Meet Our Clinicians

Jeremy McCormick, MD, Chief of ServiceJeremy McCormick, MD, Chief of Service
Dr. McCormick is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and the Chief of the Foot and Ankle service. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He completed fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he participated in the care of professional and collegiate athletes as well as performing artists. Dr. McCormick’s practice centers on the evaluation and treatment of all adult and adolescent foot and ankle disorders. He has a special interest in sports injuries and arthroscopic treatment of foot and ankle disorders. His research interests include turf toe injury, navicular stress fractures, anterior tibial tendon rupture, and athletic injuries of the foot and ankle. Dr. McCormick sees patients at the Chesterfield Outpatient Orthopedic Center. 

Jonathon Backus, MDJonathon D. Backus, MD
Dr. Backus is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Backus attended Duke University for medical school, then completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Following residency, he completed a Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the Steadman Clinic. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Dr. Backus worked in private practice in Colorado. Dr. Backus specializes in adult foot and ankle care, and has clinical interests in ankle impingement, ankle instability, syndesmosis injuries, osteochondral lesions of the talus, ankle arthritis, and foot and ankle trauma. Dr. Backus also has a special interest in treating sports injuries in athletes of all abilities. He enjoys working collaboratively with his patients and getting them back to their goals as quickly but as safely as possible.  

Julia Partin, MDJulia Partin, DPM
Dr. Partin is a Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine). She then completed a residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at University Hospital Health Systems, Richmond Heights Hospital and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Partin has clinical interests in the early detection and treatment of foot and ankle conditions of children (ages 2 and older), adolescents and adults (including athletes and Diabetic patients). She treats conditions using both a surgical and nonsurgical approach.

Michele Mueller, MSN, RN, FNP-CMichele Mueller, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Michele is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Washington University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include foot and ankle pain, foot and toe fractures, heel pain, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, non-surgical treatment of flat feet. Michele received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Barnes College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She then received her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Prior to working at Washington University Orthopedics, Michele was employed as a Registered Nurse for 18 years in an Orthopedic Outpatient setting where she spent a significant amount of time managing patients with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions.

Stacey Scrogin, MSN, RN, FNP-CStacey Scrogin, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Stacey is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Washington University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include foot and ankle pain, foot and toe fractures, heel pain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, non-surgical treatment of hallux valgus, hallux rigidus and flat feet.Stacey received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University, then pursued a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Maryville University, where she was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Omicron Iota chapter Honor Society of Nursing. Stacey has over 14 years of nursing experience, and has worked in a variety of clinical settings.

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