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The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.

Edward R. Nieuwenhuis Jr., DPM

Dr. Jr. (as he's referred to in the office), graduated from Hope College with a B.S. degree in 1986.  He then went on to receive his DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1990.  He completed his residency in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center for the city of Chicago.  During this time, Dr. Nieuwenhuis was instrumental in establishing what is now one of the premier residency training facilities for podiatric foot and ankle surgeons in the country.

  • Joined his father in practice in 1992.  
  • Awarded Top Doctor by his peers as seen in New Jersey Monthly magazine, several years-most current: 2019
  • Awarded Top Doctor by Bergen Magazine, several years-most current: 2019.
  • Awarded the Press Gainey Award For Patient Satisfaction given to doctors that have received an average of at least 95% positive feedback by their patients annually, several years, most current: 2019
  • Dr. Jr. is on staff at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ where he performs surgery and manages patients on a regular basis.  
  • He also performs surgery at Surgicare of Ridgewood Surgery Center, a state of the art facility located in Ridgewood, NJ, and at Luckow Pavillion, Valley Hospital's Outpatient Surgery Center located in Paramus.
  • Dr. Nieuwenhuis is active in many civic organizations in the area including the Christian Health Care Center and Eastern Christian Children's Retreat.  He also has provided his surgical expertise to many under priviledged children both locally and abroad through medical mission trips with Healing the Children.

During his time in private practice he has developed a reputation as a caring, compassionate, highly qualified physician and surgeon with his patients and peers.  He is an active member in his local community.  Dr. Jr. and his wife are the parents of 5 children and 2 granddaughters.


  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), 1990 to present
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
  • Member, New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society (NJPMA) 
  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatry


Edward F. Younghans, DPM

Dr. Younghans was born in New York City and graduated from Iona College and Ramapo College with a B.A. degree in 1976.  He earned his DPM degree from Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia in 1981.  He completed the Maryland Podiatry Residency Program in 1982 at which time he began his solo practice in Oakland, NJ

A long-time friend of both Dr. Jr. and Dr. Sr., Dr. Younghans joined Foot & Ankle Associates in January 2014.

Dr. Y's credentials include:

  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • Member, FACFAS
  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatry
  • Surgery Fellow, American College of Foot Surgeons
  • Staff, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ

Dr. Younghans and his wife are the parents of 3 grown children and proud grandparents of 3 grandchildren.

The ones who keep it all running smoothly:  

  • Lori N., Practice Manager, 15 years
  • Lori P., Front Office, Surgery Scheduling, Certified PADnet vascular testing, 14 years
  • Sue, Patient Care, 8 years
  • Mady, Front Office, Patient Care, 3 years
  • Donna, Front Office, Patient Care, 2 years
  • Hannah, Front Office, Patient Care

Previous staff:

  • Mary F., Patient Care, retired after 17 years.
  • Lily, CST, Front Office, Patient Care, Certified PADnet vascular testing, 8 years.  Is a full-time stay-at-home Mom.
  • Andrea, Assistant Office Manager, 4 years.  Got her radiology degree and is working in the hospital.  
  • Mary, Front Office, Patient Care, 7 years.  Left to rejoin her husband in their business.
  • Connie, Front Office, Patient Care, 3 years. Is now working in a job closer to her home. 


Edward R. Nieuwenhuis Sr., DPM


Dr. Sr. retired in 2019 and is enjoying spending time with his wife, 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

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