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All our professionals at Lansdowne Foot & Ankle Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

Gary Kugler, DPM , FACFASGary Kugler, DPM , FACFAS

Board Certified, Foot Surgery

  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Virignia Podiatric Medical Association Member.

Dr. Gary Kugler obtained his pre-medical education at San Diego State University and received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Kugler completed his residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at VA Medical Center and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. After residency, Dr. Kugler was commissioned as an officer and served as a staff podiatric physician and surgeon in the United States Air Force. While at Andrews Air Force Base, Dr. Kugler provided podiatric medical and surgical services to active-duty military, retirees and their families. During his time on active-duty, Dr. Kugler earned numerous awards, including the U.S. Air Force Medal of Commendation.

Dr. Kugler is on the medical staff of Inova Loudoun Hospital. At Lansdowne Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. Kugler provides podiatric medical and surgical care for both adults and children. He also performs much of his out-patient surgery at Inova Loudoun Surgery Center, where he is also a partner and part owner, and at Inova Loudoun Hospital.


Deirdre W. Ellis, PA-C

Physician Assistant

A native of Pensacola, Florida, Deirdre worked as a paramedic in Florida for eight years prior to moving to the Northern Virginia Area in 1999.  From 2001 to 2004 she worked as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Kugler at Countryside Foot & Ankle Center and Lansdowne Foot & Ankle Center.  In 2006, Deirdre completed her Physician Assistant certification and Master of Health Sciences at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  From 2006-2013 she worked as a Physician Assistant for a family practice office.

Besides treating patients of all ages, Deirdre enjoys good music and raising chickens.


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