Dr. De Lucia completed his training at the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens after graduation from New York University and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He is dual Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. De Lucia is a proud alumnus of Archbishop Molloy High School. Thereafter, he completed his undergraduate education at New York University in the College of Arts and Science with a degree in Psychology while on the Pre-Med track, and his medical degree in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
After both his undergraduate and medical school education, Dr. De Lucia’s training continued with an advanced Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency at hospitals such as: North Shore University Hospitals (Forest Hills, Manhasset, & Southside Hospital), Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital and the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.
His medical and surgical training consists of four years of advanced specialization in the medical and surgical care of conditions affecting the lower leg, ankle and foot, with a residency foundation based on an appreciation and applications of general medicine.
Throughout his training, as well as currently, Dr. De Lucia participates in continuing medical education in several areas of foot and ankle surgery including external ring fixation, limb salvage, reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity, pediatric foot and ankle surgery, biomechanics, lower extremity trauma, joint replacement surgery, internal fixation, arthroscopic surgery and microsurgery.
Dr. De Lucia is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
He is a proud member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA).
Dr. De Lucia has served as the New York State Chapter President of the APMA Young Physician’s Division, as well as a Past-President of the Queens County Division for the New York State Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. De Lucia is an Honorary Police Surgeon of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), as well as a Police Surgeon of the New York State Fraternal Order of Police and the New York State Trooper’s Benevolent Association, as well as the Amtrak Police FOP.
His interests extend to all areas of podiatric care, both medical and surgical for all ages of patients who require comprehensive and specialized care of the foot and ankle. His areas of particular interest are lower leg, foot and ankle trauma surgery, reconstructive surgery of congenital deformity, as well as adult and pediatric flatfoot reconstruction.
Dr. De Lucia is fluent in Italian and conversant in Spanish.
He holds hospital and medical facility appointments at the New York Presbyterian Queens Medical Center, Northwell Health System hospitals such as: North Shore University Hospitals of Forest Hills and Manhasset, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, LIJ Valley Stream Hospital, Southside Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU-Winthrop University Hospital.