Karl A. Fulkert, DPM

Karl A. Fulkert, DPM

  • Indiana Podiatry Group
  • 1106 South A Street Richmond, IN 47374

Originally from Miller City, Ohio, Dr. Fulkert graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in physiology. He then attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio where he was salutatorian for the class of 2006.  He went on to complete his three year surgical residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he enjoyed watching his Ohio State Buckeyes.

Throughout his residency, Dr. Fulkert was involved in research projects and presentations leading to publication in peer review journals and presentations at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons national meetings. He is trained in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery with a strong focus on rearfoot and ankle reconstruction and flat foot reconstruction.  The one thing that excites Dr. Fulkert most about podiatry is watching a patient walk out of the door after successful treatment and how happy they are to be walking without a limp.  

In his spare time, Dr. Fulkert enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.  He enjoys most every sporting event, but especially enjoys golf and any Ohio State Buckeye event. 



Bachelor of Science in Biology, Eastern Michigan University, 2002 

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, 2006

Podiatric Surgery and Medicine Residency, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 2006-2009 


Additional Training

Grant Medical Center External Fixator Workshop

AO North America Podiatric Basic Course

Ankle Arthroscopy Certification Course


Board Certification

Board Certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery-American Board of Podiatric Surgery



Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons



Indiana Podiatric Medical Association

American Podiatric Medical Association

American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management

Ohio Podiatric Medical Association


Specialty Interest   

Ankle Surgery, Flat Foot Reconstruction



High Pressure Water Injection of the Foot with Associated Subcutaneous Emphysema: A Case Report. B. Bussewitz, S. Littrell, K. Fulkert, R. VanCourt, ACFAS National Meeting 2009

Total ankle replacement using Salto Talaris Anatomic Ankle; A Case Series: K. Fulkert, DPM and L. Janis, DPM, FACFAS, ACFAS National Meeting 2009

The Distal Oblique Sliding Osteotomy: A Post-operative Radiographic Comparison to Traditional First Metatarsal Osteotomies: E. Hewitt DPM, L. Janis DPM, T. Holmes DPM, K. Fulkert, DPM, ACFAS National Meeting 2009 and pending submission for manuscript to scientific journal Histology and microbiology for identification of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot...which study is more accurate.