Dr. Mark R. Pipher, DPM, FACFAS

Mark R. Pipher, DPM, FACFAS


Mark R. Pipher, DPM, FACFAS, is an expert in lower extremity trauma and reconstructive surgery in children and adults. He is passionate about treating wounds and caring for patients with diabetic foot issues.

Dr. Pipher began his education at Arizona State University in Tempe. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree, he moved northeast to Philadelphia, where he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University. Then, he completed his residency at Oakwood Healthcare System in Wayne, Michigan.

Dr. Pipher is a member of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, American Podiatric Medical Association, and Arizona Podiatric Medical Association.

He’s affiliated with several area hospitals and Healing the Children Southwest Chapter, an organization dedicated to bringing quality health care to needy and underserved children. In 2009, he took his humanitarian work abroad to Guatemala, where he performed surgical treatments on children suffering from complex ankle and foot deformities.

When he’s not working at Desert Foot and Ankle, Dr. Pipher enjoys playing sports, spending time with his friends and family, and studying biomechanics.


  • Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in Tempe
  • Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree from Temple University in Philadelphia
  • Residency completed at Oakwood Healthcare System in Wayne, Michigan

Board Certifications

  • Board certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery (Sub: Recon Rearfoot/Ankle)
  • Board certified in Podiatric Medicine


  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Arizona Podiatric Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • Banner Desert Medical Center
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center