Dr. Lawrence G. Karlock is a native of Austintown and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed an extensive three-year hospital-based surgical residency at The Podiatry Hospital of Pittsburgh and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His training has included the conservative and surgical management of a wide variety of foot and ankle ailments, ranging from fractures and tendon ruptures to reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, sports medicine and diabetic care. He has authored scientific articles on foot and ankle surgery as well as lectured locally and nationally. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in both foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery.