Dr. Howard Kane attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine 1975 -1979 after obtaining his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Michigan. A Michigan native, Dr. Kane began private practice with Dr. Krinsky in 1981. This followed completion of two years of surgical residency at Harrison Community Hospital in Mt. Clemens, MI.
Dr. Kane has two adult children. He enjoys traveling to new places, near and far. Having been a long time runner and biker, Dr. Kane appreciates what good foot health does for the enjoyment of life.
Dr. Leigh Rubin joined the practice in 1998, relocating from Richmond, VA, following completion of his 2-year surgical residency in Philadelphia, PA, at Graduate Health Systems. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in 1992. His move to Michigan came after several years in private practice.
Dr. Rubin enjoys traveling with his wife and taking long walks with their dog. An avid sports fan, he loves to follow the professional and college teams (Go Blue!). Dr. Rubin and his wife delight in Michigan summers with outdoor fairs, music and dining.
Dr. Jennifer Gerteisen is a native of western Michigan and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan. She then attended Des Moines University’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery from 2004-2008.
Prior to joining the practice in 2011, she returned to Michigan to complete a three year surgical residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center that provided extensive training in reconstructive procedures, ankle arthroscopy and trauma. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping and most activities that involves being outdoors.
Dr. Wiska is a native of metro-Detroit and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Hillsdale College where he was also a member of the football team. Having experienced a severe ankle injury as a collegiate athlete, he learned first hand the importance of proper care and recovery and developed a passion for the field of podiatry.
After obtaining his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Wiska returned to metro-Detroit for his surgical residency at Beaumont where he received extensive training in trauma of the foot and ankle, sports medicine, charcot limb salvage, flatfoot reconstruction, and foot and ankle reconstruction. While specializing in these areas, he enjoys treating all ailments of the foot and ankle.
He lives in Plymouth with his beautiful wife, Erin. They are expecting their first child in the fall of 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, following Detroit sports, and exercising.
Dr. Kane & Associates, P.C. Certifications and Affiliations
Board certification is an important part of our training and education. Our Board Certified status is as follows:
- Howard D Kane, DPM*#
- Leigh Rubin, DPM*+
- Jennifer A Gerteisen, DPM*+~
*Diplomates, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®
#Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery
+Certified in Foot Surgery
~Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
They are also Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Our group is affiliated with three hospitals within close proximity of our single office location. Proudly, we note that we were among the first podiatrists to be on staff at these hospitals. These include St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, MI, Garden City Osteopathic Hospital in Garden City, MI, and Beaumont Center Hospital in Wayne, MI. This practice is able to provide more than 47 years of experience in treating patients for their foot and ankle ailments.