Dr. Robert P. Thiele completed a BA degree in Biology from Arcadia University and earned his podiatric medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery at Hoboken University Medical Center, one of the country's top residency programs, where he also served as Chief Resident. He was additionally trained by the team podiatrist of the New Jersey Nets, New Jersey Devils, and New York Football Giants which involved the care of various professional athletes throughout his residency. He is Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Thiele served as the Chief of the Podiatry Section, Department of Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital–Somerset for a total of 11 years of the past 22 years. He is an instructor of Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Podiatric Residency Program at Hoboken University Medical Center and Morristown Podiatric Residency Program. He serves on various hospital committees at RWJ University Hospital including: the Continuing Medical Education, Operating Room, and currently serves as the Chair of the Credentialing committee. Dr. Thiele specializes in both the non-operative and surgical management of all foot and ankle conditions, ranging from pediatric to geriatric care, including sports medicine. His expertise ranges from routine foot surgery to more advanced surgical reconstruction of the foot and ankle including, but not limited to, trauma, limb salvage procedures and as well as revision surgery. He operates at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital–Somerset and the Surgical Center at Cedar Knolls. Dr. Thiele is a co-medical director of a highly trained wound care team at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Somerset Center for Wound Healing. He serves as a Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the wound care center. This team of wound specialists manages very complicated lower extremity wounds. Dr. Thiele has two board certifications in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rear Foot / Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has over 22 years of private practice and hospital experience. Dr. Thiele enjoys treating patients like family and is very happy and proud to be a part of this practice. Dr. Thiele is the current owner and medical director of the practice.