Dr. Jennifer Ann D'Amico
Dr. Jennifer Ann D’Amico was born in the Belmont section of the Bronx; was raised in Florida, and after her parents divorced, grew up on Long Island. Dr. D’Amico was always passionate about taking care of people, even as a child, and explored her interests in science and biology from an early age – her future in Medicine was certain. In fact, upon receiving a “C” in penmanship in second grade, when her mother (Connie) questioned her, she informed her mother that she was going to be a doctor “and doctors have bad handwriting!”
Dr. D’Amico persevered through life’s challenges, including moving at the end of 8th grade. Entering West Babylon was a bright spot for her, as she was able to get into the honors classes she wanted, and excelled in. She participated in choir, musical theater, peer mediation programs, SADD, and many other after-school activities; Jen thrived at WBSHS. She attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. for her undergraduate education. Following her success at Catholic, she was accepted to the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where she completed her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM).
Dr. D’Amico matched to the residency program of her choice, studying in San Diego, CA; she was honored in her third year to be named Chief Resident, which provided her with even greater opportunities to help other doctors learn. From San Diego, she completed two prestigious fellowships – one in Switzerland and the other in Baltimore, MD – where she learned advanced techniques for limb deformity correction.
Along the way she found a passion for helping even more people when she was invited at the last minute on a mission trip to Kathmandu, Nepal, as one of the physicians providing treatment to heal foot and ankle deformities in both children and adults. After completing this mission trip, she was invited to participate in another one 2 years later; this parlayed into her leading the Kathmandu mission for the past 6 years, and has become an annual pilgrimage for her, allowing her to share her talents and form professional relationships with likeminded physicians across the world.
Dr. D’Amico is currently the Podiatric Surgeon at Litchfield Hills Orthopedics Associates in Torrington, CT where she continues to hone her craft and provide the best care possible to her patients.