About Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists

Dr. Alexander Thomas

Dr. Thomas is the current owner of Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists. He trained and worked with the practice’s previous owner, Dr. Ali M. Safiedine, before purchasing the practice in 2016.

Born in Detroit, Dr. Thomas is the son of immigrants from Iraq. His father, who immigrated in the ‘60s, worked as a butcher and then a grocery store owner in Detroit. His mother, who immigrated in the ‘70s, served as an inner-city teacher for 30 years and now works as a freelance translator for Arabic and Chaldean.

Dr. Thomas received a Bachelor of Science at Wayne State University in 2009. He then moved to Miami Shores, FL for studies at the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. After graduating in 2014, he returned to the area for post-graduate training under Dr. Safiedine and became fully licensed in 2015.

Memberships and certifications Dr. Thomas possesses include:

  • The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • The Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA)
  • American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM)
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • United Outstanding Physicians

Outside of the practice, Dr. Thomas relishes spending time with his wife, Lanai, and son, Benjamin. He also enjoys movies and travel.

Dr. Fernando Quirindongo

Dr. Quirindongo joined Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists in January 2021. He has been a practicing podiatrist since 2006.

Having grown up in Puerto Rico, Dr. Quirindongo attended Penn State for undergraduate studies. He began his studies with a focus on electrical engineering, but became drawn to the mechanics of the foot and ankle instead. He attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.

Dr. Quirindongo is married with 1 son and 2 daughters. Outside of the practice, he enjoys golfing and traveling (Disney World is his favorite place on the planet!).

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Our Team

Laura Bahnmiller
Office Administrator

Lena Hamoud


Salah Al Farhan
Medical Assistant

Cynthia Sarnovsky
Medical Assistant



7243 Chase Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48126


(313) 582-6222


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