Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges is a board-certified podiatrist with surgical staff privileges at Baptist, Gulf Breeze and Sacred Heart Hospitals as well as the Andrews Institute of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University and was pursuing graduate studies in sports medicine at the United States Sports Academy, prior to medical school. Dr. Torres-Hodges received her medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where she was recognized as an FPME scholarship student and recipient of the Peer Award for the Fellow Student who Most Advanced Podiatric Medicine. At graduation, she was inducted into Pi Mu Delta and awarded the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Leadership. Dr. Torres-Hodges completed her post-graduate residency training in both podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida
Dr. Torres-Hodges has been sharing her knowledge with the next generation of physicians as faculty to the medical students and residents at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – Eglin AFB and Navy Hospital-Pensacola and Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine. She has been an invited speaker at national conferences on subspecialty topics of podopediatrics, diabetes and integrating technologies into private practice. She is a featured speaker for Get Healthy Pensacola and enjoys the opportunity to teach directly to her patients in the exam room as well as to both professional and public audiences through her lectures, journal articles, appearances on television and question/answer columns. She offers insights to foot health in articles that have been featured in publications including the Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle and Prevention Magazine as well as in interviews with the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. Dr. Torres-Hodges is a recipient of the FPMA Physician of the Year Award and recognized as a U.S. Top Doctor by HealthTap as one of the world’s best and most helpful online and mobile medical experts. She is a staunch advocate of preserving the doctor-patient relationship and the independent private practice of medicine. As an advocate for physician entrepreneurship, Dr. Torres-Hodges was a featured panel member in the Women in Leadership Conference and can be followed online @drgracedpm on social media networks.
Dr. Grace was born in New York but calls Pensacola home. She graduated from Pensacola Catholic High School and is still remembered locally as a cellist and former member of the Pensacola Symphony and Okaloosa Symphony Orchestra. She has been involved with local organizations in the community including Pensacola Bay Impact 100, Our Lady of the Angels Medical Clinic, and the Anna Tringas Legacy Fund. She is a former martial arts instructor and student of Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee and was a nationally ranked competitor with NASKA. She enjoys travel and photography and remains active in her church. She is proud of her family heritage and the traditions and values her parents taught her, particularly as both physicians themselves. She was honored to share their immigrant story as part of the compilation book Filipinos in New York City. Above all, her most treasured time is spent with her husband, son and daughter.