Our Team

All our professionals at Carolina Foot and Ankle Specialists maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry. Doctors seeing patients at this practice are:

Mark Micelli, DPM

Mark Micelli, DPM (Currently seeing new patients)
Dr. Mark Micelli has been a practicing podiatric physician for over 35 years and provides comprehensive treatment for foot and ankle problems.


North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society
American Diabetes Association
American Podiatric Medical Association



Robert A. Liberatore, DPM (Founding Physician)
Dr. Robert A. Liberatore is the founding physician of Carolina Foot & Ankle Specialists, PA.  He was born and raised in New York and obtained his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  After graduating in 1987 from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine Dr. Liberatore began his podiatric career at the St. John's Medical Center in Bronx.  Being an avid outdoorsman it wasn't long until the beauty and climate of North Carolina called to Dr. Liberatore, bringing him to Gastonia in 1990 when he started our practice.