Randy Smargiassi founded the Exeter Foot & Ankle Center in 2017 after a distinguished 9-year career in the United States Navy and 8 years private practice.
During his career, Dr. Smargiassi has been involved in every aspect of foot care from complex wounds, injuries, and fractures to primary foot care and diabetic education. His experiences allow Dr. Smargiassi to have a keen understanding of patients’ needs and the importance of returning to their desired lifestyle.
LCDR Smargiassi has been assigned to the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland and the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland as Department Head, Chief of Podiatry Service. Dr. Smargiassi has been the Podiatry Consultant to The White House Medical Unit, U.S. Congress, and the Supreme Court.
He has held several faculty appointments to the regions leading Medical Colleges. Dr. Smargiassi has recently been appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has held previous appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD where he taught “Foot Care in the Hostile Environment.”
Dr. Smargiassi received his Bachelor of Science with Cum Laude honors from East Stroudsburg University and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency training at the VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland earning the VA Gold Pin Award for outstanding service while Chief Resident. He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and recognized as a Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Claudy Gay was born in Queens, NY, raised in Wellington, Florida and Raleigh, NC.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Biological Sciences from Clemson University. Claudy continued his education and graduated with a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. During his time at Temple, he volunteered at many community events providing podiatric care at the Penn Relays, Jeff Hope Clinic, Special Olympics and Sonny Hill Basketball.
After earning his Doctorate, Dr. Gay completed his residency training in foot and ankle medicine and reconstructive surgery in the Greater Philadelphia area. Dr. Gay was named Chief Resident during his final two years. He specializes in both conservative and surgical management of foot and ankle fractures, limb salvage, sports medicine including tendon and ligament injuries. He takes pride in treating diabetic foot conditions, wound care management and correcting bunions and hammer toes. He believes in fully exhausting all conservative non-surgical treatment options prior to considering any surgical intervention.
Dr. Gay is a professional member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, golfing, traveling including hiking local trails with his rescued Labrador mix and spending time with his family. Dr. Gay looks forward to serving new patients in the beautiful Reading community.