Grace Ouyang, DPM
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
- Diabetic foot
- Foot and ankle trauma
- Reconstructive foot surgery
- Arthroscopic ankle repair
- Sports Medicine
Dr. Grace Ouyang (pronounced oh-young), is a specialist in the field of podiatry – the field of medicine that addresses foot and ankle pathology in the clinical or surgical setting.
Dr. Ouyang is a native of Mankato, Minn., and grew up in a Chinese-American trilingual household. She speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, and Cantonese Chinese. Her multicultural upbringing and scientific curiosity had a profound impact on her career path. "Growing up, my Chinese mother loved medicinal remedies. Sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn't," Dr. Ouyang said. "I was always intrigued and curious as to how the stuff worked; however the explanations given were often nondescript. I wanted to pursue medicine to gain a better understanding of how different cultures utilized medical treatments."
Dr. Ouyang completed her undergraduate degree in BioChemistry – with a minor in music – at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Determined to help people from all walks of life, she pursued podiatry, and earned her doctorate at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medicine – College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and completed her residency at Kingwood Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ouyang's area of expertise includes foot and ankle trauma; reconstructive foot and ankle surgery; diabetic foot care and limb salvage; arthroscopic ankle repair; and sports medicine.
"Podiatry has been very interesting and fulfilling as it covers so many facets of medicine in clinical and surgical settings," she says. "I enjoy seeing a variety of patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and from acute sports medicine injuries to chronic diabetic patients who need long-term care and follow-up." She says she looks forward to building a practice where she can foster long-term relationships with patients. Dr. Ouyang is optimistic and confident about what she can do for her patients. “A favorite quote of mine is from Ziad K. Abdelnour: ‘A negative mind will never give you a positive life.’” she says.
- Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
- American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
- American Podiatric Medical Association
Current licenses and certifications
- Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
- Kingwood Medical Center Residency
Years of experience
Additional languages spoken
- Mandarin Chinese
- New Ulm Medical Center
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