Office Locations

Melbourne Office

1601 South Apollo Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone (321) 952 1234
Appointment Scheduling

Francesca Zappasodi, DPM, AACFAS

Dr. Zappasodi is a board-certified podiatric physician and surgeon at the Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic, a division of Upperline Health, in Melbourne, Florida. She completed a three-year surgical residency in Reconstructive Foot and Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery at Florida Hospital East Orlando. Prior to her residency program, she completed her medical studies at Des Moines University in Iowa. She grew up in Orlando, FL and is a proud alumna of the University of Central Florida, where she completed her bachelor’s degree.


Dr. Zappasodi is passionate about helping her patients maintain a healthy and active lifestyle so they can experience and participate in the activities that they enjoy the most. Her patient care philosophy is centered around listening, understanding and working together with patients to appreciate their specific needs and develop individualized treatment plans to optimize their outcomes.

In her free time, Dr. Zappasodi enjoys CrossFit, running marathons and cooking. She also loves going to the beach and spending time with her dog, a Husky mix named Penny.


Primary Specialty:

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery of the Foot and Ankle



Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Florida Hospital East Orlando


University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

Bachelor of Science in Micro & Molecular Biology


Des Moines University (Des Moines, IA)

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine


  • Reeves, CL, Shane, AM, Zappasodi, F, Payne T. Surgical Correction of Rigid Equinovarus Contracture Utilizing Extensive Soft Tissue Release. Clin Podiatr Med Surg 33 (2016) 139–152.
  • Shane AM, Reeves CL, Zappasodi F. “PIPJ Arthrodesis via Peg in Hole Technique.”  Hammertoes: A Clinical Case Book, Cook,eds. Springer, 2015.
  • Reeves CL, Shane AM, McDonough L, Zappasodi F: Pertinent Insights On Treating Second MPJ Pathology.   Podiatry Today, Volume 27 – Issue 4 – April 2014.


American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)

  • Foot Surgery
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery




North Carolina


Professional Affiliations:

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

American Podiatric Medical Association


Hospital Affiliations:

Holmes Regional Medical Center

Health First- Viera Hospital