Our Doctors

Meet The Hands Taking Care Of Your Feet

Our Doctors

Both doctors of Foothills Podiatry maintain privileges at Cleveland Regional Hospital, Kings Mountain Hospital and Cleveland Ambulatory Services. Keeping current with the podiatric profession is a top priority with both doctors. They maintain current and up to date credentials in foot surgery from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Jeff Mauney

Dr. Jeff Mauney is a life long resident of Kings Mountain. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1972 and received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1976 from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine which is now the Rosalind Franklin School of Science and Medicine. He has been in practice in Shelby and Kings Mountain since 1976. He has served on the Kings Mountain Hospital Board of Trustees and has served as Past President of the Board of Trustees of Mauney Memorial Library. He is a member and past President of the Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club, and is active in many community events. Professionally Dr. Mauney has been a member of the American Podiatric Association and the NC Foot and Ankle Society for over 35 years. He is past president of the NC Foot and Ankle Society and has served as past President of the Board of Podiatry Examiners of the state of North Carolina. Dr. Mauney received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2022, and retired in September 2022. Jeff has two beautiful adult daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret.

Dr. Ron Maskarinec

Dr. Maskarinec is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He attended Alderson-Broaddus College (Physicians Assistant Program) and graduated from Youngstown State University (Biology) in 1981. He also matriculated through the Masters Program at Youngstown State (molecular-cellular Biology) before attending Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland Ohio and graduated in 1989. His podiatric surgical residency was completed in 1991 in Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. In 1991 joined Foothills Podiatry in Shelby, NC. He is past president of both the NC Foot and Ankle Society and NC Board of Podiatry Examiners. Locally he has been past president of the Life Enrichment Center and Board member of the Cleveland/Rutherford Kidney Association. He is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 4th degree, and past member of Kiwanis Club of Shelby. He holds hospital privileges at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Cleveland Ambulatory Services and Kings Mountain Hospital. He and his wife, Dolly-a registered nurse, have 3 grown children.

Dr. Gretchen A. Lawrence

Dr. Gretchen A. Lawrence is a native of North Carolina. She grew up in Greensboro, where she attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on a Valedictorian Scholarship. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, in 2002, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, prior to starting Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. After finishing podiatry school, she completed a four year medical and surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania/Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. After completion, she returned to North Carolina and has been practicing for the past eight years in her field of expertise. She enjoys treating patients of all ages with any foot or ankle pathology. She is excited about becoming a part of Foothills Podiatry and Shelby, NC. She is the mother of three children and is excited about welcoming you and your family into a part of her’s.

Dr. Sruti M. Karwa

Dr. Sruti M. Karwa, a highly skilled and compassionate podiatrist, joins our esteemed office, offering exceptional care and comprehensive solutions for foot and ankle needs. With extensive knowledge, experience, and a genuine passion for podiatric medicine and surgery, Dr. Karwa delivers personalized treatments prioritizing patient well-being. Holding a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completing residency training at Yale New Haven Health Podiatric Residency Program, she brings a deep understanding of podiatric medicine and surgery. Board Qualified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS), Dr. Karwa’s expertise is further evidenced by groundbreaking research presented at esteemed conferences. An active member of professional organizations, including the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association, Dr. Karwa believes in collaborative advancement to provide the best possible care. Her exceptional qualifications, compassionate approach, and dedication to improving patient outcomes make her a valuable asset, offering personalized care for various podiatric concerns, promoting mobility, comfort, and overall well-being.