Dr. Matthew Guetzlaff was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After high school, he attended Juniata College, where he competed on both the track and cross country teams earning Landmark All-Conference honors for multiple years in both sports. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in economics.
Following college, Dr. Guetzlaff attended podiatry school at Des Moines University in Iowa, where he received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. After receiving his degree, he then completed a comprehensive surgical residency at the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. He received extensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle pathology, including forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction, limb salvage, sports medicine, and trauma. His residency education also included working with and learning from many of the podiatrists in the Albuquerque area, including the doctors at the New Mexico Foot and Ankle Institute.
Dr. Guetzlaff completed his final year of training at the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Sacramento, California. Here he served as chief resident while receiving additional training that emphasized trauma, limb salvage, and reconstructive surgery. He is thrilled to be back in Albuquerque as a member of the New Mexico Foot and Ankle Institute team. He is board qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the New Mexico Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Guetzlaff enjoys spending his free time with his fiancé Emily and their dog. He loves to run in his free time as well as explore all the outdoor activities New Mexico has to offer especially hiking and skiing.