Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM

Sr. Vice President of Podiatric Education
Dr. Tracey Vlahovic

Dr. Tracey C. Vlahovic is a podiatric physician and serves as a professor at Samuel Merritt College of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland, California. She is also a member of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow).

After graduating from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Dr. Vlahovic received her podiatric medical degree from TUSPM. She completed her surgical residency at St. Luke’s University Health Network and became the first podiatrist in the U.S. to complete a fellowship in podiatric dermatology. Dr. Vlahovic currently teaches Fundamentals of Dermatology at TUSPM and is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

She is the co-author of “Skin Disease of the Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide (HMP Communications),” “Onychomycosis: An Illustrated Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment,” and “An Atlas of Lower Extremity Skin Disease (Springer).” Dr. Vlahovic has also authored articles in peer-reviewed journals and is involved in clinical research trials for dermatological therapies and devices.


Fellowship Training

Podiatric Dermatology
St Luke’s University Hospital
Allentown, PA

Residency Training

Podiatric Surgery
St Luke’s University Hospital
Allentown, PA

Medical School

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Philadelphia, PA


Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale University

New Haven, CT

Board Certifications

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Diplomate – American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Podiatric Medicine

Diplomate – American Board of Podiatric Medicine


American Podiatric Medical Association
Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association
Council For Nail Disorders

