Dr. Sarah Rincker is a native of Effingham, Illinois. After graduating as the Valedictorian at Effingham High School, she continued her education at Illinois State University, obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry with a 4.0 GPA. Her passions took her towards Podiatric Medicine in Iowa, where she attended Des Moines University of Medicine. Here, Dr. Rincker graduated first in her class and was named the Graduate with Distinction. Whilst there, she also received multiple awards including the Graduate Biomechanical Award, Microbiology Outstanding Student Award, Teaching Award of Excellence, ACFAS Research Award, and multiple scholarships including PICA, APMA, and University Merit Scholarships. She completed her 3 year Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency training at one of the top programs in the country, Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Here, she served as Chief Resident and received multiple accolades for patient satisfaction. Her education includes thousands of surgeries ranging from hammertoes, bunions, flat foot reconstructions, ankle fusions and replacements, fractures, Charcot reconstructions and more.
Since moving to Oregon, Dr. Rincker has had the pleasure of treating thousands of patients conservatively and surgically, published research articles in multiple scientific journals, and lectured nationwide. She is excited to continue providing comprehensive conservative and surgical foot and ankle care to the community at her new practice.
Dr. Rincker treats her patients like family and strives to educate so that a team approach can be made to provide the best treatment for each patient’s individual circumstance. Conservative treatments are utilized before surgical options to provide patients the most effective and safe approach to getting well. While treating all aspects of the foot and ankle, Dr. Rincker has a special interest in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery including flatfoot reconstruction, forefoot deformity correction, and the utilization of external fixation.