Our Staff

All professionals at Podiatric Medical Associates PC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


James C. Meade, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
Member, Indiana Podiatric Medical Association

Post Graduate Training

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency - St. Mary Medical Center & Merrillville Surgical
  • Center (1993-2007)- Hobart & Merrillville, IN

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Mary Medical Center - Hobart, IN
  • The Methodist Hospitals - Gary & Merrillville, IN
  • Broadwest Specialty Surgical Center - Merrillville, IN
  • St. Anthony Memorial Hospital - Michigan City, IN
  • Lake Park Surgicare - Hobart, IN
  • The Medical Group Surgery Center - Michigan City, IN
  • St. Anthony Medical Center - Crown Point, IN

Education

  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (Cum Laude) - Chicago, IL
  • St. Louis University, B.S. Biology (Magna Cum Laude)
  • J.D. Darnall High School, (Honors) Geneseo, IL

Accreditations

 

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery - Board Certified

Personal

Dr. Meade has practiced in NW Indiana since 1992, where he is actively involved in community organizations and his church.  He has been extensively involved in a podiatric surgical residency program since 1993 as an active board member and attending physician.  Dr. Meade has given numerous lectures to the community and health-related groups on medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle.  He has participated in various health fairs providing foot screenings and professional advice.  Being a past (and current) athlete, Dr. Meade has a keen interest in sports medicine and helping athletes return to competition as soon as possible.  He graduated with honors from medical school and completed his post-graduate surgical residency training in NW Indiana.  He and his wife, Tammie, live in Valparaiso, Indiana.


Christopher S. Grandfield, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Past President of the following:

Indiana Podiatric Medical Association

Post Graduate Training

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency, St. Mary Medical Center
  • Broadwest Surgical Center, Hobart & Merrillville, IN 

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Mary Medical Center - Hobart, IN
  • Broadwest Specialty Surgical Center - Merrillville, IN
  • LaPorte Hospital - LaPorte, IN
  • LaPorte Medical Group Surgical Center - LaPorte, IN
  • Regency - Portage, IN

Education

  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
  • Indiana University, B.A. Biology - Bloomington, IN
  • Andrean High School - Merrillville, IN 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Indiana Podiatric Medical Association
  • Associate Member, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Assistant Director, Podiatric Surgical Residency Program of St. Mary
  • Medical Center & Broadwest Specialty Surgery Center

Accreditations

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery - Board Certified

Personal

Dr. Christopher Grandfield has practiced in NW Indiana since 2001.  He is very active with podiatric medical and surgical education.  His hobbies include home improvement projects, and everything automotive, and nautical.  He lives in LaPorte, with his wife Jennifer, and his sons Nicholas and Christian.


Jesse T. Murphy, DPM, F.A.C.F.A.O.M.

 

Post Graduate Training

  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency
  • Loyola University Medical Center/Hines VA Hospital – Maywood, IL  

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Mary Medical Center - Hobart, IN
  • Porter Regional Hospital - Valparaiso, IN
  • La Porte Hospital – La Porte, IN
  • St. Anthony Medical Center - Crown Point, IN
  • Regency Hospital - Portage, IN
  • Vibra Hospital - Crown Point, IN
  • Pinnacle Hospital - Crown Point, IN
  • La Porte Surgical Center – La Porte, IN
  • Broadwest Surgical Center- Merrillville, IN

Education

  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - North Chicago, IL       
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay,  BS in History and Biology - Green Bay, WI
  • Rich East High School – Park Forest, IL
     

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Indiana Podiatric Medical Association
  • Associate Member, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Accreditations

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery - Board Qualified
  • American Board of Podiatric Medicine - Board Certified

Personal

Dr. Murphy has practiced in NW Indiana since 2014. Before becoming a Podiatrist he served in the Navy as a Corpsman. He is an avid outdoorsman, loves football and golf, and plays the bagpipes. He and his wife Sharon, live in Crown Point.


David F. Ray, DPM, F.A.C.F.A.S

Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Since completing his surgical residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee in 1990, Dr.Ray has been practicing podiatric medicine in the Schererville area. He takes tremendous pride in his reputation for practicing sound medicine with compassion for each patient.

Dr.Ray is on staff at The Community Hospital, Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer and Broadwest Specialty Center in Merrillville, Indiana. His office is also equipped to do certain procedures.

Post Graduate Training:

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Germantown, Tennessee 1989-1990
  • Completed a comprehensive and advanced surgical residency program for the foot and ankle.

Professional:

  • William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL 1985-1989
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Magna Cum Laude

Undergraduate:

  • Purdue University at Hammond, Indiana 1981-1985
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Secondary: Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond Indiana 1977-1981

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • Member, Indiana Podiatric Medical Association

Hassan Usmani, D.P.M., A.A.C.F.A.S.

Education

  • New York Presbyterian / Queens, Flushing, NY
  • Kent State University of College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Certifications

  • National Board of Podiatric Medicine Examination (NBPME) Part 1, 2, & 3 - Passed
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) / Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery - Eligible

Advanced Training / Courses

  • Bako Podiatric Dermatology Fellowship, Cordova, GA
  • Limb Deformity Course - Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Baltimore, MD
  • AAFAO Advanced AO Course, Memphis, TN
  • Arthrex Advanced Techniques in Rearfoot Construction, Long Island, NY
  • Osteomed Cadaver Course, Long Island, NY
  • AAFAO Basic AO Course, Memphis, TN
  • Smith & Nephew HAT-TRICK Advances in Lesser Toe Surgery Course, Queens, NY

Conferences

  • ACFAS Scientific Conference
  • New York Podiatric Clinical Conference
  • ACFAS Regional Complications Seminar

Research

  • Fixation Comparison for Bunion Surgeries: Retrospective Study
  • ACFAS Scientific Literature Review: Gravity Stress Radiographs and the Effect of Ankle Position on Deltoid Ligament Integrity and Medial Clear Space Measurements

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
  • New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA)

Personal

Dr. Usmani is a native of Houston, TX. He has been practicing in NW Indiana since 2018. He is an academic at heart with a strong desire to deliver his patients the best care possible. In his off time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and all things culinary. He resides in Valparaiso, IN.