Dr. Megan L. Oltmann

Dr. Oltmann
Dr. Megan L. Oltmann is a foot and ankle surgeon, she is board qualified in forefoot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgery. Dr. Oltmann graduated from The Ohio State University in 2008 where she obtained her Bachelors in Biology and a minor in dance. She then went on to attend Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine where she obtained her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 2013. Dr. Oltmann completed her surgical residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Mercy Health in 2016.


She is currently teaching faculty for University Hospitals Podiatric Surgery Residency Program as well as adjunct clinical faculty for Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Oltmann currently is on staff at University Hospitals Ahuja and Bedford Medical Centers as well as Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest and Marymount Hospitals. She is an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association, and the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development.


Dr. Oltmann is a co-author of the #1 best-seller “Chronicles of Women in White Coats 3”. She co-authored the book with the group Women in White Coats (WIWC). The authors discuss their trials, tribulations, and triumphs as female physicians. In her chapters Dr. Oltmann discusses her eight-year journey to a diagnosis with an autoimmune disease and overcoming gender bias as a female physician. Dr. Oltmann is a master speaker for WIWC where she is featured on their podcast, doctors lounge, and recently gave a TED talk at the WIWC annual summit. She has also received extensive media training with the group.


She grew up dancing competitively and playing volleyball. Naturally this would lead Dr. Oltmann to have a special interest in sports injury management with an emphasis on dancers, as she understands the biomechanics of dancer’s feet. She has other surgical interests in fracture management, lower extremity trauma, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, diabetic limb salvage, bunion, and hammertoe surgery. Dr. Oltmann also has advanced training in external fixation, micro nerve surgery, and muscle flaps.


Dr. Oltmann is published in Podiatry Today with an article entitled “A Closer Look at Perfusion Assessment Techniques.” She presented a poster at the Symposium for Advanced Wound Care in San Antonio, TX with a poster entitled “Limb Salvage in the Setting of Severe Peripheral Arterial Disease with Left Ventricular Assist Device.” In February of 2016 published by Northern Ohio Foot and Ankle Foundation Journal she wrote a paper entitled “A Review of Common Foot and Ankle Injuries Sustained by Dancers.” She has an ongoing paper with her resident physicians looking into the effects of COVID-19 on the lower extremity.


In her spare time Dr. Oltmann enjoys working out, swimming in the summer months, playing volleyball, both indoor and sand, and riding her Peloton. When she has a free weekend she enjoys traveling back to the Youngstown area where much of her family resides. She married her husband in 2014. They enjoy golfing together as well as playing with their Golden Retrievers “Braxton” and “Oliver”.