Dr. Zyzda has been practicing in Denver and the surrounding communities since 1989. He began his career in health care as a nurse, first graduating from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Sioux City, IA as a Registered Nurse and then working in intensive care. He continued his studies at Briar Cliff University, also in Sioux City, IA, obtaining his BS in Nursing. His attention then turned to medicine, receiving his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, IA. Finally, Dr. Zyzda attended the Veterans Administration Podiatric Surgical Residency in Denver, CO. Special emphasis during his residency included reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, trauma, advanced wound care, severe infections, and preventing amputations in diabetics. Dr. Zyzda is Board Certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery as well as the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Continued training includes endoscopic surgery, shock wave therapy, and laser surgery. Dr. Zyzda gives back to his profession in 3 ways: 1) teaches residents from the PSL Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency, 2) member of the Residency Executive Advisory Board for PSL Foot and Ankle Surgical residency, and 3) member of the Medical Executive Committee for Summit View Surgical Center. He is a former foot and ankle specialist for the Denver Nuggets Basketball Team.
Interests of his include playing hockey with his fellow physicians on their team “Hockey Docs”; hiking, backpacking, and technical climbing (senior instructor, Technical Climbing School director, and trip leader for the Colorado Mountain Club, climbed all of the Colorado 14ers); Biblical studies (graduate of the 4 year Catholic Biblical School); skiing, flyfishing and being with his family. Dr. Zyzda has been married to his wife Margie for over 35 years and they have two children, Melissa and Nick as well as 5 grandchildren and counting!