Meet Rob Schopf, DPM
Dr. Robert Schopf joins the Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team as foot and ankle specialist serving Blacksburg, VA and the surrounding communities. Dr. Schopf grew up in Pennsylvania with three brothers and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Widener University. He earned his Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Troy State University. Dr. Schopf earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and then completed a Podiatry Residency at the Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Dr. Robert Schopf chose to study the foot and ankle as the result of a personal experience. It was during his time training for the U.S. Army Special Forces Selection Course that Dr. Schopf experienced his own foot problems. After seeing several providers from different medical specialties, a young podiatry resident diagnosed and treated his problem successfully.
Dr. Schopf enjoys his profession, as it allows him to interact with patients and make new friends through patients and their families.
Outside the office, Dr. Schopf enjoys spending time with his family, two children, two dogs and a brood of chickens. You will most likely catch him enjoying any and all outdoor activities, as he loves the rich history of the area, the people and the beautiful mountain landscape. He also likes wrestling.
“I spent the early part of my life in the military serving my country and I’ve taken that same dedication to serving my patients and my community.”
Dr. Schopf specializes in the medical and surgical management of the foot and ankle with particular interest in:
- Ankle sprains
- Foot and ankle trauma (soft tissue laceration/injury, tendon ruptures, fractures, dislocations and sprains)
- Skin lesions
- Heel pain/plantar fasciitis
- Foot drop
- Toe nail pathology/problems (ingrown, infected and painful)
- Foot infections
- Arthritic conditions (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis)
- Cavus foot/high arch