Our Staff

All professionals at Lake Washington Foot and Ankle Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. Robert P. Dunne

Dr. Robert P. Dunne Graduated from The University Of South Carolina in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Next, he graduated from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL in 1991 with a Doctorate degree in Podiatric Medicine. In 1992 Dr Dunne did his surgical residency at the Veterans Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee. Dr Dunne completed his training with a one year preceptorship with a private practice in North Miami, Florida. Lake Washington Foot and Ankle was officially opened by Dr. Dunne in Melbourne, Fl in 1993. Dr Dunne is also one of the only podiatrists in Florida that runs clinical trials. Several of the drugs in his trials are now FDA Approved. Dr Dunne is a member of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and he is a board certified member of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.  Dr Dunne specializes in foot and ankle medicine and surgery including reconstructive surgery. He also has special interest in diabetic limb salvage and wound care for chronic complex wounds. He is also the creator of a line of skin care products called Dr O’Duinn’s Irish Cream which is specifically formulated for legs, ankles and feet!

He is on staff at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Wuesthoff Hospital, Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center and Surgery Centers of America.

Dr. Dunne has been married for 28 years and has 4 children and 1 grandchild.

Dr. Ryan Cantwell

Dr. Ryan Cantwell graduated from The University of South Florida in 2012 with a double major in biochemistry and biomedical physics. During his undergraduate studies he was a part of a prestigious research team where he helped develop a new method of delivery for medications. Dr. Cantwell went on to present at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research, presenting this development. He became a published co-author in the Journal of American Chemical Society. Dr. Cantwell developed a strong interest in podiatric medicine and surgery early in his undergraduate studies and went on to graduate from the California School of Podiatric Medicine in 2016 with a doctorate degree in podiatric medicine. He continued his education and training at Yale School of Medicine where he completed a three-year surgical residency specializing in podiatric medicine with emphasis on foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. During his residency training, Dr. Cantwell received several awards and also co-authored in the published textbook Interdisciplinary Approach to Limb Salvage of the Diabetic Foot. He is an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Cantwell was born in Melbourne, Florida. He grew up fishing and spending a lot of time on the water and being with his family. He met his wife in Connecticut, and they were married in July, 2019.

Melbourne office hours: M - Th 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., F  8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Surgical hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

(321) 253-6191
2717 N Wickham Rd Suite 4 Melbourne, FL 32935


1091 Port Malabar Blvd N.E. Suite 3 Palm Bay, FL 32905