Dr. J. E. Toups, Jr. established his private practice in association with Willis-Knighton in July 2001. Dr. Toups selected podiatry as his professional career in order to provide specialized expert care to the large number of people who will suffer from a foot problem sometime in their lives. Foot Specialists of Shreveport/Bossier offers comprehensive care of the foot including surgery, palliation, management of peripheral vascular disease, lower extremity biomechanics, sports medicine, orthoses, and prosthetics.
Originally from Shreveport, Dr. Toups attended LSUS where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1993. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he pursued his podiatric medical education at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland. It was there after four years of study that he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree in 1999.
Dr. Toups continued his specialty training in Kansas City, Missouri as a surgical resident at the Medical Center of Independence from 1999 to 2001. During his postgraduate training, he received extensive surgical training specializing in forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction, arthroscopy, diabetic wound care and limb salvage, and trauma. He also rotated through other medical disciplines including radiology, internal medicine, anesthesiology, pathology, plastic surgery, rheumatology, and orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Toups is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS). By attending continuing medical education seminars throughout the United States, he is able to offer his patients the latest advancements in podiatric medicine and surgery.
Dr. Toups maintains his professional standings with memberships in the:
- American Podiatric Medical Association
- American Diabetes Association
- American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
He continues to serve the medical community with hospital affiliations at:
- Willis-Knighton Health System
- Christus Schumpert Health System
Dr. Toups enjoys running, football games, basketball and traveling. He and his wife Jenny make their home in Shreveport with their two sons Luke and Jack. Dr. Toups and his family are also active members of Calvary Baptist Church in Shreveport.