Dr. Espiritu is a native from Louisiana, and grew up in Mobile, Alabama where he graduated from the University of South Alabama.

He attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, where he graduated with honors. He was the recipient of the Wally Wiseman Surgical Excellence Award, the Distinguished Podiatric Writing Award and received several academic scholarships.

Dr. Espiritu then completed three years of post-graduate training at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. This included comprehensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery from routine podiatric surgical procedures, as well as advanced reconstructive surgery, diabetic limb salvage procedures, trauma and arthroscopy.

He began private practice in Columbus, Georgia in 2000. He also provides care at the St. Francis Wound Management Program. He has been very active in the local community providing educational seminars on a regular basis. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatry Surgery and certified in foot surgery. Other memberships include American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Georgia Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and four children. Dr. Espiritu is also an avid runner, having completed over 20 marathons and numerous ultra-marathons including running endurance events up to 100 miles at a time.  He also serves as the Medical Director for the Soldier Marathon in Columbus, Georgia 2010, 2011 and 2012. 

Trauma, Sports Medicine, Wound Care, Diabetic Foot Care

Troy Espiritu, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.  Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot & Ankle Surgery, Bunions, Pediatrics, Flatfoot, Ankle Pain and Arthritis, Heel Pain

Nicholas Smith, D.P.M., M.S., F.A.C.F.A.S.  Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery

Dr. Smith is a native of Columbus, Georgia where he graduated from Calvary Christian High School.

He attended Auburn University where he majored in Biomedical Sciences.  Following Auburn University, Dr. Smith attended the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois where he received numerous awards and scholarships.  While attending podiatry school, he is one of the few who also obtained his Masters Degree in Healthcare Management and Administration.

Dr. Smith then completed his 3 year residency training at one of the top hospitals in Chicago, Loyola University Medical Center.  While at Loyola, Dr. Smith served as chief resident while receiving extensive training in all aspects of podiatric care including bunions, ankle and heel pain, foot and ankle injuries, as well as reconstructive forefoot and rearfoot surgery and diabetic limb salvage. 

He joined Columbus Foot & Ankle in the summer of 2012.  He enjoys lecturing to the local community and is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Georgia Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Podiatric Medical Association. ​He volunteers within the podiatry community by serving on committees for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.  Dr. Smith also writes and reviews questions for the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners multiple times per year in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.