Dr. Vantre received his undergraduate degree in biology, with a minor in politics, from Wake Forest University in 1994 and his doctorate degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2001. He has the distinguished honor of being a member of both the Pi Delta National Podiatric Medical Honor Society as well as the Stirling-Harford National Anatomic Honor Society, maintaining an A average in all biomedical and anatomical science courses in his first two years of medical school. After medical school, Dr. Vantre completed a three-year Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency at The Graduate Hospital (Drexel University School of Medicine) in Philadelphia, Penn., in 2004.
Upon completion of his residency program, Dr. Vantre moved to Richmond to join, and eventually purchase, the extraordinarily successful and highly regarded foot surgery practice of Dr. Jonas Katz. He has been providing comprehensive foot and ankle surgical care to patients in the Richmond metropolitan area for over eleven years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a voting member of the St. Mary's Ambulatory Surgery Center Board of Directors, Physicians Advisory Board, and Medical Executive Committee. He is a former Board Member-at-Large of the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association and a consultant for Osiris Therapeutics. Dr. Vantre continues to be named one of Richmond's Top Doctors (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) as voted on by his peers in the medical community and is uniquely qualified to treat any traumatic, reconstructive, or congenital conditions of the foot, hindfoot, ankle, and lower leg. He is certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/ Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has received extensive surgical training in both orthopedic and podiatric foot and ankle surgery techniques. He continues to be at the forefront of foot and ankle surgery in the Richmond area and sees patients who are referred from all over central Virginia for surgical consultation.
Dr. Vantre's areas of special interest include: bunion surgery, diabetic limb salvage, treatment of the diabetic foot, foot and ankle reconstruction, joint replacement, ankle arthroscopy, revision foot and ankle surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Vantre is on the active staff at most area hospitals, including Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital, St. Mary's Ambulatory Surgery Center, St. Francis Medical Center, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Henrico Doctors Hospital, and Retreat Hospital. He is Chief of the Podiatric Surgery Section of the Department of Orthopaedics at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Va. He is also a panel physician at the St. Mary's Wound Care Center at Reynolds Crossing, providing expertise on slow-healing, non-healing, complex foot, ankle, and leg wounds.
In his spare time away from the office, Dr. Vantre enjoys spending time with his wife, Elizabeth and their four children. He also enjoys the outdoors and playing soccer.