Dr. Vilayvanh Saysoukha was born in Nashville and grew up in Smyrna, TN. She is a first generation Lao American and the first in her family to go to college. She graduated from Smyrna High School with many honors and was awarded several local scholarships, such as The Yates Services LLC Scholarship, The Bridgestone Scholarship, and was one of the original recipients of TN Hope Scholarship where she was featured in TV and radio commercials. Because of these scholarships, she was able to attend The University of Memphis where she obtained her B.S. in Biology with Honors with a concentration in pre-medicine and a minor in Latin. She then moved to south FL where she obtained both her Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. Dr. Saysoukha completed her Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with added certification in Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery at Northwest Medical Center in Margate, FL. She furthered her training by completing a mini fellowship in Dermatopathology of the lower extremity in Alpharetta, Georgia with Bako Diagnostics.
Staying up-to-date with treatment options and surgical innovation is paramount in being able to offer patient-centered care. Dr. Saysoukha takes pride in being one of the only surgeons in middle TN to perform minimally invasive bunion and foot and ankle surgery. She also has a special interest in foot and ankle deformity correction, Charcot foot and ankle, limb salvage, foot and ankle fractures, sports medicine and injuries, and treating children, teens and adults. Dr. Saysoukha is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Medicine, an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. Dr. Saysoukha is also an active member of the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Saysoukha values family time with her supportive and loving spouse, bonus son and three dogs. She enjoys outdoor activities, such as kayaking and hiking, and loves to play her guitar, sing and write songs. She believes that feet are the foundation to a healthy and happy life and looks forward to serving the community one foot at a time.