Dr. Lake’s Care Philosophy

Jason Lake MD Gilbert Foot Ankle Surgeon
“Few people work the same job for 30-35 years. Physicians are an exception to this rule. I think that one of the big reasons for this is the rewarding nature of a good doctor-patient relationship. As an orthopedic surgeon, my success is measured by how well I can improve (or prevent decline) of the function of my patients. Though I am a surgeon, I believe that most orthopaedic problems can be treated by nonsurgical measures such as orthotics, therapy, injections, medications, etc. My patients are surgical candidates when nonsurgical methods are failing and when the patient tells me that they are ready for surgery. Throughout treatment, I hope to develop a relationship with my patients based on two-way communication. Decision for surgery is made jointly with the patient because it is such an important decision. I believe that maintaining this healthy doctor-patient relationship will make my job just as rewarding in 30 years as it is now.”

Bio

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Lake is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle disorders, including but not limited to deformity, arthritis, sports and cartilage injuries, and traumatic injuries.  He is committed to his continuing education in order to deliver the best patient care possible.  Though an orthopedic surgeon, he believes that operative treatment is only appropriate after conservative measures have failed.

Dr. Lake was born in Phoenix, AZ and attended Deer Valley High School in Glendale, where he graduated valedictorian in a class of nearly 600 students.  He attended the University of Arizona where he earned a degree in chemistry and graduated with the highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.  Dr. Lake continued at the University of Arizona for his medical degree.  There he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA).  AOA is the only national medical honor society and induction is based not only on highest academic distinction, but leadership, professionalism, promise of future success, and commitment to service.

Dr. Lake chose to complete residency in orthopedic surgery at Campbell Clinic because of its deep roots and tradition in the field of orthopedics.  Campbell Clinic is the home of the first orthopedic surgery residency program and is known nationally and internationally for Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics, the definitive textbook on orthopedic surgery used in physician training.  He was elected Chief Resident during his training at Campbell Clinic.  Dr. Lake then completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the internationally renowned Cleveland Clinic.  He was active in medical education during residency and fellowship and has written several articles as well as book chapters.

Dr. Lake enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing basketball, as well as participating in other athletic and outdoor activities.

EDUCATION

Fellowship
Foot and Ankle Fellowship – Cleveland Clinic
2009-2010

Residency
Campbell Clinic/UT-Memphis
Memphis, TN
2004-2009

Medical School
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
2000-2004

B.A. in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
1995-1999

WORK EXPERIENCE

Private Practice Orthopaedic Surgeon
OrthoArizona, Mezona Division
Gilbert, AZ
2010-present

WORK LEADERSHIP

Team Foot and Ankle Physician
Arizona Rattlers
Arena Football League
2013

Med Exec/Finance Committee
OrthoArizona
2013

Banner Orthopaedic Clinical Consensus Group
Banner Health Corporate Office
Phoenix, AZ
2012-2013

Vice Chief of Surgery
Gilbert Hospital
2012-2013

Triad (Surgery/Anesthesia/Periop) Committee
Banner Gateway Medical Center
January 2012-2013

Facilitator of the Board of Directors
OrthoArizona, Mezona Division
August 2011-July 2012

Quality Control Committee
OrthoArizona
September 2010-present

Board of Directors
OrthoArizona
September 2010-present

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

USMLE Step I   – passed 2002
USMLE Step II  – passed 2004
USMLE Step III – passed 2005
ABOS Part I – passed 2009
ABOS Part II – passed 2012

HONORS AND AWARDS

Physician of the Month
Banner Gateway Medical Center
November 2011

Campbell Clinic/UT-Memphis
Elected Chief Resident

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Commitment to Underserved People Leadership Award (Student Coordinator: Nogales Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Program 2000-2002)

University of Arizona
Presidents Award for Academic excellence
Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Member
Phi Kappi Phi Honorary Member

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Ethyl chloride improves antiseptic effect of betadine skin preparation for office procedures. Azar FM, Lake JE, Grace S, Perkinson B. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2012 Summer; 21(2):84-87.

Syndesmosis Injuries in the Athlete.   Lake JE, Donley BG. Sports Injuries – Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation. Doral, M.N.; Tandogan, R.N.; Mann, G; Verdonk, R. (Eds.), 2012.

Ankle Fusion vs. Salto Talaris Anatomic Ankle Replacement: 2 year experience.  Lake JE, Sferra JJ. Presented at Cleveland Clinic Research Symposium, 2010.

Conservative Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy: Emerging Techniques.  Lake JE, Ishikawa SN. Foot Ankle Clin N Am. Dec 2009.  14(4): 663-674.

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Foot and Ankle Injuries in the Workplace
State Comp Fund Educational Presentation
Phoenix, AZ
November 2011

Orthopedic Preparticipation Physical
CHW CME lecture
Gilbert, AZ
July 2011

Syndesmosis Injuries
Foot and Ankle Academic Day
Cleveland Clinic
March 2010

Achilles and Posterior Tibial Tendon Disorders
Foot and Ankle Academic Day
Cleveland Clinic
November 2009

Lateral Process of the Talus Fractures
Foot and Ankle Conference
Campbell Clinic
March 2007

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