Dr. Mercado was Professor of Surgery at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine where he taught hundreds of students. For over twenty-five years he headed a Podiatric Surgical Residency program training young men and women in the art of podiatric surgery. Dr. Mercado has written six books and is the bestselling author in his field of expertise. An Atlas of Podiatric Anatomy and An Atlas of Foot Surgery, Vols. I & II are considered classics. The Journal of Canadian Podiatric Medicine wrote “Students without this text are depriving themselves of a proper surgical education. Indeed, many podiatrists consider this textbook as their bible for surgery.” He is also the host of the nationally distributed surgical video series, The Art of Surgery. The series as well as his major writings have been translated into Spanish for international distribution. He was made an honorary member of the Cataluña Asociación de Podólogos in Barcelona, and is a visiting professor for the surgical courses at the Colegio de Podología of the University of Barcelona. Dr. Mercado is a nationally recognized speaker who has lecture throughout the United States, Europe and as far away as New Zealand. He has been honored by his peers for his great achievements in the profession by being inducted into the Podiatric Hall of Fame for his lifetime contributions to podiatric surgery.