Meet the team behind this top reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon.

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It takes a good group of humans to deliver a stellar surgical experience.

Dr. Blitz is the first one to say it: he couldn’t do what he does without the trusted staff in his Beverly Hills and NYC practices. 

Hand selected for their professionalism, expertise, and personality, each one is intrinsic to the practice – and a trusted part of your care team. From managing a bi-coastal surgical schedule to the post-op reassurance of a warm smile as you take your first steps, these loyal team members deliver on the Dr. Blitz experience, each and every day.

Alayna Fairbanks, Facility Director

Facility Director & Practice Manager

Alayna Fairbanks

Alayna oversees Dr. Blitz’s bicoastal practice, setting the highest standards of leadership, reliability, and dedication for the entire team. As both a natural advocate and a well-educated resource, Alayna strives to treat every patient as if they were her own family. She prides herself on delivering an exceptional experience for every patient, every time, and routinely goes the extra mile (and then some) to ensure their comfort and satisfaction. Of course, it’s not all work and no play when Dr. Blitz is in the building, as the team is often either laughing or learning together, and sometimes both. “I’ve never met another doctor – or person for that matter – who has as much passion for life,” she says. “He includes everyone in his success.” Alayna’s white sneaker collection is as legendary as it is practical for running around the office, and no one who knows her would expect anything less.

Josue Escobar, Surgical Tech

Scrub Tech

Josue Escobar

Josue loves everything about assisting Dr. Blitz in surgery at his Beverly Hill Golden Surgery Center, especially the fact that he’s working for the best surgeon in the profession. He appreciates podiatry cases in particular, because seeing the results right away makes patients happy – and for Josue, happy patients are what it’s all about. “It feels great to be able to help them address any foot problems,” he says. Since he’s on his feet all day, it’s no surprise Josue is partial to his super-comfortable Nike Jordans.

Staff in OR prepping room

“They’re more than employees. They’re a family. And they care as much about my patients as I do.”

Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS