Zach J. Tankersley, DPM

Associate Professor


Clinical Interests



In addition to his roles at Marshall Health and Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. Tankersley is the team podiatrist for the Marshall University Thundering Herd and an adjunct professor in the Division of Exercise Science, Sport, and Recreation at Marshall University. He specializes in reconstructive and revision surgery of the foot and ankle, and podiatric limb preservation.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Residency: Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine - Foot, Ankle and Lower Leg Surgery (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Fellowship: Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, Sinai Hospital - Limb Deformity Lengthening (Baltimore, Md.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association


  • Certified: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Foot and Rearfoot/Ankle Reconstructive Surgery
  • Special Training: Circular External Fixation and the Ilizarov Method, The Instituto Clinico Humanitas
  • Special Training: Circular External Fixation and the Ilizarov Method, The Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics
  • Special Training: Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Correction, Ignacio Ponseti, MD

Marshall Orthopaedics - Huntington

A provider-based department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
Suite G500 (Ground Floor)
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304.691.1262

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Thomas JL, Tankersley ZJ. 2019. General Trauma Assessment

Shuler FD, Woods D, Tankersley Z, McDaniel C, Hamm J, Jones J, Denvir J, Czarkowski B. 2016. An Anatomical Study on the Safe Placement of Orthopedic Hardware for Syndesmosis Fixation. Orthopedics. 2016 12 28;40(2):e329-e333.
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Melvin TJ, Tankersley ZJ, Qazi ZN, Jasko JJ, Odono R, Shuler FD. 2015. Primary Care Management of Plantar Fasciitis. W V Med J. 2015 12 30;111(6):28-32.
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Thomas JL, Tankersley ZJ. . Midfoot Fractures

Bengtson HC, Pierce WA, Tankersley ZJ, Cherkashin A, Birch J, Samchukov M. . Circular External Fixation: The Effect of Sequential Tensioning of The Second Wire On the Initial Tension of the Primary Wire

Garabekyan T, Tankersley ZJ. . Early Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis for Bilateral Recurrent Dislocations.

Dayton P, TankersleyZJ. . Pilon Fractures

Dayton P, Tankersley ZJ, Caban G. . Calcaneal Fractures

Tankersley ZJ, Catanzariti AR, Mendicino RW, Grossman JP. . A Guide to Treating Crush Injuries. Podiatry Today, Volume 17 - Issue 3 - March 2004