Dr. MaryEllen Brucato DPM

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University - 2010

Dr. Brucato joined New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers in Oradell, New Jersey in April 2013 as an associate podiatrist. She began her education at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA where she obtained her Bachelor's of Science in biology and a minor certificate in Spanish. While there, she was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi (the Spanish honors society) as well as Alpha Epsilon Delta (the pre-medical honors society). Immediately after college, Dr. Brucato attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. While there, she volunteered for many races in the medical tent with the sports medicine club. She also became the President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists Student Chapter. Additionally, she served as the TUSPM student representative to the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society.


From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Brucato completed her Podiatric Surgery Residency at Morristown Medical  Center. This included extensive surgical training in all major areas of the foot and ankle including elective forefoot, rearfoot reconstruction, diabetic foot infections/amputations, trauma, and plastic surgery techniques. She completed rotations in virtually all aspects of medicine including rotations in the emergency department, internal medicine, and vascular medicine. During residency, Dr. Brucato completed multiple research projects and publications including being honored to present her research at the national meeting of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. In 2011, one of her research posters achieved a Finalist Award at the Atlantic Health Research Day out of hundreds of posters.


Since joining New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers, Dr. Brucato remains active academically and also holds an attending position at Morristown Medical Center where she is able to teach the residents clinically as well as academically. She also serves as the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Podiatric Surgery Residency Program there.  Dr. Brucato has experience in treating a variety of different types of patients including athletes, pediatric patients, and diabetics. She is extremely knowledgeable in many new technological advances and procedures in the foot and ankle field and is certified in foot and ankle arthroscopy. She also volunteers at the Spasticity and Gait Disorder Center in Morristown, NJ. Although Dr.Brucato is surgically trained, she is conservatively minded, and only recommends surgery as a last resort. Outside of the office, she enjoys running, visiting the Jersey Shore where she grew up, traveling, and relaxing in her home in Pompton Lakes with her fiancĂ©e and Yorkie named Fergie.