Palmetto Podiatry Associates Our Providers

Dr. Joseph Moran


Dr. Moran received his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree at St. John’s University and then attended The Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine/Temple in Philadelphia, PA, where he received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.

Dr. Moran completed his residency at The Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Northport, NY and his surgical residency at Rhode Island Memorial Hospital (Brown University affiliated) in Providence, RI. He has served as a Consultant for the Developmental Disabilities Institute and The Queens Artificial Kidney Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is Board Certified in foot surgery, and has privileges at both Lexington Medical Center and Prisma Health. Dr. Moran’s special interests include Flat Foot Surgery and Arthritis related procedures. Dr. Moran has been in private practice in Columbia, SC for 20 years.

When he is not treating patients he enjoys fishing anywhere there’s water, fly tying, youth coaching and cooking.

American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
What is a Board Certified foot and ankle surgeon?
The intensive process leading to certification by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) includes four years of postdoctoral clinical experience, completion of an approved residency, a large number of surgeries representing a diverse range of foot and ankle surgical procedures and successful completion of an extensive two-part certification process, in addition to submitting surgical case logs. ABFAS is recognized by the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. (Source)

Dr. Karen Moon


Dr. Karen Moon is a native of Fairland, Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in multidisciplinary studies with an emphasis in Statistics from the University of Oklahoma. She is a graduate of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, and completed her surgical residency training at Emory Decatur Hospital in Decatur, Georgia. Dr. Moon is a faculty member of the Podiatry Institute and has lectured at many of their conferences across the country.

Her interests include treating all aspects of foot and ankle pathology, including flatfoot and bunion correction, sports medicine, and diabetic wound care.

In her free time, she enjoys running, trying new cuisine, and traveling with her husband, Jay.