Dr. Austin grew up in beautiful Carmel, Indiana and attended Carmel High School where she enjoyed academics and swimming. She was a Dean's List student and member of the State Champion Carmel Women's Swim Team, a title they've held for the past 23 years. Dr. Austin holds the Junior Varsity Record in the 100 yard butterfly. She spent her summers in Indiana working as a certified American Red Cross lifeguard.Dr. Austin attended Big Ten member school Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. A pre-med student she obtained her bachelors degree in Biology. Dr. Austin was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta science fraternity and completed an Internship at Eli Lilly and Company, a large pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Indianapolis, Indiana.Dr. Austin earned her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine .She excelled in academics and served as Class of 2008 Secretary, the American Association of Women Podiatrists (AAWP) local chapter Secretary and a student Representative for the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Austin organized the AAWP blood drive encouraging students to donate blood where 1 donation can save 3 lives.Following medical school, Dr. Austin accepted a three year Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, California. She served as Co-Chief Resident at one of the countries largest private hospitals and one of Newsweek's Best 100 Hospitals. Working in a wing dedicated to advanced wound healing, she received extensive training in foot and ankle reconstruction, diabetic limb salvage, wound care and orthopedic trauma. Dr. Austin performed over 500 podiatric surgeries and over 1000 total medical procedures. A Board eligible foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Austin is certified in Advanced Cardiac Lifesaving, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and has completed the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fur Osteo Synthese Fragen (AO) fixation Course. Dr. Austin is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She volunteers her time as part of the medical staff for the Long Beach Marathon and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.Dr. Austin takes pleasure in swimming, biking and the beach. She has a husband of 13 years and two small dogs. She enjoys spending time with family and long walks on the beach. Dr. Austin comes from a family of designers and enjoys home interior design and fashion. She hosts a blog about fashionable yet functional shoe wear suitable for patients with plans to design her own shoe line.After a careful selection process, Dr. Austin is honored and excited to join the Gulfcoast Foot and Ankle Center group of Dr. Mickey Gordon in Southwest Florida.