M. Joel Morse, DPM

Dr. Morse is a native of the Maryland area. He went to Paint Branch High School and on to Vassar College for a degree in Liberal Arts (Biology). He attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine at Temple University and graduated in 1989. Dr. Morse pursued post-graduate training in podiatric surgery and diabetic foot care by attending the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Residency program in New Jersey.

Board Certified

Dr. Morse is Board certified in Podiatric Surgery and Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has practiced in Washington DC since 1991. He is on staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital 0 a Hopkins Hospital and Washington Hospital Center. He is actively involved with the Podiatric Surgical Residency at that hospital. He is also on staff at Providence Hospital in Northeast Washington as well as the Burkland Surgery Center in Wheaton, Maryland for most elective surgery.

Dr. Morse is the president of the American Society Foot and Ankle Dermatology ( asfaderm.org) (www.dermfoot.com) which strives to educate students, residents, and physicians on all skin and nail related diseases of the foot. He has published widely on many topics to include: diabetic foot care, sports medicine, vascular disease, and skin diseases. He maintains his close association with academic and professional communities to keep abreast of the latest advances in the field. He belongs to the following professional organizations:

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedists
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Dr. Morse specializes in diabetic foot care and wounds of the lower extremity. He pursued additional training at Joslin Center for Diabetes.

Dr. Morse can see patients for a wide range of problems including bunions and hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown nails, mycotic nails, ulcers, infections, and foot trauma. Oh, and he will also see you for plain old tired feet!

He is on many insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid of DC, BCBSNCA, Capital Care, PHCS, MAMSI, Optimum Choice, and others. If there are any questions, please call the main office at 202-966-4811.

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Azuka A. Olele, DPM

Dr. Olele was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Irvine where he majored in Biology and Anthropology. He obtained his podiatric medical degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Olele went on to do his surgical residency at Westchester General Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Olele is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, American Professional Wound Care Association, American Diabetes Association and American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management. He specializes in foot and ankle surgery with an emphasis in sports medicine, wound care, diabetic foot care, palliative care and surgery.

Dr. Olele has personal interests in sports particularly basketball, football, soccer, and baseball. He speaks English, Spanish, and Igbo. When out of the office, he enjoys traveling, sporting events, movies and spending time with his family.