About us

About us

Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle Clinic offers the highest quality podiatric care in a comfortable, convenient, and compassionate setting. Our team of licensed professionals specializes in addressing global podiatric concerns in infants, children, teens, and adults. We take pride in diagnosing and treating a variety of foot problems, as well as educating our patients on preventative techniques.


There’s a new way in Nashville to get your poor, suffering feet the best care available! Dr. Yerusalem Lanier has brought her startup Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle Clinic’s first location to the (easily accessible from I65) medical office building by Skyline Hospital. She has a second location up and running in White House, and is working on a third location in Pleasant View, just off I24 and in the Springfield Hospital catchment area. The second podiatrist is on the way as the Clinic grows!

For the first few months of operations, Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle Clinic has been led exclusively by the dynamic Yerusalem Lanier DPM. Renowned for her caring manner and procedural skills, she offers unprecedented comfortable cures for ingrown toenails and exceptional cosmetic and functional results for bunions and hammertoe deformities and helps heal chronic wounds through the latest techniques. Cutting-edge, comprehensive Podiatric care!

Dr. Lanier graduated from Fisk University before going on to Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, and then on to the highly regarded, heavily surgical training of St Vincent Hospital Podiatric Residency in Worcester, Massachusetts just outside of Boston. She spends most of her time outside work with her husband David, an emergency medicine physician, and their two daughters.Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle Clinic is the culmination of years of planning, with the goal of providing accessible and compassionate foot care for everyone. Dr. Lanier’s parent’s foot troubles, diabetes and gout, inspired in her the fire to provide the very best care, to relieve suffering and prevent complications. Staying on the cutting edge means providing the latest treatments but also being there. That is why every effort is made to get patients in as quickly as possible. Check out those stellar Google reviews!

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Dr. Eleni Kidanu is board qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She is an associate member of the American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons.Originally from Windsor, Ontario Canada, Dr. Kidanu attended University of Windsor for her B.S. in biological sciences/minor in biochemistry. Dr. Kidanu completed medical school at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. After obtaining her doctorate degree she completed her three year surgical residency training at University Hospitals Regional hospitals in Cleveland Ohio. She was highly trained by many physicians and several hospitals across the Cleveland area, including Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital facilities.

Dr. Kidanu’s main focus is diabetic foot care, wound care, sports medicine, general podiatric foot care and surgery. She initially dived in the field of podiatry because she was passionate in diabetic foot care and alleviating general foot pain. Dr. Kidanu enjoys educating patients on preventative, conservative and surgical options regarding the foot and ankle.

When not treating patients, Dr. Kidanu is enjoying time her with her husband and traveling back to Canada to visit her family.

Dr. David Farnen is originally from Southern California but has been a Nashville native for several years. Dr. Farnen completed his B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and obtained his doctorate degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He then completed his surgical residency training at Eastern Virginia Medical School together with the Sentara Hospital healthcare system. Dr. Farnen has a strong enthusiasm and commitment to research. During his medical training, he was awarded an NIH grant to conduct research in the field of diabetes and peripheral neuropathy on effects on the foot and ankle.

Dr. Farnen is a board qualified foot and ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine with a subspecialty in limb salvage, wound care, and hyperbaric oxygen therapies. He specializes in all aspects, both surgical and non-surgical foot and ankle care. He has a passion for dermatological pathologies, diabetic foot care, wound care, and cutting-edge technologies (no pun intended) in foot and ankle care. Dr. Farnen is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

In his spare time, Dr. Farnen truly enjoys spending time with his wife Natalie, a Family Nurse Practitioner student, and their sassy 3-year-old daughter and another girl on the way! When he is not seeing patients, he can be found around town with his family at local restaurants and supporting local businesses or imitating the Beauty and the Beast dance with his daughter across his kitchen floor. Should you or your family need immediate foot and ankle care, Dr. Farnen is available for same-day and urgent appointments. Call and make an appointment today.