Nicholas Smith, D.P.M., M.S., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon in Columbus, GA

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About Nicholas Smith


Troy Espiritu, DPM, FACFAS, is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon serving patients at Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C. in Columbus, Georgia. 

Dr. Espiritu is a native from Louisiana and grew up in Mobile, Alabama, where he graduated from the University of South Alabama. He then attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, Ohio, graduating with honors. 

Dr. Espiritu received several scholarships throughout his academic career, including the Wally Wiseman Surgical Excellence Award and the Distinguished Podiatric Writing Award. 

​After medical school, he completed three years of post-graduate training at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, focusing on all aspects of foot ankle surgery. Dr. Espiritu received training in routine podiatric surgical procedures, advanced reconstructive surgery, diabetic limb salvage procedures, trauma, and arthroscopy.

​In 2000, he opened Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C. in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Espiritu also provides care at the St. Francis Wound Management Program. 

Dr. Espiritu has been very active in the local community providing regular educational seminars. In addition to being certified in foot surgery, he is a Diplomate of the American Board. Other memberships include the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Podiatric Medical Association.​

When he isn't working, Dr. Espiritu enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He's 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 served as the Medical Director for the Soldier Marathon in Columbus, Georgia, in 2010, 2011, and 2012.