Our Doctors



Dr. James J. DiResta, DPM, MPH

Undergraduate Education:
A.B.  Boston College, cum laude

Medical School:
DPM  Temple University
School of Podiatric Medicine

Podiatric Surgery Residency:
Northlake Hospital  Northlake, Illinois

Post Graduate:
MPH  Dartmouth Medical School

DiResta is a graduate of Boston College, he received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, and he completed his residency training in podiatric surgery at Northlake Hospital in Illinois. Dr. DiResta received a Masters Degree in Public Health from Dartmouth Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is past chair of the Podiatric Health section of the American Public Health Association. He is the president of the Community Service Foundation of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society where he serves as a Board of Trustee member and secretary-treasurer of the society. He is also a member of the Public Health and Preventative Medicine Committee of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. DiResta is on the Active Medical Staff of the Surgical Service of the Anna Jaques Hospital has served on the medical staff bylaws committee. He is also a cooperator of the AJH parent organization Seacoast Regional Health Systems. Dr. DiResta is a former long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the Whittier IPA and board member of the LMV Physician Hospital Organization affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization. He is also a medical staff member of The Merrimack Valley Hospital, a division of Steward Healthcare Systems.

His research work involves quality improvement projects, patient education, and screenings as well as initiatives to change provider practice behavior. He is the mentor for the APMA sponsored Post Doc Podiatric Public Health Fellowship at The Dartmouth Institute of
Dartmouth College. He is the recipient of the John and Janet Carson Award for Public Health Advocacy in 2012 and the Stephen Toth Award presented to him in 2016.

Dr. DiResta is married to his wife Susan and together they are parents of six wonderful children. He remains active outside of the office where he can be found walking most days and likes to hike and a lover of most forms of music, he is an avid guitarist.


Dr. Angela M. Barnes, DPM

Undergraduate Education:
B.S.  Indiana University - Purdue University

Medical School:
DPM  Kent State University
School of Podiatric Medicine

Podiatric Surgery Residency:
Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs
Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia

Dr. Barnes is a dual board-certified provider. She is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

She studied biology at the undergraduate level at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis before she earned her medical degree at Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine where she served as a delegate for the student chapter of the American Association for Women Podiatrists.

Dr. Barnes completed three years of surgical residency at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Her training was comprehensive in both medicine and surgery, with additional training in reconstructive rearfoot surgery as well as specialized training in minimally-invasive procedures and minimal incision surgical technique through a plastic surgery cooperative. Dr. Barnes served as Chief Resident in her third year where she assisted in training fellow residents and lectured at medical meetings and presented for the Virginia medical state society.

Dr. Barnes holds prestigious memberships to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Barnes joined Dr. DiResta in 2012 where she is an associate podiatrist with more than ten years of surgical experience. Her primary interests lie in the reconstruction of deformities of the forefoot including bunions, hammertoes, ligament rupture, fracture and stress fracture treatment as well as soft tissue procedures and biopsy procedures where she utilizes her training in minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Barnes also specializes in correction of the painful second toe and plantar plate repair of the second metatarsal joint where soft tissue balancing and reconstructive ligament repair is required. She is also trained extensively in treating arthritis of the great toe joint by hemi joint and total joint replacement techniques. Dr. Barnes' primary concern is developing an individual comprehensive and balanced treatment plan for each individual patient to healing.

Locally, Dr. Barnes is involved in the community and has presented on behalf of the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation. She is also a member of the Newburyport Rotary Foundation where she has been active in fundraising for the organization to benefit the Newburyport and North Shore surrounding communities. Dr. Barnes is active medical and surgical staff of Anna Jaques Hospital, Merrimack Valley Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, Lowell General Hospital and Andover Surgery center. She is a physician member of the Whittier IPA and affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization as well as a Steward Healthcare participating member affiliate.

Dr. Barnes resides in Andover, MA with her husband John and three children. She was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and she is known by her neighbors to grill/smoke/BBQ regardless of sunny skies or snowy weather! She enjoys music with an affinity for jazz music including her favorites John Coltrane, Paul Desmond and Stan Getz. Dr. Barnes grew up playing Alto and Tenor saxophones both and piano. Along with her sports-loving family, she is cheering on the Celtics, Red Sox and of course the New England Patriots and staying up-to-date on all the sports shoe trends. Dr. Barnes enjoys a good game of one-on-one basketball with her oldest son. She stays energized by running around with her busy family and if there is any spare time, she recharges with meditation and Pilates. If you peeked in on Dr. Barnes during her busy day you would find her re-energizing with a mug of aromatic Green tea.


Dr. Maria Bolla, DPM

Undergraduate Education:
Aristotle University of Medicine in Greece and B.S. Simmons College Boston, MA

Medical School:
DPM New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Podiatric Surgery Residency:
Boston University Medical Center and Chief Resident PGY-3

Dr.Bolla was born in an island in northeastern Greece, called Chios. She first became interested in medicine at the age of seven. This led her to attend Aristotle University of Medicine in Thessaloniki, Greece. She decided to study in the US since her biggest dream was to become a physician in the States and continue her education. After completing four years of medical school in Greece she decided to transfer to an undergraduate institute and start her pre-medical training. Therefore she attended Simmons College in Boston for her undergraduate studies that she completed in two years with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

She afterward attended New York College of Podiatric Medicine for her medical training. Her experiences in medical school and external rotations eventually led her to attend the residency program at Boston University Medical Center. She had the privilege and great fortune of training under some of the most distinguished surgeons and diagnosticians during her residency at Boston Medical Center and has
continued the tradition of teaching the art of Medicine to the incoming classes of residents and students, through series of lectures and presentations.It is however her professional demeanor, her empathy, her passion and compassion towards patients, as well as her ability to seamlessly work and communicate with Physicians of all medical and surgical disciplines, that has earned her the distinction of
the Chief resident of the department of Podiatry at Boston Medical Center and the stellar recommendations by her peers.

Over the years, Dr. Bolla has demonstrated a passion for research in various fields and disciplines of medicine, ranging from Neurology and Alzheimer’s disease, to ischemic limb preservation and surgical reconstruction of forefoot and rearfoot pathologies. An avid runner and a championship level swimmer, Dr. Bolla has a special interest in treating acute, as well as chronic foot and ankle injuries of the athletic population. Nonetheless, her extensive training and exposure to the latest innovations in the treatment of lower extremity pathologies, has afforded her the comfort and expertise to accurately evaluate and effectively treat lower extremity ailments of all age groups, ranging from congenital deformities of the pediatric foot and ankle to acquired conditions of the adult and geriatric lower extremities.