Meet Dr. Burton J. Katzen Serving Temple Hills & Clinton, MD Foot Doctor, Board Certified Podiatrist & Surgeon



Burton J. Katzen, DPM


Dr. Katzen has served as Chairman of the Department of Podiatric surgery at The Southern Maryland Hospital Center and The Greater Southeast Community Center. He currently serves as the president of The Temple School of Podiatric Medicine Alumni Board and as President of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle surgery. He also is a fellow and associate professor of the academy and a clinical lab instructor at the biannual LSU Medical Center seminar for minimally invasive surgery.

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Dr. Katzen is board certified in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, procedures which allow many common foot and ankle procedures to be performed with the use of a fluoroscope through a small incision with minimal trauma, scaring and down time.

Dr. Katzen is the only certified HyProCure master surgeon in the Washington metropolitan area, a minimally invasive flatfoot correction procedure (click here to read the press release).To learn more about the HyProCure, you can visit their website at He is also skilled in the use of the laser for eliminating nail fungus and has several years experience in Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT) for the non-surgical treatment of heel spur/plantar fasciitis syndrome and Achilles tendonitis.


Dr. Katzen attended The Bullis Preparatory school where he served as captain of the baseball team, the George Washington University, and the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine graduating in 1971. Following graduation, he served a surgical residency at the prestigious Grand Community Hospital for special surgery in Detroit, Michigan.


Dr. Burton J. Katzen is a native Washingtonian who comes from a medical family. His father, Dr. Bernard Katzen practiced family medicine for 50 years in Southeast Washington. His brother is an oncologist, his nephew is a radiologist, and he has cousins who are oncologists, dentists, and hematologists. Dr. Katzen also had at uncle, Dr. Cyrus Katzen who practiced dentistry in Washington for many years.

Dr. Katzen has coached many different youth sports, but his first love has always been baseball. He coached baseball for 18 years, including 8 years as the head coach of American Legion Post 105. He's been married to his wife, Wendy for 46 years and has two grown children. His son Adam graduated and played baseball at Lehigh University, and his daughter was The Washington Post athlete of the week while in high school and was a unanimous all Ivy softball player while attending the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a competitive tennis player, but his number one hobby at this time is his budding 5 athletic granddaughters, Blake, Brynn, Charly, Bryce, and Emery.