Plainfield Office: (908) 755-0707
Scotch Plains Office: (908) 233-1903
Springfield Office: (973) 379-9333

All our professionals at Garden State Foot & Ankle Specialists maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.


Dr. Richard L. Corbin, FACFAS

Dr. Corbin graduated from the prestigious Hoboken University Medical Center Podiatric Residency Program as Chief Resident in 1995. Dr. Corbin was the section chief of Podiatry at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center for over eight years up until its closing, and he is currently on the podiatric residency committee for Morristown Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center (two of the top podiatric residency programs in NJ). Dr. Corbin’s training encompassed a vast area of foot and ankle pathology. This included a proficiency in the foot and ankle trauma and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Corbin specializes in both conservative and surgical treatment options. Dr. Corbin is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Corbin is on staff at JFK Medical Center in Edison, Overlook Hospital in Summit, and on staff at local surgical centers.

Dr. Samantha Sheppard

Dr. Sheppard received a dual bachelor’s degree in Biology and Italian Studies from Emory University. She then graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine at the top of her class. Dr. Sheppard completed her surgical training at Morristown Medical Center of the Atlantic Health System, where she was chief resident throughout her third year. During her residency, she became proficient in a wide range of surgical procedures including foot and ankle trauma, ankle arthroscopy, flatfoot reconstruction, diabetic Charcot reconstruction and limb salvage, application of external fixation devices, and all forefoot pathologies. Dr. Sheppard is highly qualified to treat all foot and ankle pathologies both conservatively, as well as surgically. She is board qualified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric surgery.