Dr. Walt Ellis

Dr. Ellis is a native of Cold Spring, MN.  He is a graduate of The College of Scholastica in Duluth and the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine.  Dr. Ellis completed his podiatric surgical residency at Lincoln West Hospital in Chicago and the South West Minnesota Regional Podiatric Residency Program (a seven-hospital affiliate program covering southwest Minnesota) based in Worthington Minnesota.

Dr. Ellis returned to central Minnesota in 1991, founding the St. Cloud Foot & Ankle Center P.A.  He became one of the first staff privileged podiatric physicians at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Dr. Ellis is a past Chairman of the CentraCare Health Foundation and prior Chief of Staff of the St. Cloud Surgical Center.

Dr. Ellis specializes in all aspects of conservative and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle.  He has specialized interest in forefoot reconstructive surgery as well as the treatment of the foot and ankle.

He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

Dr. Ellis has developed several surgical instruments used in podiatry and orthopedic surgery that are being utilized worldwide.  His interests include hunting, fishing and collecting early Ford cars and pre-war Indian motorcycles.  Dr. Ellis and his wife Trecia and their two children reside in St. Cloud.


Dr. Matthew Eberly

Dr. Eberly joined the practice of St. Cloud Foot and Ankle Center in 2009. He attended college at the University of South Dakota and obtained his podiatric medical degree from Des Moines University. Dr. Eberly went on to complete his residencies at the Presbyterian Medical Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia as well as Genesys Regional Medical Center (Michigan State University) in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

Dr. Eberly is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association as well as the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association.

He enjoys playing tennis, travel, reading and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Eberly and his wife reside in St. Cloud.


Dr. David Patenaude

Dr. Patenaude joined the practice at St. Cloud Foot and Ankle Center in 2012. Dr. Patenaude is board certified in foot surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Patenaude completed his undergraduate studies at Moorhead State University and podiatric medical education at Illinios College of Podiatric Medicine in 1991. He completed a podiatric surgical residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, in Minneapolis. He has extensive experience in adult and pediatric reconstructive surgery and has worked a great deal with youth and adult athletes.

Dr. Patenaude and his wife, Jill, keep busy with the activities of their five children.


Dr. Ashton Nelsen

Dr. Nelsen joined the practice at St. Cloud Foot and Ankle Center in 2017.  Dr. Nelsen is board qualified in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Nelsen completed her undergraduate studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato where she was a Division II track and field athlete.  She completed her podiatric medical education at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.  She completed a three-year podiatric surgical residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Her practice includes the full spectrum of podiatric medicine and surgery, with special professional interests in sports injuries and fractures, arthroscopy, and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.  She holds professional memberships in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Nelsen enjoys bicycling, baking, reading, and fitness/outdoor activities.  She and her husband live in St. Cloud.

WELCOME TO THE ST. CLOUD CLINIC

Out St. Cloud location recently had a complete update.  We have added more to our store and offer additional patient services.   We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you relieve your foot and ankle pain.