Our Staff

William Urbas, DPM, FACFAS

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Dr. Urbas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, he attended the University of Scranton where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree.  Dr. Urbas moved to the Philadelphia area at attend Temple University School of podiatric Medicine.  He did his surgical residency program at the Kennedy Memorial Hospital / University Medical Center in Southern New Jersey.  Dr. Urbas is one of a few podiatrist that is board certified in both foot and ankle surgery.  Dr. Urbas is on the teaching staff of multiple schools of podiatric medicine.  He is the Chairman of the Podiatry Department at the Crozer Chester Medical Center, Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital and Springfield Hospital.  He is the director of the Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program at the Crozer Chester Medical Center for the past 20 years.  Many Philadelphia podiatrist received their training from Dr. Urbas.  Dr. Urbas frequently lectures to the general public and many medical groups.  Dr. Urbas has had special training in both laser and arthroscopic techniques.  Dr. Urbas treats all types of foot and ankle conditions, both medically and surgically.  His special interest is in trauma and diabetic foot and ankle reconstruction.  He also loves to help injured athletes return to full activities.  Dr. Urbas is updated on all the new techniques and procedures so he can offer them to his patients.  Dr. Urbas and his wife Renee have a son Ryan and a daughter Kirstyn.  Dr. Urbas loves to play golf and snow ski.  He is an avid Eagle’s Football fan.  Dr. Urbas has a very simple practice philosophy, treat people the way you would like to be treated.

Cory Hawley, DPM

Dr. Cory Hawley, originally from Montrose, PA, joined Dr. Urbas in practice after completed a 3 year surgical residency at the Crozer-Keystone Health System. He also graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine where he completed externships at Yale University Hospital System, Washington Hospital System in D.C., and Cambridge Health Alliance affiliated with the Harvard Medical System.

Dr. Hawley attended Millersville University for undergraduate pre-med training. He excelled in track and field and cross country as a student athlete and studied abroad at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside in Lincoln U.K.

Dr. Hawley specializes in foot and ankle fracture repair, diabetic wound care, forefoot and rear foot reconstructive surgery, laser treatment of ailments, and sports medicine injuries. He is an attending physician at the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Crozer Chester Medical Center.

Dr. Hawley enjoys running, golf, basketball, baseball, art history, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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Michelle Oliver, DPM, FACFAOM

Dr. Oliver is originally from Houston, Texas but has lived in Philadelphia for over a decade. She completed her undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. 

She completed her medical training at Temple University where she was class vice president. She conducted and authored numerous research publications as well as serving as clinical investigator for FDA level research on the effectiveness of treatment options for foot fungus.

Dr. Oliver completed her three year surgical residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System where she was the chief resident. She has been trained in surgery of the foot and ankle, specialized training in endoscopic treatments of plantar fasciitis and ankle arthroscopy. She also completed a mini-fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland for limb salvage and limb deformity correction.

Dr. Oliver is a staff physician with the Crozer-Keystone Health System as well as Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. She is a staff physician at both the Crozer and Mercy Fitzgerald Wound Care Centers. She is actively involved in teaching surgical residents in her office as well as in the operating room.

Dr. Oliver is passionate about the treatment and management of diabetes and wounds of all types as she had a family member who battled with diabetes. She feels especially connected to understanding and treating her patients with the day to day aches and pains of the foot and ankle as she spent thirteen years in and out of ballet and pointe shoes.  Dr. Oliver enjoys the outdoors; especially hiking and biking. She also loves cooking and using her home-grown vegetables in her meals.

Emily Rose, DPM

Dr. Rose is originally from northern New Jersey and received her bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ with a major in Biology and minor in Psychology. She attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA where she completed her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. She completed her surgical residency at Crozer Keystone Health System with training in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery and served as chief resident during the third year of her residency.

She is board qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive ankle surgery.