Ralph Dixon, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Ralph S. Dixon was raised in the small town of Payson, Utah, where his family had lived for five generations. He attended Payson High School and subsequently completed his undergraduate studies at nearby Brigham Young University. During his undergraduate studies he took two years from school to serve as a missionary for his church in Stockholm, Sweden.
He received his medical degree as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from The Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine; now The Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Illinois.
Following academic studies in Chicago, Dr. Dixon received a commission as a podiatrist in the United States Army and was stationed at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, where he directed the Podiatry Section at Bassett Army Community Hospital. Following additional military training, Dr. Dixon was stationed at Ft. Ord, California. While there he supervised the Podiatry Department and was director of the Podiatric Surgical Residency training program at Silas B. Hayes Army Hospital.
Upon completion of military service, Dr. Dixon went into private practice in Fairbanks. His goal was, and always has been, to provide the highest quality foot and ankle care available to his patients.
Dr. Dixon is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is the only surgeon in the interior with this certification. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and received certification by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Dixon is a member of the Alaska Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Dixon and his wife, Janet, have seven children and two grandchildren. Along with their West Highland White Terrier, Jezzie, and cat, Wendy, they make their home in Fairbanks. They enjoy family time, travel and being outdoors.