Research & Publications

  • Adigun CG, Vlahovic TC, et al. “Efinaconazole 10% and Tavaborole 5% Penetrate Across Poly-ureaurethane 16%: Results of In Vitro Release Testing and Clinical Implications of Onychodystrophy in Onychomycosis.” J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Sep 1;15(9):1116-20.
  • Vlahovic TC. “Plantar Hyperhidrosis: An Overview.” Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2016 Jul;33(3):441-51.
  • Vlahovic TC. “Dermatologic Concerns of the Lower Extremity in the Pediatric Patient.” Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2016 Jul;33(3):367-84.
  • Vlahovic TC, Khan MT. “The Human Papillomavirus and Its Role in Plantar Warts: A Comprehensive Review of Diagnosis and Management.” Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2016 Jul;33(3):337-53.
  • Vlahovic, TC. “Onychomycosis: Evaluation, Treatment Options, Managing Recurrence, and Patient Outcomes.” Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2016 Jul;33(3):305-18
  • Vlahovic TC, Joseph WS, Scher RK, Tosti A, Plasencia J, Pariser DM, Markinson BC. “Diagnosis and Management of Onychomycosis: Perspectives from a Joint Podiatry-Dermatology Roundtable,” J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2016 Mar;106(2):155-62.
  • Vlahovic T. “The Role of Naftifine HCl 2% Gel and Cream in Treating Moccasin Tinea Pedis” J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Feb 1;15(2):s56-9.
  • Vlahovic T et al. “Evaluation of the Appearance of Nail Polish Following Daily Treatment of Ex Vivo Human Fingernails With Topical Solutions of Tavaborole or Efinaconazole” J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Jan; 15(1):89-94.
  • Stein Gold L, Vlahovic T, Verma A, et al. “Naftifine Hydrochloride Gel 2%: An Effective Topical Treatment for Moccasin-Type Tinea Pedis,” J Drugs Dermatol. 2015;14(10):1138-1144.
  • Vlahovic T et al. “Candida albicans Immunotherapy for Verrucae Plantaris,” JAPMA 105 (5): 395-400, 2015.
  • Scher RK, Tosti A, Joseph WS, Vlahovic TC, Plasencia J, Markinson BC, Pariser DM. “Onychomycosis Diagnosis and Management: Perspectives from a Joint Dermatology-Podiatry Roundtable,” J Drugs Dermatol. 2015 Sep 1;14(9):1016-21.
  • Vlahovic T, MPharm TM, Chanda S, Zane LT, Coronado D. “In Vitro Nail Penetration of Tavaborole Topical Solution, 5%, Through Nail Polish on Ex Vivo Human Fingernails,” J Drugs Dermatol. 2015 Jul;14(7):675-8.
  • Adams C, Athanasoula E, Lee W, Mahmudova N, Vlahovic TC. “Environmental and Genetic Factors on the Development of Onychomycosis,” J. Fungi 2015, 1(2), 211-216;
  • Blutfield M, Lohre J, Pawich D, Vlahovic TC. “The Immunologic Response to Trichophyton Rubrum in Lower Extremity Fungal Infections,” J. Fungi 2015, 1(2), 130-137;
  • Draelos Z, Vlahovic TC, Gold MH et al. “A Randomized, Double-blind, Vehicle-controlled Trial of Luliconazole Cream 1% in the Treatment of Interdigital Tinea Pedis.” J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2014 Oct;7(10):20-7.
  • Vlahovic TC and Joseph WS. “Efinaconazole 10%, solution for the treatment of toenail onychomycosis in patients with diabetes.” J Drugs Dermatol. Oct; 13(10):611-15, 2014.
  • Joseph WS, Vlahovic TC, Pillai R, Olin JT Efinaconazole 10% solution in the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails., J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. Sep; 104(5):479-85, 2014.
  • Elewski BE and Vlahovic T. “Econazole Nitrate Foam 1% for the Treatment of Tinea Pedis: Results from Two Double-Blind, Vehicle-Controlled, Phase 3 Clinical Trials,” J Drugs Dermatol July; 13(7):803-808, 2014.
  • Wagoner M, Creech C, and Vlahovic T. “Idiopathic Mixed Small and Medium Vessel Vasculitis: A Case Report” The Foot and Ankle Online Journal, March 2014…
  • Stein Gold L, Parish LC, Vlahovic T, et al “Efficacy and Safety of Naftifine HCl Gel 2% in the Treatment of Interdigital and Moccasin Type Tinea Pedis : Pooled Results from Two Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Vehicle-Controlled Trials.” Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 12(8):911-918, 2013.
  • Vlahovic T and Morrow J “Ustekinumab in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Lower Extremity Psoriasis: A case series,” The Foot and Ankle Online Journal 5(11): 1 2012.
  • Rawe IM, Vlahovic T “The use of a portable, wearable form of pulsed radio frequency electromagnetic energy device for the healing of recalcitrant ulcers: a case report” Int Wound J Volume 9, Issue 3, p 253-258, 2011.
  • Vlahovic T, Hinton EA, Chakravarthy D, Fleck CA “A Review of Cyanoacrylate Liquid Skin Protectant and Its Efficacy on Pedal Fissures,” J Am Coll Cert Wound Spec 2(4): 79, 2010.
  • Lyman TP, Vlahovic T “Foot care from A to Z,” Dermatology Nursing Sept/Oct 2010: online at
  • Vlahovic T, Klimaz T, Piemontese M., “Plantar Verrucous Carcinoma: An unusual case of bone invasion and osteomyelitis“Advances in Skin and Wound Care Journal 22(11): 554, 2009.
  • Vlahovic T, Kemp K, Dunn SP. “The use of a clindamycin 1%-benzoyl peroxide 5% topical gel in the treatment of pitted keratolysis: a novel therapy,” Advances in Skin and Wound Care Journal 22(11): 564, 2009.
  • Vlahovic T, Paskey K, Dunn SP. “Herpes Zoster Affecting the Lower Extremity: Two Cases,” Advances in Skin and Wound Care Journal 22(11): 502, 2009.
  • Minhas S, Vlahovic, T. “Pedal Kaposi’s Sarcoma as the first sign of HIV: A Case Report,” The Foot & Ankle Journal 1(8): 3, 2008.
  • Hadfield R, Vlahovic T, Khan MT. “The Use of Marigold Therapy for Podiatric Skin Conditions,” The Foot & Ankle Journal 1(7): 1, 2008.
  • Coates C, Piraino, J, Leonheart E, and Vlahovic T. “Multiple Venous Malformations in the Lower Extremity: A Case Study,”Advances in Skin and Wound Care Journal 21(6): 267, 2008.
  • Vlahovic T, Dunn SP, Blau J, and Gauthier C. “Injectable Botulinum Toxin as a Treatment for Plantar Hyperhidrosis: A Case Study,” JAPMA 98(2): 156, 2008.
  • Coates C, Boehm A, Leonheart E, and Vlahovic T. “Malignant Transformation of Plantar Verruca” Advances in Skin and Wound Care Journal 19: 384, 2006.
  • Lamm B, Ribiero C, Vlahovic, T et al “Peg in hole, end to end, and V arthrodesis: A Fresh Cadaveric Specimen Comparison of Digital Stabilization.” Presented at ACFAS Student Poster Competition, Los Angeles. JAPMA 91: 63, 2001.
  • Lamm B, Ribiero C, Vlahovic, T et al “Lesser PIPJ Arthrodesis: A Retrospective Analysis of Three Procedures.” JAPMA 91: 331, 2001.
  • Vlahovic T, et al. “A Case Presentation of Peroneal Neuropathy Induced Drop Foot: An Objective Gait Analysis of Correlated and Compensatory Lower Extremity Function.” JAPMA 90: 411, 2000.
Books & Chapters
  • Co-editor and author: Onychomycosis: An Illustrated Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment.
    Editors: Tosti, Antonella, Vlahovic, Tracey, Arenas, Roberto (Eds.), Springer Publishing, 2017.
  • Author of Chapter: “Medical Podiatry and Nail Disease” in Nails: Diagnosis, Therapy, And Surgery, 4th edition, edited by Richard Scher, Ralph Daniel III, Adam Rubin, and Nathaniel Jellinek, Springer Science, publishing date TBD
  • Guest Editor for Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, July 2016 issue. Authored and co-authored several articles on Warts, Hyperhidrosis, and Onychomycosis;
  • “Dermatology,” Guest editor; Tracey C. Vlahovic for Volume 26, Number 2, Summer issue, Foot and Ankle Quarterly, Editor in Chief: Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MSc, Datatrace publishing, 2015. Also authored feature article on Lower Extremity Psoriasis and recorded audio lecture on onychomycosis therapies for this issue.
  • “Dermatologic Conditions of the Lower Extremity,” authored and edited by Tracey C. Vlahovic in Compendium of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Editor: K. Whitney, Datatrace Publishing.
  • Skin Disease of the Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide: by Tracey C. Vlahovic and Stephen M Schleicher, HMP Publications, July 2012