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Meet Dr. James R. Hirt, DPM

Dr. Hirt grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, where he completed his undergraduate studies at Lake Superior State University.  He graduated with honors from the Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Psychology.  During undergraduate training, Dr. Hirt was selected for a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant for the study of Neuro-physiology of Parkinson’s disease at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Hirt completed his foundational medical education at the California School of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California, where he graduated with recognition from The National Scholars Honor Society.  He went on to receive advanced podiatric training at prominent medical institutions in California, which included advanced training in diabetic wound care at the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital San Francisco.

Upon completing his medical school education, Dr. Hirt wanted to return to Michigan for further training.  He was accepted for advanced foot and ankle surgical training residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center.  Dr. Hirt is the current Representative for the Northeast Division of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Hirt lives in the Fenton area with his wife, where they are raising their two young children.

Dr James Hirt DPM - 2017

Dr. James R. Hirt, DPM


Dr James R. Hirt, guest speaker, educating residents at Genesys about advanced surgical procedures and techniques


Accreditations and Affiliations:
  • Advanced training in diabetic wound care
  • Advanced training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery
  • Member of the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management
  • Member of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association
  • Board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Attending physician at Genesys Region Medical Center
  • Attending physician at Hurley Medical Center (my “find a physician” listing)
  • Attending physician at McLaren Regional Medical Center
  • On staff at Mid-Michigan Surgery Center
  • On staff at Health Park Surgery Center
The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 42(2):86-89, 2003
Abstract for Efficacy of Allogenic Bone Implants in a Series of Consecutive Elective Foot Procedures
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