The doctors and staff of the Foot & Ankle Institute and Wound & Vein Center are a team of dedicated professionals whose mission is to deliver the highest level of patient care in an efficient and personable manner.  As active members of professional organizations such as the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, our providers continuously educate themselves and keep up-to-date with all the latest trends in medicine and surgery.  Their crenditials are always availbe for review. 

Attilio Avino Jr., DPM; FACFAS


Dr. Avino completed his undergraduate studies at Seton Hall University, in New Jersey and later received his medical degree , graduating with Honors from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.  Dr. Avino completed a four-year dual residency program in foot and ankle surgery at the New York Methodist Hospital, affiliated with the Medical College of Cornell University, and at Kaiser Permenente Medical Center in San Francisco.  His interests include traveling, cooking, opera and soccer.

DR. Cindy L. Hicks, DPM


Dr. Hicks is a local girl born and raised on Oahu.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Hawaii and her medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, also graduating with honors.  Dr. Hicks completed a two-year surgical residency at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.  Her interests include traveling, photography sports and fitness. 

Henry H. Louie, MD; FACS


Dr. Louie graduated from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1986.

He completed a residency at UCLA Medical Center. and he specializes in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Louie is affiliated with Castle Medical Center, Queen's Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Louie is Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery.

Chris Diezon, RVT

Originally from Nevada with a background in ultrasound repair and enginering, Chris Diezon is a graduate of Newbridge College in Long Beach, California.  Chris received his professional degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography in 2009.  Chris is a seasoned Registered Cardiovascular Sonographer who got his start as a member of the staff at Castle Medical Center.  In addition to working in hospital and operating room settings, Chris serves as the lead sonographer for the Wound & Vein Center since 2014.  Chris enjoys every aspect of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.  His other interests include hiking, martial arts and fitness. 

Robert Ramos, RVT

Under the tutelage of his older brother Chris, Robert developed an interest in Sonography and became a Registered Vascular Sonographer in 2012.  After graduating from Newbridge College, in Long Beach California, Robert returned to Honolulu to work along side cardiac, podiatric and vascular specialists.  Robert joined the Wound & Vein Center in 2014.  When Robert is not assisting with vein ablation procedures or performing ultrasound scans, he enjoys the outdoors.  His interests include camping, hiking and photography.