A native Nebraskan, Dr. Buddecke grew up in Kimball. He received his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa in 1998. He completed four years of postgraduate hospital-based surgical training at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines. This surgical training included additional fellowship training in foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction. This included overseas training in advanced deformity correction with pediatric orthopedic surgeons at the Orthopaedic Hospital – Speising in Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Buddecke is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot surgery and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery. He is a member of both the Nebraska and Iowa Podiatric Medical Societies and the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is also a member and very involved with the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Buddecke routinely gives scientific lectures on foot and ankle surgery at medical conferences around the country. He often teaches surgical techniques to other physicians at various surgical skills courses. He has also been a member of the Education and Scientific Affairs Committee for the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons over the last several years and currently chairs that committee. Dr. Buddecke takes a lot of pride in maintaining his academic knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest techniques in foot and ankle surgery. He is passionate about reconstruction of the forefoot, hind foot, and ankle as well as foot and ankle trauma.
Prior to coming to Omaha in 2006, Dr. Buddecke was in private practice in Ottumwa, Iowa for four years. He is proud of his Nebraska heritage and the values he learned while growing up in rural Nebraska. He takes a special interest in all of his patients and his goal with every patient is to alleviate the problem as quickly as possible using the most conservative measures. If surgery is necessary, he has the training and experience to handle even the most complex problems. He truly enjoys getting to know his patients on a personal level.