconstructive Surgical Fellowship in Atlanta, GA. This esteemed, high-quality fellowship offers broad-based clinical experience and is one of a selective list of programs officially recognized by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. After completing this fellowship, Dr. Speer and his family returned to Pensacola to “grow their roots” along the Emerald Coast.

Dr. Speer is board certified with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery.  Throughout his professional career, Dr. Speer has remained committed to patient care through his continued medical research efforts. He is affiliated with several hospitals in the Florida Panhandle including Santa Rosa Medical Center, West Florida Hospital, and Sacred Heart Hospital.

During his spare time Dr. Speer enjoys surfing, running, cycling, swimming, and spending time with family on Pensacola Beach. He and his wife Nicole remain active in the Triathlon and Cycling community.


  • Speer CG, Pike RH. Closed Pantalar Dislocation with Checkrein Deformity: A Unique Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Global Research and Reviews. 2021; 5: 1-14. doi:10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00253. PMID: 34678856.
  • Speer CG*, Rendos NK*, Davis CE, Au B, Manway JM, Burns PR. Reoperation, Reamputation, and New Ulceration Following Complete or Partial Toe Amputation Among Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patients. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2021; 179:109008. doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2021.109008. PMID: 34411621. *Indicates equal authorship.
  • Ramachandran K, Speer C, Nathanson L, Claros M, Singal R. Role of DNA Methylation in Cabazitaxel Resistance in Prostate Cancer. Anticancer Research. 2016; 36(1): 161-168. PMID:26722040.
  • Reis IM, Ramachandran K, Speer C, Gordian E, Singal, R. Serum GADD45a methylation is a useful biomarker to distinguish benign versus malignant prostate disease. British Journal of Cancer. 2015; 113(3): 460-468. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.240. PMID: 26171936.
  • Ramachandran K, Speer CG, Fiddy S, Reis IM, Singal R. Free circulating DNA as a biomarker of prostate cancer: comparison of quantitation methods. Anticancer Research. 2013; 33(10): 4521-4529. PMID: 24123025.
  • Speer CG, Rendos NK, Amalfetano NA, Rushing C, Buchman J. Associations Among Lower Extremity Injury Incidence and Running Habits in Recreational Runners. Current Pedorthics. May/June 2016; 48(3): 33-35.


  • Speer CG, Rendos NK, Burns PR. Isolated Digital Amputations and Repeat Amputation in the Lower Extremity. POSTER PRESENTATION. 13th Annual International External Fixation Symposium. San Antonio, TX. December 2018.
  • Speer CG, Rendos NK, Amalfetano NA, Rushing CJ, Buchman J. Associations among Lower Extremity Injury Incidence and Running Habits in Recreational Runners. POSTER PRESENTATION. American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL. July 2015.
  • Speer CG, Fiddy S, Ramachandran K, Reis IM, Manoharan M, Soloway MS, Singal R. A Simple Test for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis. POSTER PRESENTATION. 13th Annual Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Research Poster Session. Miami, FL. May 2012.

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