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 serves as Chair of the Podiatric Health section of the American Public Health Association. He is the current Chair of the Public Health Committee of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society where he serves as a Board of Trustee member and has been an officer and vice president of the society. He is also a member of the Public Health and Preventative Medicine Committee of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is President of the Community Service Foundation of MPMS which developed and administers the Massachusetts Diabetes 
Education Coalition Program.          

Dr. DiResta is on the Active Medical Staff of the Surgical Service of the Anna Jaques Hospital having served on the medical staff bylaws committee. He is also a corporator of the AJH parent organization Seacoast Regional Health Systems. Dr. DiResta is on the Board of Directors of the Whittier IPA and serves on the usage and policy committees of Wellport, an electronic health information network. He is a board member of the LMV Physician Hospital Organization affiliated with Beth Isreal 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 presented to him at the National APHA meeting and chairs the fall business meeting in 2015.

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 an associate podiatrist at Dr. DiResta and Associates Podiatry.  She graduated from Kent State University School of Ohio Podiatric Medicine located in Independence, OH in 2008.  Dr. Barnes served as a delegate for the student chapter of the American 
Association for Women Podiatrists and was also a student tutor for anatomy and pathology.  She was a recipient of the prestigious North Central Academy Scholarship in 2004-2005.

Prior to podiatry school, she studied biology at Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She was very involved in academia during her undergraduate education; she served as a teaching assistant for the chemistry department and assisted in ongoing research at the IU department of periodontics.

Dr. Barnes arrived in New England after finishing three years of residency in podiatric medicine and surgery; she was pleased to serve veterans the last two years of her residency at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Barnes held the responsibilities of Chief resident while she received extensive training in diabetic limb salvage, wound care, and surgical training in forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction.  Dr. Barnes is board qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is an Associate member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Barnes enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and two children. She stays physically active with Pilates and cross country snow skiing. She loves jazz music and has played both the piano and tenor saxophone since she was a child.  Dr. Barnes looks forward to 
becoming a part of the community and a life long resident of the North Shore area.