Trent L. Monson, DPM, is an experienced podiatrist at Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands in The Woodlands, Houston, and Huntsville, Texas.
Dr. Monson was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois, as the youngest of six children. He grew up a competitor and loved playing sports. After sustaining a season-ending injury in football, he realized he wanted to enter the healthcare industry to help heal people and get them back to playing sports. Dr. Monson began exploring medical careers while attending college and discovered podiatry after a volleyball-related injury. Dr. Monson fell in love with the profession and quickly learned he could combine his love of sports with medicine and began working towards that goal.
While attending university, Dr. Monson decided to spend two years with the people of Puerto Rico and the West Indies. He became fluent in Spanish and grew to love Hispanic food and culture there.
Upon returning from the Caribbean, Dr. Monson attended Brigham Young University and received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Kinesiology with a minor in Spanish. Dr. Monson then went on to earn his doctorate in podiatric medicine from Barry University in Miami, where he had the privilege of working side by side with the University of Miami and the Jackson Healthcare system. Once he graduated, Dr. Monson accepted a surgical residency at HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood and moved to The Woodlands, Texas, with his family. His surgical residency specialized in foot and ankle surgery and medicine. He received excellent training from multiple institutions, including Memorial Hermann, Baylor College of Medicine, and the HCA Healthcare system, where he specialized in wound care and the diabetic foot, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, trauma, and Charcot neuropathy and reconstruction.
Dr. Monson is happy to call Houston his home and is dedicated to giving back to the community. He understands the importance of patient education and providing a thorough, tailored treatment plan that each patient needs. He is constantly continuing his medical education by staying up-to-date with the latest surgical techniques to provide his patients with the best possible attention and care they deserve.
Dr. Monson is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Texas State Podiatric Medical Association, Harris County Podiatric Medical Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Monson and his wife Star currently live in Spring, Texas, with their family of three rambunctious boys and recently welcomed another baby boy to join the chaos. They love exploring the great outdoors and playing sports together as a family.