Stamford Podiatry Group's roots date back to 1946 when Dr. Michael L. Sabia,
Sr. and Dr. Bernard E. Friedman shared office space in downtown Stamford.
In addition to maintaining a busy podiatry practice, both men were active in
local and state podiatry associations and in the Stamford community. Dr.
Friedman was a member of the Stamford Commission on Aging while Dr. Sabia
served several terms on both the Stamford Board of Education and Health
In the mid 1960s Dr. Sabia' s nephew Dr. Robert R. Rinaldi joined the practice and in 1968 the practice moved to its present location on Third St. Dr. Rinaldi continued the tradition of professional and community service as President of the Stamford Board of Education and President of the Connecticut Podiatry Association. In 1971, Dr. Michael L. Sabia, Jr. joined the practice. He also was President of the Connecticut Podiatry Association, and continues to be active on community affairs. Dr. James J. Gunipero joined our practice in 1980 and practiced as a partner until 2003
In 1991, Dr. Marissa Girolamo broke ground to become the first woman podiatrist associate, and subsequently, partner at Stamford Podiatry Group. She recently assumed duties as Chief of the Podiatry Department at Stamford Hospital, once again taking SPG, PC out into the community. Within the past few years, Dr. Rui DeMelo has become our most recent partner and Dr. Francisco Lago joined the practice as an associate. Their multi-lingual talents have enabled SPG, PC to reach out to the Spanish speaking community of Stamford.
Stamford Podiatry Group has always strived to remain at the forefront of podiatric medicine. Our doctors equip themselves with the newest equipment and latest techniques that medicine can provide. They are surgically trained with extensive experience in all aspects of podiatric medicine. Our association with the Stamford Surgical Center allows us to have a modern, well staffed facility at our disposal. This allows our doctors to perform procedures in a safe and comfortable environment for their patients. The traditions of community outreach and compassion, initiated over 60 years ago, have always been a hallmark of our practice. With the commitment of our dedicated and professional staff we will continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.