Meet Our Doctors

Paul Zimmerman, DPM, MHA, FACFAS

Boone & Jefferson, NC Podiatrist 

Boone Podiatry

Dr. Paul Zimmerman is the esteemed founder of Boone Podiatry, who brings with him vast experience and expertise in the field of foot and ankle care. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Dr. Zimmerman specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing a wide range of foot and ankle conditions. With a particular focus on deformities of the foot and related structures, as well as the medical management of foot diseases, Dr. Zimmerman is highly skilled in the surgical treatment of foot and ankle disorders.

Dr. Zimmerman has a diverse patient population, including individuals living with diabetes, sports-related injuries, workplace injuries, and running disorders. As a leader in preventive health care, he combines the latest cutting-edge medicine with a personalized approach, ensuring that his patients receive the best possible care. Dr. Zimmerman is dedicated to providing comprehensive foot and ankle care to his patients, and his commitment to excellence is evident in his approach to patient care.


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences

Masters of Health Administration
University of North Carolina, Gilling’s School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC

Bachelor of Science
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Professional Training & Experience

Podiatric Orthopedic/Surgical Resident
V.A. Medical Center, Togus, ME

Primary Podiatric Resident
Cedars Medical Center, Miami, FL

Adjunct Faculty
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC
Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences, Miami Shores, FL

Certifications & Professional Affiliations

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
Fellow, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Professional Wound Care
Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Member, North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society Member, American Podiatric Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

Watauga Medical Center, Boone, NC
Ashe Memorial Hospital, Jefferson, NC

Jonathan Tenley, DPM, MSA, AACFAS

Boone & Jefferson, NC Podiatrist 

Boone Podiatry

Dr. Jonathan Tenley is a board qualified and skilled podiatric surgeon who grew up in Wadsworth, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies at Baldwin Wallace University, where he played Division III baseball and earned a degree in Pre-Physical Therapy with a minor in Biology. Dr. Tenley then attended Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, where he received his medical degree. He went on to complete a rigorous three-year surgical residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, where he served as the Academic Coordinator for the program. During his residency, he published multiple papers and research posters that were presented at national conferences, and he was recognized with the Award for Clinical Excellence.

Dr. Tenley is trained and specialized in various areas of foot and ankle care, including complex limb salvage reconstruction, trauma, elective foot and ankle surgery, minimally invasive procedures, and wound care. His expertise and experience in these areas make him a valuable asset to the Boone Podiatry team.
In his free time, Dr. Tenley enjoys exploring the outdoors and engaging in various outdoor activities that Boone has to offer, such as hiking, skiing, playing tennis, white water rafting, and spending quality time with his wife, Jordan, and their Jack Russell mix, Finley.


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa

Masters of Science in Anatomy
Des Moines University College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa

Bachelor of Arts
Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH

Professional Training & Experience

Podiatric Surgical Resident
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Certifications & Professional Affiliations

Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon Member, North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society
Member, American Podiatric Medical Association

Hospital Affiliation

Ashe Memorial Hospital, Jefferson, NC


Chengetanai, S. Tenley, J. Bertelsen, M. Spocter, M. The Brain of the African Wild Dog. I. Anatomy, architecture, and volumetrics. Journal of Comparative Neurology. July 2020. DOI: 10.1002/cne.24999

Cates, N. Tenley, J. Cook, H. Kim, P. A Systematic Review of Angular Deformities in Charcot Neuroarthropathy. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. September 2020 DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2020.10.003

Black, A. Stowers, J. Tenley, J. Hu, C. Eshetu, T. Spiefogel,W. Katchis, S. Vaghef, A. Weiner, L. The Association between Lateral Radiographs and Axial Computed Tomography of Posterior Malleolar Fractures as a Tool for Predicting Medial Malleolar Extension: A Multi-Center Retrospective Analysis. September 2021. DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2021.03.002

Cates, N. Gulati, A. Tenley, J. O’Hara, N. Wynes, J. Brandao, R. Screw Length Associated with Fracture Gapping of Fifth Metatarsal Base Fracture with Intramedullary Screw Fixation: A Cadaveric Study. December 2021. DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2021.12.025
Cates, N. Mayer, A. Tenley, J. Wynes, J. Tefera, E. Steinberg, J. Kim, P. Weinraub, G. Double versus Triple Arthrodesis Fusion Rates: A Systematic Review. January 2022. DOI:10.1053/j.jfas.2022.01.012


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