Meet Our Surgeons

Meet our Surgeons

Mark E. Schakel, M.D.


  • Foot & Ankle Disorders
  • Orthopaedic Trauma (Foot & Ankle)
  • Sports Medicine


(4.9 of 5) - 1349 Reviews
August 17, 2022
5/ 5stars
I like this doctor if something isn't healing correctly he orders a MRI and gets things done.
August 7, 2022
5/ 5stars
August 7, 2022
5/ 5stars
I received excellent care during my recent foot surgery. Dr. Mark Schakel is an excellent surgeon. He, and his staff are very knowledgeable, helpful, and very professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Schakel to my friends and family.
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Dr. Mark Schakel is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in problems of the foot and ankle and other orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries. He attended Iowa State University, undergraduate, graduating with distinction, and received his medical school training at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, graduating in 1981. In college, Dr. Schakel was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies and in medical school was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Upon completing medical school, Dr. Schakel served his surgical internship and his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His final year there he served as a clinical instructor. Dr. Schakel received his fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery from Dr. Roger Mann, a world-renowned orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. He was also a visiting foot and ankle fellow at the University of Washington.

Dr. Schakel has presented numerous papers at national orthopaedic meetings and taught at orthopaedic foot and ankle courses. He has published articles in numerous orthopaedic journals and books, and serves as an online editor for the book: Surgery of the Foot.

As an orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of The Foot & Ankle Program at SRO, Dr. Schakel treats problems of the foot and ankle. Dr. Schakel is one of only a few fellowship trained orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons in Sonoma, Mendocino Lake, and Humboldt counties. He is the director of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Foot and Ankle Trauma Service. He has extensive experience in treating problems of the foot and ankle, including reconstructive, traumatic, sports-related, and congenital problems. He has treated patients of all ages, walks of life and activity levels, including high school and college athletes.

Dr. Schakel and his wife Christy live in Santa Rosa. When Dr. Schakel is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, swimming, hiking, and outdoor activities.

For a consultation, please call 707-546-1922 (option #1) and request an appointment with Dr. Schakel.