Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD


Cesar de Cesar Netto MD, PhD, is an orthopedic surgeon specialized in foot and ankle surgery. He received his medical education and initial training at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), in Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil, which included medical school, orthopedic surgery residency, foot and ankle surgery clinical fellowship, and a PhD.

After practicing foot and ankle surgery for four years and working as youth team physician for the Brazilian Soccer Club Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (SCCP), he moved to the United States to serve as a Research Fellow at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore. He then performed three more clinical fellowships in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and Medstar Union Memorial Hospital.

In his research, de Cesar Netto has studied multiple pathologies of the foot and ankle, with focus on flatfoot deformity, Achilles tendinopathy and advanced imaging of the foot and ankle (weight bearing computed tomography and metal artifact reduction magnetic resonance).

Now, as a faculty member, de Cesar Netto is focused on taking great care of patients, teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows, and collaborating on continuous development of foot and ankle surgery research.


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Services and Clinics


Adult Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Sports medicine

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Achilles tendon repair and reconstruction
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fracture repair
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle ligament reconstruction
  • Ankle replacement
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Foot fracture repair
  • Foot fusions
  • Foot osteotomies
  • Joint-sparing flatfoot reconstruction
  • PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment
  • Talar osteochondral lesion reconstruction

Diseases and Conditions

  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle fractures
  • Ankle injuries
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle pain
  • Calcaneal fractures
  • Cavovarus foot deformity
  • Flat foot
  • Foot and ankle misalignment
  • Foot arthritis
  • Foot fractures
  • Foot injuries
  • Foot pain
  • Hallux and lesser toe deformities
  • Hammer toe
  • OCL (osteochondral lesions of the talus)
  • Sports injuries
  • Tibial plafond
  • Work-related injuries


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Brazilian Society of Trauma and Orthopaedics (SBOT)


  • MD, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • PhD, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Orthopedic Surgery, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


  • Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  • Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore


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