From left to right: Drs. Kent Mercado, Antonio J. Zalacain Vicuña , O. A. Mercado, José Manuel Ogalla Rodriguez
The Eschas Prize is the highest distinction and recognition awarded every two years by the Catalunya College of Podiatric Medicine (Colegio de Podologos de Cataluña) to the individual who has contributed the most to improve the profession of Podiatric Medicine in Spain. Dr. Mercado was chosen for his many lectures that he has given all over Spain (he is a visiting professor at the University of Barcelona) over the last twenty-five, and his numerous articles, books and surgical videos that have “help the Spanish Podologos (podiatrists) to improve greatly their surgical techniques of the foot and ankle”.
The presentation of the certificate and Eschacs statue was made in Oak Park by Drs Ogalla and Zalacain, the president and vice-president of the Colegio de Podologos de Cataluña and professors at the University of Barcelona in Spain. Dr. Mercado is the First American to be awarded the Eschas Prize.
Susana Castro, clinic administrator, translating Dr. Zalacain’s comments, spoken in Spanish, to the audience.
Dr. Kent Mercado delivering the closing remarks at the awards ceremony
All New Videos and Updates coming Summer of 2016
Brand New Surgical Tip Video for 2016
Common Peroneal Nerve Block
The Podiatric Surgeon’s Field Guide - Book I
Written and Illustrated by
O. A. Mercado, D.P.M.
Dr. Mercado brings his life long experience as a teacher, illustrator, anatomist, and surgeon to produce a beautifully illustrated, masterfully written e-Book/DVD-ROM that guides the reader through the complicated field of podiatric surgery; he tells you what works, what pitfalls to avoid and along the way, gives you a richer understanding and appreciation of surgical anatomy.
The e-Book/DVD-ROM (3.08GB) format allows for full color illustrations and photographs as well as Video Clips of actual surgery performed and narrated by Dr. Mercado. Book I includes: Nail Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery, Principles of Bone Surgery, Digital Surgery, MPJ Surgery, Cerclage, Exostoses, Sesamoids, Accessory Bones and much, much more!
Listen to Dr. Mercado's interview on “Meet The Masters!"
“Artist, Educator, Author, Illustrator, Teacher, Residency Director and PM News Hall of Fame winner, OA Mercado has it all."
Dr. Bret Ribotsky
Tip # 2: Anatomical Landmark of the ATF Ligament
Dr. O. A. Mercado named as one of America’s Most influential Podiatrists in Podiatry Management magazine, the most influential publication for the podiatric profession.
Here is what they wrote about him:
“In a Nutshell: Nationally recognized podiatric author, editor, illustrator, residency director, and authority on anatomy and foot and ankle surgery”.
Dr. O. A. Mercado's new novel, First Kiss, is now available at Amazon as an e-book. It is a love story and the perfect e-book for the romantic in you!
Keep checking our website for great news about our new foot and ankle
Thirty titles from the popular Art of Surgery video series are now available in DVD format. Beautifully photographed and illustrated the series is a powerful tool for learning and teaching foot and ankle surgery. This is the finest collection of surgical videos in the profession.
Videos show step by step procedures
Beautifully illustrated and presented by O. A. Mercado, D.P.M.