Mark D. Foster, MD
Mark D. Foster, MD

Back, Neck & Spine, Foot & Ankle

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Coastal Region

Leland – Brunswick Forest
Wilmington - Ashton

Dr. Mark Foster practices in Wilmington at 2716 Ashton Drive and 1168 East Cutlar Crossing in Brunswick Forest in Leland. Dr. Foster is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After medical school, he remained at the Medical University for his orthopedic surgery residency. He is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He received his Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and his Fellowship in Spine Surgery at the North Carolina Spine Center in Chapel Hill.

In addition to general orthopedics, Dr. Foster’s spine care practice specializes in herniated lumbar discs, osteoporotic compression fractures, lumbar spinal stenosis or lumbar spondylolisthesis, and herniated lumbar discs. Procedures included in his scope of practice include spine fusion, microdiscectomy, decompressive laminectomy, minimal incision spine surgery, fractures and kyphoplasty among others.

Dr. Foster’s foot and ankle practice lends itself to the care of degenerative, traumatic, and congenital conditions of the foot and ankle, arthritis/post traumatic injury deformity, fractures of the foot and ankle. This includes bunions, tendonitis, neuromas and hammertoes as well.

Dr. Foster is a member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Dr. Foster is affiliated with Dosher Memorial Hospital, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and Novant Health where he performs inpatient and outpatient surgery. He is an owner of the Brunswick Surgery Center, LLC where he performs outpatient surgery.

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  • Undergraduate: Clemson University
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Foot and Ankle Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Spine Fellowship: North Carolina Spine Center, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellowship Trained in Spine Surgery and Foot and Ankle Surgery


  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society


Northern Brunswick Forest Office Offers Fourteen Specialists and Exceptional Services

Northern Brunswick Forest Office Offers Fourteen Specialists and Exceptional Services

Coastal Region

EmergeOrtho has Brunswick County’s orthopedic needs covered, from head to toe. We now have 14 highly trained specialists who see patients at our newest office at 1168 East Cutlar Crossing, and they cover a wide range of orthopedic specialties: from neck and spine to foot and ankle, as well as practically every bone and muscle...

Dr. Foster is one of the caring doctors I have ever seen. He has a wonderful bedside manner that makes the patient at ease. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Dr. Foster is taking care of my back pain and accompanying sciatica. He is a caring professional and explains everything very well. I would highly recommend. PS. I am a retired hospital administrator who knows and understands physicians better than the average layperson. This doctor is good.

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A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.