Dr. Haytmanek was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania which is in the eastern part of the United States. His childhood was filled with ice hockey and trying to learn how things worked. As a toddler, he dropped and broke the top of a toilette while trying to figure out what happened when the lever was depressed. During medical school, he was drawn to orthopaedics since it has an emphasis on anatomy and biomechanics. During his residency at Duke University, he began to work in foot and ankle surgery and found it intriguing. Dr. Haytmanek completed his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado which is situated in the Rocky Mountains of the Western United States. As a United States National Olympic and Paralympic Medical Center, he began to work extensively with professional and Olympic level athletes. His fellowship was under the direction of Dr. Thomas Clanton, a physician with 30 years of experience in treating elite athletes with sports related injuries of the foot and ankle. Dr. Haytmanek returned to Vail to join Dr. Clanton and has been a full time staff member of The Steadman Clinic since 2017. He lives in the Vail Valley with his wife and two daughters, ages 7 and 9.