Dr. Ebonie Vincent, Hampton University alumna, has made her television debut, starring in “My Feet Are Killing Me” on TLC, a reality series that follows the foot and ankle surgeon and her counterpart, Dr. Brad Schaeffer, in their practice to treat complicated and sometimes life-threatening podiatry cases.
Vincent earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hampton University in 2009 where she also played volleyball as a Lady Pirate for all four years, according to a news release from Hampton University.
“We are incredibly proud of Dr. Ebonie Vincent for her success in the medical field, and for being selected for this new show. Dr. Vincent displays great character and we know that she will continue to uphold THE Standard of Excellence in all that she does,” said William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University.
After earning her degree in podiatry from Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences and finishing a three-year residency at Inspira Health Network in New Jersey, Vincent went on to her dream job at OC Podiatry in her native Southern California where she treats everything from foot wart clusters to toe amputations.
Her master’s degree in biomedical science is from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“It is a lonely road going through the higher education process after undergrad and so Hampton instilled in me things like family values, which really helped me in my post-grad experience,” Vincent said.
The content of the show is “not for the faint of heart” as the audience will see Vincent confront an enormous lump on a man’s foot and one woman’s double big toe in the next episode airing Thursday.
Overall, Vincent said she hopes “the concept of the show brings to light, diseases and foot problems that can be resolved for a change of life.”
“My Feet Are Killing Me” airs on TLC every Thursday at 10 p.m. Viewers can also sign in to watch past episodes by clicking here.