The Reconstruction Institute

Foot and ankle pain can limit mobility, preventing a healthy, active lifestyle, and often becomes disabling. The providers at The Reconstruction Institute specialize in restoring function to the foot and ankle. Our team has one goal - to provide you the individualized care you need so you can stop making life about your ailment, and instead begin living your life again. 


The providers at The Reconstruction Institute offer treatment and reconstructive options for lower limb conditions, including:


  • Cartilage replacement
  • Custom 3D printed deformity corrections
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Lower extremity limb salvage
  • Sports injury treatment
  • Total ankle replacements
  • Trauma and fracture care


Dr. Peter Highlander, Dr. Coleman Clougherty, and Kimberly Cullen, Physician Assistant practice at the Reconstruction Institute. 

Dr. Peter Highlander received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida and is most recently noted for his use of 3D printed custom implants. In January 2018, Dr. Highlander performed Ohio's first successful total talus, or ankle, replacement using 3D printing. He is also the first surgeon in the U.S. to perform a custom cuboid bone replacement. CLICK HERE to read more about Dr. Highlander's use of custom 3D printed implants.  

The Bellevue Hospital has been named a “Center of Excellence” by the American Orthopaedic Society of 3D Printing (AOS3DP) because of Dr. Highlander’s recent accomplishments using custom, patient specific implants for complex foot and ankle pathologies.

Dr. Coleman Clougherty received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University. He specializes in treating complex lower limb conditions such as post-traumatic deformities. Dr. Clougherty focuses on limb salvage of the lower extremities and has extensive experience in muscle flap procedures.

In August of 2019, The Reconstruction Institute announced its Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Fellowship, a 12 month long program open to two graduating residents specializing in podiatric medicine and surgery. Now in its third year, the Fellowship is a full time position that includes extensive training in advanced techniques for foot and ankle surgery including 3D-printing for bone and joint replacement and deformity correction. The program also emphasizes training in plastic reconstructive techniques for wound coverage and nerve related pathologies. 

Vineela Ayyagari, DPM and Amar Gulati, DPM were accepted into the program on August 1, 2021. 

Dr. Vineela Ayyagari received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her podiatric medicine and surgery residency at the University of Maryland/Baltimore VA Medical Center.

Dr. Amar Gulati received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed his podiatric medicine and surgery residency at MedStar Health in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Ayyagari and Dr. Gulati are currently practicing under the supervision of Dr. Peter Highlander and Dr. Coleman Clougherty at The Reconstruction Institute.

The Reconstruction Institute is now accepting new patients at the following locations:

Eagle Crest Health Park
102 Commerce Park Drive, Suite D
Bellevue, Ohio 44811


Magruder Hospital
611 Fulton Street, Suite G
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452


Firelands Physician Group
Sandusky Orthopedics
1401 Bone Creek Dr. 
Sandusky, OH 44870


Contact Information
For more information or to schedule an appointment please dial the following:

The Reconstruction Institute 419.484.5430