John Ruch, DPM


Village Podiatry – Tucker

2295 Parklake Drive
Suite 150
Tucker, Georgia 30345


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About Dr. John Ruch

Dr. Ruch is an accomplished surgeon widely recognized for his advanced skills in foot and ankle surgery and injuries. He pioneered the application of AO Screw Fixation in the foot and ankle since 1976, techniques that are taught to virtually all podiatrist, foot and ankle surgeons and podiatric surgical residents across the workd. Dr. Ruch receives patient referrals from foot and ankle surgeons throughout the United States and many foreign countries. Doctor Ruch is based in Tucker, Atlanta Georgia, and is on the teaching staff of DeKalb Medical. He is the Director of Medical Education for the Podiatry Institute, an international education foundation for foot and ankle surgery.

Doctor Ruch has authored numerous medical articles, instructional foot and ankle surgical videos, and textbooks, and has been a major contributor to McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has participated as an educator and lecturer in hundreds of medical courses throughout the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Ruch previously served as Director of Residency Training at Northlake Medical Center. He is currently serves as Director of Medical Education for The Podiatry Institute, an internationally recognized teaching foundation for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.



  • Sports Injuries
  • Trauma


A Podiatrist with Foot and Ankle Specialties including:

  • Adult deformities, flat foot, bunions, hammer toes, heel pain, plantar fasciitis
  • Pediatric Podiatrist for deformities and injuries
  • Trauma, foot and ankle fractures, sprains
  • Sports injury doctor for all ages

Foot and ankle surgical skills awards:

  • Dr. G. Dock Dockery Special Achievement Award, International Foot & Ankle Foundation (IFAF), 2014
  • Meritorious Service Award, APMA, 2002
  • The Earl G. Kaplan, DPM, FACFAS Memorial Lecture Award, 2001
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Podiatry Today Magazine, 1999
  • The Shapiro Award, (APMA) Outstanding Film Production


Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery



  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons


Professional Memberships:

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Georgia Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Director of Medical Education, The Podiatry Institute


Hospital Affiliations:

  • Dekalb Medical Center
  • Board Certified
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery